Congratulations to Sara Matulonis, a 2009 John Carroll High School graduate, on being selected as a "Teach for America 2013 Corps Member."
Teach for America is a highly competitive program that recruits recent college graduates for a two-year commitment to teaching and creating change in under-resourced urban and rural public schools, with an assurance that corps members become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Sara will be teaching middle school or high school math to students in Jacksonville.
Ms. Matulonis will graduate from the Pennsylvania State University Schreyer's Honor College in May 2013, with a degree in Visual Journalism and minors in Geography, International Studies, and Environmental Inquiry.
Ms. Matulonis has been on the Dean's List each semester at Penn State and is a member of Kappa Tau Alpha National Honors Society for Journalism and Mass Communications, and Gamma Theta Upsilon International Honors Society for Geography.
During the past four years she had the opportunity to spend a semester studying indigenous studies abroad at the University of Wollongong in Australia and also spend four weeks volunteering at the Homes of the Indian Nations home for orphaned children in rural Vishakhapatnam, India.
Additionally, Ms. Matulonis is the Penn State Dance Marathon chairwoman for her service sorority, Omega Phi Alpha. Ms. Matulonis also was the photography captain for the Penn State Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world which last year raised over $10 million to support the fight against pediatric cancer.
To learn more about the successes of John Carroll High School graduates, please visit the alumni blog which is featured on the school's website, www.JohnCarrollHigh.com
Jennifer Trefelner is accredited in public relations.