LANCASTER, Pa. — The following local students have made the Honors List for Franklin & Marshall College’s fall 2010 semester.
WOODBRIDGE — On Saturday, January 22, The Provident Bank announced that Antoinette Deliman of Edison won first prize and Jackie Bilotta of Monroe Township was the second-place winner of its “Share the Wealth” sweepstakes.
MOUNTAINSIDE — On Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2:00 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Concert Band will perform a winter concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue in Mountainside.
KENILWORTH – Harding Elementary School in Kenilworth has been award a UnitedHealth HEROES grant to provide additional equipment for physical activity for students during recess.
ELIZABETH — Stephanie Silva of Elizabeth, a senior at Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. Leadership Academy, has received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College.
Today, college admissions are more competitive than ever. In 2010, freshman enrollment was at an all-time high — 70 percent of the 2.9 million U.S. high school graduates went to college, up from 68.6 percent in 2008 and 62.9 percent in 1999.
What we are witnessing, thanks in large part to zero tolerance policies that were intended to make schools safer by discouraging the use of actual drugs and weapons by students, is the inhumane treatment of young people and the criminalization of childish behavior.
When a plant or animal makes it onto the state’s threatened and endangered species list, it’s sad news with a silver lining. Sad news, because the listing means it’s in danger of extinction in New Jersey.
The Obama administration and Congress insist that burning forests for electricity, a technology called biomass power incineration, is “clean and green” – right up there with solar and wind. But burning trees for power is bad economic policy, ruinous for forests and hazardous to your health.