of Bridgeton and
both of Sewell, have received $3,000 scholarships from the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. The junior accounting students at Rowan University also earned invitations to a two-day, all-expenses-paid residency program in June at Montclair State University.
The goal of the Scholars Institute – co-sponsored by the society; Deloitte, Ernst & Young; KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers – is to help students make the transition from college to career, and offer networking opportunities.
Members of the Roots and Shoots Club and the Greenhouse Club at Bunker Hill Middle School in Washington Township recently planted a red maple tree in front of the school in memory of Michael Reader. Reader, who died in November after a heart transplant, was a technology teacher at the school. The Gloucester County Conservation District donated the maple.
Classmates of Shelby Brooks, a fifth grader at Hurffville Elementary School in Washington Township, earlier this month learned about being a medic in Iraq from Brooks' father, Eugene, a Navy petty officer.
Eugene Brooks spent seven months in Iraq with a group of Marines. His father was a prisoner of war during World War II in the Philippines, and his brother is serving in Korea. Another daughter, Alexis Brooks, is a seventh grader at Chestnut Ridge Middle School.
Seniors Zach McBride, Aurora Schramm and Graham Miller have been selected to represent Delsea Regional High School in the USA Today 2007 all-USA High School Academic Team. Annually, the newspaper works with the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Education Association to identify 20 top high school students nationwide. Each of the 20 receives $2,500. Among the criteria for selection are academics and artistic or leadership talent. Another Delsea senior, Amanda Goetschius, signed a letter of intent for a full athletic scholarship to the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She runs cross-country, winter track and spring track.
Megan Steigerwalt, a junior at Delsea Regional High School, has been accepted for the New Jersey Governor's School of the Arts for music. Megan, who was among nearly 900 students statewide to apply for about 100 scholars' positions, is the second Delsea student to be admitted to the selective residential program, according to a school spokeswoman. From July 1 through July 28, she will reside at the College of New Jersey for the program.
The Delsea Regional High School delegates for Girls State and Boys State, all juniors, are Samantha Belsky, Jennifer Blaetz, Joseph DiGregorio and Mike Schiavone. Alternates are Thao Lai, Kathleen Duffy, Mike Carey and Cameron Rambone. The delegates are to attend the event, sponsored by the American Legion, at Rider University from June 17 through 22. Selection is based on academics, character and interest in state government.
Six students from Thomas E. Bowe School in Glassboro will represent the district in the all-South Jersey Elementary School Honors Band festival. The band, sponsored by the South Jersey Band and Orchestra Directors Association, comprises about 200 students. The musicians are scheduled to perform together at 2 p.m. May 12 at Williamstown High School. The Bowe performers are fifth-grader Andrew Holden, who plays baritone saxophone; Timothy Peel, sixth grade, baritone horn; John Schneider, sixth grade, alto sax; Ian Volz-Price, sixth grade, horn; Nicholas Felker, sixth grade, mallet percussion, and Leon Purvis, baritone horn.
Monica Barron of Sewell, a sophomore magazine major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, has been inducted into the university's chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. The organization recognizes student leaders who live and work in residence halls.
Rachel Kelly, a senior English major at Rowan University, has won a Fulbright scholarship to teach English as a second language to children in South Korea. Kelly, of Lincoln Park, is the seventh Rowan student in the last seven years to win a Fulbright.
Ten seniors at Washington Township High School have signed national letters of intent: Tim Dollarton, soccer, Moravian College; Jim Bradley, soccer, Rider University; Amanda Matticks, tennis, Rider; Tori Pellerito, swimming, La Salle University; Kirsten Shea, swimming, William Patterson University; Trish Young, tennis, Towson University; Lauren Summers, field hockey, Bloomsburg University; Emily Wagner, field hockey, University of Delaware; Megan Scarpinato, field hockey, Widener University, and Molly DuVall, volleyball, Moravian.
Delsea Regional High announces some of its scholarship winners.
Graham Miller of Franklinville has been conditionally selected to receive a 4-year Army ROTC full-tuition scholarship for Hofstra University, Seton Hall University and Lehigh University. He plans to major in political science in college.
Chelsie Paulson of Franklinville has been selected to receive a $40,000 Alumni Scholarship to be distributed in equal parts of $10,000 per year over four years. Also, Albright has offered Paulson the National Honor Society honors academic excellence and extracurricular leadership in the amount of $4,000 distributed in equal parts of $1,000 per year. She has also been offered a Cabrini College Achievement Grant in the amount of $12,000. This amount is renewable each year for a total of $48,000 over four years. She plans to major in Spanish and international business.
Amanda Goetschius of Franklinville has been offered Mount St. Mary's University Dean's Scholarship, valued at $34,000 to be distributed at the rate of $8,500 a year for four years.
Jaime Leeds of Franklin has been offered a Drexel University Merit Scholarship in the amount of $15,000 for a total of $60,000 over four years. She plans to major in engineering.
Kristi Farrar of Franklinville has been awarded a Monarch Grant at King's College for $1,500 per year for four years. She plans to major in chemistry and physics in college.
Jacqueline Davis of Franklin has been awarded a Monmouth University Academic Grant in the amount of $8,000 for a total of $32,000 over four years. She plans to major in biology and chemistry in college.
- Lea Sitton Stanley