Wyatt Meakim, a Hatboro-Horsham High School senior, is in his second year of EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional program, where he is getting a head start on preparing for a career in accounting or finance. He chose the career and technical education route because he wanted his education to focus on something that would help him to become successful in the future.
Wyatt is recognized as a quiet leader in his program as he consistently endeavors to be a positive example for his peers. He embraces the challenges of demanding projects, believing that they can yield excellent results. Despite finding presentations in front of groups nerve-wracking, Wyatt continues to face this challenge both in class and as a student ambassador for EASTERN.
"The Business and Technology Professional program enables me to concentrate on my areas of interest," Wyatt expressed. "My parents have always emphasized the potential for success in the business field, which has intrigued me. The camaraderie with my classmates and engaging in group projects is my favorite aspect of the program. I enjoy the opportunities for collaboration that my program provides."
During his junior year, Wyatt received accolades at EASTERN's Awards Night ceremony, including the Business and Technology Professional Outstanding Student in Microsoft Word and the Straight A awards. Reflecting on the recognition, Wyatt shared, "I felt grateful to be acknowledged for something I am passionate about. Being recognized as a first-year student in the program was a source of immense pride for me."
Wyatt’s program runs all of the food fundraiser sales to benefit EASTERN’s student leadership organization, SkillsUSA. In many of these fundraisers, his responsibility includes personally inviting specific programs to participate and managing the finances, a task in which he excels.
The encouragement and support from his family and girlfriend inspire Wyatt to work diligently and strive for excellence. "They motivate me to continually aim for improvement, and I consider myself fortunate to have them in my corner," Wyatt acknowledged.
Wyatt’s Business and Technology Professional program is dually enrolled with Montgomery County Community College for nine credits. After graduation from Hatboro-Horsham High School and EASTERN, he plans to attend postsecondary in Accounting or Finance. His top college choices at the moment are Drexel, the University of Pennsylvania, and Alvernia. He hopes to have a successful career as a financial analyst or accountant. He is also an avid guitarist and plans to keep music as part of his future.