Lawnside Club Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners
Journal Staff Report | 6/2/2014, 6 a.m.
The Lawnside Scholarship Club announced more than $15,000 in scholarships to members of the 2014 graduating class at its annual Salute to Seniors at Haddon Heights High School May 17. The annual program honors residents of Lawnside graduating from public, private and parochial schools.
The program’s theme was “Achievers of the Next Generation.” Siblings Richard and Terria Wright, alumni of Haddon Heights High School, advised the graduating seniors to make the most of relationships with schoolmates and professors in order to succeed. Richard, the 2012 graduate from Lawnside with the highest average, is entering his junior year at the University of Pittsburgh where he is majoring in engineering with plans to become an electrical engineer. Terria, a 2011 graduate, is a child development major at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore entering her senior year. She wants to open a day care center and called herself “a cheerleader for life.”
Patricia Cobia, 2014 Lawnside Public School Teacher of the Year was the mistress of ceremonies. Michael Mae and Ezell Irons, Jr. of the Lawnside Music Studio performed piano and violin selections.
The five students with the highest grade point averages and their schools are:
First: Tyler Rasor, Haddon Heights High School, will attend the University of Rhode Island and received the Elizabeth Jones Award for Academic Excellence because her average exceeds 93.
Second: Myles Fussell, The King’s Christian School, will attend Drexel University to pursue a career in electrical engineering.
Third: Raneem Sirag, Haddon Heights High School, Camden County College, will major in criminal justice.
Fourth: Bilal Qadar, Haddon Heights High School, plans to major in food science at the University of Delaware with an ultimate goal of helping people live healthy lifestyles, understand and practice good nutrition.
Alanna Jones, Haddon Heights High School, received the Grace Temple Baptist Church Scholarship to the student with the fifth highest average. She plans to major in graphic design at Camden County College.
Additionally, the following awards were announced:
Book awards were won by Myles Fussell, Sydney Hurley, Latina Coard and Ryan O’Neal.
Lawnside PTA - unsung heroes – Faith Solomon, Ryan O’Neal
Dr. Theodore Johnson attendance – Ryan O’Neal, Kashif Miller, Anthony Johnson
Edna Jay Sports Award – Kashif Miller
Melody Moss Walcott Award – Sydney Hurley
Madge Mitchell Math Award – Myles Fussell
Edna Harper Service Award – Alanna Jones
Henry Long Memorial Award – Anthony Johnson
Masjid Freehaven Model Citizen Award – Faith Solomon
Raymond G. Davis, Jr. Memorial Award – H. Qawi Austin II
Reach for the Stars Award -- Chandra and Jeremiah Mikhiel
Sonia Farmer Character Award – Faith Solomon
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wise Award - Anthony Johnson
Dr. & Mrs. Cecil Still Award – Ryan O’Neal
I.R. & Anna J. Bryant Award – Latina Coard
Leon N. Williams Law Award – Raneem Sirag
Amos & Roxie Rogers Award – Anthony Johnson
Eleanora F. Sexton & Bertha D. Upshaw Memorial Award – Tyler Rasor
Eleanora F. Sexton & Bertha D. Upshaw Memorial Award – Bilal Qadar
Bryson C. Armstead Award – Anthony Johnson
Nancy & Ron Johnson Scholarship Award – Myles Fussell
Steve Israel Awards – Kashif Miller, outstanding student athlete; Alanna Jones, unsung hero
Dorothea Carter Memorial Award - Michael Ganges
Haddon Heights High School Commencement Awards
These awards will be presented during commencement exercises, June 23.
Helen Mae Henderson Nursing Award – Kevin Martinez
Helen Mae Henderson Teaching Award – Ryan O’Neal
Ephraim J. & Mary C. Still Award – LaTina Coard
Drs. William & Flora Young Award – Tyler Raysor
Walter A. Gaines Natural Science Award – Tyler Rasor
Lawnside Scholarship Club Music Award – Sydney Hurley
Curtis & Lula Moss Memorial Award – Sydney Hurley
Magnificent Seven Award - Tyler Raysor
Linese Miller Award - Tyler Raysor