Northampton Press

Friday, October 20, 2017
PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERAt the June 8 dinner meeting at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, Northampton Exchange Club held its annual Students of the Year program, honoring front row, from left, Conlan P. Keefe, Boy of the Year; Brandy Moser, Girl of the Year; and Jovani A. Datis-Cordero, 2017’s A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) award. In back, from left, are Wayne Mery, committee PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERAt the June 8 dinner meeting at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, Northampton Exchange Club held its annual Students of the Year program, honoring front row, from left, Conlan P. Keefe, Boy of the Year; Brandy Moser, Girl of the Year; and Jovani A. Datis-Cordero, 2017’s A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) award. In back, from left, are Wayne Mery, committee

Students of the Year awards presented

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in School

Northampton Exchange Club, at its June 8 dinner meeting, closed the chapter of 2016-17 Service to Youth program, citing Brandy Moser as Girl of the Year and Conlan P. Keefe as Boy of the Year. The club heralds a Northampton Area High School senior boy and girl as the monthly recipient, September through May.

Jovani A. Datis-Cordero was accorded the A.C.E (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) award, excelling after a serious football injury in his junior year and determined to rebound in academics and other sports.

Each recipient was given a $500 scholarship and a engraved plaque.

Dr. Rodger Berg, program chairman, said the annual Student of the Year recipients have demonstrated not only academic accomplishment, but also a commitment to serve others. Berg said their essays, “Inspiring a Community To Be a Better Place,” were outstanding; the essays are now forwarded to the Exchange District Competition. The graduating seniors read their essays at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, where the event was held, to an appreciative audience.

Citations and participations for Brandy Moser, previously named September Girl of the Month, include DECA (state qualifier), National Honor Society, German Club, Volunteer Club, top 10 in her graduating class, class valedictorian, dean’s scholar, Top 20 Excellence Award, AP scholar with honors, distinguished honor roll, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Agricultural Sciences, Envirothon (first place, soil category), Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete, EPC Soccer Scholar Athlete, varsity lacrosse and varsity soccer.

Citations and participations for Conlan P. Keefe, previously named November Boy of the Month, include DECA (officer), class historian, vice president of finances, advanced on all three Keystone Exams, Northampton Community College credits, first place in states, qualifier for nationals and baseball.