Jordan Feld

of Haddon Heights, a 2004 graduate of Camden Catholic High School, is this year's homecoming king at La Salle University. He was among about 100 seniors nominated to preside as king or queen. Winners are selected based on community involvement.

Feld, a marketing major with a minor in risk management and insurance, has worked with student government for four years and was student body vice president last year. As a member of the La Salle Ambassadors, he volunteers at Building Blocks Day Care Center, on campus. This year, Feld is the coordinator of Project Appalachia, which sends students to Kentucky over spring break to build houses in rural areas. He works with the South Camden Theater Company, a new troupe working to revitalize the city through art.

Cherry Hill's three Rotary Clubs donated more than 900 dictionaries to the township school board Nov. 27. Each third grader in the Cherry Hill Public Schools will receive one. Making the presentation at the board meeting were

William Turner

of the Cherry Hill Rotary Club, and

Alan

and

Ilean Stein

of the Garden State Rotary Club of Cherry Hill. (The Cherry Hill Breakfast Rotary Club also contributed.) Accepting the dictionaries were a trio of third graders from Clara Barton Elementary School:

Amelia Paulson

,

Jamie Doto

and

Olivia Jackson

.

Joe Akinskas

, assistant principal at Carusi Middle School, is scheduled to be part of a review panel for the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts Education Imagination Award next month. The award recognizes the infusion of creative thinking into program implementation, across the curriculum, in the New York City public schools. Akinskas also has been accepted as a presenter at the Music Educators National Conference in Milwaukee in April. He plans to present a session on Transitioning from Music Teacher to Music (Arts) Administration.

Camden County College offers free adult basic skills training to employees of companies that belong to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association or to chambers of commerce in the state. CCC's Division of Customized Training provides instruction in such areas as mathematics, reading and writing, and English as a second language. While in class, workers must be drawing their usual hourly wage or salary.

The grant-financed, $1.88 million Basic Skills Workforce Training Program covers the cost of the classes. Mathematics, communication and English classes will each run a total of 40 hours; a computer class will run a total of eight hours. Participating employers may choose to have CCC provide instruction at their job sites, or on campus.

For information contact Terri Campagna at 856-874-6056 or

» READ MORE: tcampagna@camdencc.edu

or Carol McCormick at 856-874-6016 or

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.

The Voorhees Township Public Schools have won a Safety Incentive Award from the joint insurance fund in which it participates. The safety award includes $1,500, to be used for safety supplies and equipment. The Safety Incentive Program honors districts based on their compliance with safety criteria.

College-bound high school seniors have less than a week to enter the Beneficial Scholars Program essay contest sponsored by Philadelphia-based Beneficial Bank.

The program, which awards $45,000 in scholarships to six students, is accepting entries until Friday from seniors in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.

Students are asked to write an essay describing what they think is the most important issue facing their community and how they would respond to this concern.

The winning writer will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and five runners-up will receive $5,000 scholarships. Judging will be done by a panel of area business and community leaders and educators.

Visit

» READ MORE: www.thebeneficial.com

for an entry form.

- Lea Sitton Stanley

and Matt Sandy