SENIORS OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER
GABRIELLE CIMINERA, daughter of Michael and Nicole Ciminera of Woolwich Township.
School Activities: S.T.A.F.F. (Students Taking Action for the Future) Club, S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club – President, Newspaper – Editor-in-Chief for two years, Biology Club, Yearbook, and Interact Volunteering Club
Out of School Activities: Self-defense/Yoga classes, also she has volunteered at Logan Library since the sixth grade.
Honors/Awards: Participant in the STEM program, AP Scholars, and South Jersey Volunteer Services Silver Award.
Future Plans: Gabrielle plans to attend college in either Boston or Philadelphia, travel/study abroad, research internships during college, take exciting and challenging courses in college, obtain a doctorate degree in Biology, and do something great!
MATTHEW POLLOCK, son of Andrew and Pamela Pollock of Swedesboro.
School Activities:National Honor Society Vice President, Student Council, Biology/Environmental Club, S.T.A.F.F. (Students Taking Action for the Future) Club
Coffee and Tea Club, Culture Club, Swim Team Manager, and Interact.
Out of School Activities: American Red Cross, Special Olympics, and Tenth Presbyterian Church.
Honors/Awards: AP Scholar, elected to attend Fox Chase Immersion Science Program, and Cooper Medical School Jump Start Program.
Future Plans: Matthew will be pursuing to further his education and eventually plans to receive a doctorate in medicine. He plans on becoming a surgeon.
COMMENDED NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS
Kingsway Regional High School Principal Craig S. Stephenson announced that Emily Danilak, Benjamin Estabillo, Aaron Genova, Anna Kjellson, Simran Shinh and Christian Steward have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Stephenson to these seniors.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).