Hampton Rotary recognizes Kittatinny students

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:28

NEWTON — Kittatinny High School Principal Christian Angelillo announced that four students have been recognized by the Hampton Township Rotary as students of the month. The students are Corey Dannhardt (December), Matthew Lavine (September), Kyle Pasake (November) and Ellen Tomlinson (October). Dannhardt is the son of Christine and Jeffrey Dannhardt of Hampton. Corey is a peer leader at Kittatinny and a volunteer for many school programs such as the Stuff-the-Bus campaign, the Anti-Bullying Summit, and New Jersey's summer youth program. He was a part of the student group that helped to clean the riverbanks of the Delaware River during summer vacation. Corey is a member of the Kittatinny baseball team and coaches Little League. Pasake is the son of Susan and William Pasake of Hampton. He is a volunteer for Peer Leadership, Character Education, the Interact Club, and REBEL, where he was trained to promote a drug and alcohol free lifestyle to teenagers. Kyle has worked as a volunteer for the Swartswood State Park, the Byram Day Camp, and for Pass It Along - Tilly’s Kids Summer Program. He also helped to “beautify the Delaware” by cleaning its riverbanks. Kyle serves as Vice-President of Kittatinny’s National Honor Society, Co-President of the Student Council, and is a member of the Academic Team. Last year, he was selected and attended a National Student Leadership Conference on sports at Fordham University. Kyle is a member of the Track and Field team and is captain of the Varsity Cross Country team. Ellen Tomlinson is the daughter of Robin and Bruce Tomlinson of Fredon. Ellen has mentored junior high students at Kittatinny and was a participant in the summit on Anti-Bullying. She is the co-president of the Student Council and assists in many school-related activities. She has been a volunteer for Relay for Life, a non-profit support group and part of the American Cancer Society. Ellen received the Principal’s Leadership Award this year. She is a member of Peer Leadership, the National Honor Society, the Academic Team and the French Club. She sings with the Chamber Choir and is frequently on stage in school plays and musicals. Matt Lavine is the son of Kelly and Scott Lavine of Hampton. His work as a volunteer at Kittatinny has resulted in a new school website which was a time-consuming effort done on summer vacation. He has been a volunteer computer aide at Kittatinny, spending personal time during the school day to troubleshoot computer problems for system users. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Team, and both Math and Science Leagues. He runs on the Varsity Cross Country team and plays with the K-Train Jazz Band and the Marching Band where he is the saxophone section leader. In his spare time Matt takes flying lessons. The criteria for this award is a demonstration of a service above self and according to Principal Christian Angelillo, “These students have a high record of achievement and volunteerism at Kittatinny and in their community. I am pleased that they are receiving this recognition.”