RAHWAY — Students from Kathleen Harris’ pre-kindergarten class at Franklin School in Rahway presented a gift to their new superintendent, Edward Yergalonis.
EDISON — Abigail Rogers of Plainfield, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, seized the opportunity to advance her enthusiasm for photography while attending a National Geographic On Campus Expedition in Monterey Bay, Calif. from June 27 to July 6.
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.