The Club recently honored two Maple Point Middle School 8th graderrs as its March and April Students-of-the-Month. Along with a Certificate of Recognition, each student was presented with a $100 cash award.
As has been the case for the past year, these presentaiton were made privately at the students' homes instead of at one of our Club's monthly dinner meetings where our honored students and their families can be more publcly feted and recognized.
Julissa Pinilla – April Student-of-the-Month
Julissa with her proud mom, Jovanna Flores
Julissa shared the following about herself during the presentation
“My name is Julissa Pinilla and I am an eighth grader at Maple Point Middle School. Throughout my time as a MP student, I have prided myself on maintaining honor roll each year and as a result have become part of the National Honor Society.
I also take pride in being active in a wide range of school and out-of-school activities and enjoy reading very much. I am on my school’s student council committee, have taken part in school plays and helped welcome new students through dances and interactive activities. I have dedicated myself to a soccer team and had hoped to join my schools track team although Covid complications interfered.
I am also a social person. Pre- Covid-19, I had volunteered and picked up some social skills at a local daycare. I would like to spend some time volunteering at different places, such as the Bucks County Community Library.
One day, I hope to be admitted into an elite college like Yale, or ambitiously, Harvard, that will allow me to grow my voice on a debate team.”
Caroline Rogers – March Student-of-the-Month
Caroline and her mom were thrilled at the presentation made by the Student Chair, Lou Hatfield.
Caroline and her family have enjoyed living in Langhorne for over twenty-four years. When asked about her years at Maple Point, Caroline felt that what she found most valuable was the way the faculty and staff provided a welcoming environment and a supportive community. “The staff encourages us to focus on building strong relationships and teamwork, critical life skills.”
Caroline plans on a career in Recreational Therapy. She first became interested in this field by observing her mother, who is a nurse. To further explore her intended field of study, she will be taking a course in child development at Neshaminy High School next year. Caroline noted she “looks forward to helping people recover from challenges and live completely fulfilling lives. I have a deep passion for this field”.
A lifelong sports fan, Caroline has playing soccer since she was four. She played on Maple Point Middle School’s 7th grade basketball team. In addition, Caroline has already demonstrated her leadership skills by co-managing the young men's seventh grade team. As she put it, leading these teams “gave me an opportunity to push myself beyond just playing the sport. I really enjoy helping my peers improve their skills.” Caroline will also be volunteering her time to teach preschool children about the sport this Spring.
Caroline has many diverse interests, ranging from her academic studies to managing sports teams to spending time with friends, loved ones, and her animals. She thrives on caring for others and helping them acquire the life skills they need.