Rotary Students of the Month

Rotary Students of the Month
Posted on 10/18/2018
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On October 17th, the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Morgan Prigmore and Brock Drahus as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Morgan and Brock were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

Throughout Morgan Prigmore’s high school career, she has taken rigorous courses and has been actively involved in many organizations. Morgan is also a three-year varsity letter winner on the girls’ basketball team and plays lacrosse. As Vice President of National Honor Society, Vice President of Student Council, and Public Relations Overall of MiniTHON, Morgan has shown exceptional characteristics of leadership. She dedicates a large amount of her time to volunteering and giving back to the community. As spirit captain for the class of 2019, she constantly works with administration to help improve student involvement. Ranking in the top five percent of her class, Morgan continues to show her work ethic in multiple AP courses each semester. Currently, Miss Prigmore is a candidate for the United States Naval Academy and she hopes to attend either an academy or a university where she can join the NROTC program. In the future, Morgan hopes to be an officer in the Marine Corps.

Throughout Brock Drahus’ time at Twin Valley High School, he has challenged himself with an ambitious load of high level courses, leadership positions in his extracurricular activities, and outside service opportunities. Brock has enjoyed exercising his qualities of leadership in his positions as President of the National Honor Society and as Chairman of the Student Council Charity Committee, both of which he has held since the end of his sophomore year. This coming winter Brock will receive his fourth varsity letter and lead the high school wrestling team as captain. In the community Brock has become a passionate volunteer with St. Benedict Parish, a volunteer coach with the Raider Mat Club, and a volunteer teacher with Rock Hollow Woods Environmental Learning Center. By taking a variety of rigorous honors and AP courses since his freshman year, Brock has worked himself into the top five percent of his class. This year Brock has been investigating his interest in healthcare administration as an intern at The Heritage of Green Hills retirement community. While Brock has been accepted to a variety of programs, he hopes to study at Alvernia University where he would major in Healthcare Administration and be a member of the wrestling team. His ultimate goal would be to become an administrator at a children’s hospital or even open his own nursing facility one day.

Pictured (R to L): (Morgan Prigmore, Chris Doyle, and Brock Drahus)


September, 2018 - Jordan Walk and Owen Mable

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On September 19th the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Jordan Walk and Owen Mable as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Jordan and Owen were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

During Jordan Walk’s High School career, she has become an involved member of the school and community. She participates in both indoor and outdoor Track and Field; she has received the Most-Improved award, Most Valuable Player award, All-County jumper in 2015, 2017, and 2018, and All-State jumper in 2018. For the past two years, Jordan has been the assistant coach for the Twin Valley Middle School Cross-Country team. She also participated in Cross-Country and recently joined the Tennis team. She is an active member of Mini-THON, Student Council, and French Honor Society. For junior and senior year, Jordan was elected class Vice-President. She is a member of National Honor Society and was elected Treasurer. Jordan is active in community service activities; such as, helping with the Morgantown food pantry and local soup kitchens’. She has received academic awards in Visual Media, Business Principles, Honors Pre-Calculus, and Honors Biology. Jordan was honored Scholar-Athlete award by the Office of United States Congressman and the United States Marine Corps award for Distinguished Athlete. She participated in Recycling club, attended History club trips, and has traveled to Vermont for Ski-Club. Jordan is an attentive member of LINK, Leaders Involved in Networking Kids, and has been a leader of the trip. Jordan plans to further her education at a College or University; she hopes to study Psychology and Art. In the future, Jordan wishes to travel the world and help people in anyway possible.

Owen Mable is a senior student athlete. He performs strongly in the classroom and on the playing field. He is the captain of the football team and has been a four-year varsity letter winner. He also plays baseball and is a 3-year varsity letter winner and he played basketball freshman year and plans to play again this year. He ranks in the top ten of his class. He currently interns with a contractor during this first school semester. Owen hopes to receive an Army ROTC scholarship for college where he plans to major in aerospace engineering and hopefully play football. He hopes to attend either Penn State University or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, which is also, where he received the Rensselaer scholarship medal award for performing highly in the areas of math and science. He is a leader in the classroom and the sports teams.



Pictured (R to L): (Owen Mable, Chris Doyle, and Jordan Walk)


April, 2018 - Willow Shendge and Jacob Kennedy

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On May 16th the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Willow Shendge and Jacob Kennedy their students of the month.  The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.  Willow and Jacob were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement. 

Willow Shendge is a senior at Twin Valley High School and has attended Twin Valley for all 12 years. She has been distinguished honor roll all four years of high school and has been awarded for excellence for honors physics freshman year and Art II junior year. Willow has swam for the varsity swim team for three years and was on stage crew for two years. She has taken 7 AP courses over the last three years, including Physics, Calculus AB, and Government and Politics this year. She has also taken several Project Lead the Way courses and its capstone course, Engineering Design and Development this year. She is currently 9th in her class with a 4.6 gpa.  She has volunteered for the Reading Symphony orchestra and for the Berks’ County parks and recreation sophomore year. She currently works for the Berks’s county parks and recreation as seasonal worker.  She will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology for mechanical engineering in the fall.

 

In high school, Jacob has been active both during the school day and after it. He has participated in many of the schools AP classes including: American history, Biology, Language and Composition, Statistics, Political Science, Psychology, Physics and Calculus AB. In addition he has completed the Engineering capstone course EDD in which he created a safer toaster oven for households. From these outstanding academic achievements, Jacob was inducted into the Twin Valley chapter of National Honor Society in his sophomore year. He was also inducted into German national honor society in his junior year. Outside of the classroom Jacob participates in many other extra-curricular activities. He has played Baseball for all four years of high school both at the JV and Varsity levels. He also plays Baseball for the Twin Valley Legion program after the school season is finished in the summer. He also plays guitar, and has participated in the Boy Scouts of America since Kindergarten. He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank a scout can earn on February 5th. He hopes to continue being active in his community as he transitions into college life.

After graduation, Jacob plans on attending Bucknell University to study aerospace engineering in the hopes of joining one of the space exploration agencies. He wants to change the way humans view the universe, and expand human influence across the stars. In hopes that with his help, humans can advance as a race and unite in order to achieve a monumental task, colonizing a foreign planet. He wants to be remembered for the things that he does and wishes to only help others like the way he was raised to do. Above all else he wants to be a force for good and put humanity back on track to help one another not tear each other apart. Although this is a tall order he believes he can do this with sheer determination and a good work ethic. 

