Friday, June 17, 2011
One chapter closes as another opens for the graduates of 2011.
Jayson Sockett almost had to pinch himself after the tassels were turned and the mortarboard caps were tossed into the air. “This is surreal,” said Sockett, 35, an information technology technician who had just watched his son, Anthony Parenti, graduate from Haddonfield Memorial High School on Thursday evening. “These are the same pipsqueaks who were just running around in Pampers and now they’re giving speeches at graduation and getting scholarships opportunities. I feel numb.” As so it was at the 201st commencement ceremony Thursday at Haddonfield Memorial High School. Two-hundred-twelve students marched into the high school football stadium behind the school on Kings Highway East to the familiar cadence of "Pomp and Circumstance" as …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Haddonfield Memorial High School graduates the Class of 2011.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
It took Elmer Rothman 72 years to get his high school diploma, but the 90-year-old Maple Shade resident has never been prouder.
The Haddonfield Memorial High School graduating Class of 2011 was introduced to its newest alumnus Tuesday: 90-year-old Elmer Rothman of Maple Shade, NJ. Rothman was invited to the senior luncheon to receive the diploma he passed up more than 70 years ago. "The Class of 2011, school administration and Board of Education were honored to present Mr. Elmer Rothman an honorary HMHS diploma," Mike Wilson, the high school principal, said. "His life is one of service to his country, family and community. He is an inspiration. Our students congratulated and welcomed Mr. Rothman into the Class of 2011 with a standing ovation. "One student asked Mr. Rothman if he planned on coming to future reunions. He said, 'Of course. When’s the first one? … …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
In one of their last high school events, Haddonfield Memorial High School seniors celebrate the prom Friday.
Patch also captured prom fashsions galore at the pre-dance Promenade. View the photos here.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Nine Camden County College graduates share their plans.
Camden County College's new 1,848 graduates have a variety of plans. Some will enroll in a four-year college to earn a bachelor's degree. Others will enter the working world or join the military. Patch asked nine newly minted graduates to share their plans.
Speakers urge students to build on the lessons and momentum they gained at the college.
In a speech that drew inspiration from the mobile game Angry Birds, Camden County College’s featured graduation speaker counseled the Class of 2011 to “not let anyone steal your eggs.” Just as in the game, where a band of evil pigs steal eggs from a group of birds, Sharon Wedington on Saturday warned graduates that naysayers will try to bring them down and steal their dreams—their eggs. Like the birds—who launch themselves at the pigs to reclaim their eggs—fight back, she said. “Don’t let anyone without knowledge of who are you or who you have the potential to become tell you that you can’t,” said Wedington, the college’s retiring vice president of enrollment and student services. “Be careful whose voice you listen to.” It was a message …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The county college graduates 1,848 students Saturday.
Camden County College's Class of 2011, graduating May 21, comes from all over South Jersey—and even as far away as California. Haddonfield Patch congratulates the graduates, especially those from the township! Check back with Patch for full coverage of the graduation. (Information provided by Camden County College. All students are considered candidates for graduation pending certification from the college.) Tianna C. Aasim-Bey, Edgewater Hameemah B. Abdur-Rahmaan, Pennsauken Bryan E. Abramek, Sicklerville Francis E. Accardo, Somerdale Sara M. Acevedo De La Cruz, Cherry Hill Jonathan D. Adams-Crouch, Willingboro Kimberly G. Ada, Mount Laurel Melissa M. Adams, Hi Nella Tomeka L. Adams,Pennsauken Ereisha J. Addo, Tacoma, Wash. George O. …