Each month, the Lions Club of Marple Newtown honors an O’Hara student at their meeting at Charlotte’s Restaurant on West Chester Pike. Schola Eburuoh ’17 was the February Student of the Month. Learn more about Schola. We are proud to call her a lion!
Schola Eburuoh is currently a senior at Cardinal O’Hara High School. She enjoys being involved in her school community through extracurricular activities and sports. She is currently the president of the Lion Ambassadors Organization at Cardinal O’Hara High School. Within this organization she leads over 100 students in fundraising for the school, organizing appreciation events for administration, and holding tours for alumni. She is also one of the senior presidents of her high school’s Community Service Corps and is a captain of the family relations committee for Cardinal O’Hara’s mini-THON which raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. She has won the logo contest for mini-THON two years in a row with her own artistic designs.
Also within her school community, Schola is a Link Leader and acts a a “big sister” to a group of eight freshman in her school. She is Captain of the varsity cheerleading team which recently flew to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for the High School National Cheerleading Championship. She also participated in outdoor track & field her junior year and is a high jumper for indoor track this year. During her first year of track & field, Schola was part of the school record breaking 4-by-4 relay team and helped her team win the Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL) championship. She was also district 12 champion of the 400 meter dash in the outdoor track season in 2016.
Schola is a member of the National Honor Society, and is academically ranked within the top ten of her graduating class. She is also involved in her campus ministry and volunteer programs. During her junior year she attended the National Catholic Youth Conference and served as an ambassador to the youth. She also worked as a youth ambassador for the Catholic retreat entitled Generation Phaith and during her Junior year she received the Philadelphia Union League Good Citizenship Award.
In her free time Schola enjoys sewing, drawing and crafting. During the spring of 2016 she made her own junior prom dress and she currently owns her own Etsy shop in which she sells some of her homecrafted and sewn creations. She greatly enjoys this hobby and has recently had many of her clothing designs modeled in her school’s annual fashion show this year.
Schola plans on continuing her involvement in these activities and making the most of her final year at Cardinal O’Hara High School.