Weekly Roundup: MHS softball, sustainable art top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Moorestown this week.

The MHS softball team is looking to take the team far this season, and a Moorestown art teacher is teaching her students how to be good caretakers of the earth. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

MHS softball swinging to go farther this spring

Moorestown High School’s varsity softball coach William Mulvihill said this season’s team has all the ingredients for success. He said with seven out of the team’s nine starting players returning and a good group of young players eager to work hard, he anticipates some wins in the team’s future. “Some younger players stepped up and had good years last year,” Mulvihill said. “We’ll be looking to have them be key players this year.” Mulvill said the core consists primarily of sophomores and juniors with only two or three seniors on the team. He said both of the team’s pitchers are back and bringing experience to the mound.

Creating student stewards through art

Linda Burns teaches art through themes.This year, Burns has been teaching through the lens of sustainability and wants her students to understand the importance of being good stewards to the earth. Her lessons will culminate with a show at the school on Thursday, April 19, which will feature her students’ artwork made almost entirely from recycled materials. Burns said she has been incorporating recycled materials into her lessons for years. She said art supplies can be quite expensive, and art departments are not usually given a large budget.

Rotary scholarship encouraging students to take a look into Moorestown’s past

The Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club annually sponsors $25,000 in scholarships for Moorestown High School students. This year, Rotary member Lon Haines has created a new scholarship for Moorestown students. Students in any grade from Moorestown High School or Moorestown Friends School are eligible for the $1,000. To be considered, the Rotary is asking students to write a five-page paper on any aspect of Moorestown history. The papers will be reviewed by a committee of five people including members of the Rotary, the Moorestown Historical Society and other citizens of Moorestown with an interest in history. Suggested topics include Moorestown’s founding in the 1600s, families of note, historic homes and buildings, and notable local organizations and businesses.