Students at Alder Avenue Middle School, along with Purple Heart Recipient Marco Polo Smigliani, welcomed home Cpl. Matt Szypula from deployment to the Middle East. Szypula is an alumni of the Alder Avenue Middle School and Egg Harbor Township High School.
The Alder Avenue school sent more than 600 pounds of care packages this year. Shipping for this project was paid for by a minigrant by the Egg Harbor Township Education Foundation.