 Pictured (L to R): Jacob Kennedy, Chris Doyle, and Willow Shendge



April, 2018 - Sarah Shugar And Kyle Mazur

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On April 18 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School senior Sarah Shugar and junior Kyle Mazur as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Sarah and Kyle were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

Sarah Shugar is excited to be attending Franklin and Marshall College this fall. Sarah has been heavily involved in extracurricular activities during her four years at Twin Valley High School. Sarah has participated in Robeson Heroes throughout her junior and senior year. Additionally, she has been involved in the National Art Honor Society all four years of her high school career, serving as the public relation chair her sophomore year, treasurer her junior year, and treasurer/secretary her senior year. Sarah has also been heavily involved in the Technology Student Association, serving as secretary her junior year, and president her senior year. Sarah also serves as tutor chair to Twin Valley’s chapter of the National Honor Society. NHS has provided her with many opportunities to serve her community. Sarah is also heavily involved in the arts through Twin Valley and her community. She has been a part of the select chorus and serves as the co-activities chair to the Theater Arts Club. In the community, Sarah has participated in the Junior and Senior Berks County Chorus. She has also been involved in the annual school musical for the past four years. Sarah is delighted to take on the role of Jane in this year’s production of Tarzan. Sarah is truly grateful for all of the opportunities for which Twin Valley has provided.

Kyle Mazur has been involved in many different enriching activities with his time at Twin Valley High School. Along with taking advantage of the numerous honors and AP classes offered at Twin Valley, Kyle has been able to surround himself with a variety of different after school activities. Playing soccer has been one of the most enjoyable things for Kyle, but he emphasizes how being a part of Twin Valley’s spectacular music program has been a major part of his academic career in the High School. Along with the Music program Kyle has taken the opportunity to be a part of a couple of Twin Valley’s Musicals as an after school activity. Not only has he found great excitement and joy during the musical season, but Kyle has found it challenging and invigorating to travel to different worlds in The Wizard of Oz, and the Jungles of Africa as Tarzan. Kyle has found that the most inspirational part of Twin Valley is the amazing community that has been created by the people within the school. His teachers have made it fun and exhilarating to learn, and his peers have given support and love throughout the years. Other extracurricular activities include the wonderful LINK program that is formed and orchestrated by faculty and students from Twin Valley High School. Kyle has had the delightful opportunity to be a participant and a leader in the program which brings together a large variety of teenagers in all different groups and extracurricular activities in order to show initiation, leadership, and acceptance among all students and peers throughout Twin Valley. Through the LINK program, Kyle has been able to make a difference in the learning environment and community in Twin Valley. For Kyle, Twin Valley has been a welcoming home for furthering his education and growing in the community with bonds both with his peers and teachers.

Pictured (L to R): Sarah Shugar, Christopher Doyle, and Kyle Mazur


March, 2018 - Lauren Peterman and Alex Carvalho

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On March 28 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Lauren Peterman and Alex Carvalho as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Lauren and Alex were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

Lauren Peterman is a senior at Twin Valley High School, who has been very involved in both the community and school throughout the past four years. She is a proud member of numerous clubs, including National Honor Society, German Honors Society, Technology Student Association (TSA), and Prom Committee. This year, Lauren holds various officer positions in the clubs, such as the Vice President of TSA, and the Vice President of NHS. Through TSA, she has had the opportunity to travel to the state and national competitions on 3 separate occasions, where she faces other students in STEM based events. NHS also helped drive a deeper focus in Lauren to serve others in the community, with the wide range of club sponsored service opportunities presented to her since the end of her sophomore year. Lauren has also been a member of the schools girls’ volleyball team for the past 6 years, and has played on different club teams in the off season as well. Apart from these many extracurricular activities, she challenges herself academically as well, by taking advantage of the many rigorous classes that the school has to offer. She has taken 9 AP classes offered by the school, participated in the dual enrollment opportunities at a local college, and holds numerous credits at RIT thanks to the Project Lead the Way Engineering classes the school has. Lauren is also on track to graduate top female in the senior class, and recently earned an award from the American Association of University Women commending her place as top female after the first semester of senior year. When not doing school work, Lauren can be found in various places throughout the community. On Sundays she works as a teacher’s assistant at her church, teaching the basics of religion to a first grade class where she has been helping for 5 years. She also trains in Tang Soo Do, a traditional Korean martial art, and helps 3 nights a week to teach students of all ages. In the fall of 2017 she earned her Sam Dan, or third degree black belt, after training for more than 12 years in the art. In the fall, Lauren plans to attend Villanova University or Penn State, to major in Chemical Engineering and minor in German.

Alex Carvalho, a senior at Twin Valley High School, is a hard working individual both inside and outside of school. In school he is a part of many different clubs, such as National honors society, Fellowship of Christian athletes, and LINK. Through these clubs, he has been influenced into becoming a better leader, friend, and scholar to his fellow peers at TVHS. Since transferring freshman year, he has taken advantage of the various areas for academic challenges at Twin Valley, including numerous AP classes, dual enrollment for business management, and a Project Lead the Way class. Alex has also played baseball at Twin Valley, and has played catcher on Varsity for the past two years. When not playing for the school, he is playing for a summer or fall league, or in the CYO Basketball team for his church. Thanks to an internship during his senior year, Alex has decided to become HVAC certified technician and attend school to earn other certifications in the fall, such as plumbing or electrician. Alex also plans on doing home renovations and flipping houses on the side, something he has a lot of experience doing already.

