Smith wins scholarship

Lisa Smith, of Seaville, received a scholarship when the Atlantic City Hotel and Lodging Association Scholarship Foundation awarded scholarships to 17 students pursuing hospitality or culinary careers at its annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on April 23 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

The ACHLA Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in its history. This year’s recipients are students at Atlantic Cape Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and Rutgers University. Many also work in area hospitality or culinary jobs.

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Raab graduates

Jeffrey Raab, of Ocean City, graduated with a B.A. in chemistry when the State University of New York at New Paltz held an undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 19, with more than 2,000 undergraduate degrees being conferred.

Leonetti second in musical competition

The Esther Weil Ocean City Pops Student Competition took place May 14 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Winners included: Second Place Vocal Division $500, Amanda Leonetti, Ocean City High School, “Vissi D’arte”

Artists win in show

Steve Aker, of Galloway Township, won the May Show by the Ocean City Fine Arts League, with “Santorini Shadow.”

Second place went to “Apple Blossom” by Chuck Law, of Ocean City; Honorable Mentions went to “Evening Glow” by Lance Balderson, of Seaville, “On Route 49” by Alisa Harris, of Seaville, “Quartet at the Point” by Carol Zerbe, of Somers Point, and “Schooner At Mallory Square” by Mary Alice Campanaro, of Ocean City.

The Ocean City Fine Arts League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness of the arts and art community. Call 609-814-0308 or see

Bourgeois graduates

Robin Bourgeois, of Ocean City, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in communication May 11 from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.

McClennen recognized for academic achievement

Jaime McClennen, a marketing major from Palermo, was inducted to the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society during the spring 2013 semester at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

Chestnut Hill College inducted 32 new members into the society this year. Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year college students, recognizes academic achievement. Full-time students are invited to become members of Alpha Lambda Delta if they succeed in maintaining a 3.5 GPA or are in the top 20 percent of their class.


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