October 17, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Erin Lownsbery and Ryan Minnich were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for October. Lownsbery and Minnich were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. 

Lownsbery is the daughter of Brian and Linda Lownsbery of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society where she garnered commended student status. Lownsbery holds leadership roles in numerous school programs including club leader for the Bible Club and section leader for the percussions in the marching band. She is also active with Key Club, concert choir, and the high school’s theater program where she performed in the spring musicals The Sound of Music and Curtains.

Lownsbery is active in the community where she works at the Willowood Swim Club. She’s also active with her church LCBC – Manheim Campus.Oct Students of the Month

Lownsbery plans to attend a four-year university and obtain a degree in nursing.

Minnich is the son of Sherri Minnich of Elizabethtown. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Minnich is active with the high school’s National History Day Program, Model United Nations, and the Quiz Bowl and We the People Teams. Minnich is a member of the orchestra where he has been selected to the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association County Orchestra. He also serves as a tutor for algebra.

In the community, Minnich performs with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. He also volunteers packing food bags and stocking shelves at Mount Joy Helping Services.

Minnich plans to attend college and major in philosophy with a minor in either linguistics, political science, or economics.