The Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary Club has a tradition of honoring a Student of the Month throughout the year. Guidance Counselors at area schools are invited to nominate a deserving student, and the rotary club selects the winning candidate.
Rotary’s Student of the Month for January 2014 was Erica Forktus, a senior at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (CEC) in Fairless Hills. Forktus was recently accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. West Point is one of the most selective colleges in the country, and applicants need to have a nomination from a member of congress.
“Erica’s determination is unmatched. I recall meeting her in her freshman year, where she told me about her dream to attend West Point,” said Ms. Janet Dollard, President at Conwell-Egan, “Her dedication to her school and her future is evidenced by this wonderful news. We are so proud she has been awarded this great honor, and are confident she will make both CEC and her country proud.”
Erica participates in several extracurricular activities including: indoor and outdoor track, soccer, Peer Mentors, National Honors Society, and Environmental and Spatial Technology classes. Within these activities she shows incredible leadership potential. She was the Captain of the Varsity soccer team, is the chairwoman of Peer Mentors, and is the President of the National Honors Society. Outside of school she is involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and various community service projects. A true leader of character, Erica will be reporting to West Point in July. Her community involvement and dedication to service has paved the way for great success.
Erica was honored by the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary at a breakfast at the end of January.