ELIZABETH-“Why are we so afraid of differences, and how do we learn to hate different people?” That question, posed by actor/psychologist/poet Dr. Michael Fowlin, guest speaker at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth on Nov. 4, opened the door to students hearing a multitude of thought-provoking messages meant to challenge how they treat one another in their daily interactions.
CLARK — Students at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark are “off to see The Wizard.” They will be performing in the school’s annual musical “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the school’s auditorium.
RAHWAY — Madeline Kropoth’s kindergarten class from Franklin Elementary School in Rahway proudly displays their “Apples with Personality”.
ELIZABETH – A recent state audit of the Elizabeth Public Schools’ accounting system for the period of July 1, 2007 through April 23, 2010 concluded that the district’s financial transactions “were reasonable and properly recorded in the accounting system.”
SCOTCH PLAINS – Twenty-six students at Union Catholic High School have earned AP Scholars Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams during the 2009-2010 school year.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Cassie Dent of Edison won a contest held by Middlesex County College’s Blue Colt Bookstore to create a t-shirt for the college’s New Brunswick Center.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Jersey State Parent Information Resource Center, a program of Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, recently received a 2010 Partnership Organization Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University.
EDISON — George J. Lisicki, former national commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was named to the Middlesex County College Board of Trustees. He was appointed by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
EDISON – The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, located at 1295 Inman Avenue in North Edison, will stage its fall play, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the school’s All-Purpose Room.
EAST BRUNSWICK – The application period for Simon Youth Foundation’s (SYF) Community Scholarship Program, for which area high school seniors are eligible, opened October 15.