East Stroudsburg High School South, which is located in East
Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. During high school I was actively involved in
sports, music, and theatre. I was also a member of National Honors
Society and did numerous hours of community services through a
nonprofit group called the New Approach. I was a 4 year member of the
Women Varsity Tennis Team. Throughout those 4 years, I had many great
experiences and accomplishments. I competed in the District 11 singles
tournament 3 out of my 4 years of high school and my senior year was
seeded 8th going into the tournament. I was also team captain my
junior and senior year and was the teams scholar athlete. As far as
music and theatre, I was involved in every musical group my high school
offered. I was a member of Choraliers, Concert Band, Concert Choir, and
the Spring Musical Production. Music was a large part of my life
and still continues to be today.
The New Approach is a volunteer group that I have been a member of for almost 15 years and is a huge part of my life. The New Approach was started by Mrs. Jean Pinto 40 years ago. It started out as a group of kids singing and performing until Tim Caracio, a member, was diagnosed with cancer. He was Jean’s next door neighbor. At only 18 years old, his sudden and unexpected death left the group of kids wondering what they could do to make a difference so no one else would ever have to go through Tim’s condition again. In 40 years, the group has raised more than $400,000 dollars for Cancer Research and treatment through the Tim Caracio Memorial Cancer Fund. Funded by ticket sales from our summer shows, we have been able to help make great strides in cancer research and have aided in the funding of a new cancer center at Pocono Medical Center. Today, all monies received go to the Dale & Francis Hughes Cancer Center at the Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
|After graduating from East
Stroudsburg High School South with Honors, I decided that Moravian
College was the place for me. Moravian offered exceptional academic
in which I felt I would flourish. I am currently a Psychology and
Elementary Education Major with the hopes of one day becoming a
guidance councilor. At Moravian, I am a member of the Woman's Tennis
team, a member of KDP (the education honor society), a tutor for
underprivileged children and I am also the Education Director for the
Sigma Sigma Sigma national sorority.