The award recognizes a student’s exemplary academic achievements, involvement in their school’s extracurricular activities and community involvement.
Rachel’s 4.2 GPA and National Honor Society membership combined with her participation in the school’s ski club, Field Hockey team, Gym Night, Gender Equality Club, Mini-THON, Mustx Field Hockey, Neshaminy Interact Club, COVID-19 mask-making, and employment at Styer’s Market and the Newtown Athletic Club, set her apart as a more than well-deserving of this scholarship.
Rachel thanked the Club, former Club member Phil Huber’s wife, Kathy Huber, and the Cautilli family (Kathy’s daughter’s family) for their recognition of her accomplishments and generous award.
Rachel said, “I am truly honored and grateful to have received the Shady Brook Rotary Phil Huber Memorial Scholarship. Being rewarded for what I love to do is a great feeling to have. As my four-year journey at Neshaminy High School comes to an end, I like to think back to all the great opportunities and memories that have formed from it. In the classroom I strive to be the best student I could while also pushing myself to be a helpful member of m community. I took pride in my grades that I received and the academic honors I was inducted into such as the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. It was through my extracurricular activities where I grew the most…”
Next year Rachel will attend the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.
PHOTO CAP: From left, Kathy Huber, Shady Brook President Bob Morris, Rachel Whitty, and Rachel’s parents, Paul and Kathy Whitty.