IN Great Valley Spring 2020 - Page 35

TCHS Students Continue to Demonstrate their Commitment to Community Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus had a productive fall semester! Here are just a few of the great things that happened: TCHS Holiday Hope Chest Helps Over 150 Economically-Disadvantaged Families Celebrate the Holidays in Northern Chester County Students from all three Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Technical College High School (TCHS) campuses and the Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) brought an abundance of hope to Chester County families in need this year through the Holiday Hope Chest program. Holiday Hope Chest is a charity event that provides a free day of shopping for Chester County residents in need. Families are referred to the Holiday Hope Chest by community organizations and then receive a voucher to shop at the store, which consists of new and gently used items such as toys, books, accessories, electronics and clothing. TCHS Pickering Campus held its event on December 14, 2019. Over 100 student, faculty and community volunteers served over 150 families at this event. TCHS Pickering Student Receives Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen’s Award A student from the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus demonstrated that good citizenship always pays dividends. Michaelia Kelley, a full-time TCHS Pickering student, received the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen’s Award. The DAR Good Citizen’s Award is a competition in which regional schools can nominate a student whom they believe exemplifies the traits of a good citizen. Nominated students must write a 500 word essay in two hours or less with no reference materials. This year’s essay topic was focused on how the youth of America might be energized to become more effective citizens. Kelley, who is a Cosmetology student, focused her essay on education and the importance of including youth in public policy considerations and discussions. As someone who aspires to help people and raise awareness for social issues, Kelley recognizes the value of having conversations with people from all walks of life in order to become better informed about the issues that are impacting both young people and the community. “I may not be able to change the whole country, but even if I can help one person in my community, I would consider that a success,” said Kelley. Ready to change your life through career and technical education? Learn more at TCHS0120004