Oxford Area School District

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  • Oxford Rotary Club April Seniors of the Month

    oxford rotary club april seniors of the month

    Oxford Area High School students Samantha Shirk and Sarah Shirk were honored as Oxford Rotary Club Seniors of the Month for April. Pictured from left are Oxford Rotary Club President-Tracie Eller, Sarah, Samantha and parents Karen and Timothy.

    Oxford Area High School students Samantha Shirk and Sarah Shirk, daughters of Karen and Timothy Shirk, were honored as Oxford Rotary Club Seniors of the Month for April.

    Samantha is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and National English Honor Society. She is also a member of Future Business Leaders of America, the Snowboarding Club and the Interact Club sponsored by the Oxford Rotary Club.

    Samantha was a four-year member of the varsity soccer team. As s a freshman starter she helped lead the team to its first winning season in six years and winning seasons in each subsequent year.

    As a senior Samantha served as a team captain, was named an All Ches-Mont League honorable mention and earned the team’s Coach’s Award. She volunteers with the Southern Chester County Soccer Association as a coach for elementary age players.

    As a member of the track and field team in the pole vault, Samantha competed at the Ches-Month championships as a junior and senior, and has a personal best vault of eight feet.

    After graduation Samantha plans to attend Drexel University or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to study engineering.

    Sarah is a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. She is also a member of Interact, the LEO Club sponsored by the Oxford Lions Club and the Helping Hands community service club, and is treasurer of the Snowboarding Club.

    Sarah began playing soccer in eighth grade with an indoor league and is a four-year starter on the varsity soccer team at midfield and center. She is also a member of the Continental F.C. travel team based in Downingtown.

    As a sophomore Sarah was named to the All Ches-Month League second team. As a junior she was named to the all-league first team and was voted team MVP. As a senior Sarah served as captain, was named All Ches-Mont League honorable mention and repeated as the team’s MVP.

    Sarah is also a member of the track and field team competing in the pole vault, and as a senior qualified for the Ches-Month League championships.

    This fall Sarah will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to study engineering.

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