Camden Catholic High School has inducted its first group of alumni to the school Hall of Fame. The induction was held April 21 at the school.
Entering the Green and White Hall of Fame for athletics were Warren Bowne, who became head wrestling coach in 1968 and served a 15-year stint, during which he turned the team into a powerhouse; Joanne Burke, 1977 graduate; Jim Coppola, 1976; Ed Gramigna, 1950; Mike Madden, 1963; Don McComb, 1952; Fran Mulroy, 1952; Pat O'Brien, 1976; and Phil Raimondo, 1952. Inducted posthumously were Sonny Morrell, 1951, and Tom Kenney, 1938. Placed in the Emerald Hall of Fame, for academics and art, were Michael Corman, 1982; Barbara Breuer Dever, 1969; Admiral William Fallon, 1963; Joe Farina, 1973; Robert Healey, 1947; James Kerley, 1940; John Legere, 1965; Bishop George Murry, 1966, Society of Jesus; the Rev. Scott Pilarz, 1977, Society of Jesus; and James Toogood, 1973. Inducted posthumously were Connie Bowman, 1936, and the Rev. Msgr. George Sharkey, 1934.
Camden County College on Tuesday christened the Camden Conference Center with a ribbon-cutting. Construction of the new center, in the college's Camden Technology Center, was financed by a $2.4 million grant from the state Commerce Department. The conference center includes a 181-seat theater and a banquet room, and is equipped with teleconferencing, video and audio recording equipment. The new venue will be used for such events as seminars, luncheons, lectures and training programs.
Six fourth graders from Berlin Community School and two from St. Stephen's School in Pennsauken have been recognized for articles they wrote as part of Celebrate NJ!, a nonprofit corporation formed last year to help promote the state. The students were asked to write about what makes New Jersey great. Honored from the Berlin school were Kevin Henley, with the article "New Egypt Speedway"; Yazmin Williams, "Seaside Heights"; Michael Merlino, "Marconi"; Sophia Valeri, "Alice Paul"; Paige Lamb, "The Exciting Montclair Art Museum"; and Jessica Knight, "Come With Me to the Cape May Zoo." Caroline Hern and Laura Fagen, from St. Stephen's, contributed "Delight in Every Bite."
- Lea Sitton Stanley