Teen Art Contest Celebrates Responsibilities Of Parenthood

TRENTON – Celebrating its 15th year, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Development will hold its annual Teen Media Contest to reinforce the Department’s mission to instill an understanding of parental responsibility in teens. The statewide contest is open to all New Jersey middle and high school students.

Garden Club Wins Award

PERTH AMBOY—The Perth Amboy Merchants Association has chosen the Royal Garden Club By The Bay to receive the Special Recognition of the Year Award to be presented on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Armory Restaurant.

Future Playwrights

RAHWAY—Rahway Middle School students recently participated in a script writing workshop. Rahway resident Bill VanSant, executive director of the Spanktown Theatre Company in Rahway, spent a week teaching students the fundamentals of script writing.

Positively Rewarded

RAHWAY—Roosevelt School fourth graders Julian and Jazon were awarded prizes as part of the Rahway school’s Positive Behavior Support in Schools program.

Henao Completes Basic Training

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.—Marine Corps Pfc. Jorge H. Henao, son of Ruby Florez of Bound Brook and Jorge Henao of Parlin, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C., designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.