Exeter May Days Awards recognize students; festival rescheduled to July 20-21

Andrea Freese, Exeter HS Guidance; Hamid Chaudhry; Runner up Aimee Schmale, Winner Bryn Gautieri; Exeter Superintendent Dr. Robert Phillips; and May Days Co-Chair John Cusatis.
Andrea Freese, Exeter HS Guidance; Hamid Chaudhry; Runner up Aimee Schmale, Winner Bryn Gautieri; Exeter Superintendent Dr. Robert Phillips; and May Days Co-Chair John Cusatis. Submitted photo - Steve Wagner
Exeter Senior Lauren Smith, Exeter HS Guidance Andrea Freese, May Days Student Achievement Winner Sophia Scoboria, Exeter Superintendent Dr. Robert Phillips, May Days Co-Chair John Cusatis and Berks HH President Jason Florentin.
Exeter Senior Lauren Smith, Exeter HS Guidance Andrea Freese, May Days Student Achievement Winner Sophia Scoboria, Exeter Superintendent Dr. Robert Phillips, May Days Co-Chair John Cusatis and Berks HH President Jason Florentin. Submitted photo - Steve Wagner

The community committee for Exeter May Days announced on May 17 that due to the current weather patterns, most events will be moved to a weekend in July.

The new dates for the Exeter Mays Days Community Festival will be Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21. The same format will be followed with Movie Night on Friday, July 20, and most events including fireworks on Saturday, July 21.

A few student-focused events originally scheduled for May 19 took place Tuesday, May 22, including May Days Student Achievement Awards, Hamid Chaudhry Community Spirit Awards and Exeter Band Showcase.

Hamid Chaudhry was on hand at Don Thomas Stadium to say a few words about the two winning students, runner up Aimee Schmale and winner Bryn Gautieri. The students were chosen from all the Seniors at Exeter High School that had the following traits: High GPA, Most community involvement outside of the classroom and good ambassador to other students. They received $500 each and a trophy.

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Three other students won the 1st ever May Days Student Achievement Award. Each win $100 and a trophy. These awards were given to three students who excelled and did unique things outside of the classroom. A very special surprise presenter was on hand to present.

The winners are Peyton Halsey for being named U-17 US National Team for Field Hockey, Olivia Moyer for being named Berks Outstanding Young Woman, and Sophia Scoboria for being the first Exeter student to play collegiately for water polo.