Although the Exeter May Days festivities have been moved to July, community committee members hosted the student focused portion (originally scheduled for Saturday), on Tuesday night in the Exeter Senior High School gym.
The new dates for the Exeter Mays Days Community Festival will be Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st. The same format will be followed with Movie Night on Friday, July 20th and most events including fireworks on Saturday, July 21st.
The ceremony included May Days Student Achievement Awards, Hamid Chaudhry Community Spirit Awards and a special showcase from the marching band.
The Hometown Heroes Hamid Chaudhry Community Spirit Award recipients were chosen by their high GPA, most community involvement outside of the classroom and being a good ambassador to other students. Two winners were chosen, Bryn Gautieri and Aimee Schmale. Both Senior High students received $500 and a trophy.
“I just wanted to thank you for being so nice to me for over a decade, thank you very much you have kept me employed, welcomed me into your homes, and the school. I want to do something nice for Exeter. At this point I can no longer support every activity, but I wanted to start this community service award, which I will donate $1,000 a year” Said Chaudry.
“Thank you (Hamid) for all that you do and continue to for the Berks County community. These awards are named after you for your tremendous support.” – Jason Forentìn, President of Berks Hometown Heroes.
Three other students were also chosen for the inaugural May Days Student Achievement Award. Awards were given to three students who excelled in and outside of the classroom.
Winners included, Peyton Halsey, for being names U-17 US National Team for Field Hockey, Olivia Moyer, for being names Berks Outstanding Young Women, and Sophia Scoboria, for being the 1st Exeter Student who will go on to play Collegiate water polo. Each recipient won $100 and a trophy.