September Student of the Month: Martina Skorch

Since 1995 Murphy-Wall State Bank has selected a Student of the Month for Pinckneyville Community High School.  Selection for the honor begins in September of each school year, with seniors submitting a 500 word essay on a selected topic. This year’s topic was:  Describe leadership and how you have demonstrated leadership ability in your school, work and community.  Nine students of the month are selected by an anonymous committee from outside the community.  Each Student of the Month receives $50 from Murphy-Wall State Bank and will be in the running for 2020 MWSB PCHS Student of the Year.  This year 16 essays were submitted and all of them were very well written, and inspiring.

Murphy-Wall State Bank VP Candice Knight gives PCHS student Martina Skorch the 2019 September Student of the Month Award

Congratulations Martina Skorch!

The Murphy-Wall State Bank PCHS Student of the Month for September is Martina Skorch. Clubs and organizations she is involved in include Beta Club, FCCLA, Science Club, Band and MAPPS. She is also a PCHS office aide. Her extracurricular activities include Girls Basketball Manager. Martina’s college plans are to peruse Radiology at Rend Lake College. She is pictured receiving her certificate from VP/Retail Banking/Marketing Officer Candice M. Knight. Martina becomes eligible for the bank’s Student of the Year essay and interview competition from among the 9 monthly award-winners.

About the Award

PCHS Seniors were given the opportunity to apply for the Murphy-Wall State Bank PCHS Student of the Month honor at the beginning of the school year. They were asked to submit a 500 word essay with the topic: “What four classes, currently offered at your school or that you wish would be available, do you feel a student should complete before graduating from high school that assists in preparing students for an independent and successful life? And why?” Sixteen applications were submitted, with nine students being selected by a committee of three anonymous members from outside the community. These nine students will receive the honor of Student of the Month and $50. One of these nine students will receive the honor of Student of the Year and $500.View Previous Student of the Month Seniors

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