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WOODBINE – 6-21-2006

By Rick Racela

Happy Summer Solstice, and congratulations to some more 2006 local graduates:
Cape Christian Academy: Destinee Santiago, Maggie Feliciano, Ciara Blakely.
Wildwood Catholic High School: Danielle Deshusses.
Cape May County Technical School: Nicole Bogushefsky, Melissa Cecilia, Markus Coleman, Gloria Laboy, Samantha Price, Jermaine Russell, John Rivera.
Millville Senior High School: Mariela Aponte, Shanette Hailey, Daniel Velez Ortiz, Alishia Saine, Shakara Rogers, Miraida Rodriguez, Shawnty Richardson, Dwayne Walker, Jason David Zweigenbaum.
Please keep the info about graduations coming in!
Yesterday was the Health Fair at the Puerto Rican Action Committee, which we received notice of June 13.
Please keep in mind deadlines: column goes to editor a week before it appears, which means plan on notifying closer to two weeks ahead for a Monday or Tuesday event.
Woodbine Municipal Court will be held June 26 at 2 p.m.
Katelyn Gold gave the class address at the June 13 graduation of the Woodbine Elementary School class of 2006.
Sabrina Smith read the poem “If” (not apparently Kipling’s.)
As mentioned last week (along with the names of the graduates), the Woodbine Borough Student Government Award went to Matthew Ceracchio.
Nahomi Penaloza’s many activities garnered her the Philip DeSantis Award for Service to the School.
A special Student Ambassador Award (not listed on the program) was presented by School Board President Melissa Rodriguez to Katelyn Gold.
Chief School Administrator Award went to Mariah Rodriguez and Matthew Cerracchio.
Woodbine Volunteer Fire Company’s Anthony Mashura Science Award for the highest GPA in Science also was presented to Ms. Gold, as was the American Legion Award.
Mr. McHale (who just can’t stay away) presented the Knights of Columbus award fro highest academic achievement to Katelyn and Matthew.
The Puerto Rican Action Committee’s awards were won by Mariah Rodriguez and Luis Cartagena.
Donte Holt was recipient of the John and Mary Horner Memorial Award.
Mr. Downes was delighted to present the Kone-Schalek-Downes Memorial Award to Donna Foster.
Catherine Wing received the Ruth and Charles Zweigenbaum Memorial Award.
The Elmer and Rose Hankerson Scholarship was proudly presented to T’yonna Edmonds and Ja’Qwan Wallace.
Donna Foster also received the Filachek/Mold memorial Award.
Kayla Henderson read “A Path to Follow.”
Following presentation of graduation certificates, the graduates presented a slide presentation of their memories.
Nahomi Penaloza gave the closing address.
Good luck to all of you in your high school years and beyond!.
Woodbine Elementary School PTA sponsored the post-graduation party at Ronnie’s hall.
The PTA provided a buffet dinner for the graduates and their parents.
PTA also gave a pizza party to the Blue team, winners of WES’s 2006 Field Day.
We pause to thank the PTA members and family volunteers for all their ongoing work for the children,often while coping with illness and other time constraints within their own family.
Perhaps the old adage that asking a busy person is how to get things done is proven here.
Welcome to “Father Pawel Kryszkiewcz, new administrator at St. Casimir’s.
It’s the start of summer by the calendar now, with schools closed and vacations underway.
The longest days of the year, and then the not yet perceptable shortening.
Enjoy the Solstice, the summer nights, including Midsummer’s, the lightning bugs, the night-scented blooms, and remember: summer is too short a season to wish away waiting for September.

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