On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, EASTERN held its annual Awards Night, at Upper Moreland High School’s Football Stadium. This year, 123 students were recognized with more than $36,000 awarded for academic and technical achievement. EASTERN is grateful to the EASTERN Foundation for their fundraising efforts, and to all award sponsors, contributors, advisory committee members, and local businesses for helping EASTERN honor its outstanding students.
Several new awards were presented for the first time this year, such as “The Morgan-Victoria I Deserve a Scholarship” funded by EASTERN and Springfield Township High School graduate, Morgan-Victoria Johnson; “The Jamie Brett Memorial Award” honoring the memory of Jamie Brett, a 1982 Collision Repair Technology and Upper Moreland High School graduate; the “Sloane Auto Group Award” funded by our community partners at Sloane Auto Group in Glenside; and the “Demco Automation Innovation Award” funded by EASTERN and Upper Moreland High School graduate, Stephen Maund.
“We were so pleased to be able to hold our Awards Night in person to celebrate these outstanding students,” said Dr. Cathleen Plesnarski, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “The awards presentation recognized 123 EASTERN students who have demonstrated resiliency, kindness, and leadership throughout this unusual school year. Despite the challenges, our students continued to pursue their career path, demonstrating commitment and perseverance. We are so proud of our students.”
Student awards are provided by the EASTERN Foundation, and supported by businesses, EASTERN staff, various community organizations, and individual donors. The purpose of EASTERN’s Foundation is to recognize EASTERN student achievement and success by assisting both students whose goal is post-secondary education and students who intend to start a rewarding career. Our business and industry partners inspired this effort and continue to support it extensively.
If you are interested in making a financial contribution to the EASTERN Foundation to support student awards, checks can be made payable to the “EASTERN Foundation” and mailed to EASTERN at 3075 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. The EASTERN Foundation now has an online contribution link https://eastech.org/foundation/donate.