On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 The Springfield Township Rotary Club honored Eastern Center for the Arts and Technology student, Steve Gajdos, with their John McCook award which is named for John McCook a past Rotary President who worked in the trades. Pictured (L-R) Steven Parke, instructor, Steve Gajdos, Awardee and Rotarian Mike Thornton.
Photo: Amy Shields, PR Director at Eastern; Michael Thornton, Rotarian; Mark Tournier, Awardee and Rev. Jack Norrie, Springfield Township Rotary Club President.
The John McCook Memorial Award has been presented annually for the past twenty-five years to a Springfield Township High School student who attends the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology. John McCook was a past president who worked in the trades most of his professional life. Mark Tournier, the recipient participated in the HVAC program at Eastern.