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Star Students: November, 2011

by Editorial Staff--Suburban Family Magazine
Edward Barrett, Carolyn Chelius, Katherine Churchill, Matthew Eckart, Karan Hiremath, Katherine Sowa, Madison Taormina and Emily Whitley
These Moorestown Friends School seniors (pictured) were named National Merit Scholarship Competition semifinalists. The commended students, representing the top three percent of the nation’s high school seniors, scored highest in the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, administered to more than 1.5 million entrants.

Gabe Hege and Lorezno Gibson
Moorestown Friends School seniors Hege and Gibson have been named National Achievement Scholarship Outstanding Participants. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African-American high school students.

Andrew Stockhecker
Mount Laurel
This Lenape Student of the Month served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Volunteer Center of Burlington County’s Youth Service Exposition last month, and also helped lead the Burlington County Youth Service conference in May. Stockhecker is a Gray Team Captain and a member of Lenape’s baseball and wrestling programs.

Michael Berkowitz, Winnie Cheng and Iryna Hrubiy
Cherry Hill
These seniors from Cherry Hill East are among the semifinalists named in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Competition. These students now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship awards this spring.

Danielle Stuart, Leilani Sanchez, Sarah Golembo, Hannah Russel and Destiny James-Grady
Washington Township
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School named these third graders as October Students of the Month for demonstrating excellent accountability and responsible character traits.

Maria Torculas, Robert Bethell and Sonal Gagrani
Mount Laurel
Lenape students Torculas, Bethell and Gagrani are among those who earned a perfect 2400 SAT, maxing out scores in math, writing and verbal, well above the 1500 national average.

Lindsey Kratchwell, Mykenzie Spino, Rider Rickette, Mary Lipchock and Amanda Generao
Washington Township
These third grade students were named October’s Students of the Month at Bells Elementary School.

Daniel Abrams
Abrams, a junior at Cherokee, was named an honorable mention in the 2011-12 National Hispanic Recognition Program, after qualifying via his high PSAT scores and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Shelbi Woods
Shawnee senior Woods won the Chapter Showcase Manual GOLD Medal during the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.

Giana Reed
Giana Reed, an 8th grade honor student at St. Charles Borromeo School, received her 10 year dance award at Annamarie’s Academy of Dance and was selected as the youngest performer to participate in the dance troupe’s hallmark piece “Fantasy.”

Lindsay Cohen
Lindsay Cohen, a sixth grader at Voorhees Middle School, was recognized for her entry in an essay contest during Heroes Remembrance Day, a 10-year tradition at the school. Cohen, along with her sixth grade team, wrote essays recognizing their personal heroes, during a day of remembrance, singing, playing music, and reading poems.

Jared Latane
Latane, a 7th grade Haddonfield student, won this year’s Ethal Mae Hocker Scholarship last month. After a rigorous interview process, where he demonstrated his high GPA and commitment to community service, Latane was one of three students chosen for full tuition scholarship to Christ the King Regional School in Haddonfield.

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 9 (November, 2011).
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