Stafford Leader

School News: Teen Artists and Fitness Teams Recognized

Apr 12, 2019
Artwork by: Timothy Oler Southern Regional student Timothy Oler’s “Old Sailor” was recognized for excellence in the 2-D Visual Art category at the Ocean County Teen Arts Festival.

Southern Regional High School students were recognized for their musical, theater and art abilities at the Ocean County Teen Arts Festival at Ocean County College this year.

The following were selected for outstanding achievement and asked to represent Ocean County at the NJ State Teen Arts Festival in May: Large Instrumental – Southern Regional Jazz Ensemble; Large Theatre – Southern Regional Improv Players; 2-D Visual Art – Timothy Oler and Dean Klunk; and 3-D Visual Art – Tyler Smith and Meghan Alfredsen.

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Over 25 large boxes of books are being donated to underprivileged schools in South Philadelphia after a successful book drive at Southern Regional Middle School throughout February. The book drive was co-sponsored by the middle school media center and the National Junior Honor Society and collected through students’ English classes.

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Southern Regional’s boys and girls fitness teams qualified for the 2019 U.S. Marines Youth Foundation Physical Fitness National Championships at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, May 18.

The teams recently earned their qualifying scores at the Marine Corp Youth Fitness Region One Fitness Championship in Elizabeth.

The team was coached by Jenna Lombardo and assisted at the event by Stafford police officer Anthony Vincent. The girls’ team took second overall at the regional competition. Members of the girls team were Gabriella Bates, Olivia Horton, Emily Furlong, Megan Campanile, Ava Kelly and Tiffany Ortner. The boys team included John Alvarado, Gavin Lum, Jeremy Raymond, Matt Koller, Nick Pepe and Nelson Galeano.

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SRHS junior Erika Barbera has been chosen by the U.S. Marine Corps to represent New Jersey at the Battles Won Academy in Washington, D.C. The event is to be held from July 9-15, 2019 and will include an immersive Marine Corps experience, a behind-the-scenes tour of the nation’s capital and a community service project.

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Southern Regional’s Honors Wind Ensemble came in second place out of 14 high school bands at the Rowan Concert Band Festival. This placement ranks Southern among the top performing bands in the state. The band will perform at the NJMEA State Gala on Sunday, May 5.

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On March 26 Southern Regional High School inducted 13 new members into the Art Honor Society. Inductees are Meghan Alfredsen, Kayla Bowker, Philip Coppolino, Brenna Cousins, KaSandra Danziger, Rachel Dudonis, Dean Klunk, Carmine Martino, Alexa Mulch, Nellie Traut, Riley Vaugh, Gianna Walter and Faith Wunnenberg.



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