UNION – The weather was no match for the more than 50 Kean University students who walked to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder during the annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks event on Oct. 18, at Nomehegan Park in Cranford.
UNION – Three teams of undergraduate students from Kean University’s Department of Computer Science participated in the annual Association for Computer Machinery Greater New York Regional Collegiate Programming Contest at Hofstra University on Oct. 18. More than 50 teams from the area participated in the regional contest.
RAHWAY—The Blue and Gold Club at Franklin School in Rahway raised $323 for the Heavenly Hats Foundation, an organization that collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those patients of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer or other medical conditions which cause hair loss.
RAHWAY—Forest Friends is an asset-building program designed to develop and reinforce resiliency skills in children. In this engaging program, children learn about dealing with feelings, how to communicate effectively, how to make good and healthy decisions, and the importance of truth and trust to develop healthy relationships, respect and self image.
ELIZABETH –On Oct. 13, Elizabeth Public Schools held a kickoff event at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy, celebrating the launch of the Oyster Project. Elizabeth Public Schools has become one of 25 secondary school districts in the United States to receive the 2009 Hewlett Packard (HP) Innovations in Education grant.
CLARK—Senior Megan Brattole is Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Student of the Month for October.
RAHWAY—The Downfront Jazz series, a partnership of Arts Guild New Jersey and the Union County Performing Art Center, will feature the Yotam Silberstein Trio with special guest, Sharel Cassity on Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. at the UCPAC, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway.
RAHWAY—Renee Jernigan’s class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway learned all about the power of Put-Ups.
RAHWAY—On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Blue and Gold Club from Franklin Elementary School in Rahway volunteered to help clean up the Milton Lake area of Rahway.
ELIZABETH — Benedictine Academy, a Catholic college preparatory secondary school for young women in Elizabeth, recently honored the students of the month for September.