Seniors learn cooking skills at Penn Tech

Last Wednesday’s Soup for the Soul, the first of five free cooking workshops at Camden County Technical Schools, featured Chef Jim Morton of the culinary arts program.

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Gloucester Township Campus
Students of the 2nd Marking Period!

9th Grade – Marelyn Y. Perez-Badillo Marelyn is a freshman in the Medical Arts Acamdemy. She is a member of Jazz Band, Orchestra and First Robotics. She is also involved in Gymnastics. Marelyn spends some of her time volunteering at local libraries, hospitals and food banks. Marelyn’s career program teacher, Mrs. Clarke, has described her as “quick minded” meaning she grasp ideas very quickly. Personality somewhat reserved. Eager to learn new information, always smiling-never complains, can work independently just as easy as working with a group. Has a select group of friends. Good team player and easy to work with. One word to sum her up “classy”

10th Grade - Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a sophomore in the Fashion Design career area. She is a member of Interact Club and also participates on a lacrosse team. Tiffany spends some of her spare time volunteering by helping plan the Moon Festival in Pennsauken and tutoring children. She has received many awards including Perfect Attendance and Highest GPA in English. Tiffany’s career program teacher, Ms. Harris, has described her as “Intelligent, motivational, inspirational, and caring!”

11th Grade – Anne Marie Fernandez Anne Marie is a junior in the Medical Arts Academy. She is a member of National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars. She also attends dance classes for intermediate jazz. In her spare time, Anne Marie likes to volunteer at various hospitals and by tutoring. She has received various awards, such as Principals List and highest GPA in Spanish II. Anne Marie’s career program teacher, Mrs. Clarke, has described her as “Hard worker, diligent, kind hearted, goal directed, and focused. She has professional behavior and actions in and out of school. One word to sum her up “Refine”.

12th Grade – Ifrah Akhtar Ifrah is a senior in the Medical Arts Academy. She is a member of PRO’s and Orchestra. Ifrah spends some of her time volunteering at YM Girls Youth Group, libraries and Virtua Hospital. She has received numerous awards and shows excellent achievements. Ifrah’s career program teacher, Mrs. Clarke, has described her as “Mature beyond her years. Very pleasant, and avoids conflict.” Ifrah is a team leader and team player as well. She is dedicated to her family, education and church. She is very professional, eager to learn, throws herself in a project 100% and follows it to the end. Sweet and shy nature. Compassionate and dependable. Excellent critical thinker and novelist. One word to sum her up “sophisticated”

Pennsauken Campus
Students of the 2nd Marking Period!

From left to right, Dan Nguyen, Kathy Hoang, Karen Rivas & Yack Oorenzo-Dominguez

9th Grade – Dan C. Nguyen – Dan C. Nguyen is a Freshman in the Allied Health career area. She is a member of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and the Guitar Club through the 21st Century Learning Community. Mrs. Fleig, her Guidance Counselor, stated, “Dan is always willing to assist her classmates and is eager to learn. She is a pleasure in all of her classes.”

10th Grade – Kathy Hoang – Kathy Hoang is a Sophomore in the Allied Health career area. She is a member of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), the Student Advisory Committee, and Interact. She also participates in Life Fitness, Arts and Crafts, and Creative and Performing Arts through the 21st Century Learning Community. Mrs. Fleig, her Guidance Counselor, stated, “Kathy is a very dedicated student and goes out of her way to help classmates in need. She is always positive and polite and represents Penn Tech with pride.”

11th Grade – Karen Rivas – Karen Rivas is a Junior in the Legal Assistant career area. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Interact, and College Aspirations through the 21st Century Learning Community. Mr. King, her Honors Chemistry instructor, stated, “Karen has displayed tremendous persistence as a student in Honors Chemistry. Karen holds herself to the highest standards in terms of work ethic. Her persistence and high work ethic are what led her team to score the best in our class’s Team Merit Point competition.”

12th Grade – Yack Lorenzo-Dominguez – Yack Lorenzo-Dominguez is a Senior in the Banking and Finance career area. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Interact Club. He is a cooperative education student working in the library. Ms. Scheeper, his Structured Learning Experience instructor, stated, “Yack is an outstanding student in class. He is always prepared and receives straight A’s. He is also polite and is willing to help in any way. He is also an outstanding co-op student who works in the library.”

