PHS Class of 2017 Alum Named to the Foundation for Pottstown Education Board of Directors

At the September 24, 2020 Foundation for Pottstown Education Board of Directors’ meeting, Kenil Patel, Pottstown High School Class of 2017 Alum, was elected to a three year term.

Board Development and Governance Chair, Judy Green presented the motion to accept Patel’s nomination at the meeting, where he was elected unanimously.

Kenil was also a member of the Foundation’s Early College Program where he earned more than 20 credits at MCCC West Campus.  After graduation he enrolled in Drexel University and is majoring in Engineering Technology with a minor in Biological Sciences.

Patel was selected as an operational intern at the Limerick Generating Station during the summers of his junior and senior years at Pottstown. He was also a systems engineer intern at LGS during the summer after his first year at Drexel. In his first three years at Drexel, he has worked as a Mechanical Design Intern at LGS, a Digital Asset Management Intern with the Philadelphia Eagles, and a Mechanical Engineering Intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  Patel has also volunteered as a speaker on behalf of the Foundation for Pottstown Education to area civic groups.

Upon hearing of his election, Patel stated “I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity.”  When asked what he feels that he can bring to the board Patel replied “ Being an involved leader who has gone through the Pottstown School District system’s education, I feel that I can bring forth innovative ideas and thoughtful perspectives to the topics at hand, topics that I have been familiar with by being raised in Pottstown.

In announcing Patel’s appointment Joe Rusiewicz, Executive Director of the Foundation for Pottstown Education stated   “Kenny was one of the first students that I met after being hired to this position.  He stood out to me as a person who is going somewhere but would not forget his roots.  I am excited to have him and his talents helping our Board level the educational playing field for the Pottstown School District.”

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR POTTSTOWN EDUCATION:  The mission of the Foundation for Pottstown Education is to raise funds for and support life-changing educational opportunities for the students and teachers in the Pottstown School District promoting the enhancement of our community.  For further information on our Foundation, please visit our website at www.foundationpottstowned.org or contact Joe Rusiewicz at jrusiewicz@pottstownk12.org

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