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The Langhorne Rotary Student of the Month for December was Tolga Atabas, who was introduced to the club by Mr. Colin Trickel, the Grade – Level Assistant Principal at Neshaminy High School.

Tolga ranks in the top 5% in his class of 635. He is a member of the Debate Team, Matheletes, Scholars Bowl, and World Affair Club.

In his spare time he volunteers at the St. Mary Center, Bucks County Libraries and the Diyanel Center of America. He plans to follow an engineering and premedical track in college, in hopes of becoming a medical researcher/practitioner.       

Rachel Schodowski was the Student for the Month for January. She also is in the top 5% of her class, with a full schedule of AP classes.

Rachel is a member of the Delaware Valley Wind Symphony, the Neshaminy Marching Band, the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, as well as the Track and Field team. In her spare time she volunteers for the Jewish Relief Agency and part of their leadership community, Yellow Cappers.

Rachel has a number of plans for the future, among them college to study Biomedical Engineering. She eventually plans to join the research industry and focus on bio-nanotechnology and robotics.

On Martin Luther King Day, more than 300 people came to the hall at St. James Episcopal Church and enjoyed pasta, meatballs and all the fixings, served by Rotarians and Interact members.

The proceeds will be sent to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus program. Proceeds donated for this cause are matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Rotary Person of Inspiration for November was Joe Taylor, who was volunteer fireman for 46 years and is the Mayor of Langhorne.

The person for December was Ed Preston from Hulmeville, the chairman of the Penndel/Hulmeville Parade committee, 45 years in Scouting, former council member in Hulmeville and responsible for bringing the traveling Vietnam Wall to Bucks County last year.                                                 

PHOTO CAPS: 1. Tonga Alabas

  1. Rachel  Schodowski