Four Moorestown Friends School students won gold-medal placements for their performance on the National Spanish Examinations, taken this year by 110,000 youngsters. Earning the gold, for scoring at or above the 95th percentile, were junior

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, Westmont; eighth graders

Angel Mathew

, Cherry Hill, and

Edward Barrett

, Mount Laurel; and seventh grader

Sarah Master

, Haddonfield. The exams are given to students in Grades 6 through 12. The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese sponsor them.

Senior citizens recently visited fourth graders at DeMasi Elementary School to share their experiences in technology and how it has changed over the years. The visit was part of the Evesham Township School District's Intergenerational Learning Program, which has connected seniors and elementary school pupils for three years. In preparation, the DeMasi pupils worked for more than two weeks on science-related projects. One group of pupils,

Dmitri Cirillo

,

Nicholas Collins

and

John Gavura

, researched rockets and rocket fuel.

Amanda Chen

,

Kim Collins

,

Mike Evans

and

Samantha Snyderman

researched the typewriter.

Nine Burlington County high school seniors will each receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the Comcast Foundation. The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes leadership skills, academic achievement and community service. The recipients are

Jazmine Rivera

of Browns Mills, Pemberton Township High School, who plans to enter Rider University;

Stephanie Eichmann

, Burlington Township High School, Villanova University;

Timothy Hennelly

, Cinnaminson High School, University of Pennsylvania;

Rachel Martin

, Delanco, Riverside High School, Rider University;

Craig Schwait

, Medford, Shawnee High School, University of Pennsylvania;

Julianne Barto

, Mount Holly, Rancocas Valley Regional High School, George Washington University;

Mary Reilly

, Mount Laurel, Lenape High School, Lehigh University;

Lauren Lomonaco

, Southampton, Seneca High School, Johnson & Wales University; and

Caitie Van Sciver

, Willingboro High School, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Shira Cohen

and

Elizabeth Schroll

, both of Moorestown, have been accepted into the Gilder Lehrman Institute's History Scholar program. Cohen, a Bryn Mawr College sophomore, is among 15 students named Gilder Lehrman History Scholars and will study for five weeks this summer in New York. As one of 50 scholar finalists, Schroll, a sophomore at Dickinson College, will study for a week in New York. The Lehrman Institute promotes the study and love of American history, serving teachers, students and scholars as well as the general public.

Karen Dooley

, a social studies teacher at Cherokee High School, has received the Civic Engagement Champion Award from the YMCA of Burlington County. Selection was based on her accomplishments in and dedication to the field. She teaches honors and remedial U.S. history, as well as U.S. Wars and Foreign Affairs.

- Lea Sitton Stanley