Kingsway Dragon Seniors of the Month

SENIORS OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY

DILLON DUKES

Dillon Dukes, son of Damon and Shana Dukes of Woolwich.

School Activities: Student Council President, Model United Nations President, DECA President, and Model Congress Veteran, Lawyer for Mock Trial, Student Ambassador, and Captain of the Winter and Spring Track Teams

Out-of-School Activities: President of the New Jersey Association of Student Councils, Southern Region Vice President of New Jersey DECA, Operations Team Manager at RockLife Church, and a Paid Intern at Gloucester County Department of Economic Development

Honors/Awards: Boys Nation Senator, a member of the National Honor Society, and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success

Future Plans: Dillon plans to attend Harvard University for his undergraduate degree and potentially further his education in graduate school to gain insight on aspects of business and law. 

ANJULI NAIR

Anjuli Nair, daughter of Ajit and Maya Nair of Mickleton.

School Activities: STEM Academy, Student Ambassadors, Key Club, World Cultures Club, Physics Club, and Asian Cultures Club, Young Investors Society, Model UN, and Habitat for Humanity

Out-of-School Activities: STEM competitions, tutoring, being classically trained in Indian Dance, shadowing physicians, NSGP-Hindu Association for Malayalis, and she works at CVS

Honors/Awards: Superintendent’s List for all semesters, the Julie Riggi Award Recipient, Vice President of the National Honor Society, Student Council Recording Secretary, and a member of the World Language Honors Society.

Future Plans: Anjuli plans to attend college – majoring in neuroscience on a pre-med track in hopes of one day going to medical school to receive her MD.  

SENIORS OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY

RAYNA DADHANIA

Rayna Dadhania, daughter of Manish and Hina Dadhania of Woolwich.

School Activities: National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Dragon SPARK Club, serving as a Student Ambassador, and a member of the girls’ Golf Team

Out-of-School Activities: Dedicating her weekends to volunteering at Topsports – an outreach program designed for children with special needs to engage in sports activities. She also initiated a non-profit organization called Maya’s Magical Mission. This non-profit organization is aimed at supporting the medically fragile and special needs community – inspired by her sister Maya. Lastly, Rayna works at Rita’s Italian Ice.

Honors/Awards: Superintendent’s List for all semesters, AP Scholar Award Recipient, the National Rural and Small Town Recognition Award, President of the Key Club, and Corresponding Secretary of Student Council

Future Plans: Rayna is attending Cornell University in the fall, studying at the top-ranked School of Hotel Administration in the country. She hopes to merge her interests in hospitality and the medical field to enhance housing solutions for families with members undergoing extended hospital stays.

MARY WORDELMANN

Mary Wordelmann, daughter of Bob and Theresa Wordelmann of Mickleton.

School Activities National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Mock Trial, Student Ambassador, and Vice President of the Class of 2024 her Freshman and Sophomore year, and a four-year Varsity Field Hockey starter as well as a Spring Track member her Freshman and Sophomore year.

Out-of-School Activities: A seven year member of Spirit of USA FHC, a five-year church lector, a field hockey trainer, a Kingsway Youth Field Hockey Volunteer, and she is employed at Gibbstown Swim Club.

Honors/Awards: 2023 Varsity Field Hockey Captain, 2022 and 2023 Sectional Champion and State Champion, four-year Tri-County Conference Champion, Max Field Hockey Top 100 for Class of 2024, Max Field Hockey All-American, and Max Field Hockey First Team All-Region. She also was NFHCA First Team All-American, NFHCA First Team All-Region, 2023-2024 All USA Today HSSA Field Hockey Team, First Team All-State, Third Team All-State, First Team All-Group IV, First Team All-South Jersey, and First Team All-Tri- County Conference.

Future Plans: Mary will be attending the University of Louisville as a Psychology major in the Honors College and playing Division I Field Hockey. She hopes to attend law school after getting her degree at Louisville.

SENIORS OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH

ERIN LAIL

Erin Lail, daughter of Joe and Patricia Lail of Mickleton.

School Activities: Four years playing Girls’ Volleyball with two years being Varsity, four years playing Girls’ basketball with two years being Varsity, Kingsway Basketball Fall League, Student Council Executive Board Grade Rep for her Sophomore and Junior year, and Student Council Executive Board Social Media Manager for her senior year. She is also involved with the STEM Academy, Key Club, Physics Club, Asian Culture’s Club, Anti-Bullying Club, Habitat for Humanity, and she is a Kingsway Ambassador.

Out-of-School Activities: Interning in the summer at Delaware River Stevedores, ERBR AAU Basketball, a volunteer mentor for ERBR AAU Basketball, and a Social Media Manager for the Kingsway Girls’ Basketball Instagram and for the ERBR AAU Basketball Instagram.

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, Captain of the Kingsway Girls’ Basketball Team, Student Council Member of the Month for September, a recipient of the Dragon Wings Award for the Kingsway Girls’ Volleyball Team, and was Captain of her ERBR AAU Basketball Team.

Future Plans: Erin plans to attend a college in the Philadelphia area to pursue a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Environmental Sustainability.

Patrick Neyer, son of Mary and Daniel Neyer of Logan Township.

PATRICK NEYER

School Activities: Four years of playing boys’ volleyball with 3 years playing on Varsity, managing girls’ volleyball for two years, one year of Varsity Winter Track, one year of Cross Country, Senior Vice President of the World Wildlife Fund Club, an executive member of the Dragon Spark Club, an active member of the World Cultures Club, and he has participated in the Multicultural Assembly for the past two years. He also is a four-year member of the STEM Academy and a four-year member of Kingsway’s Jazz Band.  He also participates in the FCA Club, the Computer Science Club, and Habitat for Humanity.

Out-of-School Activities: Patrick isan Assistant of Children’s Worship at his church, a member of the Salem American Legion Band, Club Volleyball, and Club Soccer.

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society, Tri-M, two-year captain of his Club Volleyball Team receiving National College Board Recognition, and he has made the Superintendent’s List.

Future Plans: Patrick will be attending Elizabethtown College to study Mechanical Engineering where he will participate in their Honors Program and play volleyball. After college, he plans to enter into a profession in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field where he may be able to pursue a graduate degree paid for by his employer.

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