Pictured (L to R): Alex Carvalho, Chris Doyle, and Lauren Peterman



February, 2018 - Marianna O’Doherty and Luke Petersen

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On February 21 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Marianna O’Doherty and Luke Petersen as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Marianna and Luke were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

Marianna O’Doherty is a senior at Twin Valley High School. During her career at Twin Valley, Marianna has a number of achievements in her academics and extracurricular. Marianna has been very involved in several athletics at Twin Valley such as, soccer, track, cross country, and basketball. She was captain of the soccer team this year and led them to both the county and district tournaments. As a member of the 4X800 relay team her freshman year of track, she and her team qualified for the district meet and placed high enough to continue on to states. They broke and continue to hold the record for the 4X800 as well as receiving recognition from both the school board and state senate. Academically, Marianna is ranked in the top 10 percent of her class and takes many rigorous honors/AP courses. Some of those include; AP Biology, AP Calculus AB and BC, AP US History, AP psychology, and AP Composition. She was also inducted into National Honors Society for her senior year where she completes 30 hours of service per year. Half of those hours are completed within the community and not through the club itself. In order to support the community and help with something she is passionate about, Marianna volunteers at LaMancha animal shelter once a week for a few hours helping with dog walking and care. Other service opportunities she has completed are playing water volleyball with Tel Hair seniors, helping at Hay Creek events, and handing out candy during the haunted hallway hosted by the school on Halloween.

Luke Petersen is an athlete, a musician, and a student. Luke ran cross country for three years and is preparing for his fourth year of tennis. He is a member of the TVHS Orchestra and has played the violin since he was in first grade. Additionally, Luke was accepted into NHS at the end of his sophomore year and completes 30 hours of community service per year as a part of the club. Luke is also one of two student representatives on the Twin Valley School Board. Luke presents to the board on topics concerning sports, clubs, school events, and fundraisers. Luke has also been an active member of student council since his ninth grade year. During his junior year, Luke took AP Language and Composition and AP Psychology, and he took AP Calculus and AP Political Science during his senior year. Luke plans to attend a four year university and has not yet decided on a major. Luke is interested in film, international relations, history, and journalism. Luke is eager to study abroad since he enjoys overseas travel.

Pictured (LtoR): Luke Petersen, Chris Doyle, and Marianna O’Doherty




January, 2018 - Erica Wolfgang and Ryan Levengood

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On January 24 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Erica Wolfgang and Ryan Levengood as their students of the month.  The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.  Erica and Ryan were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement. 

Erica Wolfgang is a two sport athlete and NHS member. She was a captain of the lacrosse team her junior year, and helped the team to advance into districts for the first time ever. On the field hockey team, Erica was named all division second team and awarded the division 1 scholar athlete award, an award for the highest GPA holder in the division. For lacrosse, she was named to the all-county team as a junior. Ryan and Erica were both recipients of the congressional scholar athlete award also. Erica is a member of NHS where she completes 30 hours of volunteer hours a school year. She was accepted into NHS her junior year. Erica has taken AP courses including AP composition and AP calculus (ab). Aside from AP, Erica takes plenty of honors courses and is doing an internship at Tel Hai. In the fall, she plans on attending Bloomsburg University for nursing. 

Ryan is a well-rounded student in the Twin Valley community. He is involved in many sports as well as many clubs. He is a part of the boys’ soccer team, the boys’ basketball team, and the boys’ tennis team. Ryan is a 3 year varsity letter winner and in the past two seasons helped lead the boys’ soccer team into the playoffs, and was captain of the team this year. Last year he made the all-division team and this year he was named to the All-Berks second team for soccer. He is also a 3 year varsity letter winner for the boys’ basketball team. As for tennis, he made it to the county playoffs each year since his freshman year, and has been a varsity letter winner the past 3 years. He also has participated in National Honor Society, History Club, Student Council, MiniTHON, High School Heroes, and LINK. As a part of National Honor Society, Ryan volunteered his time to help better the school and the community. As for MiniTHON, Ryan helped the club raise over $20,000 to help families of children who are fighting pediatric cancer. Ryan also actively participates in high school heroes where he and his fellow classmates travel to the elementary schools to help teach the next generation of Twin Valley students. As for academics, Ryan has taken many Advanced Placement classes, along with Project Lead the Way courses to learn more about the field of engineering. He also won the Rensselaer Medal during his junior year given by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to the most outstanding student in the math and sciences. Ryan plans on attending Penn State University next year and majoring in engineering. 

Pictured (LtoR): Ryan Levengood, Chris Doyle, and Erica Wolfgang 



December, 2017 - Madeline Herman and CJ Morton

Jan_Rotary On December 20 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Madeline Herman and CJ Morton as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Maddie has been very involved throughout the past 4 years of high school. She has been involved in numerous clubs including, Mini-THON, Ski Club, NAHS, NHS, Leo Club, and more. This year she is an officer for Mini-THON, a club that raises money in the fight against pediatric cancer, and she is in charge of all food and basic needs for any events that we hold. Also, for ski club she helped organize the setup for the haunted hallways event before Halloween. Through these clubs she volunteers inside and outside of school. For example, she volunteered at Mary’s Shelter last month with Leo Club. Music and art have also been important to her and she has taken many music and art classes. She has participated in the high school’s musical for 3 years. In addition, she has played volleyball for 6 years and has been a member of the Varsity team for 3 years. This year she was chosen as a co-captain for the volleyball team which involved many responsibilities as a leader for the team. Maddie has also taken advantage of the internship opportunities offered through the school. She is currently interning with Mr. Hertzler’s biology class and with Amanda Carre, the genetic counselor for the Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital. The internship with Mr. Hertzler has shown her that she does truly love biology and helping teach others has strengthened her biology knowledge. At Phoenixville Hospital she has learned so much about genetics and the basic paperwork and prep work that Amanda completes for every patient. These internships are very helpful for her in learning what she is interested in and what she wants to pursue in the future. Maddie’s plan
is to major in biology in college and then get a masters degree in genetic counseling.

CJ Morton is a senior at Twin Valley High School and has been dedicated to academic and extracurricular achievement throughout his high school career. He is a proud member of National Honors Society and has made the Distinguished Honors Roll every year. CJ has taken honors math and sciences classes as well as PLTW courses that have allowed him to earn college credits with the Rochester Institute of Technology while still in high school. CJ also participates in Twin Valley Heroes program where he spends time fostering positive behaviors to create positive outcomes within our elementary student community. Sports participation also plays a key role in CJ’s high school life. CJ is one of the team captains for the Varsity Wrestling team and has earned many accolades based on his wrestling record; he was a 2017 AAA State qualifier and earned All Berks County during the 2016-2017 wrestling season. CJ’s overall record is 69 wins, 20 losses and 41 pins and wants to earn 100 overall wins by the end of his high school wrestling career. If CJ can earn 100 wins, he would be doing so within just 3 seasons; an incredible challenge that he is determined to achieve in addition to bringing home a 2018 State medal. CJ will be continuing his academic career majoring in Computer Engineering where he will also participate in college level wrestling.

