Of all life’s major milestones, the first one that truly introduces us to adulthood is the transition from high school to college. The young adults who’ve picked a major, found the extra-curricular activities that appeal to them and developed a supportive social circle have made major strides toward becoming a full-fledged adult. Andrew McPoyle, a graduate of Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School, is one of the few three sport varsity athletes, participating on the golf team, captaining the swim team and playing his third consecutive year as a varsity lacrosse player. Andrew is young adult on the verge of this formative period of his life. Those aforementioned extra-curricular interests are taking shape, too, which is bound to make life just a bit more enjoyable.
Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School, located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, graduated its class of 2019 this past June. According to MontgomeryNews.com, the indoor ceremony was well-attended by family and friends of the class of 2019. Andrew McPoyle attended Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School from 2015 through 2019, completing his general studies there and earning his high school diploma in the process.
We’re sure that many readers will agree that one memorable aspect of the late-teenage years are the jobs held during this time. As we transition from meager allowances from our parents to needing a weekly paycheck, there are all sorts of odd jobs to pick up. Some take to “flipping burgers” at fast-food restaurants close to home while others end up in customer service jobs at the mall. Andrew McPoyle arguably lucked out with his post-high school pre-college job by getting to spend long stretches of the day outdoor as a golf caddy. McPoyle has been working at Commonwealth National Golf Club, in Horsham, Pennsylvania, since June 2016. The course, which touts itself as an “Arnold Palmer-designed 18 hole-championship golf course complimented by two beautiful clubhouses offering exquisite dining and special event facilities” is just a half-hour drive from Philadelphia. Additionally, after his senior year, he was one of the few high school graduates that made the cut for a logistics internship at a technology start up in his hometown.
From a personal perspective, Andrew McPoyle is most excited to begin classes at James Madison University as part of the class of 2023. The school, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will take him far from home but as we said earlier, this is the first step toward adulthood. According to James Madison University’s engineering department website, the program aims to nurture “project-ready engineers who better industry, society, and the planet through responsible innovation.” Concurrent with his college studies, Andrew McPoyle plans to join the U.S. Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. Not only will this reflect well on his resume when it comes to job-hunt in four years, but the skills taught here will solidify the qualities of a true leader with a bright future.