Domenica Trace, Baylee Carr, Amanda Decker, Anne Napoli


Kevin Wilson

were nominated from Delsea Regional High School for the 2008 Governor's School of New Jersey summer program. The four-week residential program serves artistically or academically talented students between their junior and senior years. It is held on college campuses statewide. Delsea's nominees will compete for selection at the county level. Trace was nominated for the engineering and technology program; Carr, environmental studies; Decker, science; Napoli, international studies; and Wilson, public issues.

Among seven full-time Camden County College faculty members recently granted tenure were

Debra Slusarczyk

of Woodbury, whose field is health-information technology, and

Marjorie Sokoloff

of Pitman, who teaches theater.

Five teachers from Delsea Regional High School have won district professional development awards for excellence. They are

Matt Nicastro, Jen Macielag, Melissa Smith, Kim Collins


Jack Burton

. Nicastro (biology) completed a project comparing the effects of a teacher-generated Web site on academic performance. Macielag (chemistry) developed an activity in which students use Google Earth and its distance-measuring tool to calculate speed and time. Child-study team members Smith, Collins and Burton compared test scores of students in in-class support settings to those of students in resource program settings.

Christopher Larrea


Melvin Holmes

, seniors at Delsea Regional High School, toured Europe for three weeks in July as part of the troupe American Music Abroad.

Melvin, of Newfield, played alto saxophone. He plans to attend Rowan University to major in electrical engineering and minor in music. Christopher, also of Newfield, played trombone. He plans to study to become a high school music teacher.

Work by

Lori Joyce

, an English instructor at Gloucester County College, is being included in an academic book,

Don Quixote, the First Four Hundred Years

, published by Universidad de San Marcos Press. Joyce's contribution focuses on the parallels between Miguel de Cervantes'

Don Quixote

and Mark Twain's

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

. The book is to be published next year. Joyce, a full-time instructor at GCC for three years, is developing a course that will explore the legends of King Arthur.

Jasmine Lawrence

, 16 and a junior at Williamstown High School, has been featured on national broadcasts and in high-profile publications as president and CEO of EDEN BodyWorks. On Nov. 28, she talked with fifth- and sixth-grade girls at the Thomas E. Bowe School in Glassboro. She discussed starting a business with Let Girls Be Girls, which seeks to offer guidance and inspiration to the group's approximately 25 members. Jasmine started EDEN BodyWorks after a bad experience with harsh hair products. In its third year, Let Girls Be Girls targets students who may lack positive role models in their lives or who need help in other areas.