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Burlington County Bulletin: Marlton/Medford

by Suburban Family-- Editorial Staff

Star Administrator
James Hager
Lenape District

Lenape Regional District Administrator Hager was awarded the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) Distinguished Service Award. Hager was honored for his long-term commitment to the district, having served it since 2003, and was able to present a Seneca High School student with a $1,000 scholarship through the NJASBO in the process.

Star Administrator
Jason Morgan and Allison Vassaloti

Morgan and Vassalotti were selected to complete a five-week program at Rowan University’s School of Medicine over the summer. The two students were given the opportunity to research and practice biomedical science, all of which ended when the students presented their own research in an end-of-summer presentation.

Star Citizen
Nicole Farina
Burlington County

Lourdes Health System named Farina as the winner of the 2016 DAISY Nursing Award. Farina, a nurse at the Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County’s medical/surgical unit, was honored for her dedication to patient care and was nominated by a patient who commended her for her “exceptional care.”

Star Citizen
Matt Dawkins

Eighteen-year-old Dawkins is using his personal story to spread a public message on ESPN. The transgendered teen began transitioning from female to male last year as a senior at Cherokee High School, and stopped running track for the girls team in the process, despite a promising career in girls track. Dawkins’ story became the source of a documentary called Life as Matt, which aired as part of the E:60 series on Aug. 4. He also appeared on the Steve Harvey Show.

Star Citizen
Barbara Moeller

Moeller was celebrated as she retired from Lourdes after 33 years with the health system. Moeller served as the director of yoga teacher training for the Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies and also served as a meditation instructor and specialist in relaxation training. She was trained in all different forms of yoga, including yoga of the heart to help with cardiac and cancer patients.

Aug. 31 Rowan College at Burlington County First Day of Classes

Sept. 1 Lenape Regional District Freshman Orientation,
7 p.m. at each school

Sept. 6 Lenape Regional District First Day of School

Sept. 7 Bishop Eustace Prep First Day of School

Sept. 7 Mount Laurel Schools First Day of School

Sept. 10 ACT Testing, locations vary

Sept. 21 Shawnee High School College Information Night,
6 p.m. in the auditorium

Sept. 22 Cherokee High School Senior Parent College Application Night,
7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center

Sept. 22 Evesham Township Board of Education Meeting,
7 p.m. at DeMasi Middle School

Oct. 1 SAT Testing, locations vary

News from around Burlington County

Two Burlington County businesses will be relocating to Camden as part of the Grow NJ Assistance Program. ACTEGA out of Delran will receive $4,000,000 a year for a decade through the move and Medford’s Dubell Lumber will receive $1,830,000 a year for 10 years.

The South Jersey Camera Club will be presenting a month of photographs of birds from Florida. Running from Aug. 9 to Sept. 16, the series presents birds from a variety of sanctuaries in Florida, on display at the Hansen Warner Gallery on Main Street in Medford.

As the gubernatorial candidates for the 2017 election continue to pile up, Evesham Mayor Randy Brown still remains a possible candidate for the Republican party. He joins other state Republicans like Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

Next Evesham Council Meeting:
Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Evesham Municipal Building

Next Medford Council Meeting:
Sept. 20, 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, Medford

Police are looking for help in finding two masked men who broke into and robbed the Canal’s Bottle Shop on Route 70 in Marlton at the end of July.

Medford police arrested a man who allegedly started a fire at the Tarantella Ristorante on Route 70 while customers were dining inside. Craig Muehleisen Jr. was arrested on July 20 after allegedly trying to use forged prescriptions to obtain drugs at the CVS across the street before attempting to burn the phony prescriptions in the Tarantella bathroom.

Evesham police arrested an Audubon man during a routine traffic stop, after police K-9 Ciko discovered crack cocaine and hypodermic needles in the vehicle. The man was charged with third degree possession and disorderly persons.

Rio 2016
One of the biggest upsets for Team USA came by way of the women’s soccer team, which was knocked out of their first elimination game by Sweden in penalty kicks. Delran’s Carli Lloyd, the team captain and one of the best players in the world, managed to score twice in group play.

Cherry Hill native and shooter Matt Emmons hoped to add another medal to his 2004 gold, 2008 silver and 2012 bronze medal count, but went home empty handed, despite being ranked No. 1 in the world in the 50-meter, three-position rifle competition.

It was a hard fight for Voorhees’ English Gardner, who blew her competition away in the qualifying rounds of the 100-meter dash on the track. But faced with what she called a bad day “internally,” Gardner fell short in the final, placing seventh overall. Haddonfield’s Marielle Hall ended up in 33rd place in the 10,000 meters.

Cinnaminson native Steve Kasprzyk and the USA men’s eight rowing team finished fourth overall. This is Kasprzyk’s second Olympic competition; he and the team finished fourth in London in 2012.

The U.S. women’s field hockey team upset several teams in the preliminary rounds and finished with a 4-1 record in pool play. Both South Jersey natives scored goals, Cherry Hill's Michelle Vittese and Berlin’s Rachel Dawson, before the team was eliminated by Germany in the quarterfinals.

Westampton native Kelsi Worrell made a strong showing in the pool, competing in the 100 butterfly. She finished ninth in qualifying rounds, and was unable to move on to the final.

Moorestown’s Lauren Schmetterling and the USA women’s eight rowing team captured the gold medal for the third consecutive time on Aug. 15.

As of press time, Sicklerville’s Jordan Burroughs had yet to take the mat for USA wrestling, but 2012’s gold medalist is showing serious promise. Burroughs has become the face of wrestling in the last four years, and even served as a model for Ralph Lauren’s Olympic line.

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 6 (August, 2016).
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