LINDEN – The Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis K-Kids Clubs recently presented a check for $2,150 to officials from Children’s Specialized Hospital. The funds came from the annual Walk-a-thon Halloween Parade Project and included contributions from Infineum and Conoco-Phillips.
PERTH AMBOY — U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) visited the Acelero Learning Center in Perth Amboy on Thursday to break ground on a Head Start renovation project. The expansion will more than double the size of the facility by adding five classrooms for preschool students and two new classrooms for infants and toddlers under the age of three.
ELIZABETH–Benedictine Academy Campus Ministry students are uniting with the United Nations’ “Blue Heart Campaign” in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking- the practice of forcefully coercing or deceiving children, women and men into slavery for exploitation and/or profit.
READINGTON – PNC and the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning are inviting New Jersey students in grades 2 through 12 to take part in the 8th annual PNC American Patriot Essay Contest by writing a short essay on the topic “What the American Flag Means to Me.”
CLARK — “What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play…” at Arthur L. Johnson High School’s production of “Cabaret.” The famed Kander and Ebb musical will hit the ALJ stage in late March 2011.
RAHWAY – During February, students at Madison Elementary School in Rahway wrote biographies about some important black figures in history.
RAHWAY — Julian Navarro, a fifth grader at Roosevelt School in Rahway, was recently added to the Accelerated Reader plaque for achieving 1,000 AR points.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Berkeley College students recently hosted the Fifth Annual Charity Fashion Show in support of autism awareness and programs. More than 50 students planned the event, arranged fashion collections and served as runway models, raising $3,100 for the charity through their efforts.
RAHWAY — Caroline Mull, a fifth grader at Madison Elementary School in Rahway, has obtained 1,000 points in the Accelerated Reader program.
EDISON — Senior Ian English of Cranford plays a special trumpet solo of the Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Wardlaw-Hartridge boys’ basketball home victory over Warren County Tech on Feb. 10.