Knox Lions honor Pierce

KNOX -- Knox Lions Club October Student of the Month is Brandon Pierce a senior at Keystone High School, who was presented with his certificate of achievement and monetary gift by Lion Scott Keefer.

Pierce was selected by his school for his activities and accomplishments both in and outside the classroom and in the community.

Pierce is following an academic curriculum at Keystone.

Among his many school activities, he has played basketball for six years and been a member of the basketball club for four years. Additionally, he has extensive music involvement including band, marching band, district jazz, district and regional band. He participated in the musicals, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone and Grease.

He is a three-year member of the National Honor Society and serves as president.

His community activities include a teen counselor for the Cornerstone Kids Camp; served on the National Honor Society teams for blood drive; participated in STEM night and ice cream scooping at the Venango County Fair; and worked at Wolf's Campground in the summer

After graduation Pierce plans to attend Clarion University and major in computer science.

He is the son of Melissa and Jeff Pierce.

Chartered by the Lion's International in 1953 with 15 members, the Knox organization's purpose is community service. The club sponsors Youth Soccer, the baseball association, Shippenville and Knox fire and ambulance companies, Youth Field Days, road cleanup, and the Salvation Army.

The club conducts an annual sight drive and helps to provide eyeglasses and hearing aids to those who cannot afford them.

The club conducts sight examinations at Keystone and Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools each year for incoming kindergarten students. The club accepts used eyeglasses and hearing aids for redistribution to those in need.