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Students Thomas, Konrad Honored

Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Abigail Thomas and Kai-Uwe Konrad were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for June. Thomas and Konrad were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Thomas is the daughter of Ed and Luann Thomas of Elizabethtown. She is active in numerous school programs. She has held leadership roles with Mini-Thon all four of her high school years culminating as chairperson her senior year. She has been involved with student council and the orchestra programs. She was team captain of the field hockey team her junior and senior years having earned both defensive and coaches pick for MVP as well as Lancaster-Lebanon League all-star status.

Thomas is active in the community. She volunteers at the Tel-Hal Retirement Home and with the GEARS youth field hockey program.

Thomas plans to attend Slippery Rock University and major in criminal justice while at the same time continue her field hockey career.

Konrad is the son of Kai-Uwe and Gwen Konradof Elizabethtown. He has been inducted into theprestigious National Honor Society and was named a Commended Student in the highly respected National Merit Scholarship program. Konrad is active in numerous school activitiesincluding the quiz bowl and math/computer programming teams, Future Business Leaders of America, Habitat for Humanity, the Gay Straight Alliance, and the Newspaper Club.

Konrad plans to attend Penn State University to attain a degree in mathematics.

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

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