Pictured (L to R): CJ Morton, Chris Doyle, and Madeline Herman

 



November, 2017 - Xinwen Guan and Ashley Goebel

Jan_Rotary  On November 8 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Xinwen Guan and Ashley Goebel as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Xinwen and Ashley were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

Xinwen was born in China, and lived there for most of his life. He moved to the U.S. at the age of nine with his parents and sister. He started school in North Carolina at the end of his fourth grade year. In fifth grade he moved to the Twin Valley school district, and has been here ever since. It wasn't easy for him to make this transition though; for most of his life he had been speaking Chinese and then had to learn an entirely new language, but he was up for the challenge. Xinwen worked hard to become a fluent English speaker. He had goals in mind: “To become the best person that he can be, make good grades, and become successful one day.,” and he executed. After he was familiar with the English language, he began making more and more friends. Now a senior in high school Xinwen Guan is a member of the track and field team, football team, a member of HOSA, history club, international club, and recycling club, he is also the spirit captain for his class. He has been volunteering as an assistant at the school's blood drive. On his free time he likes to play his saxophone and fish. Xinwen also interns at the Downingtown Family Practice, pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. Xinwen is planning to attend the university of Pittsburgh in hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Ashley Goebel is a senior at Twin Valley High School. She has challenged herself academically by taking Advanced Placement classes and various honors level classes throughout high school. In her junior year she received the AP Scholar Award for her achievements on 3 AP tests and has been on distinguished honor roll since middle school. Ashley strives to be the best she can be and is not afraid to push her limits. Her leadership and perseverance translate into out-of-school activities as well. Ashley has played sports since she was 5 and continues to play softball on a travel team. She also is involved with clubs such as Mini-THON and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). During her junior year, Ashley was a part of a small group of students who helped combine the school’s Blood Drive club with the Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness club in order to create a nationally-recognized HOSA chapter. She was President in its first year and currently holds the Historian position as well as blood drive coordinator. Through this club she is able to give back to the community while refining her leadership skills that will allow her to pursue a career in Business.

Pictured (L to R): Xinwen Guan, Christopher Doyle, and Ashley Goebel

 

October, 2017 - Joseph Storz and Jessica Yount

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On October 18, the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Joseph Storz and Jessica Yount as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Joseph and Jessica were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

Joseph Storz is a student who is driven to succeed inside and outside of the classroom. He has taken and excelled in multiple AP classes in his high school career, and even has won the AP Scholar award. Joseph is motivated to learn as much as possible, while challenging himself by taking a wide variety of different classes at the same time. He has been on the Distinguished Honor Roll since middle school, and seeks to carry out that honor through the rest of his high school career.

Joseph is not only an academic achiever, but serves a tremendous role in the Twin Valley community. He is a three sport athlete, excelling on the high school varsity golf, basketball, and baseball teams. Within the school, he is the president of TVHS’s Recycling Club and Spanish Honors Society. He also is an active member of TVHS’s branch of the National Honors Society, and heavily involved in MiniThon club, helping to fight pediatric cancer. Aside from making a difference in the school and the community, he is also a member of the Health Occupations Students of America, as he seeks to pursue his interest in the career of physical therapy.

Jessica Yount is a senior at Twin Valley high school. She is one of the captains on the tennis team, is on the leadership committee for Mini THON, and is a part of both National Honor Society as well as Spanish Honor Society. She has also been a part of the lacrosse team, student council, and leo club, but devotes most her time to Mini THON and tennis. In Mini THON she is the overall manager of the Harlem Wizards game which raised over $8,600 last year. She has internship during this semester to dedicate her time to the event. In school she enjoys spanish and english class, as well as any art classes. While outside of school she works at Weaver's Orchard and is involved with her church. In her free times she loves kayaking, hiking and hanging out with her friends.

Jess has focused on applying to Lock Haven University, and Lancaster Bible College, being her top two choices. She would like to get her masters in early education, while minoring in spanish. She would then like to take her education to an inner city and impact young children's lives along with teaching spanish as a first language students.

Pictured (L to R): Joseph Storz, Christopher Doyle, and Jessica Yount

September, 2017 - Hannah Spiri and David Sabulsky

Jan_Rotary On September 20, the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley high School seniors Hannah Spiri and David Sabulsky as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Hannah and David were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

During Hannah’s time at TVHS she has been involved in a variety of clubs and teams. Hannah is a member of the National Honor Society as well as French Honors Society. She participates in TVHS Heroes and is also a member of LINK and history club. Hannah plays field hockey and lacrosse and was elected as a captain in field hockey this year. In 2015, her sophomore year of high school, her field hockey team won the State Championship. In both field hockey and lacrosse Hannah was selected to the All-County team as a junior. Freshman year, she received the IED (Introduction to Engineering Design) Award. Sophomore year Hannah received the French II award, and junior year she received the Ceramics award. Hannah has also been elected as the Induction Chair for National Honors Society. After high school she plans to attend a 3+3 program for physical therapy, graduating after 6 years with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She hopes to continue to play field hockey while doing this. Eventually, Hannah would like to be a director at her own site or open her own practice for physical therapy.

David is an active participant in our school community. He is a proud member of the National Honors Society. He has also been involved in Mini-THON for the past two years following Penn State’s lead in raising money for pediatric cancer and is the Financial Officer for the program. David is a member of the Twin Valley High School Heroes club where selected students go to our local elementary school to teach young students life and communication lessons. David plans on continuing to be involved outside the classroom during his college years as it is fulfilling to me to be a part of a community.

Sports is also a part of David’s high school life and it has taught him many life lessons. David has been elected as a team captain of the high school football team both junior and senior years and that responsibility has strengthened his understanding that there is more meaning to sports than just the game. David also has taken a lead role in the community service our team performs. David volunteered helping at youth sports camps. It’s gratifying and humbling when both younger students look up to him for guidance. The leadership skills that David has learned during his Twin Valley years has led him to pursue a career in education.


May, 2017 - John Steinbrecher and Emily Brownlow

Jan_Rotary On May 17, the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley high School seniors John Steinbrecher and Emily Brownlow as their students of the month.

