Matthew Caccese, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Caccese, Weatherly, has been named Senior of the Month for September at Weatherly Area High School.

Matthew is a member of the Weatherly Area High School chapter of the National Honor Society, the Cross Country and Track teams, and the Scholastic Scrimmage team. He is active in CAN-DO activities, Partners in Education, the Citizen Bee, Science Olympiad, and the Regional Computer Fair, in which he placed first in the multimedia category last year. Matthew is also a graduate of the Junior Leadership program.

For his graduation project, Matthew collected food and toiletry items for Marines serving in Afghanistan and packed and shipped the items to a Marine Force Recon platoon. Matthew received the title of "distinguished," the highest honor, for his project.

In the community, Matthew is a United Way Allocation member, and a blood donor for the American Red Cross. He is employed at Weatherly Area High School as a Student Technician Assistant, and at Weis Food Markets in Hazleton as a cashier. Matthew is a member of Holy Rosary Parish, where he assists as an altar server.

Sponsors for the month of September are the Weatherly Education Association and the Weatherly Area High School Alumni Association.