Monthly Archives: April 2016

Board Of Education Honors High School Students

The Pennsauken Board of Education recognized two seniors from Pennsauken High School, Felisha Nation and Raymond Wan, as students of the month for February.

Nation is a 12th grade student at Pennsauken High School with a GPA of 4.24. She participates in the French Honor Society, French Club, student athletic training, Yearbook Club, Leo Club, B.A.D. Club, and the Peer Leadership Program. She plans to attend college and major in health sciences.

Wan is a 12th grade student at Pennsauken High School with a GPA of 4.07. Raymond participates in the Leo Club, National Honor Society, French Honor Society, and the French Club. Raymond plans to attend college and major in chemical engineering.

Congratulations to these great students!

Enjoying The Homegrown Fruits Of Your Labor

KatphotoBy Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC

Imagine plucking ripe, luscious fruits from trees in your garden. Enjoying fresh peach salsa, poached pears, or spreading homemade plum preserves on warm bread is the epitome of a gardener’s reward. As fall approaches, the air is cool and apples ripen. Pull an apple from the tree, hear the crisp snap as you bite into it and taste the sweet tangy flavor as the juice spreads over your taste buds.

Roots Of Camden County Hero Scholarship In Pennsauken

By Chief Joseph V. Palumbo, Sr., Pennsauken Township Fire Department

In 1965, a group of like-minded public safety members from around Camden County looked to find a way to provide financial support to families and more specifically, the children of fire, police, and EMS personnel following the loss of life in the line of duty. Led by the process already in place in the City of Philadelphia at that time, the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund was formalized in 1966.

Pennsauken Native Inducted Into CCHS Hall Of Fame


Pennsauken native Maureen Lee Behm is one of 13 individual inductees into the Camden Catholic Hall of Fame for 2016.

Pennsauken native Maureen Lee Behm is one of 13 individual inductees into the Camden Catholic Hall of Fame for 2016. Behm will be installed in the Green and White Hall of Fame for Athletics.“We are pleased to announce the tenth class of inductees into the Camden Catholic High School Hall of Fame for 2016,” says Hall of Fame committee chairperson Jack Wixted ’72. “Beyond the celebration of this year’s inductees, we anticipate welcoming back many of our past inductees who together represent the ideals of Camden Catholic High School.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by my high school. It’s a little overwhelming,” adds Behm. “It’s a little embarrassing to be singled out because I really had such great teammates and played on such great teams with excellent coaches. None of it would have happened without them.”

Spring Cleaning In Pennsauken: Hazardous Waste Collection, Shredding, And More

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works

Each year, the County sponsors numerous waste collection events to help its residents properly dispose of various items around our homes, garages, and sheds to protect the environment. It may sound like a nagging chore to do, but the benefit it has on our local bodies of water far outweighs any inconvenience of disposal.

Carson School Celebrates Read Across America

By Tara F. Mozee

During “Read Across America,” students, teachers and parents at Carson Elementary School participated in many events to celebrate both reading and the famous children’s author, Dr. Seuss! Activities included a school wide book drive, with students donating slightly used books to needy families; and a “drop everything and read activity, where the entire school participated in a solid 15-minute reading session.

Lockheed Martin Engineers Speak With Phifer Students

For the second straight year, Howard M. Phifer Middle School is offering robotics for a full marking period as a related arts class. The robotics program, taught by Mrs. Tracey McSweeney, is designed for students to explore, build, and program small LEGO NXT robots. 

Pennsauken Talent At Camden Comic Con

Frank_ProfilesmallBy Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

This Saturday, some homegrown talent will be among the dozens of artists, creators, and vendors at the Camden Comic Con, an annual comic convention that celebrates the artistry and cultural phenomenon of comic books and associated media.

Board Of Education Takes Initiative

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Allyson Meloni-Scavuzzo, Vice President; Cheryl Duffy; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Leona Moss; Meg Snyder; Orlando Viera; and JoAnn Young

As an entity that often “works behind the scenes,” it is difficult to understand what the Pennsauken Board of Education actually accomplishes throughout the year. In this month’s article, we would like to share some important board initiatives that have taken place during the last 12 months, along with some proposed programs, all of which highlight areas important to providing our students with a quality education in a safe environment, while maintaining fiscal responsibility to Pennsauken citizens.

Baldwin Celebrates Read Across America

Baldwin School celebrated “Read Across America” during the first week in March. Teachers incorporated rhyming and fun Dr. Seuss activities in each of their classrooms. The students enjoyed dressing up for Wacky Wednesday and caught a case of stripes with “The Cat in the Hat.”

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