Exemplifying one of the very best the younger generation has to offer is Boyertown Area Senior High School senior Danielle Croner. Voted Student of the 2013-2014 School Year, Croner humbly accepted the award recently but turned all credit over the Boyertown Area School District stating, “If it had not been for my teachers and the high school, I never would have discovered my love of community involvement and student activities.”
Croner may best be known for her recent success working with her fellow students to bring the Pennsylvania Student Council Conference to Boyertown High, however her list of achievements and philanthropic community involvement is much longer.
Croner currently serves on Student Council, is an active member in the “No Place for Hate Club,” volunteers for the Fredrick’s Living Nursing Home, volunteers for the Special Olympics, works as with TSA or the Technical Student Association, offers Peer Tutoring, dances with Premier Dance of Pottstown, was on the dance chair and helps to organize the mini-thon or 12 hour overnight dance-o-thon every year proceeds benefiting the 4 Diamond fund, is on National Honors and the list continues.
Croner’s future educational plan takes her all the way to California to attend the service based college Pepperdine University in Malibu. Unsure of what she wishes to major in but admitting she loves public speaking, Croner will start out as a Liberal Arts major then possibly change to a Communications major. Having been dual enrolled to Montgomery County Community College during her 9th and 10th grade years studying Spanish, Croner looks to continue that with a minor in Spanish studying abroad while on mission trips.
Admitting living so far away from mom and dad will be hard on everybody, Croner takes comfort in knowing she will only be four hours away from her older sister who currently studies near Las Vegas. “I will miss my parents but I have always been drawn to California. I’ve been there several times, there is just something about the Pacific Coast.”
When asked what advice she may have for the next graduating class Croner responded by quoting Phil Boyte who spoke at the BASH conference. “It’s not about being the best in the world, but being the best for the world.” Truly advice we could all look to better implement in our lives.