College Acceptance

The following Gloucester Township Campus seniors have been accepted to a college, university or the military:

Khalil Bailey – Drew University, NJ (Drew Presidential Scholarship $24, 000); Rowan University, NJ (Rowan Scholarship $18,000)
Evonte Bennett – Camden County College, NJ (NJSTARS Scholarship); St. John’s University, NY
Tyzhae A. Birton – LaSalle University, PA (Lasalle’s Founder’s Scholarship $19000 annually); Rowan University , NJ; St. Joseph’s University, PA (St Joseph’s Scholarship $14,000 annually); Temple University, PA; Widener University, PA (Widener Presidential Scholarship $21,000 annually); William Patterson University, NJ; (Comcast $1,000 Scholarship)
Osanna Bolger – Rider University, NJ (Rider’s Dean Scholarship of $16,000); Pace University, NY (Pace University $18,000 Scholarship)
Christian Burgos - US Air Force
Krista M. Carbona – Prescott College , AZ (Prescott College $2,500 Alumni Scholarship); Long Island University, NY; University of New Haven, Ct (University of New Haven Scholarship $11,000)
Christeen Concepcion - Rider University, NJ
Nigeria Crump - Fisher College, MA
Anthony Cruz - Rutgers University (New Brunswick), NJ
Christopher L. Daniels Jr. – Johnson and Wales, RI; (Johnson and Wales University Scholarship $24,000); Wesley College, DE (Wesley College Grant of $9,000/yr.)
Jessica Derr – Keystone College, PA
Logan Fleig – Camden County College, NJ (NJSTARS Scholarship)
Jazmine J. Frazier – Johnson & Wales University, RI
Tynell Harris – Rowan University, NJ; Seton Hall, NJ (Seton Hall University Scholarship $16,000/annually); St. Joseph’s University, PA
Eric Hicks – Bowie State University, MD; Bowling Green State University, OH; Claflin University, SC; Old Dominion University, VA; Johnson & Wales, RI (Johnson & Wales Presidential Academic Scholar $12,000/yearly & Culinary Essentials Scholar $1000/yearly)
Brandon Hunter - Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA (Wentworth Merit Award Scholarship $12,000/annually)
Sade James - Long Island University, NY
Autumn Jarry - The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Matthew J. Koch - The College of New Jersey, NJ (The College of NJ Promise Award - full cost of study at TCNJ for 2 years)
Jacky Kong - Princeton University, NJ; Rutgers University, NJ; University of Notre Dame, IN
Tiffany Lipscomb - School of Visual Arts, NY
Rosa Mack-Cajina - Richard Stockton College, NJ
Justin F. Morales-Bowman – Community College of Philadelphia
Tiffany Nemec – Monmouth University, NJ (Monmouth Incentive Grant $18000); Richard Stockton College of NJ; Rider University, NJ (Rider’s Dean Scholarship $16,000); Washington College, MD (Washington College Academic Tuition Scholarship $15,000)
Brandon Newell – Drexel, PA (AJ Drexel Scholarship $12,500); Rutgers University’s Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Program, NJ (Rutgers Scholarship $3,000); Temple, PA (Temple Scholarship $9,000)
Steven Ott – Richard Stockton College of NJ ($1,000 Scholarship from the School Maintenance Supervisors Association of Camden & Gloucester Counties)
Robert Palese - Baylor University, TX, (Baylor President’s Scholarship for $16,000 annually), Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA (Wentworth merit Scholarship for $15,000 annually) and University of Delaware, DE
Simone Pierce – St. Augustine University in NC
Andrea D. Piercy – Caldwell College, NJ; Coppin State University, MD; Delaware State University, DE ; Elizabethtown College, PA; Howard University, DC; Lackawanna College, PA; Richard Stockton College of NJ; The College of NJ, NJ; University of West Florida, FL; Virginia State University, VA, William Patterson University, NJ
Shay Pratt - Benedict College, SC
Maria Reza – Rider University, NJ (Rider’s Dean Scholarship of $16,000)
Caroline M. Sasser – Rider University (Rider’s Dean Scholarship $16,000)
Tony Sheppard – Delaware State University, DE
Christian Wade – Philadelphia University, PA; New York University Of Technology, NY
Joshua Watson - Rowan University, NJ; University of Tampa , FL
Khalil Watson – William Patterson University, NJ; Rider University, NJ (Rider Provost Scholarship for $18,000/per year)
Breanna Williams – Rowan University, NJ; Richard Stockton College, NJ
Deanna Williams - Delaware State University, DE
Jermaul J. Williams – William Patterson University, NJ
Joseph D. Wood – Johnson and Wales University, RI (Johnson and Wales University Scholarship $24,000)

The following Pennsauken Campus seniors have been accepted to a college, university or the military:

