Students of the Month

Rotary's Student of the Month program runs August - May every year; for more information, please contact Jill Craig. You may view previous Students of the Month below...


October 2015

Peter Rankin & Tess Fernald

The Mount Joy Rotary Boy of the Month for October is Peter Rankin, son of Ron and Stephanie Rankin of Mount Joy. Peter is a valued member of the baseball team (9-12) and basketball team (9-12), and is active in the school’s varsity club (12). Peter is an enthusiastic individual with great school spirit and a leader of the school’s student section during athletic events. He is involved in Key Club (10-12), is treasurer of the Performing Arts Club (9-12), and is a Link Crew Leader (11-12). He enjoys participating in clubs that benefit the school and community. Alongside of his extracurricular activities, Peter strives for excellence in academics and is a member of the National Honor Society (11-12).

Peter is a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Elizabethtown where he plays saxophone in the church ensemble and participates in youth group. In his free time, Peter enjoys the volunteer work he does with his church through food drives and vacation bible school.

After graduation, Peter plans to attend a four year college or university where he will decide his course of study after he explores all of the options available.

The Mount Joy Rotary Girl of the Month for October is Tess Fernald, daughter of Chad and Christine Fernald of Mount Joy. Tess excels in her musical pursuits as a flutist, and is a valuable member of the high school concert band (9-12), and marching band (11-12). Tess has also played with the school orchestra (10-11). She has worked hard to achieve success in music and was selected to participate in the PMEA District 7, Regional, and All-State concert bands. Additionally, Tess is involved with the performing arts department (9, 10, 12). Alongside of her musical pursuits, Tess enjoys participating in school sports where she is a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field Teams (9-12). Tess strives for excellence in all areas and is a member of the National Honor Society (11-12), and the Tri-M Music Honor Society (11-12).

Tess attends Calvary Bible Church where she plays flute for the worship team, teaches children’s church, and participates in youth group. She is also a member of the high school prayer group (9-12). Tess has gained valuable experience through volunteer work and babysitting.

After high school, Tess plans to attend a music school for a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance.