Nominator Madelena Tran described Tilghman Moyer, who last week graduated from Roman Catholic High School, as “an absolute gentleman.” Going by his accomplishments, one could consider calling the 18-year-old resident of the 1600 block of Packer Avenue an incredible inspiration, too. As a gifted athlete, dedicated musician, and valued volunteer, he seems destined to instill in local residents even further pride over their opportunity to tab him one of their own.
The Packer Park occupant maintained a flawless grade-point-average at his Center City alma mater, with crew enthusiasm, for which he earned All-Catholic distinction and helped to maintain the Cahillites’ reputation as an aquatic force; trumpet and French horn mastery; and a relationship with the Abramson Cancer Center and the Children’s Foundation, for whom he raised funds and participated in bike rides, adorning his adolescence with additional merit. Tran noted that Moyer also “demonstrates high levels of emotional intelligence,” a practice that figures to serve him well when he matriculates at Temple University to become a marine biologist. Like the fluid homes of his futures specimens, the teenager’s ambition registers as vast and venerable. – Joseph Myers