- Student: Shawn Moore
- School: Eastern Center for Arts and Technology
- Class/grade: Computer Network Administration
- Award: October Student of the Month
Shawn Moore is the October 2012 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove. He is in his second year of EASTERN’s Computer Network Administration program and a senior at Upper Moreland High School. The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by EASTERN’s faculty, Joint Committee and the Willow Grove Rotary Club to highlight student excellence, success and service. Ten students each year are selected for this honor.
At EASTERN, Shawn maintains outstanding grades in the Computer Network Administration program, and is actively involved in SkillsUSA as a 2012 – 2013 SkillsUSA Pennsylvania State Officer. He was also part of the team that received first-place for the SkillsUSA District Competitions Opening/Closing Ceremonies. In 2011, Shawn was selected by his Computer Network Administration Instructor, Karon Crickmore, to attend the Annual District 2 Career and Technical Student Organization’s (CTSO) Leadership Conference at the Pocono Manor Resort. SkillsUSA is a national student organization promoting good citizenship, student leadership, professionalism, teamwork, and recognizes student achievement and excellence.
Shawn’s interest in computers grew in middle school. In eighth grade he attended the “Inside a PC” program at EASTERN through the Summer Fun program for middle school students. Through EASTERN’s Computer Network Administration program, Shawn will earn 12 credits through a dual enrollment partnership with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC).
At EASTERN’s 2012 Awards Night, he was recognized for being selected as 2012 – 2013 SkillsUSA Statewide Officer and for Perfect Attendance. At Upper Moreland High School, Shawn is a member of the Art Club, and the Business Club where he serves as Webmaster.
“Shawn has great leadership potential,” said Karon Crickmore, EASTERN’s Computer Network Administration, instructor. “He works hard and has the drive and determination to be a success in the computer networking field.”
After graduation from EASTERN and Upper Moreland High School, Shawn plans to continue his computer networking education at either New York Institute of Technology or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
EASTERN is a public school serving students in nine Eastern Montgomery County school districts. Those districts include Abington, Bryn Athyn, Cheltenham, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Moreland, Springfield, Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland. Students benefit from specialized career programs that give them a competitive edge in college or in a career. The campus is at 3075 Terwood Road in Willow Grove. For more information, please call Amy Shields, Organizational Advancement Director, at 215-784-4806, or visit the school’s website at www.eastech.org. Become a fan on Facebook – www.facebook.com/EasternCenter.