Weekly Roundup: LRHSD football, Seneca Teacher of the Year, explorers

Catch up on what happened this week in Shamong.

LRHSD honors the 2018 Shawnee High School football team

The Shawnee High School football team was recognized for its recent accomplishments.

The 2018 football team was honored for its NJSIAA Group 4 championship win. This marks the eighth title in school history. The team, led by 27 seniors, was able to get into the playoffs as a №4 seed, and defeated Mainland, Millville and Clearview.

The team also participated in the NJSIAA inaugural gold championship game, where it played Long Branch at Metlife Stadium — home to the New York Giants and New York Jets.

The full story can be found here.

Seneca High School named its 2019–2020 Teacher of the Year

Seneca High School named Gerry Sherlock the 2019–2020 Teacher of the Year for his dedication as a U.S. History 1, U.S. History 2 and American Government teacher.

Sherlock’s love for history dates back to when he was a child, hearing stories from his grandmother passed down from generations before.

As he grew older, he discovered he performed well in his history classes, and by the time he was a freshman in college, he decided that is what he wanted to pursue as a career.

The full story can be found here.

Third graders as explorers

Indian Mills School teacher Lisa Abramovitz is turning third graders into explorers, thanks to her National Geographic certification.

The certification focuses on skill-building, networking and leading — helping educators generate interdisciplinary activities centered around real world problems, connecting a community of like-minded educators and granting these educators access to National Geographic programs they can use in the classroom.

To become certified, Abramovitz was required to complete a workshop designed by National Geographic, develop two activities using their framework and ultimately choosing one of those activities to submit as her capstone project.

The full story can be found here.