Sunday, September 30, 2018

PHS Alumni Honor Roll Profile: Jonathan Corson

Jonathan Corson
Blogger's Note: On Friday Oct.19, 2018, the Pottstown School District Alumni Honor Roll Committee will induct four alumni in to the District’s Alumni Honor Roll at the 33rd annual event. In preparation, The Digital Notebook will present profiles of all four inductees as provided and prepared by the Foundation for Pottstown Education.

Today we present Jonathan Corson, Class of 1982.

Representing the Pottstown High School Class of 1982 is Jonathan C. Corson. 

He is currently a Reactor Operator for Arkema Chemicals. 

 Jonathan is extremely active in the Pottstown Community. He is currently serving as the President of the Pottstown NAACP, a position that he has held for the past two years. He is also a Pennsylvania State Constable serving since 2013 and serving on the Pottstown Human Relations Commission. 

From 1980 through 2000, Jonathan served as a Trustee for the Church of the Living God where he played the organ and was a drummer. Other community activities include serving on the Grants Committee for the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation, Co-Captain for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, a Board Member for the Ricketts Community Center and participated in the Foundation for Pottstown Education’s Dancing with the Stars.

"Graduating from Pottstown High means TROJAN PRIDE!!!! To me it is a part of a proud and rich history which going back to the Chestmont League, watching Pottstown High School’s finest playing in those Friday night Football games. It seemed like the whole town shutdown to come out and watch," Corson said.

"It was also the Pottstown/OJR Thanksgiving Day football games, seeing some of those local heroes come back home. It was also the basketball games where if you did not get there before half time of the JV game you did not get a seat. The baseball games, track meets and wrestling matches, and being mentored by those local hero’s at the Ricketts Center and to have some of my friends grow up to become some of Pottstown Finest," Corson said.

When Johnny was asked what being Proud to be from Pottstown means to him, he replied “At one time Pottstown was known for being an industrial giant, and it has gone through some hard times. But to see your former teachers, fellow students before and after you come together as community, to believe and give back. See people who were born and raised in Pottstown, go off to a successful career; retire back where it all started. Also to see alumni as professional athletes, famous musicians/actors, writers, Pulitzer Prize winners, doctors, lawyers, to serve our country, etc. That is Proud to be from Pottstown.”

“I’m HUMBLED by this honor, and also at the same time grateful that the Pottstown High School Alumni Community recognizes my efforts to ensure that Pottstown is and always will be a community where we all can be proud," he said.

"My advice to the students of Pottstown: I read somewhere that 'the content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.'.How you treat people will be your whole story. "

The four honorees will be recognized at the Annual Alumni Honor Roll event on Friday Oct. 19, 2018. The event will begin with a continental breakfast at the Pottstown High School followed by a tour of the Alumni Gallery. The recognition ceremony will be held during an assembly in the High School’s Stanley Davenport Auditorium. 

 The induction ceremony will be followed by a luncheon at the Brookside Country Club. Members of the community as well as all Pottstown High School Alumni are welcome to the event and can purchase tickets for $50 per person which includes admission to all of the events listed above. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. 

 Tickets for the luncheon are on sale and can be reserved by contacting Diane Nash in the Superintendent’s Office 610-970-6601.

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