PERTH AMBOY — Kerry Dyke, a student at Perth Amboy Catholic School, has won a billboard contest held by The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey. Dyke’s artwork, expressing the message “Choose a Bright Future, Avoid Alcohol” was selected from thousands of entries.
EDISON — Project Connections, a program at Middlesex County College that provides intensive support services for college-able students with learning disabilities, has received a five-year federal grant.
Remember those back to school commercials from a few years ago that featured ecstatic parents gliding along on a shopping cart in a school supply store? Their darling children stood frozen and expressionless as a voiceover could be heard singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation will host its 18th Annual Gala on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at The Villa at Mountain Lakes, Mountain Lakes. This year’s gala will honor Dr. Thomas H. Brown on the occasion of his retirement.
TRENTON – New public awareness and education materials, designed to reinforce the life-saving importance of school zone safety, are now available to help parents learn more about the role they play in ensuring their children get to and from school safely, officials announced
EDISON – Pamela Yulo of Piscataway, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, completed the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED) this summer at Bentley University outside of Boston for 10 days.
EDISON — Angad Dhindsa of Edison, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, worked during the summer of 2009 and once during spring break in 2010 in a children’s hospital named NPH (Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos) Saint Damien Hospital in Haiti.
EDISON – Liban Ahmed of Scotch Plains was among 250 students from the state of New Jersey to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar.
EDISON — Pranali Soni of Edison, a sophomore at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, was one of 107 students from across the nation selected to attend the LeadAmerica Medicine & Healthcare program at Columbia University in New York from July 31 to Aug. 9.
RAHWAY–Students in Susan Bechelli’s fifth grade at Grover Cleveland School got the school year off to an uplifting start. As part of a science unit on Motion and Design, the class assembled balloon-powered helicopters and launched them on the playground.