Daily Point of Light # 1846 Mar 1, 2001

Theresa Andrejack’s leadership encompasses her school, the Enola community, and the entire South Central region of Pennsylvania. She has been a student director for a middle school program that assists middle school children having difficulty in physical education. In addition, she is the high school representative on the community PumpkinFest Committee and the East Pennsboro School and Community Foundation along with being the student coordinator for 300 high school students involved in community service programs.

Theresa directs six ongoing programs: Classroom Companions, Math Mentors, Playground Pals, Senior Citizen Center, Special Friends, and Spanish Amigos. Classroom Companions pairs high school student volunteers with at-risk middle school students. Math Mentors pair the high school volunteers with middle school algebra teachers who work with children having difficulties keeping up in math. Playground Pals and Senior Citizen Center are programs that give elementary schools and seniors friendship and companionship from their high school buddies. The Special Friends program joins the high school volunteers as mentors to middle school special education students, and the Spanish Amigos is a program in which middle school foreign language teachers mentor students having difficulty with being exposed to speaking Spanish.

Theresa has received the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference Award, National Merit Scholars with Commendable Honors, Advanced Placement Scholar Award, and earned first place in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science for the state, region, and regional/national Scholastic Writing Awards.

Some of her extracurricular activities are the interscholastic girls’ basketball, field hockey, and she is on the girl’s soccer team. She is also secretary of Latin Club, president of the National Honor Society, Treasurer of the Senior Class, and Secretary of the YMCA Youth and Government Club.