Juliet Kaplan (’24)
April 10, 2023
Baseball manager, Italian-American club member, and camp counselor. Junior, Juliet Kaplan, is an avid member of not only the Cherry Hill High School East community, but the South Jersey community as a whole.
Having lived in Cherry Hill her whole life, Kaplan has always attended schools in the Cherry Hill Public Schools district. She went to Horace Mann Elementary School, and Rosa International Middle School.
In school, Kaplan’s favorite subject is English. Among the required core classes, she takes neuroscience, financial literacy, and SAT prep as her electives.
“English has been my favorite subject since elementary school. I love reading and writing, and am always interested in class,” she said.
One of Kaplan’s genuine passions is being one of the baseball team managers. Alongside Fiona Yampell (‘24), she helps, motivates, and organizes the East team. This unique position requires Kaplan to attend every game, and travel with the team. She also has to understand the rules of the game, and keep track of every play.
In addition to learning the basics and “lingo” of baseball, she also has made strong connections with the players and coaches.
“I love being one of the baseball managers. It is so fun to get to watch everyone play and bond as a team. It’s a cool way for me to take part in and watch baseball without playing on the actual field,” she said.
Mr. Burnham was able to get her this position, and being a manager is one of the highlights of Kaplan’s East experience so far. This year, she is looking forward to traveling to Florida for games, and making new memories with everyone. She hopes for a great baseball season and encourages everyone to “keep track of baseball updates and come out to support!”
Kaplan also takes part in the Italian American Club and Habitat for Humanity. In both clubs, she has “met so many great people and learned so many new things.”
The Italian American Club was started at East last February, its goal being to celebrate and educate members on Italian culture. Kaplan enjoys the frequent meetings and activities, and connecting with other Italian students at East. Recently, planning and organizing their booth for multicultural day has been one of her top priorities.
Kaplan is a part of Habitat for Humanity for similar reasons. More specifically, her favorite part of the club is “knowing that [she] is helping other people and making a difference in their lives.”
In the greater South Jersey area, Kaplan works as a camp counselor at JCC Camps at Medford over the summer. Over the past three summers, she has found a love for working with younger kids. They motivate her and always encourage her to have fun. The best part of her job is “hanging out with all the other counselors, and entertaining the campers.”
Kaplan is looking forward to Junior Prom amongst many other East events this year. Overall, Kaplan’s dedication to East and the Cherry Hill community is very admired and her infectious spirit and energy can be felt on the impact she has made in her contributions to the school.