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Engle 8th grader wins award for most improved student at youth center

06/12/2018 12:08PM ● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

Alondra Bernal, who will be entering the 8th grade at the Fred S. Engle Middle School this fall, earned a Most Improved Student at the Garage award from the Southern Chester County Regional Police, at the Garage Community & Youth Center's end-of-the-school-year picnic on June 11, in West Grove.

Bernal credited Buddy Orozco, a volunteer at the Garage for helping her with her after-school homework.

In addition, Officer Mario Raimato of the police department announced that Leticia Cruz, a graduating senior at Avon Grove High School who is headed to Millersville University in the fall, received an award for the highest GPA of any Garage student, for achieving a 3.95 grade point average.

In other awards given by the Garage, Jenny Lopez was named Student of the Year; a certificate of contribution for participation in the Girls Program went to Dulce Diaz; the Forge Guy's voice program's participation award was given to Adair Hernandez; Ricardo Medina earned a Roots Bible Study award for highest participation participation; and Evany Herrera received the leadership award for her participation in the Motivating and Advancing Powerful Students (MAPS) Program.

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