Wade Graham

, who attends Creative Arts High School in Camden, performed a Chopin nocturne at the annual celebration of the Governor's Awards in Arts Education at the War Memorial in Trenton on May 21. He was among 89 students honored at the event and one of only 11 selected statewide to perform. Honorees included

Christopher Castillo

, also of the Creative Arts High School;

William Maher

of Moorestown, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School;

Fiona Murray

, Pennsauken, Camden Catholic High School, and Cherry Hill High School West students

Malcolm Cooper


Daniel Faber

. Among the five teachers honored were Cherry Hill West's

Joseph Akinskas Jr.

of Cherry Hill and

Lisa Confora

, Collingswood, a teacher in the Atlantic County Special Services School District.

Nine Moorestown Friends School students, including three from Camden County, have been inducted into language honor societies. Named to the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica were juniors

Kelly Barna

, Hainesport, and

Rebecca Salowe

, Mount Laurel; and sophomores

Phillip Dorsey

, Westampton;

Keyanah Freeland

, Camden;

Tej Trivedi

, Voorhees, and

Jordan Zaid

, Marlton. Inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français were senior

Ashley Edwards

, Lumberton, and sophomores

Alison Barton

, Riverton, and

Monica Chelius

, Haddon Township. The national societies honor achievement at the intermediate or advanced level of a language and overall academic achievement.

The Lawnside Scholarship Club bestowed nearly $12,000 in academic scholarships to graduating Lawnside seniors at its 53d annual luncheon May 17. The top award-winners, based on grade-point average, were

Erica Bell

, who received $2,000 and the $500 Elizabeth Jones Academic Excellence Award;

Thamar Lys

, $1,500 and the Jones Academic Excellence Award;

Shawn Harper

, $1,250, and

Nicholas Pinn

, $1,000.

Unique Freeman

received $500 from Grace Temple Baptist Church, Lawnside. All but one attend Haddon Heights High School. Pinn is a Paul VI Catholic High School student.

Brian Howard

of Cherry Hill, a music teacher at Moorestown Friends School, is among 25 teachers chosen for the Teachers of the Future Program, by the National Association of Independent Schools. The teachers, each of whom will receive a $1,000 stipend, will help develop an online community for independent-school teachers. They must lead an online educational discussion throughout next school year and create a teaching-unit video to be posted online. Howard is a 23-year teaching veteran.