Weekly Roundup: Voorhees student places high in national math competition, township announces 2017…

Weekly Roundup: Voorhees student places high in national math competition, township announces 2017 budget

Also learn about expanded emergency services, and how to adopt a new furry friend from the Animal Orphanage.

Voorhees Middle School student scores in top 1 percent in national math competition

His chances were small. Eighty-three students participated in the AMC8 math competition in Voorhees Middle School alone. Nationwide, more than 350,000 students participate annually from 6,000 schools.

So naturally, seventh-grade Voorhees Middle School student Vikram Meyyappan was excited when he learned he placed in the top 1 percent in the AMC8, a national competition for middle school students.

Voorhees Township Committee introduces 2017 township budget

Taxes were raised one cent per $100 of assessed property value, meaning an average tax increase of $40 a year for the average homeowner. According to township administrator Larry Spellman, the budget includes a one-cent tax rate increase per every $100 of assessed home value.

Mayor’s Column: Camden County offers expanded emergency services

The Camden County Office of Emergency Management offers expanded services to assist residents during emergencies, including Smart911, Text911 and Swift911.

Voorhees Animal Orphanage to host open house April 8

The open house will be held Saturday, April 8 from noon to 3 p.m.