EAHS November students of the month named
November 12, 2021- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Mara Connolly and Bryan Murray were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club's Students of the Month for November. This program celebrates and recognizes student achievements by sustaining a culture of learning that values academics success and raises awareness of student contributions to the EAHS community.
Connolly is the daughter of Daniel and Nannette Connolly of Elizabethtown. As a junior, the high school inducted Connolly into the prestigious T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society for exhibiting the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
Connolly is heavily involved in numerous music programs at the high school. She sings in the concert and show choirs, plays the bassoon and mellophone in the marching and concert bands, and is a member of the high school orchestra. She also supports the spring musical as part of the pit, cast, and stage crew. Connolly is co-president of the Book Club and a member of Key Club and Bible Club.
In the community, Connolly is active with the Hershey School of Dance and the Susquehanna Young Women's Choir. In addition, she is a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, where she is active in the youth ministry program.
Her plans after graduation include attending a four-year college with the ultimate goal of pursuing a science-related field.
Murray is the son of Thomas and Debra Murray of Elizabethtown. Also having exhibited outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service, the high school inducted Murray into the prestigious T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society in the spring of his junior year. In addition, Murray is a semifinalist in the highly regarded National Merit Scholarship Program academic competition.
A talented performer, Murray is active with the school’s performing arts program where he is a Hershey Theatre Apollo Award winner (honorable mention). He holds several leadership positions within the high school. Murray is class treasurer and student council secretary. He is also active with the Newspaper and Kiwanis Clubs and is a member of the varsity volleyball team.
In the community, Murray is employed by Udder Bliss Creamery
After graduation, Murray plans to attend a four-year college or university to study Computer Science and International Studies.
Rotary is a service organization that helps build goodwill and peace in the local community and throughout the world. The main objective of Rotary is service in the community. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. The Elizabethtown Rotary Club has supported the Elizabethtown youth for many years and in many ways. Some of the Rotary programs have been; Rotary Student of the Month, Pfautz Scholarship, Student Loans, Text-A-Tip notification program, Byrnes Health Center Field Trips, America's Promise, Junior Achievement (JA), and others. For information on the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown, visit the cub's website at www.elizabethtownrotary.org.