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Last Thursday and Friday students from Shawnee FCCLA competed in the FCCLA Spring Leadership Conference at the Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill. Each student had a opportunity to present their project to a panel of judges. In between presenting they attended workshops covering many different topics. On Friday, the students that participated in fashion events got to walk the runway in their garments for the entire conference audience. All 12 students that competed received medals. Paige Gehin, Claire Crosby, Abby Lacovara, Colin Devico, Carrington Windl, and Emma Adams qualified for the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from July 2-6. Izzy Dipietro, Colleen Hourani, Genevieve Guinta, Melissa Guzzi, Cassie Bodendorf, and Claire Hauser all did very well and represented Shawnee proudly. Several of the students also received scholarships to Johnson and Whales University.
Congratulations to Andrew Ozazewski, FBLA National Finalist, earning the right to compete at the National Conference in Anaheim, CA in June. Andrew earned this prestigious honor by finishing in the top 3 in New Jersey on the Securities & Investments test at the State Conference!
Students have spent nine months perfecting films, crafting narratives that shed light on real-life struggles for area families or individuals.
Shawnee TV Broadcast III students will host a documentary film festival Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 to showcase their short, five-minute documentaries, which focus on the real-life struggles of area families or individuals. The films cover a range of topics, including adults with special needs, body image challenges, the wait for a kidney donor, family life after war, abusive relationships and cancer. Attendees can enjoy seven documentaries, with each including a brief introduction and Q-and-A with the producers.
Many of the students chose to focus their narrative on personal subject matter. For his film, “The Search for Independence,” junior Jordan Bray was one of two students selected at the recent Burlington County Teen Arts Festival to move on to the NJ State Teen Arts competition. Bray’s film examines his family’s experience of caring for his sister, who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a child. Currently, his family finds that resources are scare to support his sister, who is now an adult.
Shawnee Junior Jun Choi was selected to perform with the New Jersey State Symphonic Band. The group performed at Rutgers University as part of the New Jersey Music Educators Association's State Conference. Jun was selected based off a successful audition against the State's best young musicians.
On March 8th, Shawnee hosted the “Running and Winning” Workshop, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Burlington County and the Alice Paul Institute. Held during Women’s History Month, the workshop’s purpose was to encourage young women to think about getting involved in the political process and to develop leadership skills. Students from Mrs. Lorenz’ American Women’s classes had the opportunity to interview female elected officials in small groups & research this year’s selected topic of the minimum wage. In small collaborative teams they created either a pro or a con campaign speech and poster on this issue with their group. Speeches and posters were shared with the entire group. A big thank you to both Mr. Hochenberger and Mr. Pistone and their students for coordinating the photography and videoing of this event to ensure its success!
Shawnee Boys Basketball SJ Group IV Champions!! Shawnee 76 Toms River North 72 in triple overtime. Shawnee: Dylan Deveney 31, Dean Noll 19, Sean Heine 12, Pat Kernan 6, Connor Deveney 4, Daevon Robinson 2, Kane Feudtner 2. Great job by our Shawnee students bringing positive energy the entire game!! Seemed like a home game.
On Thursday, March 2, the Shawnee High School Multicultural Club volunteered at the LRHSD Job Fair with their adviser, Debra Bunn, who is Shawnee's Representative on the Job Fair Committee along with Brigitte Watson. The students assisted with refreshments and door prizes, along with taking advantage of the opportunity to visit the fifty employers present at this year's Job Fair.
Shawnee High School Student Council sponsored a Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday, February 28. There were a total of 10 student teams and 1 faculty team. The first place team was "Head to Beach One". Members of the team were: Brendan Mulligan, James Rudman, Ryan Hileman, Shawn Levondoski, Athena DeFulio, Kayla McDonald, Sydney Harris, Kate McLaughlin, and coach: Olivia Schuck. The second place team was Red, White and Spike and the third place team was Team Shawnee which was the faculty team. It was a great night enjoyed by all. Student Council thanks those that participated.