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PenSPRA Press: Bensalem High School Junior Honored

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 1:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Written by: Susan S. Phy, School/Community Relations at
Bensalem Township School District, sphy@bensalemsd.org

Bensalem, PA - Congratulations to Bensalem High School (BHS) junior, Keira Seidman, for being named a Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education's (PAGE) Distinguished High School Student of the Year for 2022! Keira was recognized at the award ceremony and luncheon at the annual PAGE conference on October 17 at the Kalahari Poconos Resort.

Additionally, Keira was an honoree at the YWCA Bucks County 30th Annual Salute to Women Who Make a Difference Gala. She represented the teen award for “#GirlPower,” while 13 women were honored for Advocacy & Civic Engagement, Corporate & Social Responsibility, Media & Journalism, Women’s Empowerment, Racial & Social Justice, and Community Engagement. 

Keira is a member of the BHS Robotics Team, National Honor Society, Varsity Softball, Mathletes, Chess Club, and Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. Out of school, she participates in the Bensalem Police Athletic League co-ed Street Hockey and Club Softball. She also has her own business with her sister called STEAMcraft, where they make DIY STEM kits for kids. Additionally, Keira has spent more than 200 hours volunteering in the community at Silver Lake Nature Center summer camp, Bucks County Girls Softball League clinics, and BTSD’s middle and elementary school robotics programs. She was named United States Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s Hometown Hero of the Week and accepted into the “Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy” summer program at Drexel.  

Keira plans to attend college and major in mechanical or chemical engineering.

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