MOORESTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL STUDENTS
Serena Lin an d Dylan Zhou are semifin alists in the 2019 Nation al Merit Scholarship competit ion . The group of 16,000 semifinalists will narrow down to 7,500 winners in March. Lin, who comanaged the varsity girls basketball team, atten ded a leadership conference in North Carolina and received a silver medal from the National Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. She has a chan ce of winning one of these scholarships alongside Zhou, who competed on the boys varsity cross country team, was a MATHCOUNTS coach for Lower School studen ts and managed his school’s fencing teams. —Dylann Cohn-Emery
A community effort led by high school student Strube resulted in 200 blankets being donated to children in hospitals. Strube recruited 2 00 elementary students to help seniors at Washington Township High School design and put together blankets that they later handed out to the residents of the Ronald McDonald House and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. —Alexis Weaver
Listening to the radio in the car with her mom turned into a legislative journey for 12-year-old Patterson. Overhearing a report that New Jersey didn’t have a state muffin had Patterson asking herself, ‘Why not?’ Patterson was able to draft a bill that later was passed declaring Blueberry Cheesecake as New Jersey’s state muffin with the help from her mother and Assemblywoman Carol Murphy. —Sarahjane Massaud
Haddonfield Memorial High School English teacher Dickstein was invited to attend the annual meeting of the Carter Center Board of Councilors at Emory University. Dickstein has been working tirelessly to get her long- time friend, Garang B uk Buk Piol, from Southern Sudan to Emory for his masters. Piol’s story inspired Dickstein to create a GoFundMe, which has raised $67,575 so far. —Sarah Camp
Gloucester County Teacher of the Year Domenick Renzi, who teaches basic ma th at Wedgwood Elementary, wrapped up his 2017-2018 year. Renzi showed off what he experienced this past year with members of the Glouce ster County Curriculum Consortium. The state Teacher of the Year finalist recapped his eventful year with a presentation highlighting th e various seminars he was invited to, his presentation at the NJEA, as well as the leadership conference he attended last fall. —Sarah Camp
JEFF REIM AND BARBIE SUE MCCRANE
Reim and McCrane were recognized for their 30 years of service working in the county’s Parks and Recreation Department Summer Theater Program. The two exemplified the service they are providing for these kid s an d the community as a whole. —Sarahjane Massaud
AMANDA HUGHES, KAELYN CHARNITSKY, SAVANNAH WILLIAMS
Girl Scouts Hughes, Charn itsky and Williams were recently recognized for the hard work they put into their service project Foster Karing Kits. The three girls achieved the Girl Scouts Silver Award, the second-highest award in the organization. The kits consisted of 30 duffel bags packed with personal hygiene items and toys to gift cards for boys and girls in foster care. —Sarah Camp
Sin ce a young age, Schmidt has enjoyed cleaning up her neighborhood by picking up litter along the streets. The 19-year-old college student was honored with a Volunteerism Award from New Jersey Clean Communities Council along with being one of 10 students chosen from 40 Pennsylvania colleges to receive a merit scholarship for her community service. —Sarahjane Massaud
DAVID L. STEINBERG
Stein berg is being recognized for his passion for peace as he has been chosen as a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. His book entitled My Enemy in the Mirror—Finding Peace in an Unpeaceful World has led him on a four-year discussion on peace, how he tries to achieve it and how others can as well. Being one of 331 candidates for the prize, Steinberg remains humbled by the nomination alone. —Sarahjane Massaud
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 8 (October 2018).
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