Students of the month
JERSEY SHORE - The Jersey Shore Lions Club's Citizen of the Month for September is Cameron Martin Hart, son of Robert and Sara Hart, of Cogan Station.
A student at Jersey Shore Area High School, Hart has been involved in soccer, swimming, basketball, Student Council, Internet Technology Club, National Honor Society, Relay For Life, Sen. Yaw Seminar, cross country, track and field, Future Business Leaders of America, Model U.N., Constitutional Convention and Outdoor Club.
Hart has served as vice president for FBLA for three years. He was also IT Club secretary and is captain of the boys' cross country team. In addition, Hart does the morning announcements for the senior high.
Outside school, Hart is a youth group leader at church and holds a position as produce clerk at Weis Markets. He also was a member of the Second Mile and Youth Leadership Lycoming programs.
Hart was selected to be this year's Town Crier for the Jersey Shore Town Meeting. He has participated in both regional and state level FBLA competitions. Hart has twice qualified for the state meet in cross country.
In addition, he is a varsity letter winner in soccer, basketball and swimming and a four-year letter winner in both cross country and track and field.
He enjoys camping and hiking, geocaching, yoga, cooking, traveling and photography. He would like to attend the U.S. Naval Academy to study systems engineering.
JERSEY SHORE - The Business and Professional Women's Club Girl of the Month for September is Megan A. Brookens, daughter of Jacqueline Brookens, of Jersey Shore.
A student at Jersey Shore Area High School, Brookens has been involved in Women's Ensemble, Recycling Committee, National Business Honor Society, track and field, school musical, Future Business Leaders of America, choir, Upward Bound, Sen. Yaw Seminar, Outdoor Club, Constitutional Convention, Mock Trial, soccer, Model U.N., Student Council, Homecoming Committee and Relay For Life.
Brookens has served two years as a Relay For Life captain. In FBLA, she has held the offices of historian and vice president. She has also been vice president of the Model U.N. and Constitutional Convention groups. She serves as president of National Honor Society.
Outside of school, she has volunteered her time for the Salvation Army, Valley View Nursing Center, and in the SWAN program, where she teaches computer literacy skills to senior members of the community.
Brookens has earned numerous top awards through FBLA regional, state and national competition, most recently earning fifth-place honors at the national level. She is a three-year varsity soccer letter winner.
She earned a Web Development Associate certification in 2012 and was a semifinalist for the Conrad Spirit of Innovations competition. She also was selected to be a part of the NASA Inspire Online Learning Community for 2011-13.
She enjoys laughing, baking, kayaking, writing, photography and traveling. She plans to attend college to prepare for a career in psychology or medicine.