The Greater Newtown Exchange Club (GNEC) honored Council Rock North High School student Brittney Welde at the Club’s May 22 meeting with GNEC’s coveted Student of the Month (SOM) Award. Welde stood with her mother Michelle as the award was presented by GNEC’s Linda Jensen and Club President Scott Harp.
Welde was one of two students in her Middle School voted as "Most likely to succeed" and her subsequent academic and community service record bears out that projection. Her Council Rock North resume includes National Honor Society, Math and English Societies and Quill and Scroll Journalism Honorary.
Welde’s list of high school activities includes writing for Council Rock North’s Indianite Newspaper and serving on the school’s Student Executive Board (SEB) which sponsored many community service projects include a Rock-a-thon that raised $25,000 for an ailing student. Welde emphasizes that all profits from SEB events are donated to charity. She was also one of four students selected to represent Bucks County at an intermediate forum.
Outside of school, Welde has been active in other community service projects including packaging care packs for homeless individuals who visit Bucks County soup kitchens.
While Welde has been accepted at Penn State, Ohio State, Northwestern and Fordham, her "Yes" letter went to Philadelphia’s St. Joseph’s University where she plans to major in business administration with a minor in communications. While at St. Joseph, she wants to join the school’s Student Union Leadership Board and volunteer through a program they offer entitled PSIP (Philly Service Immersion Program); a program that helps orient students on the "ins and outs" of Philadelphia.
The Greater Newtown Exchange Club is a Bucks County service club dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and the support of families and youth. For information, check out their website at www.newtownexchangeclub.org or leave a message at their phone mailbox 215-469-1466.