John Steinbrecher is a senior at Twin Valley High School and has been dedicated to academic and extra-curricular achievement throughout his high school career. He is a member of National Honors Society and has been on the Distinguished Honors Roll every year. John also participated in Twin Valley Heroes as a junior and senior and for the past 2 years has served as the student representative to the Twin Valley Community Education Foundation. He is captain of the county champion Twin Valley Cross Country team, and also is captain of the Track team. Along with his other activities, John also participated in the internship program, working at Baer and Company CPA’s in Morgantown. John will be continuing his academic career at Northeastern University in Boston this fall, majoring in Business Management.

Emily Brownlow’s main goal in high school has always been to get involved. She believes that through getting involved, you can gain experiences, friends, opportunity, and insight. Volleyball has been a huge aspect of all four years of her high school experience. She has also been involved in Student Council from freshman to senior year, which allowed her to partake in bettering the Twin Valley community. Emily only had the opportunity to partake in MiniTHON for junior and senior year since it is a new club. However, the experience in this club was incredible. She truly enjoyed raising awareness and money for childhood cancer. Sophomore year Emily was inducted into National Honors Society which is a huge achievement. She was chosen due to her placement in the top ten percent of her class, and alignment with the four pillars - scholarship, character, leadership, and service. High School Heroes is another program Emily loves being part of. Once every other month, they take a trip down to the elementary school Emily attended, and teach lessons we plan, to each classroom in our assigned grade level. LINK was a truly amazing experience, Emily got to take part both junior and senior year. LINK stands for Leaders in the Networking of Kids, and it is a weekend full of team building and connecting to make the community at Twin Valley stronger. Outside of school she enjoys continuing to contribute through community service. The summer before sophomore year, Emily went on a mission’s trip to Guatemala. This experience was completely eye opening and humbling, and Emily can’t wait to go on another mission’s trip. She also is very interested in the arts and entering pieces in art shows. Three of the biggest awards she has received for art have all taken place at the Congressional Art Competition. Emily was awarded 3rd place for a colored pencil drawing, 1st place for an embroidery project, and Best-in-Show for a graphite self-portrait. Along with being awarded Best-in-Show, her self-portrait will be hanging in the U.S. Capitol Building for a year.



April, 2017 - Kenneth Brown and Maya Wynant

Jan_Rotary On April 19 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Kenneth Brown and Maya Wynant as their students of the month.



Kenny has enjoyed his time here at Twin Valley and has been able to experience a lot of different classes and activities that interest him. He is very involved in Marching Band, being the section leader of the drumline and has also been involved in Indoor Drumline, Taiko Percussion, and Concert Band. At Twin Valley, he has spent a lot of time in the Materials Workshop, taking 5 classes to learn how to design projects using CAD software and create them by hand, a laser, or a CNC machine. His future goals include attending Millersville University for Advanced Manufacturing to learn techniques and processes that can be utilized on different projects. After that he will be able to take his skills and apply them in the workforce. His career goal is to start a shop where I can produce custom woodworking for builders and clients.

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Maya Wynant has had the pleasure of being involved in a number of activities during her four year high school career. She is part of Stage Crew, National Art Honors Society, MiniTHON, and participated on the Winter Track team. These wonderful groups have not only expanded her skill sets as a student, but have introduced her to countless incredible and talented individuals. Outside of school, Maya has volunteered at local food banks, at the West Chester Chili Cook-Off, and the Philadelphia Autism Speaks Motorcycle Ride. She has also created art that has been displayed at shows at Goggleworks and the Rotary Club. After she graduates, she plans on attending the University of Pittsburgh. Although she is not certain of her area of study her major will be in, she plans on minoring in Studio Arts and enjoying the experiences that the university has to offer her. Maya is excited for the opportunities that education and the future will bring. In the future, she hopes to use her education to help as many people as possible, as well as continuing to create art.




March, 2017 - Autumn Phillips and Ben Rader

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On March 29 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Autumn Phillips and Ben Rader as their students of the month.  

Autumn Phillips transferred to Twin Valley this year from Regina Luminis Academy, and is happy to be back at Twin Valley for her senior year. Autumn has had an interesting school experience. She attended Twin Valley kindergarten through eighth grade, then spent her freshman year cyber schooling and attending a performing arts school, and going to Regina Luminis Academy sophomore and junior year, and is now back at Twin Valley. At each school, Autumn has always been involved in many school activities, including Student Council, prom committee, chorus, orchestra, Mini-THON, select chorus, academic world quest, and theatre arts club. Outside of school, she is very involved in her Church youth group, and takes singing and dancing lessons. She is especially involved in theatrical endeavors, both at school and at numerous community theatres in the area. She has interned at Steel River Playhouse, and has been involved in theatre productions at Barley Sheaf, SALT, Steel River and at Devon Prep school. She is ecstatic to be a part of this year's musical at Twin Valley, 42nd Street. Autumn is interested in studying Theatre, Theology, English and History in College.  

Ben has been involved in many things within Twin Valley. He is heavily involved music here at Twin Valley, as he is part of Concert Band and Chorus, Jazz Band, Select chorus, and has taken many music related classes. The club he is most proud of being a part of is Theatre arts club, and separately the musical. Ben is President of our theater arts club, even though it is his first year being an officer, and a lead in this year’s production of “42nd Street” as the part of Billy Lawlor. In previous years he has been cast as a lead which includes the Tinman in the Wizard Of Oz, and Lefou in Beauty and the Beast. As well as being the president, Ben is also the production intern, assisting with many of the behind the scenes action that goes into making sure the musical is up and running. Ben is also involved in National Honor Society and has been since 11th grade. In tenth grade, Ben was among three selected students that attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference in which we talked about service and leadership. Outside of school, he volunteers often with his church by running the lights or playing drums with the church band. 

After high school, Ben plans on attending American University in order to study International relations. The goal is to become a diplomat in order to travel.  Ben has always had a love of seeing new places, so he decided that he should make a career out of it. He plans on centering his field of study on Southern Sudan due to the rising tension there, and the possibility of a nationwide genocide; Ben plans on helping out there often. Ben would like to join the Peace Corps if he gets the opportunity.  

