January 2021 Students of the Month

The Penn-Trafford School Board has been honoring "Students of the Month"  for approximately 10 years.  Students are selected by their school principals for being exceptional in some way...whether for earning top grades, showing strong leadership, exhibiting kindness, or for some other notable reason.  The school board enjoys meeting and shaking hands with the selected students at the monthly school board meeting; however, COVID-19 has altered our Students of the Month program for the unforeseeable future.  In lieu of honoring these students at a public meeting, we have elected to honor students here, on our website.  Please join us in recognizing these EXCELLENT students!

Joseph Prosdocimo / Sunrise Estates Elem.

Joseph Prosdocimo, a 5th grade student at Sunrise Estates Elementary School, is not only a great student and kind to others, but also has a wonderful personality.  Joey has a maturity and responsibility that emulates what teachers hope for in all students.  Mrs. Hawk, 5th grade teacher, commented, “Joey has been nothing short of a pleasure to have in class.  He is a well-mannered, respectful, thoughtful, and a hardworking student who has a desire to learn and succeed in the classroom.”  Mrs. Guerrieri, 5th grade teacher stated, “Joey is an outstanding student and a great role model.  He is helpful, kind, and works hard at everything he does.”  Dr. Coiner, principal, shared that “Joey is extremely well deserving of this award and exemplifies the traits we look for in a student when selecting our student of the month.  We are honored to have Joey represent Sunrise as the Student of the Month.”

Judah Terpstra / Harrison Park Elem.

Judah Terpstra is a 4th-grade student at Harrison Park Elementary School.  Judah consistently uses his manners at school with both his peers and his teachers.  He is responsible and reliable, and his work is always completed on time, neatly, and with his very best effort.  Judah listens attentively while in class and participates often.  He is eager to learn and shows respect for what’s being asked of him when he’s in class.  He is creative, thoughtful, and an all-around great kid.   The staff at Harrison Park is glad to have Judah attend PT.  He is a great student and possesses many of our school’s core values.   Principal Jeff Swartz commented, “We are proud of Judah’s academic accomplishments and we look forward to his bright future.  On behalf of the students and staff of Harrison Park Elementary, we would like to congratulate Judah for being the student of the month.”

Giuliana Youngo / Penn Middle School

Giuliana Youngo is an 8th-grade honor roll student at Penn Middle School.  According to principal Jim Simpson, Giuliana consistently demonstrates leadership qualities and stands out among her peers. She is driven and hardworking but also humble. Additionally, she is kind and always willing to help those around her.  Giuliana doesn't seek to be commended for these attributes, she just likes to help others.  In her spare time, Giuliana plays fastpitch softball for the Spirit travel team, loves to bake, makes crafts, and has her own dog walking business in her neighborhood.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.