Student of the Month: October

Laurence Jacoby – Commercial Art

Laurence Jacoby, Commercial Art October 2020 Student of the MonthThis award is sponsored each month by EASTERN’s faculty, Joint Operating Committee and the Willow Grove Rotary Club to highlight student excellence, success and service. This month Laurence Jacoby was selected. He is a senior at Springfield Township High School and is being honored for his work in EASTERN’s Commercial Art program.

About Laurence:

  • Laurence comes from a family full of artists, including his mother and grandfather. Laurence knew that art was going to be a big part of his future as well.
  • He found out more about EASTERN when he attended the Open House in eighth grade.
  • After graduation from Springfield High School and EASTERN’s Commercial Art program, his goal is to attend University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he hopes to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in their Animation program.
  • He hopes to obtain an internship while in college, and ultimately, run his own animation business.
  • “During his junior year, I watched Laurence truly develop his leadership skills and confidence,” said Nicole Mohrey, EASTERN’s Commercial Art Instructor. “He has become more vocal but remains kind and approachable. I am looking forward to seeing Laurence succeed in the animation field.”

Laurence’s accomplishments:

  • At EASTERN, Laurence is an active member of SkillsUSA, EASTERN’s student leadership organization. He was part of the student team that won the gold medal for Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the SkillsUSA District Competition in January 2020.
  • At EASTERN’s virtual Awards Night in May 2020, Laurence received the Attendance, Director’s, and Straight A Awards.
  • At Springfield Township High School, Laurence is a member of the National Art Honor Society.