Pictured (L to R): Ben Rader, Chris Doyle, and Autumn Phillips 



February, 2017 - Mackenzie Rice and Aidan Porter

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On February 15 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Mackenzie Rice and Aidan Porter as their students of the month.  The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.  Mackenzie and Aidan were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.  Mackenzie has played the violin since the third grade, has been a member of the volleyball team for six years, and a member of the track and field team for five years.  Mackenzie has also been a high school hero for two years, where she travels to area elementary schools to teach children life skills such as the importance of respecting others, being thankful, and confidently expressing themselves. She is a proud member of the Twin Valley LINK program where she has been able to foster positive change in the high school environment by connecting various individuals to one another through participation at off-site gatherings.  Mackenzie is attending Penn State University in the fall with hopes of becoming a veterinary technician in the future. She has also been lucky enough to secure an internship at a nearby animal hospital, where she’s already participated in minor surgeries, births, and general check-ups. She is employed at a local pet shop where she is able to further her studies and interests in animals. 

Aidan has lived with his parents and sister in Twin Valley School District his entire life.  Aidan is an active member and volunteer in his congregation at the Kingdom Hall in New Holland, PA.  The last four years Aidan has been an active member of the orchestra here at TVHS, serving as principle violist for the last two years. Aidan also served in the pit orchestra of last year's Wizard of Oz musical and has qualified and performed at Berks County Senior Orchestra the last three years.  Volunteering to play in a quartet of fellow students for many events, he has even had the privilege of playing in the lobby before the Reading Symphony Orchestra performance twice.  Currently he has an internship at TVEC along with three other interns teaching stringed instruments.  Aidan was honored with the recognition of "outstanding intern" during the school board's November meeting.  Since 2014 he has been a member of History Club and was inducted into National Honor Society in the spring of 2016.  This year Aidan was chosen to be involved with the TVSD College and Career Readiness Advisory Council.  His focus scholastically has been on the technology courses at TVHS.  The Technology Department has prepared him well, as Aidan has been accepted to Thaddeus Stevens College for the fall 2017 semester.  Aidan will be pursuing a career in the electrical field.  




January, 2017 - Caley Jamison and Taylor Knorr

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On January 18 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Caley Jamison and Taylor Knorr as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Caley and Taylor were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

 In the last four years of high school, Twin Valley has given Caley many opportunities to be involved in volunteer work. Through her participation in National Honor Society, she has been able to help at retirement homes, elementary schools, and local libraries and festivals. For the past two years, she has volunteered her time at the Salvation Army in Reading with Student Council. She also joined a volunteer program known as Twin Valley High School Heroes. In this club, high school students take day trips to the district elementary schools and teach lessons on respect, thankfulness, communication, and other important life topics. After high school, she plans on attending a four year university majoring in Pre-Med or Biology. She then hopes to attend medical school, eventually become an OBGYN and open her own medical practice. After starting her career, she would like to get married and start a family.

As a senior at Twin Valley High School, Taylor is very involved with volunteering around her community. She plays three sports and often times volunteers her time around athletics. Taylor has volunteered her time at many basketball camps and has gotten involved with teaching young children the correct way to excel in the sport. Not only has she volunteered her time with basketball camps, but also has been involved for several years as a youth basketball referee. As a children’s basketball referee, she helps out at the local basketball organization by referring the games. Along with volunteering in an athletic setting, Taylor has also taken the time to become a member of the TVHS Heroes club for the last two years. For heroes, a group of young people from TVHS teach elementary students how to become a better “hero” within their community. In addition to my volunteer work, she has also become Twin Valley’s third girl to reach 1,000 career points in basketball. Taylor has come to enjoy each and every one of her volunteer experiences and cherishes all the friendships she made through volunteer work and sports.

After graduating high school, future goals of hers are to continue onto college and obtain a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. After earning her degree Taylor would then like to work as a speech pathologist in an elementary school, NICU, or Children’s Hospital. After being established in a work environment, she would like to get married, start a family, travel the world and enjoy life together.





December, 2016 - Kelly Loughery and Eric Obenschain

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On December 21 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Kelly Loughery and Eric Obenschain as their students of the month.  Kelly has been actively involved in the Twin Valley community and has been a part of six sports teams, three student organizations, and played an integral role in the developing the Raider Runway prom program at the high school. Kelly has been a member of Student Council her junior and senior years and was selected as the senior class treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year. Kelly also serves as the secretary for plastic recycling club. Kelly is also currently the morale chair for TVHS Mini-THON and is responsible for promoting upcoming events and fundraisers while also managing the club's social media accounts.  Kelly was also given the opportunity to become a founding member of LINK, a student organization that works with faculty members to try and create a school climate that is inviting to all students, making Twin Valley a place where all students can feel welcome. This year, Kelly was named the first intern of the month at the high school for her work with Raider Runway. Additionally, the Twin Valley Community Education Foundation awarded Kelly the Rising Star award as a young member in the community who contributes through their professional and personal activities. Kelly plans on pursuing a career in the legal field and hopes to work with women who are in need of aid or counseling.

                Eric Obenschain has been involved in different after school activities since he became a freshman, in addition to several sports teams. The main sport he participates in is the soccer team, while also being on the High School Varsity Track and field Team. His most memorable, non-athletic, groups that he is involved in are the National Honor Society (NHS), the German National Honor Society (GNHS), and the recently created LINK Program. Each of these programs aim to develop the community as well as bring awareness to their respective subjects: NHS to service before self, GNHS to keeping the German language alive in the United States, and LINK to developing self-awareness and to build a more welcoming, trusting community.  Eric is not certain what his future holds for him; however, he plans on attending a university where he will hopefully study either mechanical engineering or Bio-medical engineering. Regardless of where he attends or what he majors in, Eric knows that his ultimate goal is to help people. He wants to help people who are less fortunate than he is, for he knows that there are many people who struggle and would do anything to ensure the future safety of their families.






