Elizabethtown Area School District student Paulina Sanchez-Reyes is the Elizabethtown Lions Club Career & Technology Center Student of the Month for October.
Sanchez-Reyes is an Elizabethtown Area School District senior and a Computer-Aided Architectural Drafting student at the Brownstown Lancaster County Career & Technology Center.
Sanchez-Reyes really couldn’t say exactly why she settled on taking CAD in school.
“I never did drawing when I was small,” she said. “But I really like drawing buildings on the computer.”
She said getting her training in the CAD program is changing how she looks at buildings out in the real world.
“I can look at a house now and I can understand maybe why the architect chose to put this kind of door there and this kind of window there. It’s really interesting,” she said.
Sanchez-Reyes’ goals are as straight as a properly drawn front door. Her plans are to keep studying after high school.
“I want to go to college and then get a job in the field,” she said with conviction.
For more than 75 years, the Elizabethtown Lions Club has devoted its energy to passionately serving the greater Elizabethtown area and through the power of Lions International, the world. The Lions place a special emphasis on providing vision services locally to those who cannot afford it and provide support to young people through educational and sports award programs. The club also supports the Elizabethtown Community Cupboard, as well as the Elizabethtown and Rheems Fire Departments. Each year the Elizabethtown Lions Club performs several service projects and hold fundraising activities to enable those projects. In May, the club awards scholarships to several outstanding high school seniors at EAHS.
Lions Clubs worldwide plan and participate in a wide variety of service projects that meet the international goals of Lions Clubs International as well as the needs of their local communities.
Other money is used to support international campaigns, coordinated by the Lions Club International Foundation, such as Sight First and Lions World Sight Day, which launched in 1998 to draw the world media attention to the plight of sight loss in the third world.
The Elizabethtown Lions Club meets regularly at 6:15 p.m on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Elizabethtown Fire Department.