Members of the Kutztown Rotary Club celebrated a Student of the Month ceremony on November 8th, 2023. One student from the Kutztown Area High School and one student from the Brandywine Heights Area High School are selected by school administrators each month throughout the school year for this award based collectively on academic achievement, school participation, and community contributions. Honored for November were Landon Kunkel from Kutztown and Meghan Miller from Brandywine Heights. The students addressed the club members at the Student of the Month Ceremony where they demonstrated qualities of exemplary students. The ceremony occurs during the Kutztown Rotary meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at the Kutztown Tavern, where the weekly meetings for the club generally take place.
Landon Kunkel is the son of Ethan and Jen Kunkel of Kempton. Landon is heavily involved in all aspects of farming. He has been active all through high school in the Kutztown Future Farmers of America and has been president for the past two years. Landon has also participated in his County 4-H program. He is currently taking classes through BCTC and learning the mechanical apparatuses of farming vehicles and machinery. He stays busy working at a dairy farm and serves as a volunteer for the Kempton Fire Co. Landon plans on studying Agricultural Mechanics at the University of Northwestern Ohio after graduating high school. Once finished with college he hopes to move to the Midwest and start a career in the farming industry.
Meghan Miller is the daughter of Tracy and Robert Miller of Mertztown. Meghan has stayed very busy in high school activities and has been a constant leader. She has been involved in soccer for 4 years and this season she has served as the captain. Over the past four years Meghan has participated in girls track and field with javelin being the prominent interest. In the recent past she has advanced to State and has been a New Balance Nationals qualifier. Meghan has also been involved in the Key Club and served as president. She has been vice president for the Eco Action Club for two years. For all of high school Meghan has been active as a school board student representative. When time allows she loves to read and spend time in the gym weightlifting. After graduation Meghan plans to go to Cornell University and major in Aerospace Engineering.