The Bensalem Rotary Honors May Students of the Month

May Students of the Month

Back row from left: BHS Special Education Chair John Mullin, Bensalem School District Superintendent Dr. David E. Baugh, Christopher Kilcoyne, Morgan Buechner, Bensalem Rotary President Roger Caine, Elan Fingles. Front row from left: Brandon Bennet, Danielle Nightlinger, Robert Belfield. Not pictured: Ade Hunter

The Bensalem Rotary Club honored Morgan Buechner, Elan Fingles, Ade Hunter, Christopher Kilcoyne, Danielle Nightlinger, Robert Belfield and Brandon Bennet as Students of the Month at their June 10th luncheon meeting held at Michael’s Restaurant on Street Road.

This month, the recipients of the Student of the Month award were chosen by the administrative staff at Bensalem High School. All of the students are seniors at BHS and were introduced to those in attendance by Bensalem High School’s Special Education Department Chairperson, John Mullin.

Morgan Buechner is a standout field hockey player at BHS and was the recipient of the Bucks County Courier Times Honorable Mention Gold Team Award as well as an SOL 3rd Team selection. In addition to playing field hockey, Morgan is also involved in Varsity Club and is the Vice President of the Student Government Association. In her free time, she enjoys working and hanging out with her friends. After graduation, Morgan plans to pursue a degree in Speech Pathology at West Chester University.

Elan Fingles’ involvement in BHS clubs and activities is widespread and varied. He was class president as a freshman, sophomore and junior and was captain of the Building Bridges Club. He also participates in soccer, volleyball, Student Government Association, the Owls Television Network and even competed in states for Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences (PJAS). Elan never allowed his involvement in so many activities to affect his grades and has been a mainstay on the Principal’s List while at BHS. Outside of school, Elan enjoys playing sports, working, writing films and television shows and hanging out with his friends. In the fall, Elan will be furthering his education at Penn State University’s Main Campus and will be majoring in Advertising and Film and Video Production in the hopes of one day becoming a writer and director.

Ade Hunter is active in both school and community related activities. At BHS, Ade participates in Diversity Club, Drama Club, tennis and was the treasurer of the Varsity Club and Co-Captain of the track team. Outside of school, Ade enjoys singing in her church choir, being a summer camp advisor and teaching Sunday school. After graduation, Ade plans to attend college to study Biology.

Christopher Kilcoyne is a 2-time recipient of the Student of the Month award, having first been honored as a freshman. He has been a standout athlete at BHS as a member of the soccer, basketball and baseball teams. Christopher received SOL 3rd Team honors in soccer as well as the Most Dedicated Player Award for basketball. In addition to sports, Christopher is also involved in the Owls Television Network and is a Student Government Association officer. He has also maintained a high GPA ,which has earned him a spot on the Honor Roll throughout his high school career. In his free time, Christopher enjoys hanging out with friends and playing and watching sports. In the fall, Christopher will be attending East Stroudsburg University to study Special Education.

Danielle Nightlinger served as Senior Class Secretary in addition to being the captain of the grey dance team for Blue/Grey Night. She was also on the Homecoming Court and participates in the Owls Television Network and the Student Government Association. Outside of school, Danielle enjoys archery, photography and playing soccer. Danielle will be pursuing a degree in Media Communications and Technology with a minor in Communications from East Stroudsburg University. She hopes to one day obtain an internship with National Geographic so that she can travel the world as a photographer.

Robert Belfield has a passion for sports. He participates in Special Teams bowling, plays Buddy Ball baseball at St. Ephrems and Buddy Ball basketball at St. Charles. Robert loves watching any and all Disney movies and is looking forward to returning to BHS next year for job training.

Brandon Bennet is a three sport athlete who competes in Special Olympics in baseball, basketball and bocce ball. Bocce ball is Brandon’s favorite and he enjoys playing in his free time as well as at Special Olympics matches. In addition to sports, Brandon likes writing, cooking and going for walks. He hopes to one day attend college and looks forward to participating in future Special Olympics events.

The Bensalem Rotary’s Student of the Month program recognizes the unique achievements of two district student each month.

Criteria for Bensalem Rotary’s Student of the Month is based on a combination of high academic standards, community involvement and extracurricular activities.

The Bensalem Rotary is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of Bensalem residents and raising money to help those in need. The club meets every Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Michael’s Restaurant on Street Road for an informal luncheon and occasional guest presentations. All are welcome to join for lunch or to do a 15 minute presentation about your nonprofit or community organization. To learn more about the Bensalem Rotary, visit www.bensalemrotary.org.

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