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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 ...
Four of the top five scholarship recipients pose after the 2014 Salute to Seniors, they are Bilal Qadar headed to the University of Delaware, Alanna Jones who is enrolling at Camden County College, Raneem Sirag, Camden County College and Tyler Raysor, University of Rhode Island. Myles Fussell who will attend Drexel University is not pictured. Photo by Elva Mitchell of the Lawnside Scholarship Club

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.

Top scholarship recipient Tyler Raysor poses with Dr. Ronn Johnson, superintendent of Lawnside School District. Raysor will attend the University of Rhode Island. In recognition of her A average, she received the Elizabeth Jones Award for Academic Excellence.

Top scholarship recipient Tyler Raysor poses with Dr. Ronn Johnson, superintendent of Lawnside School District. Raysor will attend the University of Rhode Island. In recognition of her A average, she received the Elizabeth Jones Award for Academic Excellence.

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