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 2015

Maria Cornell & Jordan Hollinger

The Mount Joy Rotary Girl of the Month for May is Maria Cornell, daughter of Ron and Bonnie Cornell of Mount Joy. Maria excels in her athletic pursuits as a member of the Donegal High School Cheerleading Squad (10-12), the Donegal High School Field Hockey Team (9), and the Donegal High School Varsity Club (12). Maria enjoyed performing with the Rhythm Singers group (10), and is a valuable member of the Donegal Preforming Arts Program (9-12). Maria is also a member of various school organizations, such as Link Crew (11-12), Yearbook (12), Booster Club (12), and Code Green.

Outside of school, Maria enjoys ministering through song with a Southern Gospel family singing group called Victory Express. Strong in her faith, Maria attends youth group and bible studies. Additionally, Maria enjoys helping others through volunteer work with clothing donation drives.

Maria has gained valuable work experience through employment in the areas of office work and cleaning and through singing with Victory Express.

After high school, Maria plans to attend cosmetology school and work towards opening her own salon. She will continue to sing and minister with the Southern Gospel group, Victory Express.

The Mount Joy Rotary Boy of the Month for May is Jordan Hollinger, son of Jeffrey and Michelle Hollinger of Mount Joy. Jordan is a valuable member of the music department at Donegal High School, where he plays Tuba for the Jazz Band (9-12), and Marching Band (9-12). Jordan is a valued member of the Donegal Performing Arts Department (9-12), a member of Rhythm Singers (12), is president of the Marching Band (9-12), and a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society (11-12). Alongside of his musical pursuits, Jordan excels in academics, where he is co-captain of the Quiz Bowl team (9-12), a member of the Math Honor Society (11-12), and the National Honor Society (11-12). Jordan also participates in various school organizations and is president of the Key Club (10-12), and a member of the AV Club (9-12).

In his free time, Jordan enjoys discovering new musical instruments, such as the jaw harp, and has recently started collecting vinyl records. He also enjoys the time spent supporting the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State THON each year.

After graduation, Jordan will attend Pitzer College in California where he plans to major in International Studies. After college, Jordan would like to attend graduate school and possibly work for the United Nations.