Weekly Roundup: Community makes push for school aid, Jeopardy contestant talks about experience

In other news, Cherry Hill High School West wrestling goes for a championship in the South Jersey Group IV finals.

The Cherry Hill community is making a push to get more state aid for the local school district and a Cherry Hill resident talks about his three episode run on Jeopardy. Catch up on the biggest stories from last week in the weekly roundup.

Fair Funding for Cherry Hill Public Schools making greater push for more state aid

With school budget season quickly approaching, Fair Funding for Cherry Hill Public Schools committee is making a big push to try and boost state aid for the school district. The committee is circulating an online petition to convince legislators at the state level to give Cherry Hill Public Schools the proper amount of state aid as dictated in the School Funding Reform Act. A Valentine’s Day calling campaign is also scheduled.

Cherry Hill’s Sean Udicious fulfills lifelong dream as two-day champion of Jeopardy!

Sean Udicious has watched the television game show Jeopardy for most his life. The 23-year-old expeditor from Cherry Hill had tried to get on the show before and decided to do the online test again last year. This time, Udicious finally got on the show. He not only competed on the program, he won twice, bringing home $32.799 in winnings. Udicious’ three episodes aired last week.

Cherry Hill West wrestling falls short in sectional final

Cherry Hill West wresting battled its way into the South Jersey Group IV championship match last week. However, the Lions quest for a sectional title ended on Friday night as Cherry Hill West lost to Highland Regional High School, 35–32, in the final. Early pins from Jayson Peralta and Max Sullivan were not enough as Highland won five of the final six matches.

Katz JCC fills with color for the Appel Art Gallery show

The Katz JCC’s Achieving Community Hopes and Dreams program and Samost TOPS Program of JFCS’ held their annual art show in the Appel Art Gallery last Wednesday. The show is an opportunity for special needs artists to express themselves and show off their talents. The exhibit will be up on display throughout the month at the Katz JCC.

David Snyder makes his mark

Those who knew David Snyder during his time as the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey believe his legacy will impact the Cherry Hill community and beyond for many years. Snyder recently stepped away from his position to become the executive director of Maccabi USA. Members of the community recently spoke with The Sun about Snyder’s impact on the community.