Weekly Roundup: Out of the Darkness, Seneca soccer, Week of Respect

Catch up on what happened this week in Shamong.

Burlington County “Out of the Darkness Walk” set for Oct. 20

The Burlington County event returns for a third year at Laurel Acres Park in Mt. Laurel on Oct. 20, with a fundraising goal of $25,000.

Those looking to donate, register or learn more about the upcoming Burlington County Out of the Darkness Walk can visit www.afsp.org/BurlingtonCo.

The event will last from 9 a.m. to noon. Online registration closes at noon on Friday, Oct. 19, but participants can still register the day of the walk before the start time.

The full story can be found here.

Eyes on the Prize: Seneca’s boys soccer ready for postseason run

Seneca goalkeeper Jonah Mikuslski (0) and Justin Patton (6) congratulate Thomas Fox after he exits the game in the second half against Camden Catholic. (RYAN LAWRENCE, The Sun)

Five weeks into the 2018 season (as of Oct. 9), Seneca was one of the few unbeaten teams remaining in New Jersey. The Golden Eagles cruised to a 7–0 win at Camden Catholic on the second Tuesday of October to improve to 11–0–2 with the state playoffs less than a month away.

Seneca, a school that’s only fielded a varsity team since 2004, has reached the South Jersey semifinals, but never advanced further. They’ve often played in the shadows of their Indian school rivals, as the district’s new kid on the block.

Thanks to a yearlong motivation to make up for an early playoff exit last year, Seneca is the best team in its competitive district this season, beating Shawnee, Lenape, and Cherokee in the same year for the first time in program history.

The full story can be found here.

Former bodyguard to Nelson Mandela speaks to students about apartheid

Chris Lubbe, former bodyguard to Nelson Mandela, visited the Lenape Regional High School District last week to speak at Lenape High School during New Jersey’s annual ‘Week of Respect.’

The Lenape Regional High School District got to meet a part of living history last week when Chris Lubbe, former bodyguard to Nelson Mandela, spoke at Lenape High School as part of New Jersey’s annual “Week of Respect.”

As mandated by the state’s anti-bullying legislation, school districts across New Jersey observe the Week of Respect by providing lessons related to the prevention of harassment, intimidation or bullying.

For some local students, part of those lessons involved listening to a man who spent eight years of his life guarding the revolutionary who led the emancipation of South Africa from the white-minority rule of apartheid and served as the country’s first black president from 1994 through 1999.

The full story can be found here.