Meet UBCTS’ January Student of the Month: Megan Jackson

Megan Jackson has been select­ed as the Upper Bucks County Technical School’s Student of the Month for January.  Megan is a senior at Quakertown Community High School and is enrolled in the Baking & Pastry Arts pro­gram at UBCTS.  Megan joined the Baking & Pastry Arts pro­gram four years ago as a fresh­man because she enjoys bak­ing at home and want­ed to hone her skill set. 

Megan demon­strates aca­d­e­m­ic and tech­ni­cal excel­lence.  She was induct­ed into the National Technical Honor Society at UBCTS and National Honor Society at Quakertown.   She is cur­rent­ly serv­ing as the SkillsUSA President for UBCTS and rep­re­sent­ed her class last year in the SkillsUSA District Competition for Cake Decorating. 

Chef Penn, who is the Baking & Pastry Arts teacher at UBCTS, iden­ti­fied her as a true leader in the class.  She has award­ed Megan with the Outstanding Student of the Year for her lev­el every year. She is some­one Chef can count on to fill in and do any­thing she needs.  She has earned the respect of her peers and jumps in to help them when needed. 

Megan is very involved in extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ties.  She is a mem­ber of Quakertown’s indoor drum­line. She plays 11 dif­fer­ent instru­ments (aux­il­iary per­cus­sion) and was also a mem­ber of the Panther Marching Band.  She is also a group leader for the International Exchange Student Organization.  When her sched­ule slows down, she works at Red Robin as a line-cook.

Megan’s future plans are to attend a small col­lege to earn a Bachelor’s degree in English and Literature.  She has received accep­tance let­ters from Albright, Lebanon Valley, Lycoming, and Arcadia and is eval­u­at­ing her options.