Name: Courtney Reilly - Age 17
School: - Senior
Reilly has been a leader at MPHS since she entered as a freshman and was elected president of the Student Government. As a senior, she is now the president of the Executive Council, where she oversees the entire student government, organizes fundraisers and makes decisions for the senior class. She is also is the student representative for the Board of Education and was chosen to be on the School Improvement Team (SIT) Committee, where she collaborates with others to analyze and discuss how to improve school standards.
Reilly has taken AP courses, is a member of the Foreign Language Honor Society and plays the cello in the orchestra. She was selected to be a member of the Cello Ensemble, where she performed at functions and special concerts. She was the recipient of the Physical Education and Health Award, as well as the following awards for volleyball: the Coaches Award, the Team Sportsmanship Award and the Scholar Athlete Award. She was the captain for the Varsity volleyball team this year.
The MPHS senior is one of the many local students who are big believers in volunteering their time to help others. For the past four years, Reilly has been an active volunteer with the PTO at Kindergarten orientations, book fairs, harvest festivals and holiday shoppes. As a member of the Varsity Club, she had to complete 25 hours of community service, which she accomplished through helping with the middle school basketball and volleyball games, helping disabled children play baseball through the Miracle League and organizing a charity event for dogs.
She has been involved in the Dig Pink fundraiser with the girls volleyball team, which raises money for breast cancer research and awareness, as well as the Christmas Magic fundraiser. Each year, Reilly dresses up in costume and hands out candy to the children who partake in at the high school. She also volunteers to help with the stocking stuffers for needy families through the t Outreach Program.
Reilly was chosen for Athletes Helping Athletes, a program where high school athletes mentor and advise younger students about making healthy life decisions, sportsmanship and drug and alcohol prevention at the In addition, she has played high school volleyball all four years, the past three years at the Varisty level, as well as club volleyball outside of school. She played JV basketball in the ninth grade and plans to play Varsity basketball as a senior.
She plans to pursue a major in communications, with hopes to eventually work in New York City.