Moorestown Board of Educations commends class of 2016

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The following is a message from the Moorestown Townshp Public Schools Board of Education:

“Excellence, Equity and Engagement via Partnership,” our district’s fundamental principles, are demonstrated through the many successes of the Moorestown High School class of 2016. The Moorestown Board of Education is proud of our commitment to this belief, excelling in academics, as well as the arts and athletics. Just a few of the amazing accomplishments of the class of 2016 are listed below.

Honors

Three students were recognized as Quaker Scholars. These students have maintained high honor roll status every marking period for all four years of high school.

 One hundred and twenty-four students are graduating with honors.

 Twenty students received Letters of Commendation for their achievement on the PSAT/NMSQT.

 Three students were named National Merit Finalists.

 Eighteen seniors were recognized with honors for their accomplishments on the National Spanish Exam, National French Exam, and the National Latin Exam.

 Thirteen seniors were semifinalists in the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship competition at Fairleigh Dickinson University; four seniors were finalists with honorable mention at the Wharton High School Investment Challenge; and two teams of four seniors took first and second place in the Rowan College at Burlington County Business Plan Challenge.

Scholarships

 One hundred and thirty-five students received over $150,000 in local scholarships during the Moorestown High School Senior Awards Night.

Service

 Eight seniors received the Distinguished Service Award by completing over 100 hours of service per year for all four years; thirty-one seniors received the Presidential Service Recognition Award for completing over 100 hours in their senior year; and the class of 2016 completed 31,772 hours of community service over their four years in high school.

Arts and Athletics

 Nine seniors were invited to perform in All South Jersey Orchestra, Band or Senior High Chorus; one senior was awarded first place in the Burlington County Teen Arts Festival in the category of fine arts; and one senior is a Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition Finalist.

 Moorestown athletic teams earned BCSL Championships in girls’ cross country, girls’ tennis, boys’ swimming, and boys’ tennis; and New Jersey Sectional Championships in field hockey, girls’ tennis, boys’ swimming, girls’ lacrosse, boys’ golf, and boys’ lacrosse.

Approximately 87 percent of the 316 members of the class of 2016 will be enrolling in a two or four-year college or university this fall. The remaining students will be attending vocational schools, joining the military, taking a gap year, or entering the workforce. Some of the schools that will welcome the Class of 2016 in the fall include Rutgers University, Yale University, New York University, Princeton University, The College of New Jersey, Villanova University, United States Air Force Academy, University of Oregon, The Ohio State University, University of Miami, University of California at Berkeley, Purdue University, Elizabethtown College, Virginia Tech, University of Toronto and Georgetown University.

Congratulations to the class of 2016. Your achievements are impressive and too expansive to list in full.

The board and the entire Moorestown community applaud your successes and join you and your families in celebrating your graduation and wishing you all the best in your future endeavors. We look forward to welcoming the class of 2028 in September!