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EAHS September Students of the Month Named

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

September 22, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Erica Dinse and Brian McMinn were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Dinse and McMinn were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Dinse is the daughter of Dr. Daniel and Ling Dinse of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. She is a member of league champion quiz bowl team, bible club, science olympiad and competition science teams, and is a peer tutor, She was held a role in the musical How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.  Dinse has earned underclassmen honors in fields of Algebra II, AP Statistics, and Chemistry. She is an AP Scholar with Honors, which is granted only to students who received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams.  Dinse plans to attend college and major in chemical engineering. She hopes to earn a doctorate level degree in a science-related field.

McMinn is the son of Bill McMinn of Mount Joy and Sue Scannelli of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. He is currently active with the high school’s league champion quiz bowl team, Model UN program, and the award-winning competition science team.  McMinn has collected several awards in the field of science. He is the recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award. He has earned first and third place honors at the North Museum Science Fair in the chemistry and he won the Harrisburg Institute of Science & Technology Auxiliary Award. He is a Voices of Democracy award winner.  McMinn plans to attend Case Western Reserve University and major in either chemical or mechanical engineering.

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 (JA) and others.  For information on the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown, visit the cub’s website at

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