Travis Knauss

, who attends Rancocas Valley High School, was one of 91 seniors nationwide chosen to perform with the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band on Jan. 5 during the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Travis, a percussionist, auditioned for the opportunity last summer.

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Emily Hansinger

, a student at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorestown, won the individual competition at the second annual Mathematics Competition at Holy Cross High School, Delran. Taking second and third at the Nov. 28 event were, respectively,

Brittany Wun

, Cinnaminson Middle School, and

Christopher Hobson

, Neeta School, Medford Lakes. About 170 seventh and eighth graders from 23 private and public schools in the area took part in the event, organized by AP calculus II students at Holy Cross. William Allen Middle School, Moorestown, was the overall school winner. Taking second was the team from Westampton Middle School; third, the team from Our Lady of Good Counsel.

The Shawnee High School Football Cheerleaders earned the grand-champion title at the Cheer Tech National Cheerleading Competition in Philadelphia on Dec. 2. The squad's coaches are

Linda Kay

,

Lora Griffin

and

Debbie Canale

.

The Lenape High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) has launched a campaign against the use of illegal drugs in Mount Laurel. Led by health and physical education teacher

Mike Zimmerman

, and student board members

Amy Lind

,

Kelly Guarino

,

Lisa Souders

and

Jenna Smith

, the group joined with the Mount Laurel Municipal Alliance in the effort. School Honor Society members also have pitched in. The goal: To unify Mount Laurel against drugs by having the people who work and live there buy a shirt with the slogan Keep Your Drugs Out of MY TOWN.

Christine Webster

of Marlton is among seven full-time faculty members at Camden County College who recently received tenures. Webster, who teaches reading and writing, holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Rowan University and a master's degree in English from Rutgers University. Webster, with CCC for eight years, began as an adjunct in fall 1999 and is in her fifth year of full-time teaching at the college.

- Lea Sitton Stanley