Rebecca Thompson, Protective Services
This 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 Rebecca Thompson was selected. She is a senior at Hatboro-Horsham High School and is being honored for her work in EASTERN’s Protective Services program.
- Rebecca always wanted a career that would involve helping others. She knew a few
students who had attended EASTERN’s Protective Services program, and she felt as
though the program would give her a head start in her career training and show her all
of the career pathways available in the field.
- At Hatboro-Horsham High School, Rebecca is a member of the band.
- Rebecca works part-time as a member of the dining room staff at Springhouse Estates.
- “Rebecca is an outstanding student with a bright future,” said Mark Zaslavsky,
EASTERN’s Protective Services Instructor. “This year I have selected her as Officer-in-
Charge for our program, which has visibly enhanced her leadership skills and
confidence. I am proud of her accomplishments.”
- After graduation from EASTERN and Hatboro-Horsham High School, Rebecca plans
to attend Montgomery County Community College for her EMS Certificate while
volunteering for a rescue squad. She would like to continue her education to become a
- Rebecca is extremely involved in EASTERN’s student leadership organization,
SkillsUSA, and is currently a School-Wide Officer.
- Last year, as a junior in the program, Rebecca received the Attendance Award at
EASTERN’s annual Awards Ceremony.
- Through EASTERN’s Protective Services program, Rebecca has received industry standard certifications such as National Incident Management 100, 200, 700 and 800,
and has received her CPR certification through the American Heart Association.
- At Hatboro-Horsham High School, Rebecca is the Color Guard Captain.