Student of the Month: December

Greg Destefano – Veterinary Science

Greg DeStephano, Veterinary Science, December Student of the MonthThis award is sponsored each month by EASTERN’s faculty, Joint Operating Committee and the Willow Grove Rotary Club to highlight student excellence, success and service. This month Greg Destefano was selected.  He is a senior at Abington Senior High School and is being honored for his work in EASTERN’s Veterinary Science program.

About Greg:

  • Greg has always had a love for animals, and in particular, family pets. At the suggestion of his Abington guidance counselor, Greg visited EASTERN during Abington Senior High School’s Tenth Grade Career Expo visit.
  • He found Veterinary Science to be perfect for him since he aspires to become a Veterinarian.
  • Greg currently works part-time at Hamilton Animal Hospital in Roslyn where he assists the Veterinarian and Senior Vet Technicians to conduct check-ups and procedures on patients. Greg takes the patient information and logs details into Hamilton Animal Hospital’s database.
  • After graduation from Abington Senior High School and EASTERN, Greg plans to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he will major in Biology/Pre-Veterinary. Ultimately, he plans to become a Veterinarian for small animals.
  • “Greg is truly an outstanding student,” said Karen McGeehan, EASTERN’s Veterinary Science Instructor. “He has a desire to learn and works hard to refine his hands-on skills. I am very proud of him and all of his accomplishments.  He will definitely make an excellent Veterinarian.”

Greg’s accomplishments:

  • Last week, Greg was selected by the PA Department of Education as a nominee for the Presidential Scholar program.
  • Greg participated in the virtual SkillsUSA Leadership Conference on November 13, where he achieved the SkillsUSA Framework Certification which helps students to understand what is takes to be career-ready, and the Statesman Assessment Award for his SkillsUSA knowledge and civil awareness.
  • At EASTERN, Greg has proven to be a leader in the Veterinary Science class and was selected as Team Leader by his instructor.
  • Last May at EASTERN’s Virtual Awards Night, Greg received the Straight A Award.
  • At Abington Senior High School, Greg is a member of the Varsity Golf Team, Student Council, and National Honor Society.
  • As a junior at Abington Senior High School, he was selected as School Student of the Month.