Mike Nicholson

, who teaches TV/video production at Delsea Regional High School, is part of an award-winning film production company. One by One Films won best music documentary for

Tribute This!

at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Oklahoma on April 20. The 90-minute film has been nominated for best documentary at the International Film Festival, scheduled this month in England. Director Mick McCleery and producers Gary Joseph and Nicholson, all 38, traveled the world in summer 2005 to ask 10 well-known singers and songwriters, "Would you be willing to record the song of an unknown songwriter as part of a tribute album to a person whom you do not know?" Nicholson, of Philadelphia, has worked at Delsea for 12 years, initially teaching English. He holds a bachelor of arts in English from Rowan University and a master of arts in educational administration from Wilmington College, Delaware.

Eight Gloucester County high school seniors each will 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

Kelsey Kastrava

of Gibbstown, Paulsboro High School, who plans to attend Cabrini College;

Natalie Picciano

, Mullica Hill, Padua Academy (Wilmington, Del.), University of Scranton;

Melissa Stutzbach

, Pitman High School, Drew University;

Kelly Giffear

, Sewell, Clearview Regional High School, Elon College;

Kyle Nolan

, Sewell, St. Augustine Preparatory School, St. Joseph's University;

Jenna Lindsay

, Thorofare, West Deptford High School, Drexel University;

Alyssa Figueroa

, Turnersville, Washington Township High School, Rowan University; and

Sheldon Jackson

, Woodbury Senior High School, University of Delaware.

The Gloucester County College Foundation recognized alumni

Frank Smith

and

Barbara Chamberlain

during graduation May 16 for contributions to the county and community. Smith, class president in 1990, speaks on drug prevention statewide, counseling youth and lecturing to 35,000 students in the Project Awareness program. He is a former school board member in the Clearview Regional School District. Chamberlain was a nontraditional student in GCC's nursing program, then went on to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, a master's from the University of Pennsylvania, and a nursing doctorate from Widener University. She publishes and speaks about life support and trauma.

Jesse Liszkiewicz

, 22, a senior accounting major at Rowan University this spring, was among three accounting majors at the school to receive a $4,000 scholarship from the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Also earning awards were juniors

Ryan Barnes

, 20, of Randolph, and

Jennifer Maniscalco

, 22, of Brick. The scholarships recognize academic achievement and commitment to accounting education.

- Lea Sitton Stanley