Michael Grafals

of Collingswood, who graduated from Rowan University on May 16, has won a Fulbright scholarship to Spain. Grafals hopes to study Spanish literature, literary theory or comparative literature at the Complutense University of Madrid during his Fulbright year. He majored in English and education at Rowan, and student-taught juniors at Haddonfield Memorial High School. He will teach English to high school students in Madrid. Grafals' plans include pursuit of a doctorate in English literature.

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Caitlyn Casson

of Vineland, a senior at Gloucester County Institute of Technology, recently received the "Student Award for Artistic Excellence in Leadership and Dance," one of the N.J. Governor's Awards in Arts Education. Casson attends GCIT's Performing Arts Dance Academy. Governor's award winners performed May 21 at the War Memorial, Trenton; Casson's selection was a modern ballet solo. For the second consecutive summer, Casson has been accepted into the program at Complexions Dance Company, New York City. At summer's end, she plans to attend the University of South Florida, Tampa, to pursue a bachelor of fine arts in dance, with a psychology minor. She has received an academic and dance scholarship.

The Rotary Club of Pitman will send two Pitman High School juniors, one boy and one girl, to the Rotary Youth Leadership Award conference in June at Richard Stockton College. Selected for the five-day program, aimed at personal and professional development, were

Marcus Corbitt

and

Emily Carr.

Chosen as alternates were

Alexander Sprengle

and

Kaitlyn McIlvaine

.

Delsea Regional High School has announced its Girls State delegates, who will attend the American Legion-sponsored event at Georgian Court University, in Lakewood, June 22-27. They are

Gina Magliocco

and

Alexandra

Blech. Selected as alternates were

Gina Matero

and

Anne Napoli

. Selection honors academics, character, and interest in state government. Delegates are drawn from the junior class.

Glassboro High School students and teachers staged a talent show and raised more than $1,000 for Pennies for Peace. The show, May 9, included more than a dozen student and teacher performances. Pennies for Peace finances international education initiatives.

- Lea Sitton Stanley