- Cheltenham School District
Senior Andrew Moreland Wins Suburban One League Scholarship
CHS three-sport student-athlete Andrew Moreland has been selected to receive one of a handful of Suburban One League scholarships worth $500. Moreland will enroll in the Northeastern University Honors program in Boston this fall to study bioengineering. As a senior, Moreland captained the soccer team, set a school scoring record as a kicker for the football team and was a member of the swimming and diving team, all while maintaining a 4.5+ GPA and participating in numerous community- and school-based activities.
“I feel like I epitomize the term ‘student athlete,’” Moreland said. “I have always challenged myself in school and sports. My activities and the relationships I have built with my coaches and teammates have prepared me for college and life beyond extremely well.”
Moreland’s community service credits include serving as an exhibit facilitator at the Franklin Institute, volunteering in band performances and working with the homeless advocacy group One Kind Act a Month. His school activities include playing the cello in the CHS Chamber Orchestra; assuming the post of chassis captain for 423 Simple Machines, the CHS FIRST Robotics team; and attending the Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity High School Student Leadership Institute in 2019. He holds membership in the National Honor Society and Black Scholars program.
As a rising junior, Moreland participated in Temple University’s Teen Research Internship Program (TRIP) Iniative, a rigorous lab-based course for high school students motivated to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. His project focused on the effects of nutmeg on male and female fruit flies.
A four-year letterwinner for the boys soccer team at forward, midfield and defense, Moreland was a co-captain for coach Bill Tonkin’s squad this past season. As the placekicker for the state runner-up football team, Moreland set the school single-season points record (72) for the Panthers’ prolific offense, and was named all-league honorable mention. This past winter, he joined the swimming and diving team, earning the its “Most Improved Diver” award in his first and only season with the team. He’s also run middle-distance sprints (200m and 400m) for the Panther track and field team and played club soccer.
To meet the criteria for the scholarship, Moreland had to hold a B average, win a letter in any sport, perform community and school service, display good citizenship, refrain from drugs and cigarettes, have plans to attend an institution of higher education and have one reference from a coach, teacher, counselor or administrator.