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Kids and Teens 2.22.2006

By Rick Racela

Please send items for kids or teens by 3 p.m. Thursday to: Mee at the Herald P.O. Box 400, Rio Grande, NJ   08242 or fax 886-1879.
COURT HOUSE – Cape May Tech Boys Basketball Team held a fundraiser on Feb. 11 that included girl/boy skills competition. Over 500 people participated in the event. Dinner, prepared by Chef Downey, followed. Winners included: Tech X-Out Layup Champions, Ryan Legler, Khalil Wallace, Mike Mohr, and Timmy Mason; Tech Shootout Champions, Daniel Crews, Jasmine Moore, Megan Metzler, and Lauren Legler; Tech Pressure Cooker Champions, Katie Ferrant, Tim Dougherty, Jill Vandermark, and Tyler DeGroff; Tech Obstacle Course Challenge Champions, Olivia Schwartz, Josh Rixey, Donte Broughton, and Erin O’Dea; Tech Around the Shore Champions, Thomas Garvey, Alyssa Harris, Ryan Santiago, and Ricky Dillenberger. Island Trophies supplied the awards.
Rebel: youth group which empowers other youth to make informed choices about tobacco use meets the first Monday of each month from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Cape Assist’s offices in Wildwood, 3819 New Jersey Avenue.  New members are welcome.
Teen Karate:  Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 886-6902 or 889-8105.
Teen Program: Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 656 Seashore Road, Erma. Discipleship, Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.;
Friday Night Life:  Friday 7-11 p.m. and Teen Ministry, Sunday, 5:30-7 p.m.
Homework Club: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Church of the Advent, Parish Hall, Washington and Franklin St. Cape May.
4-H Teen Ambassadors: leadership, citizenship and community service projects for youth grades 8-12.  Meetings and activities held monthly.  For more information:  Contact Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension-4-H Youth Development Program 465-5115 ext. 605.
AlaTeen: for teens with family or friends who are alcoholics; Thursdays, 8 p.m., Church of Resurrection, 200 W. Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, 547-0855.
Civil Air Patrol: ages 12-18: meets Thursdays, cadet programs, drill and ceremony, safety classes, aerospace education, emergency services. 624-0529.
Music: Impact Choir, Seashore Church, 886-6196; Kaleidoscope Kids singers, ages 6-14, 465-7443; Community Concert Band, Norm Lochten, 465-8737.
NAACP: Youth Council, ages 14-21, 624-9152.
Scouting: ages 5-17; Girl Scouts of the South Jersey Pines, 697-3900; Boy Scouts Southern New Jersey, 327-1700.
Swim Teams: ages 5-18: Cape May Recreation Dept., 884-9565; Crest Dolphins, 884-6390.
Tennis Clinics: for beginners and intermediates at the Wildwood Crest courts. Call WC Recreation Dept at 729-8186.
Teen Services: numbers for activities, health questions; United Way, 729-2255, free directory.
Medical Explorers: will meet Feb. 14 and 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Maruchi Room. Open to students ages 14 to 19 who are interested in the medical profession.  Call Ruth Particelli, 463-2367.
Volunteer for the following groups: Animal Welfare Society, 465-3403; Burdette Hospital, Etc. Shop, 463-2000; Cape May Nature Center, 884-9590; Cape May Rec., Terry, 884-9565; County Museum, Barbara, 465-3535; Crest Haven Nursing Home, Anthony, 465-1274; Habitat for Humanity, 463-0244; Lower Twp. Rec., Zack, 886-7880; MADD, 463-1616; North Cape Center, Paul, 898-8899; Red Cross, Peg, 465-7382; United Way, Suzanne, 729-2002; Wetlands Institute, 368-1211. Adults are also welcome.
GOLD TRASH CAN – Cape May County Special Services School District Maintenance Worker Bob McKeon, (far left), presents the “Golden Trash Can” to the Ocean Academy primary classroom of Teacher of the Handicapped Lorraine Matthews.  Pictured, back row l to r: McKeon, Aide Miss Roberta, students Amber, Michael, Steven, and Meghan.  Front row l to r:  Teacher Miss Lorraine, students Kara, and Joey and Aide Miss Pam.   Ms. Matthews’ class was recognized as doing the best job of cleaning up after themselves each day. 
KATRINA RELIEF – Lower Township School District collected $4,768.03 to help the victims of Katrina. Student Council Presidents and Vice Presidents from the schools are pictured with Mr. Raymond E. Batz, interim executive director, Cape May County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Pictured are: (back row): Kelianne O’Shea, (Maud Abrams), Dylan Essex and Abdiel Santiago, (Sandman); Mr. Batz, and Mrs. LaBov, principal, Sandman School. Middle row: Carl Hanners and Madeline Maquire (Mitnick), Veronica Holmes (Maud).  Front row: Casey Nguyen and Haley Brown (Memorial).
WINNERS – Woodbine Elementary students in the fifth through eighth grades competed in a Science Fair on Jan. 24. First place winners are    Mailyn Cecilia and Tabitha Cooper for Osmosis and Flowers; second place:  Andrea Williams, Mariel Gold, and Amanda Rivera for their Bottle Rocket; third place:  Nye-Jai Price for Poppin’ Rocket.
FUNDRAISER – Sandman School Student Council made bracelets to benefit the S.J. Breast Cancer Coalition. They raised $100.
BLACK HISTORY EVENTS – Woodbine Elementary School held a ‘student-geared’ assembly where third graders displayed their beautiful Underground Railroad Quilt.
The Community is invited to join with Woodbine Elementary and celebrate Black History Month on Friday at 11:30 a.m. for an African American Luncheon, followed at 1 p.m. with a Harriet Tubman Play. African American Cultural Event Day will be celebrated on March 1 at 1 p.m.

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