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Jaclyn Piccari is the October 2013 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove. She is in EASTERN’s Cosmetology program and a senior at Upper Dublin High School. The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by EASTERN’s faculty, Joint Committee and the Willow Grove Rotary Club to highlight student excellence, success and service. Ten students each year are selected for this honor.
At EASTERN, Jaclyn maintains high grades in her Cosmetology program, and is currently working on obtaining the 1,250 hours needed prior to taking the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Exam. She is actively involved in SkillsUSA, and served as the Cosmetology class Secretary during the 2012 – 2013 school year. Last fall, she was selected to attend the Fall Leadership Conference for the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) in the Poconos and came home with a gold medal for Leadership and a bronze medal for Cosmetology. She also volunteered her time and talents to Cosmetology clinics run throughout the school year that benefitted The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Abington Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center.
During her junior year at EASTERN, Jaclyn represented EASTERN and her Cosmetology program at EASTERN’s Tenth Grade Career Expo presentation at Upper Dublin, where she spoke about her experiences at EASTERN to Upper Dublin’s tenth grade class. She is currently the Occupational Advisory Committee’s (OAC) Student Representative for Cosmetology. The OAC is relied upon to establish curriculum, establish performance standards and recommend tools and equipment. Members of the OAC are a valuable resource to the instructor in planning instructional activities for all 14 EASTERN programs.
Jaclyn and her parents, both of whom are EASTERN grads, created the Upper Dublin Junior Athletic Association Snack Stand, and Jaclyn developed and maintains inventory sheets, price lists, and signs to promote the business.
After graduation from Upper Dublin High School and EASTERN and passing her Pennsylvania State Board Exam for Cosmetology, Jaclyn plans to attend medical school to become a dermatologist while working as a part-time esthetician. She plans to stay in the skin care industry during college and to have a career in a spa as an esthetician.
EASTERN is a public school serving students in nine Eastern Montgomery County school districts. Those districts include Abington, Bryn Athyn, Cheltenham, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Moreland, Springfield, Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland. Students benefit from specialized career programs that give them a competitive edge in college or in a career. The campus is at 3075 Terwood Road in Willow Grove. For more information, please call Amy Shields, Organizational Advancement Director, at 215-784-4806, or visit the school’s website at www.eastech.org. Become a fan on Facebook – www.facebook.com/EasternCenter, and follow us on Twitter @EasternCenter.