CLARK — St Agnes School students placed third out of 14 schools in the recent Roselle Catholic Scholastic Olympics. Matthew Thoonkuzhy placed first in art. Matthew Juechter placed first in spelling.
RAHWAY — The pre-kindergarten students in Kathleen Harris’ class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway enjoyed interacting with a fireman dressed in full firefighting gear during a recent visit. The children learned about fire prevention and safety during Fire Safety Month.
PERTH AMBOY — Board certified plastic surgeon George Philip Smith, MD, with practice locations in Brooklyn and Staten Island, N.Y., and now Perth Amboy, has joined the medical staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center.
CLARK — Mrs. Halleck’s fourth grade science students from St. John the Apostle School in Clark are seen working on a project using their eyes, a magnifying glass, and a microscope.
ELIZABETH — Three members of the Class of 2011 at Benedictine Academy, Emilie Burke of Colonia (far left), and, Megan Hely of Union and Chelsea Odufu of Newark (second and third from right, respectively), were inducted into the school’s National Honor Society chapter on Oct. 25.
MAYPORT, Fla. — Navy Chief Petty Officer Javier Yllanes, son of Corina and Javier M. Yllanes of Perth Amboy, recently reported for duty aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Roosevelt, homeported in Mayport, Fla.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Leonil R. Castillo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
RAHWAY — After learning about the achievements of their school’s namesake, the fifth grade students in Deborah Prakapas’ class at Roosevelt School in Rahway wrote persuasive letters explaining why Theodore Roosevelt deserved the honor of being sculpted on Mount Rushmore.
RAHWAY– Dr. Carlo Parravano, Executive Director of the Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE), has been named Educator of the Year by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, an organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of research and development in New Jersey.