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Westfield Writers Pen Pieces for 2000 Edition
Of Apprentice Writer
WESTFIELD – Bryan Cordes, Heather Brooke Fishberg and Caroline PageKatz, all of Westfield, will be published in the 2000 edition of The Apprentice Writer literary magazine, an annual showcase of the best writing and illustrations from students in secondary schools, published by Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.
Bryan, a sophomore at Westfield High School (WHS), submitted his poem, “Picture Perfect.” He sent the piece under the instruction of WHS teacher Carol Nolde. Bryan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cordes of Westfield.
Heather Brooke, also a WHS sophomore, submitted her poem entitled, “Ancient Kitchen.” The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fishberg, she also sent the poem in under the instruction of Ms. Nolde.
Caroline, a sophomore at WHS, en tered her poem, “A Life,” under Ms.
Nolde’s direction. She is the daughter of Pat Page and Robert Katz.
Emory University Awards Degrees to Feder, Gersch
WESTFIELD – Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. has revealed that Jeffrey D. Feder and Shari Gersch, both of Westfield, were awarded degrees at the school’s commencement ceremony on May 15.
Jeffrey, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Feder of Westfield, received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.
Shari, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Gersch of Westfield, received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.
David Keller Solondz Earns Dean’s List Status
MOUNTAINSIDE – Tufts University in Boston, Mass. has announced that David Keller Solondz of Mountainside was named to the spring 2000 Dean’s List.
Chiger and Mottley Receive Scholarship From Hearing Society
WESTFIELD – Brian Chiger of Westfield earned a $2,500 grant for the year 20002001 from The Hearing Society in Westfield. He will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.
In addition, Laura Mottley received a $2,500 scholarship grant to continue her college education.
Residents in Murray Hill, Clark, Warren, Edison, Clark and Garwood also earned scholarships from the Society.
MorristownBeard School Places Sarah Kreitman On Honor Roll for Spring
SCOTCH PLAINS – Scotch Plains resident Sarah Kreitman has been named to the Honor Roll for the 19992000 spring semester at MorristownBeard School in Morristown.
Westfield Residents Receive Degrees At Montclair State
WESTFIELD – Montclair State University in Montclair has revealed that Westfield residents Michael Steven De Vito and Sarah Elizabeth Ryan have received Bachelor of Arts Degrees. Kim Dickey Meusel, also of Westfield, earned a Master of Arts Degree.
Michael received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography. Sarah garnered a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Studies.
Kim earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling, Human Services and Guidance.
St. Bonaventure Univ. Places Alexander Schmidt
On Spring Dean’s List
WESTFIELD – Alexander J. Schmidt, a senior from Westfield, was placed on the spring 2000 semester Dean’s List at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonavenure, N. Y.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Schmidt, Jr., Alexander is an education major.
Amanda Podlas Interns With Somerset Patriots
SCOTCH PLAINS Campbell University student Amanda Podlas of Scotch Plains completed a summer internship with the Somerset Patriots Professional Baseball Club in Bridgewater.
A senior mass communications pupil, Amanda is concentrating on television and sports production. She interned with the club as a graphic coordinator and video board operator.
“I can really see myself in this field of work,” said Amanda. “I’ve never had this much fun at a job before.”
Amanda is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Podlas of Scotch Plains.
FRIENDLY GARDENERS... Fifth graders at Coles Elementary School in Scotch Plains created a perennial “Friendship Garden” with plants donated from parents, friends and the Coles School Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The students worked steadily up to graduation day in their gardens. This courtyard garden is the sixth to be planted at the school’s graduating fifth graders in the last three years. The fifth graders weeded and maintained the gardens planted by previous classes. A continuing legacy of trees, shrubs, perrenials and spring bulbs have been planted by pupils grades three and up as part of the school’s Environmental Education Program. The students also planted a Scholar tree, donated by Marcia Anderson, outside of the school library. Ms. Anderson and Jean Kavinski have aided students in planting 16 trees around the school grounds over the past three years. PTA volunteers help keep the gardens watered in the summer and supervise the students in their gardening endeavors. This year, the PTA also donated picnic and park benches to the courtyard to enable students to do assignments outside, in close proximity to their classrooms and gardens. Pictured above, fifth grader Atlee Melillo and classmates help weed, plant and mulch their courtyard gardens.
