Names In The News August 2015

Sloan Falcon Makoujy, a first grader from Swedesboro, finished the 2014-15 wrestling season with a record of 56-0 at his age group with 51 pins and only four points allowed in 56 matches.  Sloan had 31 tournament wins, including winning the National Folkstyle Championships in April. He also ranks first out of more than 8,000 youth wrestlers in New Jersey @ Sloan trains at The Spazz Wrestling Club in Cherry Hill.

Paul A. Fichera, a longtime resident of the Swedesboro and Woolwich Township area, has just released his first novel, The Stellar Quest, on Amazon Kindle and Nook (Barnes and Noble. It’s full title is The Stellar Quest: A Subterranean Adventure. This book is a paranormal, Sci-Fi adventure set on a future Earth where humans no longer live on the surface and can be purchased at both Amazon Kindle, Nook, and now Kobo and Apple iTunes.

Amanda Viereck, 2009 alumna of Kingsway Regional High School, recently graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant. Amanda and her research group were presented with the Excellence in Research Award for the Physician Assistant Program at Seton Hall University for their original research on “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Immunizations: College Students’ Beliefs”. The team’s abstract and data analysis poster were also accepted to the National American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference in San Francisco, CA in May 2015, and awarded Best Student Research of 2015. The group’s research will be published later this year. Viereck is employed as a PA-C with Riverside Medical Group in northern New Jersey. Amanda is the daughter of Robert and Jody Viereck of Woolwich Township.


Madeleine Malesich, 10, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Pageant to be held Aug. 14 and 15 in New Brunswick, NJ. The pageant is held for girls ages seven through ten. Madeleine’s activities include playing the piano, musical theater, reading, drawing, and painting. She is the daughter of Jennifer Kelly Malesich of Mickleton.

Cheryl L. Tunstall of Woolwich Township graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education K-6, from Wilmington University in New Castle, DE in May. During graduation, she was awarded The Audrey K. Doberstein Award for Leadership for her outstanding leadership qualities she displayed while attending Wilmington University. She was also awarded The Trustees’ Award for Scholarship in Education, ascertaining a 4.0 GPA. Cheryl was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education in May. She was also inducted into Delta Epsilon Rho Honor Society, during May for maintaining every semester on the Dean’s List. Cheryl’s proud family are her husband Mike, daughter, Jessica and son, Michael who reside with her in Woolwich Township.

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