Three earn Ward Scholarships

Atlantic Cape Community College selected three Cape May County high school students to receive Marjorie Ward Leaders Scholarships. The students will enroll in Atlantic Cape classes this fall.

The winners are Aaron Finke, of Cape May Court House, Middle Township High School; Summer Schofield, of Cape May Court House, Middle Township High School; and Nathan Enders, of Belleplain, Middle Township High School.

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation established the scholarship program in 2005 in honor of former Cape May County resident Marjorie Ward, who left $500,000 to Atlantic Cape to fund scholarships for Cape May County students.

Ward was a retired educator who passed away in 2004 at the age of 105. She taught for many years in the Montclair school system and retired in 1958 to Cape May.

Taylor on dean’s list at Millersville

Traci Taylor, of North Cape May, has been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

The 1,484 students named to Millersville University’s dean’s list earned a semester grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher and attempted at least 12 credits of course work.

Tecco graduates from James Madison

Gabriella Tecco, of Wildwood Crest, graduated from James Madison University during the May 4 commencement exercises in Harrisonburg, Va. Tecco was named to the president’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

Jamison on president’s list at JMU

Thomas Jamison, of Clermont, made the president’s list at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., for the spring 2013 semester.

Howell on dean’s list at Centenary College

Brittany Howell, of Cape May, was named to Centenary College’s dean’s list for coursework that was completed for the spring 2013 semester.

Smith named to dean’s list

Catherine Smith, of Cape May, was named to the Spring 2013 dean’s list at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list.

Patten competes in forensics tournament

Ashley Patten, a senior at Wildwood Catholic High School, made it through to the second day of competition at the NCFL Grand National Forensics Tournament in the category of Dramatic Performance.

Only the top 48 students in each category make it to the second day of competition at this heavily attended competition. She was the third student in school history to compete on Sunday at NCFL Grand Nationals. She has competed at NCFL Grand Nationals for four years, and finished this competition ranked 30th overall in Dramatic Performance, the highest ranking ever for any WCHS student in any category.

AARP welcomes new officers

Sue Kelly, president of Wildwoods AARP Chapter 5235, recently welcomed new officers Betty Ortman, secretary, and Ray Ortman, vice president, at the annual spring installation luncheon. Marilyn Goldrick is treasurer.

Villanova students graduate

The following students were among the graduates at Villanova University in Pennsylvania during spring commencement in May 19: Joseph Stevenson, of Cape May Court House, earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering; Kristen Panny, of West Cape May, earned a master of science in human resource development; and Madeleine Vonsavage, of West Cape May, earned a bachelor of arts.

Hall graduates from Rhode Island

Ryan F. Hall, of Wildwood, received a bachelor of science degree in marine biology recently during the University of Rhode Island’s commencement exercises.

Alulis on dean’s list at Scranton

Sarah Alulis, of Cape May Court House, a senior with a community health education major in Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours.

Atlantic Cape athletes feted for academics

Atlantic Cape Community College student-athletes Abdul Abubakar, of Egg Harbor Township, Danielle Kebert, of North Cape May, Kerry Player, of Woodbine, and Sarah Street, of Egg Harbor City, have received national academic awards by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their exemplary achievement during the 2012-13 academic year.

Kebert, 20, played first base on the softball team. She has earned a 4.0 grade-point average, or GPA, and is the recipient of the Leadership Award, Academic Award, and ranked fifth in the region in batting average.

Atlantic Cape’s softball team was recognized by the NJCAA as an Academic Team of the Year, where the team earned higher than a 3.0 GPA.