Lenape High School's A-1 Knowledge Bowl placed seventh among 52 teams taking part in the Gateway Toyota Academic Challenge at Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River last month.

Mohammed Haider

is captain of the team, which includes

Mary Reilly


Andrew Jakubowski


Clarke Read


Brian Chang


Ian Perry


Mary Ann Stecher

advises the team, one of three from the school to compete.

Ninth graders

Deanna Benbow


Malika Madison

from Burlington County Institute of Technology are among the winners of the Youth Achievers Committee 16th Annual Science and Math Fair who are scheduled to appear at 2 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Willingboro Public Library. Both live in Willingboro. The event is open to the public. The science projects will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 28 at the library, 220 Willingboro Parkway, just off Route 130 and Levitt Parkway, next to Burlington County College. The theme of the 2007 fair was global warming. Kindergartners through seniors entered exhibits. For information, call 609-877-6668.

Students and staff members at the Richard L. Rice School in Evesham Township recently raised $1,200 to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina in a weeklong Loose Change Challenge. The money will be used to buy bookstore gift cards for teachers and librarians in the New Orleans area to use on libraries. Rice computer teacher

Sandra Jost

plans to travel to New Orleans on Christmas Day to help with the rebuilding effort and to present the gift cards.

Fourteen students from Moorestown Friends School attended the Princeton Model United Nations Conference, Nov. 29 to Dec. 2. Sixty-three schools were represented, with students from as far as Mali. Social studies teacher

Joel Hager

was adviser to the Moorestown group during the event, hosted by Princeton University's International Relations Council. Senior

Kiki Nespor

, Moorestown, and freshman

Chandler Hart-McGonigle

, Lumberton, received honorable mention as delegates on the Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee. Junior

Paige Joffe

, Voorhees, was commended for her work as a delegate on the World Trade Organization Committee. Other MFS students attending were, from Moorestown, freshmen

George Bader


Louise Peterson


Adrienne Saludades

, and junior

Anya Gelernt

; freshman

Peter Barna

, Hainesport; freshman

Taylor Horn

, Cherry Hill; senior

Emily Jones

, Mount Holly; freshman

John Latimer

, Riverton; senior

Sade Muhammad

, Westampton; freshman

Alexander Schoifet

, Medford, and freshman

Wyeth Shabel

, Mount Laurel.

On Dec. 14, 115 students displayed talent, stamina and drill skills during the Rancocas Valley Regional High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps inspection. The unit's performance included armed and unarmed trick routines and a drill team performance.

Students and staff from Holy Cross High School in Delran raised money and bought gifts for the annual New Jersey AIDS Coalition holiday party for families affected by HIV/AIDS. The school community met the wishes of 50 children.

Sarah Gross

, coalition director, presented the school a plaque to recognize its contribution.

Jim Gallo

, school activities director, and seniors

Steve Szypulski

of Delanco and

Jane Alexander

of Edgewater Park led the effort.

The Burlington County Institute of Technology recently recognized Shamrock Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical of Vincentown as an exemplary business partner. An award was bestowed recently at the 2007 Annual Business Partnership recognition program in Atlantic City. The New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools sponsors the award, given to one such partner from each of the state's 21 county vocational school districts. Shamrock, involved with the BCIT since 2002, employs students through a school-to-work program, offering some jobs after they graduate.

- Lea Sitton Stanley