Jamaiyah Balkman - Rutgers University, NJ; Widener University, PA (Presidential Scholarship $20,000 annually); LaSalle University, PA; Rutgers University, NJ
Brett Barden
- Kean University, NJ
Melissa Bisono -
Camden County College, NJ (NJSTARS Scholarship)
Ninoshka Burgos
- Richard Stockton College, NJ
Stacy Carter - Rutgers University, NJ; Richard Stockton College, NJ; William Paterson University, NJ
Daishawn Causey - Kean University, NJ
Nohamaly Cosme - Camden County College, NJ (NJSTARS Scholarship)
Devin Henry - West Virginia State University, VA, West Virginia Wesleyan, WV
Ezra Hudson - Richard Stockton College, NJ
Abigail Jimenez - Rutgers University, NJ
Phanyda Leang - Rutgers University, NJ; Richard Stockton College, NJ
Stephanie Lopez - Johnson and Wales University, RI
Leah Minuche - Rutgers University, NJ
Natasha Molina - Rutgers University, NJ; Alvernia University, PA
Jessica Morales - Felician College, NJ
Angelique Panigua - Camden County College, NJ; Houston Community College, TX
Marie Perez - Rutgers University, NJ; Richard Stockton College, NJ
Alejandra Ramos - Camden County College
Jose Rivera - Richard Stockton College, NJ
Diana Roman - Rutgers University, NJ
Ashley Romero-Arias - Camden County College, NJ
Wesley Romero-Arias - Camden County College, NJ
Christopher Rubi - Rutgers University, NJ
Erica Torres - Rutgers University, NJ; Camden County College, NJ (NJSTARS Scholarship)
Jim Tran - Rutgers University, NJ
Yennhi Vo - Monmouth University, NJ
David Welch - Rutgers University, NJ; Kean University, NJ
Jacob Wilburn - Montclair State University, NJ; Rhode Island College, RI
Ericline Williams - Rutgers University, NJ
Tina Yates - Bloomfield College, NJ; Virginia State University, VA; Benedict College, SC

Clean Slate Members
Selected as Finalists
2014 Shout Down Drugs

Clean Slate members, Jayda Davis, Migdalia Chaparro and Victoria Evans have been selected as the Camden County finalists for the 2014 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs competition.

They will perform at the Prevention Contest on May 21 at the NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark. They hope to take 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Prizes include a recording contract and many opportunities to perform throughout the state. Please be sure to congratulate our students, they worked relentlessly on this project.

Vote for 'Let It Out' by Clean Slate

CCTS Announces New Business Administrator

Congratulations to Mr. Scott Kipers on his recent appointment as School Business Administrator at Camden County Technical Schools. He replaced James Clark who retired on March 31, 2014. Mr. Kipers comes to our district with more than 25 years of public and private accounting experience. During this time, he managed the accounting and tax operations of several companies in the Utility, Medical and Leasing industries. His experience includes managing software implementation projects to automating manual processes, managing relationships with government agencies, as well as bringing employee resources together to reach common goals. Additionally, he served as an instructor at Camden County College as part of the Self Employment Assistance Program for 14 years. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Drexel University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Welcome Mr. Kipers!

FCCLA Spring Leadership Conference Results

The members were extremely successful at the 67th FCCLA Spring Leadership Conference on March 20th and 21st in Cherry Hill. 

The following students won awards:

Danay Adkins, Eveningwear, Bronze
Brianna Averhart, Windows of Fashion, Bronze
Bryanna Belvedere, Toys That Teach, 1st Place Gold
Brittan Blackshear, Sportswear, Silver
Jessica Derr, Early Childhood, 1st Place Silver, Going To The National  Conference In July
Jessica Derr, FACTS, 1st Place Gold
Jessica Derr Won A $500.00 Scholarship From Camden County College for 2014-2015
Talia Galloway, Job Interview, Silver
Dulce Gonzalez, Student Body, 2nd Place Gold
Grace Griffiths, Personal Patchwork, 2nd Place Gold
Maura Hernandez, Toys That Teach, 1st Place Gold
Briana Latella, Lessons Learned, 1st Place Gold
Marilynne Maldonado, Careerwear, Bronze
Lilly Miller, Eveningwear, Silver, With a $1000 Scholarship To Johnson And Wales
Savannah Mobley, 3rd Place Gold
Briana Murphy, Personal Patchwork, 1st Place Gold
Amanda Nemec, Storybook Ethics, 1st Place Gold
Cheyenne Nicholson, Entrepreneurship, Bronze
Cheyenne Nicholson, Won The Most Valuable Member and State President’s Award
Elizette Peralta, Manners Matter, Gold
Jocari Peralta, 2nd Place Gold
Miranda Punch, Personal Patchwork, 3rd Place Gold
Leah Quick, Student Body, 2nd Place Gold
Kristina Robinson, Career Wear, Bronze, With a $500.00 Scholarship to Johnson And Wales and a $1000 Scholarship To Centenary College
Caitlyn Segear, Storybook Ethics, 1st Place Gold
Aaliyah Sharp, Sportswear, Bronze
Aliza Shoultz, Sportswear, Silver
Bryanna Warren, Eveningwear, Silver
Carly Zerno, Manners Matter, Gold

Besides all of the medals, Mrs. Laucks won the Rookie of the Year award!!

We are very proud of you and your accomplishments this year! Congratulations!!

South Jersey soldier surprises her Penn Tech sister!

ABC News Video

Yard Sale
May 17, 2014

Registration Form

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

2014 – School Self-Assessment

While completing the New Jersey Department of Education School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, we learned that our school district has demonstrated strengths in most of the core elements, such as HIB training, personnel, programs and approaches, investigative procedures, and reporting. Any areas that scored less than perfect have been addressed, with changes made to our policies and procedures, to strengthen our commitment in providing a safe, secure, and caring environment at Camden County Technical Schools.

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying District Policy 5131

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Reporting form – District Regulation 5131

Information for Parents and Students