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Star Teams: May, 2011

by Editorial Staff--Suburban Family Magazine
Cherry Hill National History Day Team
A total of 31 students from Rosa International Middle School, Cherry Hill High School East and Cherry Hill High School West (pictured) participated in National History Day, a contest sponsored by The History Channel and the New Jersey Historical Commission. All members of the team advanced from the regional level and qualified for a statewide competition; it’s only the second time in the history of the competition that an entire team has advanced.

Home School Mock Trial Team
The Home School Mock Trial Team beat Moorestown High School in the Burlington County Mock Trial finals, open to high school level students in public, private and home schools. This is the second consecutive year the team was named Burlington County champions.

Fabulous Feet Dance Company
Bellmawr’s Fabulous Feet Dance Company participated in the 99th National Cherry Blossom Parade, as a part of the All Star Tap Team. The team, which included elementary, middle and high school students, as well as adults, also performed in the Philadelphia IKEA Thanksgiving Parade.

Washington Township High School Mega Math Challenge Team
Washington Township High School junior Evan Sparano and seniors Dylan Black, Parth Parihar, Tori Saponara and Ed Mogck competed in the Siam Corporation’s annual Moody’s Mega Math Challenge. The competition challenges students to spend the day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. solving a real-life problem using mathematics. They were among 31 of 568 total teams to receive honorable mention status, earning a $1,000 prize.

Shawnee High School Girls’ Lacrosse
The Shawnee High School and Clearview Regional High School girls’ lacrosse teams joined forces to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Shawnee girls sold reversible breast cancer awareness pinnies, while the Clearview team ran a clinic for young girls. The two teams raised approximately $2,000 and dedicated their game on April 27 to the cause.

Orchard Valley Middle School Mock Trial Team
Seven Orchard Valley Middle School eighth-grade students teamed up to win honorable mention recognition at the 2011 Law Adventure Competition, open to seventh- and eighth-grade students and sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. Orchard Valley was one of two South Jersey schools to win an award in the competition.

Moorestown Boys’ Baseball Team Giants
Moorestown Youth Baseball Federation’s Giants team started the season off with a 4-0 record, beating the Dodgers, Marlins, Cubs and Reds and leading the league in the most wins so far this season. The AAA National League consists of third- and fourth-grade students.

Cherokee High School Girls’ Traveling Choir
The Cherokee High School Girls’ Traveling Choir journeyed to Ireland, where the 30-member choir performed in cathedrals and outside castles for audiences. To raise money for the trip, the group performed at fundraising events throughout Evesham Township.

Haddonfield Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind Team
Seventh-grade Haddonfield Middle School students Owen Hart, Max Levin, Brian McGrath, Henri McGuigan, Luke Small and Timmy Stavetski took third place in the New Jersey State Finals of the Odyssey of the Mind competition, a creative problem-solving competition.

Lenape High School Chess Team
The Lenape High School chess team competed in the New Jersey High School State Tournament, making it to the finals and placing third in the state.

Voorhees Magic All-Star Cheerleaders
The Magic Cheerleaders, consisting of girls ages 3 to 18, compete in various cheerleading competitions and are active in community service. The organization helped to cheer on cancer survivors at the Breast Cancer Walk at Cooper River Park; donated five large bins of supplies to the Voorhees Animal Shelter and at the end of May will donate their hair to Children With Hair Loss, a company that makes wigs for children with cancer and other illnesses.

Cherry Hill Boys’ Baseball Team Giants
Cherry Hill Youth Athletic Association’s team Giants is leading the AAA league with five wins, one tie and a loss. The baseball league, the youngest competitive division in the association, consists of 8- to 10-year-olds.

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 3 (May, 2011).
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