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Lownsbery, Minnich Recognized as Rotary Students of the Month

Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Erin Lownsbery and Ryan Minnich were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for October. Lownsbery and Minnich were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Lownsbery is the daughter of Brian and Linda Lownsbery of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society where she garnered commended student status. Lownsbery holds leadership roles in numerous school programs including club leader for the Bible Club and section leader for the percussions in the marching band. She is also active with Key Club, concert choir, and the high school’s theater program where she performed in the spring musicals “The Sound of Music” and “Curtains.”

Lownsbery is active in the community where she works at the Willowood Swim Club. She’s also active with her church LCBC — Manheim Campus.

Lownsbery plans to attend a four-year university and obtain a degree in nursing.

Minnich is the son of Sherri Minnich of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Minnich is active with the high school’s National History Day Program, Model United Nations, and the Quiz Bowl and We the People Teams. Minnich is a member of the orchestra where he has been selected to the Lancaster- Lebanon Music Educators Association County Orchestra. He also serves as a tutor for algebra.

In the community, Minnich performs with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. He also volunteers packing food bags and stocking shelves at Mount Joy Helping Services.

Minnich plans to attend college and major in philosophy with a minor in either linguistics, political science, or economics.

Rotary is a service organization that helps build goodwill and peace in the local community and throughout the world. The main objective of Rotary is service in the community. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. The Elizabethtown Rotary Club has supported the Elizabethtown youth for many years and in many ways. Some of the Rotary programs have been: Rotary Student of the Month, Pfautz Scholarship, Student Loans, Text-A-Tip notification program, Byrnes Health Center Field Trips, America’s Promise, Junior Achievement and others.

The Rotary Club of Elizabethtown is one of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs with 1.2 million members worldwide. The Elizabethtown club meets on Fridays for lunch and on Mondays at happy hour.

Anyone who wants information on the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown may visit the club’s website at

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