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...


May 2016

Nicole Chrysler&Tanner Shirk

The Mount Joy Rotary Girl of the Month for May is Nicole Chrysler, daughter of Liz Ponesse of Mount Joy. Nicole stands out among her peers for her achievements and successes in the areas of academics and athletics. Nicole’s excellence in the area of academics has led to her membership in the National Honor Society (11-12). She has held several offices, including President of the National Art Honor Society (10-12), President of the Booster Club (10-12), and Class of 2016 Treasurer (10, 12). In addition to being a member of Student Council (12) and the Yearbook staff (12), Nicole volunteered as a Link Crew leader during her junior year. As a senior, she was crowned 2015 Homecoming Queen. Athletically, she has participated on both the tennis team (9-11) and the softball team (9-11). Outside of school, Nicole is a member of Mary Mother of the Church. She is an active member of the community and has volunteered her time helping to restore Kids’ Joy Land, as well as working with Habitat for Humanity in building a new home. Nicole has gained valuable work and life experience as a lifeguard at the Mount Joy pool, where she teaches swim lessons and acts as an assistant manager.
After graduation, Nicole plans to attend Fairfield University, where she will major in psychology and minor in studio art. She hopes to eventually become an art therapist.

The Mount Joy Rotary Boy of the Month for May is Tanner Shirk, son of Jamey and Buffy Shirk of Mount Joy. Tanner is an accomplished athlete and enjoys participating in several sports. A member of the track team (10-12), he is currently serving as the team’s captain. His love for football started when he was very young. Tanner was a member of the football team during his entire high school career (9-12) and a team captain during his senior year. Tanner was selected First Team Offensive Running back Section 3. Additionally, he was selected to participate in the Tri-county All-star game to be held on May 28. Tanner strives for excellence on and off the field. Outside of school, he enjoys participating in church activities and attends St. John’s Lutheran Church in Maytown. Tanner is also gaining valuable work and life experience through his employment at McDonalds. After graduation, Tanner plans to attend Penn State Altoona, where he will major in Nursing.