South Jersey's Local School News Roundup

by Staff | Apr 20, 2023
South Jersey's Local School News Roundup

From sporting competitions to teaching awards, South Jersey's schools are full of the highest achievements and accolades. Below is this months round up of local school news highlighting the best of the best!  




  • Allen Middle School’s MathCounts team won first place at the Ocean-Burlington Chapter Competition earlier this year. Derek Zheng, Yash Bhavsar, James Zender and Charlie Mitchell, alongside Tara Kortman and Allison Longmuir, math teachers at the middle school, were super excited that all their hard work had paid off. 
  • After the devastating church fire last month, students at Life Center Academy were displaced. Students recently found a temporary home in a vacant Wilingboro school. It is unknown when the Church and school will be back working at full capacity. 
  • The Excellence Awards hosted by Rowan’s branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was held in the Eynon Ballroom in the Chamberlain Student Center on Saturday, April 1 for the first time since the Pandemic. 
  • Lenape High School’s school nurse Gina Emge earned this year’s NJSSNA School Nurse Excellence Award. Emge has been a nurse in the Lenape District for over twenty years and one of the most highly regarded nurses in New Jersey. 
  • Cherry Hill Public Schools are holding a town hall meeting on April 24, to discuss harassment, intimidation and bullying from 7:30-8 p.m.
  • Deptford High School teacher Jonathan Ayer has earned the New Jersey Teacher Leader Endorsement.The scholarship is $6,000. 
  • Chestnut Ridge Middle School sixth-grade German student Jimmy Smith recently won a $25 school prize from the German Embassy in Washington for his essay about the Berlin Airlift.
  • Dance senior Yasly Nunez at Gloucester County Institute of Technology was awarded the NJ Governor's Award in Arts Education recently for Exceptional Artistry & Community Leadership.
  • Advisor Mr. Jeremy Adamiak was joined by students Georgencia Frage, Jolene Mercy, Nathan Melendez, Nick Quinones, April Wagner, Heidi Soffel, Chloe Cancila, Fahmida Fariha, and Jozlynn McNair for day of service as part of Rancocas Valley’s Habitat for Humanity Club. The group put some finishing touches on a project in hamilton on April 18th by spreading tons of dirt and rocks in preparation for topsoil and grass! 
  • CJ Barret, a Sterling High school alum and current Rowan Univeristy student, was one of the recipients selected to the 2023 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society. 
  • Amanda Tague, Video Productions student at the Camden County Technical School: Gloucester Township Campus, won 1st Place at the Rowan Media Festival in the category of Television & Broadcasting.


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