WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
Approximately 350 Washington Township High School (WTHS) students gathered together for an 18-hour dance-a-thon to raise money for the victims of Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event, named “Monzo Madness,” raised $15,000 for research and support for the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the ALS Foundation. With the 2020 donation, WTHS has donated more than $280,000 since the foundation’s establishment. –K.B.
Lynch-Walsh, named the 2019-2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the New Jersey Thespians for her commitment to theater education, has worked as a speech arts and dramatics teacher at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology’s School of Performing Arts for over 10 years. In addition to teaching and directing, she also founded a touring company where students have the opportunity to write and produce their own shows called ACTing Out. –K.B.
A 2007 graduate of Clearview Regional High School, Brancy won the Best Opera Recording Grammy Award for his lead performance in Boston Modern Opera Project’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox earlier this month in Los Angeles. Along with top honors for classical voice as a teen, Brancy also has had a half-dozen performances at Carnegie Hall. Brancy’s next project will be an opera called FLIGHT performed in Victoria, British Columbia. –M.F.
A student at Rowan College at Burlington County, Pierrecharles started the Gotta Have Faith Foundation, delivering backpacks, school supplies and clothing to children in need in Haiti. She was crowned the 2019-2020 National American Miss Teen on Dec. 1, 2019, in Anaheim, California. She also organized the Pink and Glitter Fashion Show to raise funds for breast cancer after a friend lost her mother to the disease.
After being the first woman to be named a full professor at Marquette University’s business school in Milwaukee, Adya will become the first female dean of the Rutgers School of Business-Camden on March 30. Adya will lead the business school’s management department. Her accomplishments include developing and launching an online master’s degree program in supply-chain management and a master’s degree program in management.
MONONGAHELA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Members and advisors of Monongahela Middle School’s student council made 120 sandwiches and gift bags for the homeless on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which were then donated to the Gloucester County Center for Family Services for children and families who face poverty, violence and addiction. The members intend to continue the initiative in the future, hoping that more students get involved.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 12 (February 2020).
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