A Cherry Hill High School East team took second in Temple University's Actuarial Science Math Competition. About 100 students on more than 20 teams took part March 30. Awards went to the top three teams, the top three individuals, and the top individual from each grade who did not score in the top three overall.
The second-place Cherry Hill team comprised seniors Zhao Chen, Zhengbin Ji and Rukan Shao and freshman Calvin Hou. Chen placed third individually. Ji won for 12th grade, and Hou for ninth.
Camden County residents were among 25 students at Moorestown Friends School inducted into honor societies May 10. Named to the Cum Laude Society for overall academic excellence were seniors Courtney Brown and Kyle Nocho, both of Voorhees; senior Jennielle Jobson of Winslow Township; and junior Andrea Onorato of Voorhees. Named to the Spanish Honor Society were Brown and sophomores Hannah Levy of Voorhees, Gabrielle Martinez of Camden and Hannah Spielberg of Westmont.
Junior Justin Deng of Cherry Hill High School East has been selected for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad team. He scored among the top 20 students nationwide on the National Chemistry Exam in April to make the team, and has been invited to attend the national study camp in June at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Four students will be named to a team that will compete at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Moscow in the summer.
The upper-level Latin team from Cherry Hill High School West placed first at the New Jersey Junior Classical League state convention May 5 at Pequannock Township High School. The team consisted of Anastasia Pastino, Zane Roskoph and Jeremy Silver. Pastino, Silver, and Latin I student Lauren Graudite also placed first on individual tests. The school's Latin I team placed third in the state.
During the annual Spirit Week at Beck Middle School in Cherry Hill, from April 30 to May 4, the sixth grade raised $2,025 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the seventh grade raised $1,540 for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, and the eighth grade raised $1,200 for the American Cancer Society.
- Lea Sitton Stanley