November, 2016 - Carolyn Simmet and Darren Sipf

Nov_Rotary On November 16, 2016, the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Carolyn Simmet and Darren Sipf as their students of the month.  The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.    Carolyn and Darren were honored for their outstanding academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities.  Carolyn Simmet is involved in a multitude of extracurricular activities.  She serves as the Vice President of both Student Council and History Club, and is a Captain of the Cheerleading Squad.  She is also an avid member in National Honor Society, HOSA, Mini-THON, and the Twin Valley High School Heroes program.  Carolyn has been honored with opportunities to become a stronger leader through programs like L.I.N.K. (Leadership In Networking Kids) and P.A.S.C (Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils) State Conferences.  Aside from her extra-curricular activities, Carolyn has been a part of several mission trips throughout the states and recently has served in Haiti.  After graduating high school, Carolyn plans on attending a four year university and double majoring in supply chain management and business analytics.

In Darren’s time spent at Twin Valley he has had an extraordinary experience.  His achievements thus far in his high school career include; distinguished honor roll for three years, the video production 3 award, the physical education 11 award, played basketball, wrestling, and varsity football for four years.  Darren has also participated in blood donation club, organ tissue donation club, recycling club and was a spirit captain for two years.  Darren is extremely grateful to be so involved in a high school like Twin Valley.  His future goals are to attend either Shippensburg or Bloomsberg University as an exercise science major. He plans on also playing football while attending school. 






October, 2016 - Sophia Schiaroli and Anthony Troupe

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On October 19 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Sophia Schiaroli and Anthony Troupe as their students of the month.

Sophia Schiaroli has made the most of her high school experience by actively involving herself in a variety of organizations throughout Twin Valley and committing her time to her academics. She was the president of the class of 2017 for her sophomore and junior years, the president of prom committee, and is part of the student council executive board as chairman of the fundraising committee. Sophia also participates in Mini-THON where she’s held both VP and Treasurer Positions. To serve her musically inclined side, she is Co-Activities chairman of Theater Arts Club and stars in both the fall workshops and the spring musical, where she recently played “Miss Gulch” in The Wizard of OZ. Her biggest contribution to the high school was her initiative to implement a recycling program within classrooms, and it has now become a legitimate student lead ‘Recycling Club.’ Most recently, she was selected to compete in the Berks County Outstanding Young Women scholarship competition and cherishes her experience. Sophia plans to pursue a career in a STEM field because she is fascinated by the sciences and hopes to attend the University of Pennsylvania.
Anthony Troupe is a senior at Twin Valley High School where he is involved in various extracurricular activities. He serves as the Vice President of both National Honors Society and Technology Student Association and is the chairman of Student Council’s Charity committee. He also plays football and is a member of the Twin Valley High School Heroes program. Over the course of his high school experience, Anthony is proud to have attended leadership opportunities such as the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference and the 7th Congressional District’s Youth Leadership Summit. He also attended the Summer Engineering Institute at Lehigh University this past summer. After graduating high school, Anthony’s future plans include attending college and majoring in mechanical engineering.



September, 2016 - Maria Dioguardo and Jordan de Garay

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On September 21 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Maria Dioguardo and Jordan de Garay as their students of the month.  The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.    Maria and Jordan were honored for their outstanding academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities.  While at Twin Valley High School Maria has been a part of Ski Club, Twin Valley High School Swim Team, Chorus, Stage Crew, and Twin Valley High School Volleyball since 9th grade.  Maria has joined Tri-M Music Honor Society, the Elementary Hero’s program, Prom Committee, and Select Chorus in 11th grade.  Senior year Maria has been elected the president of Tri-M as well as the Senior Class President.  Outside of school Maria is active in her church’s youth group, Spark, through the various volunteer works we do each year.  Maria has also been a part of Morgantown Athletic Association Softball league since 2007, and the Twin Valley Summer Swim Team since 2011.  Maria plans on going to college to major in Computer Science and minor in Criminal Justice, and hopes to get a job in Computer Forensics. Maria also plans on joining the Navy through ROTC. 

                Jordan took several history courses as well as law classes at Twin Valley and developed an infatuation for government.  She hopes to study international affairs, political science, or go to law school, learn Arabic, and become an officer in the Air Force.  Jordan plays soccer and lacrosse, but considers lacrosse her main sport.  Additionally, I participate in CrossFit training at Corps Fitness in West Reading.  They incorporate a lot of military-oriented workouts, and many of their members have served or are currently serving in the military.  When Jordan is not participating in sports, doing homework, or finishing up projects for student council, she likes to hike, bike, hangout with friends, and experience new things as often as possible.   As an adult, she hopes to pursue a job in government or law enforcement.  Jordan plans on attending the USAFA, becoming an officer in the military.



May, 2016 - Marisa Lizins and Dalton Drahus


Jan_Rotary On May 18 the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Marisa Lizins and Dalton Drahus as their students of the month.  The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Marisa and Dalton were honored for their participation in numerous extra-curricular activities and excellent academic standing.

Marisa Lizins has been a member of the Varsity Soccer Team for the past four years, where she helped the team reach the Berks County Playoffs in 2013, and the PIAA District 3 playoffs in 2015. She has been a member of the Rage Soccer Club on the 97’ Athletica Team for the past six years. The team was the Super-Y North American Runner’s Up in 2012, and qualified for the North American Championship in 2013 and 2014. She has also been a member of the Varsity Spring Track and Field Team. She was a member of the team’s 4x800 meter relay, which placed fifth in the District 3 championships, and qualified for the state championships last spring. The relay also came in first place in the Berks County championships this spring. She has also been a three year varsity member on the Swim Team. She was inducted to the National Honor’s Society in her sophomore year, and has volunteered her time to various organizations in the community such as the Twin Valley Food Bank, Morgantown Village Library, Tel Hai Retirement Center, the Elementary Centers, and St. John’s Church. She also peer tutors her fellow classmates at Twin Valley.  Marisa plans on attending University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in the fall where she intends to double major in criminology and justice administration and mathematics. She will also be playing soccer at the varsity level for the school. 

Dalton Drahus has been a member of various sports and clubs throughout the entirety of his high school career. He has been a member of the varsity lacrosse team for four years and took on the role as team captain for three of these years. In 2015 he helped take the team to Berks County Playoffs for the first time in the program's history. He has also been a member of 380 lacrosse club and Brine National team. In addition to lacrosse he has played soccer and golf for Twin Valley. As well as athletics Dalton spends a lot of his time in clubs such as Student Council, HOSA, and The National Honors Society. He was inducted into the National Honors Society in his sophomore year, and has volunteered his service at Tel Hai Retirement Center, Hay Creek Apple Festival, Twin Valley Food Pantry, and the Reading Hospital. This year he expanded his responsibilities becoming Tutor Chair for NHS.  Dalton plans on attending Pennsylvania State University this fall where he intends on majoring in nursing. He plans on playing division one club lacrosse and joining a fraternity.


