Each year, the Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) honors an outstanding member from each of the three groups for their excellence in serving Rochester Community Schools. This year, senior Connor McDevitt represents the student branch of the PTSA at their Founder’s Day Ceremony.
McDevitt joined the PTSA his freshman year, but has always been connected through his mother, Kathy McDevitt, an active PTSA member. One of the most notable projects Connor has participated in is the upkeep of the “Keep America Beautiful” grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation, a campaign designed to keep schools environmentally friendly. The grant provided recycling bins for around the school and McDevitt kept count of the recycled products over the summer and reported back to the sponsors of the grant. He has also spoken at the PTSA Foreign Language Week celebration dinner, recognizing the contributions of former German teacher, Mrs. Janie Barner.
McDevitt keeps busy as a representative on Student Council, a member of National Honor Society and Eco Club, and a year-round soccer player on both the Adams’ men’s soccer team and Vardar club soccer.
“I love being involved in my school; it’s why I’m in Student Council and why I try to get involved in as many clubs as I can. PTSA is just another way to be involved.”
McDevitt is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be involved in the PTSA and believes it has helped him with time management.
“The PTSA doesn’t have service requirements like other clubs, so I like that I can serve when it feels right, not just because I have to.”
Connor McDevitt’s contributions to the PTSA are a reflection of his dedication to Adams High School and the Rochester community.