Among 2,500 students nationwide to receive $2,500 National Merit Scholarships were

Harrison M. McAdams

of Haddonfield Memorial High School;

Justin S. Deng

and

Ethan L. Goldstein

, both of Cherry Hill High School East; and

Arlyn H. Katen

of Sicklerville and Winslow Township High School. The merit scholars were chosen from among about 15,000 finalists, based on accomplishments, skills, and potential for college success.

Genay E. Kirkpatrick

of Voorhees and the Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn., was among 700 of the nation's top black students, similarly judged, to win a $2,500 National Achievement Scholarship. This year's National Merit Scholarship process began in October 2006 with the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and the field has narrowed throughout this year.

Eight students from Camden County College have been inducted into the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Honor Society.

Members must rank within the top 1 percent of business students at their schools, two- and four-year institutions. Inductees for 2008 must have completed at least 70 percent of their degree requirements by Jan. 1. Inductees included

Shannon Case

, Blackwood;

Jennifer A. Fritz

, Haddonfield;

Radmila Salmanova

, Haddonfield;

Donna Arlene Smith-Williams

, Blackwood;

Li-Ying Chang Wang

, Cherry Hill;

Elsie Hewitt

, Williamstown;

Karen Leonardi-Murray

, Newfield; and

Irina Barysheva

, Philadelphia.

Two entries by Rosa International School, Cherry Hill, into New Jersey's History Day contest will advance to the national competition, June 15-19 at the University of Maryland. Rosa entered two group documentaries, one individual documentary, one group performance and one group exhibit in the contest May 3, at William Paterson University. The group documentaries,

Inventing America

and

We, These United States

, will advance. The individual documentary,

To Vote or Not To Vote The 19th Amendment

, is an alternate on the state team. Rosa teacher

Christy Marrella-Davis

coached the 21 students who took part.

Six juniors from Haddonfield Memorial High School have been selected by the Rotary Club of Haddonfield to attend the District Youth Leadership Conference, June 22-26 at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Selected for their leadership abilities, with assistance from the principal and guidance counselors, were

Zoe Nahatis

,

Margaret Emmet

,

Jenny Hansberry

,

Ian D'Emilia

,

Michael Carroll

and

Jeffrey Smith

.

Sarah Connell

of Cherry Hill, a junior at Moorestown Friends School, placed third among 11th graders in the New Jersey Arbor Day Art Contest, sponsored by the New Jersey Tree Foundation. She received a certificate.

- Lea Sitton Stanley