March, 2016 - Eliza Eames, Josh Folk, and Matthew Brownlow


Jan_Rotary On March 16, 2016, the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Eliza Eames, Josh Folk, and Matthew Brownlow as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Eliza Eames has been a Twin Valley student since kindergarten and since has found a passion for the arts, whether it be Irish dance, musical theater, or Shakespeare plays. She is ecstatic to finish her senior year by playing Dorothy in Twin Valley High School’s spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz”. Besides the spring musical, Eliza is involved in Tri-M, Senior Chorus, Twin Valley High School Heroes, and enjoys working with special needs children. Come fall, Eliza will be attending Shippensburg University majoring in Psychology, where she hopes to be enrolled in their honors college psychology program, and pre-law program. After receiving her B.S., Eliza plans to attend Tulane for graduate school, in which she aspires to attend law school and either become a District Attorney for Orleans Parish, or become a lawyer specializing in educational or family law. However, if she feels called to further pursue psychology, Eliza would like to become a clinical psychologist and work with special needs children in the school environment.

All four years of his high school career, Joshua Folk has participated in the chorus, select chorus, band, marching band, and orchestra ensembles. This year, Josh had the amazing opportunity to participate in both county and district chorus through a tryout. Josh is also currently a member of the Tri M (Modern Music Master) Honors Society and had served as the Vice President of the club his junior year. Josh is also involved with the theatre program. Josh is currently the president of Twin Valley’s Theatre Arts Club, interns as a student producer, and is part of the spring musical. Josh is also a member of the National Honors Society at Twin Valley and loves all of the activities that they do. He loves having the opportunity to serve his community and play water volleyball with the residents at Tel Hai retirement home. Josh is also very involved in sports and has played soccer all four years of high school as the goalie for the team. After High School, Josh plans on attending Elizabethtown College to major in Music Therapy. Once Josh graduates from college, he plans on finding a job and then later getting his Master’s Degree in Music Therapy.

Matthew Brownlow is Co-Activities Chair of Theater Arts Club and active participant in MiniTHON and National Art Honors Society. On a larger scale, Matthew has been involved in PA East Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar for the past three years. Being a part of Twin Valley’s annual musical production since his freshman year, Matthew has grown into a leader and aspires to assist with directing and choreographing in this year’s production of Wizard of Oz as he did in last year’s Footloose. Matthew has also managed to obtain a lead speaking role all four years and is proud to share his passion on the stage every year. Matthew enjoys spending time with others that share his passions and can be found throwing pottery on the potter’s wheel or looking into the newest breakthrough in emotional intelligence. After high school, Matthew will be attending Penn State University with the intention to dual major in neuroscience and fine arts.



February, 2016 - Evlynn Hofbauer & Weston Caley

Jan_RotaryOn February 17, 2016, the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Evlynn Hofbauer and Weston Caley as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Evlynn and Weston were honored for their participation in numerous extra-curricular activities and excellent academic standing.

Evlynn has been dynamically involved in many clubs and activities. Just recently, she helped with a water transportation contest through the Women in Engineering at Twin Valley Middle School. As a member of Action Impact, she has raised money for children in Africa and helps run the yearly Fifth Quarter and 7am Wednesday morning Bible study in the High School fitness center. Every Friday night she participates in games and worship at Action Impact through http://www.action-impact.org. Evlynn is also in the Technology Student Association and Science Olympiad. She has written android and apple apps and is working to get an internship in cyber technology over the summer. In the fall Evlynn will attend Penn State University.

Weston has been involved in the pre-engineering honors program of Project Lead the Way. He also has been a part of the Technology Student Association and is currently an officer on the leadership team. Since his freshman year he has participated in TSA competitions, placing in both robotics and 3D Computer Aided Design qualified him for participation in national competitions. Weston was chosen as one of two representatives from Twin Valley for Berks Best Scholar contest in the area of technical/vocational. Being a member of both the National Honor Society and Conestoga Mennonite Youth group, Weston has volunteered at Twin Valley Food Pantry, tutoring in technical classes, helping with house renovations after the Bloomsburg Flood through Mennonite Disaster Service, repairing homes in low income areas in the Appalachia area of Kentucky, and regularly volunteering as a multimedia technician for the Children’s Ministry at Hopewell Christian Fellowship. After graduation Weston is looking forward to attending Letourneau University and becoming a mechanical engineer.



January, 2016 - Gabriell Baj & Alec Ranck


Jan_RotaryOn January 20, 2016, the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Gabriell Baj and Alec Ranck as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Gabriell and Alec were honored for their participation in numerous extra-curricular activities and excellent academic standing.

Throughout Gabriell’s four years at Twin Valley High School she has been actively involved in many different clubs and activities. She played soccer her first 3 seasons and stayed on as a team manager after an injury sidelined her this year. As a member of Student Council, she has helped raise money for charities, designed activities to bring spirit to our school, and organized our school dances. She also helped our school's blood drive group coordinate with Miller Keystone. This gives her the opportunity to work side by side with phlebotomists to help donations run smoothly. This year she has also had the opportunity to work with our elementary students as a Twin Valley Hero. We visit the elementary schools and teach students important life lessons on growing as a student and an individual within the community. As a member of National Honor Society, Gabriell participates in service projects and tutors students. After graduation, she plans to attend Arcadia University to major in psychology. 

Alec has been a four year varsity letter winner in football and a three year varsity letter winner in both basketball and baseball. In football Alec has been on the Berks County All-Academic Team in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Alec has also been a team captain in both football and basketball during his 11th and 12th grade years. Alec also received the Congressional Scholar-Athlete award in 11th grade. Programs that he is able to participate in at school are the Twin Valley Hero Program, Blood Donation, and History Club. Outside of school, he has volunteered for youth sports programs and collected Jared Boxes to be delivered to local hospitals. After graduation from Twin Valley, he plans to attend Susquehanna University in the fall to major in History Education. He also hopes to play football and baseball while there.



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