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Westfield Scotch Plains, NJ
WHS Hockey Team To Hold Skate-A-Thon Saturday at Armory

The Westfield High School Ice Hockey Team is continuing to solicit pledges door-to-door for its annual Skate-A-Thon, which will be held this Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westfield National Guard Armory.

The team invites roller and ice hockey enthusiasts of all ages to the Skate-A-Thon event to participate in skating, stick handling, and target and on-goalie shooting activities to win donated prizes.

Admission is free, refreshments will be available, and all games will cost $1.

WHS Class of 1948 Plans 50th Reunion For October, 1998

The Westfield High School Class of 1948 is planning to hold their 50th reunion on Saturday, October 10, next year at Shackamaxon Country Club in Westfield.

Those people who have information regarding addresses of classmates who have relocated in the last 10 years are asked to write to Letty Sinclair Hudak, 409 Harrison Avenue, Westfield, 07090, or call he at (908) 233-6233.

Devil Team Captains Attend Leadership Workshops at ‘Y’

Captains of the Westfield High School (WHS) athletic teams participated this past weekend at the Westfield "Y" in training workshops designed to increase their leadership skills.

The Captains Leadership Program, now in its third year, is a school and community collaborative effort of the WHS Athletic Department, the high school Student Assistance Program and the "Y."

High school counselor Maureen Mazzarese and "Y" program directors Lisa Christian and Dave Mueller facilitated the two-day workshop that involved team captains in role plays, group discussions and team-building activities based on aspects of their roles as leaders.

The training provides team captains with the opportunity to identify the qualities of a good leader, to explore the challenges they will face as team leaders and to practice the skills necessary to meet challenges successfully, according to Westfield High School Assistant Principal and Publicity Chairman Robert L. Eyre.

Citing the influence of captains on their teams both on and off the fields, workshop co-facilitator Mrs. Mazzarese said, "The captains play a major role in developing team unity, identifying team problems, resolving conflicts and reaching out to individual team members."

WHS Athletic Director Edward Tranchina, when asked about the workshop, said, "We are seeing the direct results of the program that teaches our captains the skills to be successful leaders."

Five WHS Seniors Named As Merit Semi-Finalists

Westfield High School seniors Alice Kelman, Thomas Olsen, Ryan St. Clair, George Wu and Andrew Zachar have been named semifinalists in the 1998 Merit Scholarship Program.

The five high school students are among more than 15,000 academically talented high school seniors across the nation who have qualified as semifinalists in the 43rd annual scholarship program.

The journey of the five seniors to their semifinalist status in the highly competitive scholarship program began in 1996 when they took the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

As highest scorers in the state on that test, the five Westfield High School semifinalists, together with other semifinalists in the state, represent less than 1 percent of New Jersey’s entire 1998 graduating class.

Westfield High’s five semifinalists now have the opportunity to advance to the finalist level and compete for Merit Scholarships by maintaining an outstanding academic record and completing a scholarship application package, according to a school spokesman.

Approximately 7,400 Merit Scholarships worth $28 million will be awarded in 1998 to qualifying finalists.

HIGH ACHIEVERS...Recently named National Merit Semifinalists from Westfield High School will now compete for the 7,400 scholarships worth $28 million which will be awarded next year.

Friends of Girls Lacrosse To Hold Cocktail Party

The Friends of Westfield Girls Lacrosse will hold their second annual cocktail party this Saturday, September 20, at 7 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cambria, 865 Standish Avenue, Westfield.

Parents of girls interested in playing on the Westfield High School Girls’ Lacrosse Team are invited to attend. The cost of the party is $7 per person and guests are asked to bring an hors d’oeuvre.

After a successful inaugural season this past spring, the team is planning for its second season in the spring of 1998. Over 70 high school girls are planning to participate next spring, according to Friends spokeswoman Lois Hely.

The Westfield Board of Education approved the high school sport for girls with the stipulation that the program be self-funded.

The Friends will be actively fundraising to meet the budget required to finance the team. They are selling wrapping paper, holiday wreaths and will have a booth at Sunday’s FestiFall, among other activities.

Contributions from members of the community who wish to support this program are appreciated.

Please contact Eileen Cambria at (908) 654-3173 or Hely at (908) 233-3960 for further information or to make party reservations.

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