Jerry Andree, Township Manager

Jerry Andree, Township Manager

No level of government has more impact on daily life than local government. That’s why my colleagues and I at Cranberry Township are passionate about pushing the limits of excellence to provide the best possible services to our residents and customers. However, being well-served is not a passive achievement; it is a collective undertaking. Through this blog, we offer our personal reflections on that assignment. And we hope it will help engage you in joining us on that same collaborative mission.

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Jul 05

Supporting our High School Seniors is just as important as supporting our Golden Age Seniors

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM by Jerry Andree

Perhaps, during a recent visit to the Municipal Center or one of our outdoor facilities, you’ve noticed groups of high school students huddling together, carrying out strange and unexpected activities.  You don’t need to notify the police.  They’re probably Seneca Valley high school students doing their senior projects.

Starting in February and continuing for another week or so, Cranberry Township’s facilities will have hosted 40 different students, at various locations, doing an assortment of worthwhile projects which are required for their graduation.  Among them: a presentation on dyslexia, an anti-bullying seminar, a musical program, various athletic competitions, fund-raising projects, and taste testing.  

These dedicated, hard-working students are actually completing one of the most stressful parts of their high school experience.  And Cranberry Township is honored to be able to help them with facility support, staff guidance and in other ways helping them achieve excellence in their projects.  

Since the school district’s own facilities are not available to support these student projects, the Township and its resources have emerged as a critical element of Seneca Valley students’ ability to graduate.  We are genuinely pleased to play such a key role in students’ success and ensuring that they get the most from their high school education.

So, the next time you see a group of high school students standing around a table or display at the Municipal Center, stop by and say hi; you’ll be amazed at what our SV seniors are doing.  They make us all proud.

If you have had any experiences with the students undertaking their senior projects in Cranberry Township, I would appreciate hearing about that experience by contacting me at Jerry.Andree@cranberrytownship.org

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