Westfield Teachers Chosen to Train Assessors Rating Teacher Candidate Performances
WESTFIELD -Karen Lust of Chatham, a world geography teacher at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield, and Jason Grant, 4th of South Orange, an Advanced Place ment history teacher at Westfield
High School, were selected to train assessors to score teacher candidate performances from throughout the country for the prestigious and innovative National Board Certification offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
National Board Certification is a performancebased, standardsdriven assessment of a teacher’s knowledge, disposition and skills as measured against high standards for accomplished teaching. As trainers of assessors for this nationwide program, Ms. Lust and Mr. Grant worked with Educational Testing Service and The Psychological Corporation in Stillwater, Okla. to score the performances of candidates for National
Board Certification this year. The performances included samples of students’ work, videotapes of a teacher’s classroom practice and extensive teacher analysis of both. Candidates also participate in a full day of written essays dealing with their knowledge of subject matter. Assessors were trained to determine whether the teachers know their students and the subjects they teach, set and implement appropriate instructional goals, evaluate student learning and reflect on their own effectiveness.
Their selection as trainers came after a rigorous review of their work with the National Board. The hours contributed to serving as a trainer demonstrate their commitment to building the teaching profession in America.
Andrew T. Paul Departs On SixMonth Deployment
WESTFIELD – Navy Lieutenant Commander Andrew T. Paul, the son of retired Navy Commander and Mrs. Raymond E. Paul of Westfield, recently departed on a sixmonth deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook, homeported in Norfolk, Va.
Mr. Paul is one of more than 10,000 Atlantic Fleet Sailors and Marines deploying aboard the ships of the USS George Washington Carrier Battle Group and USS Saipan Amphibious Ready Group. These groups comprised of 11 surface combatants, two submarines, nine aircraft squadrons and one Marine Expeditionary Unit.
During the deployment, Mr. Paul’s ship will defend the United States policy and support international in terests in the Middle East and Europe.
Prior to deploying, the groups participated in a 17day Atlantic Joint Task Force Exercise. This exercise was designed to prepare naval forces for contingencies they may encounter during the deployment. Sailors from Mr. Paul’s ship trained in amphibious, undersea and surface warfare operations and maritime interception.
Mr. Paul’s ship, an ArleighBurke class destroyer, is one of the most powerful warships ever put to sea. The computerbased AEGIS weapons system is the heart of the ship’s warfighting capability. It centers around a powerful radar that enables the crew to detect, track and fire on more than 100 targets at a time.
A 1980 graduate of Westfield High School, Mr. Paul joined the Navy in June 1980.
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Junior Optimist Club Posts Winners of Photo Contest
WESTFIELD – The Junior Optimist Club of Westfield has announced the winners of its first annual Photography Contest for children and teenagers in grades Kindergarten through 12. The theme for this year’s contest was “Scenes of Westfield.”
The winners in each age bracket were as follows: Grades K2 -Alexandra Frankel, 1st Place; Alex Ludewig, 2nd Place; Amanda Rhodes, 3rd Place; Grades 35 -Laura Schwab, 1st Place; Charlotte O’Leary and AnnMarie Valentine tied for 2nd Place; Grades 68 Christopher Ludewig, 1st Place, Dorothy Orbach, 2nd Place; Grades 912 Melanie Zachariades, 1st Place.
Winning entries are currently on display at Camera Three on East Broad Street.
The Junior Optimist Club wishes to express its appreciation for the assistance Camera Three provided in connection with the contest.
The club was formed four years ago by the Optimist Club of Westfield and consists of Westfield High School pupils. The Junior Optimist Club is involved in community service projects such as the Recreation Commission’s Haunted House and Tamaques Fun Run, PANDA Drug Awareness Week, the High School Blast and Holiday Toy Drive.
Scotch Plains Residents Earn Dean’s List Status
At Tufts University
SCOTCH PLAINS -Tufts University in Somerville, Mass. announced that Meghann E. Gill, Sara Jan Rothenberg and Sheri D. Weinberg, all of Scotch Plains, were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2000 semester.
Kenneth Sean Dalrymple Named to Dean’s List
WESTFIELD – Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Dalrymple of Westfield have revealed that their son, Kenneth Sean Kalrymple, has been named to the Dean’s List of the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University for the spring 2000 semester.
Kenneth, a junior, is a sixth consecutive Dean’s List member.
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