Weekly Roundup: Moorestown Crew, MFS do-gooder top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Moorestown this week.

Moorestown Crew journeyed to Florida to compete in a tough competition, and a MFS student is embarking on a project to connect with students across the glob. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Moorestown Crew joins 400 rowers for U.S. Rowing challenge

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Moorestown High School sophomore Caroline Brinkman, senior Gianna Jarmain and senior Olivia Coffey headed to Sarasota, Fla., to compete at the U.S. Rowing Youth Regional Challenge.

From Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, the event brought together more than 400 athletes and 36 coaches from six USRowing regions for a three-day camp and regatta. On Thursday and Friday, the girls attended practices while on Saturday the girls raced.

MFS eighth grader embarks on project to encourage Manthani youth

It was a seventh-grade project that set the ball in motion for 13-year-old Moorestown Friends School student Sreehita Hajeebu. Last year, Hajeebu and her fellow seventh graders were tasked with tackling solutions to United Nations Development Goals. Hajeebu’s group took a look at “Global Hunger” using Bangladesh as the country they focused their project around.

Hajeebu said she was taken aback by the statistics. The project made her want to take her solutions from theory to reality. Hajeebu travelled to a rural part of India last summer to put her efforts into practice, and she’s embarking on an 18-month project to connect MFS students with children on the other side of the world.