Gloucester County College students in

Carol Cuyjet

's Art Appreciation I classes teamed up with students at the University of Hawaii on a global-issues project. Students designed a three-dimensional piece within a box format, using art to present their views on a global issue. Narratives about each piece, along with photographs of the work, were swapped electronically. The projects are scheduled to be displayed in the College Center lobby through Jan. 15. GCC is on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.

Three sixth graders at the Thomas E. Bowe School earned awards in the Glassboro Lions Club's "Celebrate Peace" poster contest, open to ages 11 through 13.

Autumn Brown

, 12, won first place and $100;

Madeleine Vasquez

, 11, second place, $75; and

Ashley Covely

, 11, third place, $50. Autumn's poster went on to earn first place in the South Jersey district portion of the contest, which comprised entries from 48 clubs. She is among four students whose entries are being considered for the first place statewide. The state winner advances to the international contest.

Bethanne O'Donnell and

Robert Atkinson

were Pitman High School's nominees for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. Bethanne's activities include the tennis team and presiding over Pitman's Students Against Drunk Driving chapter. She also was homecoming queen this year. She plans to major in elementary and special education in college and pursue a career as a school administrator. Robert, who plays soccer and runs winter track, also belongs to the Pitman Panther Marching Band and earned a spot in the All-State Chorus. He plans to major in music therapy.

Each year, high schools nationwide nominate one female student and one male for the honor, which recognizes academic aptitude, athletic talent and commitment to community. Bethanne and Robert were among more than 1,000 New Jersey seniors and 150,000 nationwide to compete for the award.

Gloucester County residents were among 80 faculty, staff and administrators honored at Camden County College's 13th annual Service Recognition Ceremony. They were either honored as retirees or for notching service milestones.

Recognized were

Barbara A. Aquilino

, retiree, Glassboro;

Dennis Berryman

, 25 years, Franklinville;

Richard Carty

, retiree, Williamstown;

Dawn Conley

, 15 years, Mullica Hill;

Peter DiLorenzo

, five years, Mickleton;

Patricia Dinella

, five years, Sewell;

Donna Ellis

, 15 years, Wenonah;

Helen Erskine

, 35 years, Turnersville;

Tina Lacava

, 10 years, Turnersville;

Marilyn Kay Sheppard

, retiree, Sewell;

William Taylor

, 15 years, Sewell;

Loreen Urrasio

, five years, Mantua, and

Lee Waldron

, 10 years, Williamstown.

- Lea Sitton Stanley