Weekly Roundup: LRHSD football, Shawnee Educational Services Provider, pet safety

Catch up on what happened this week in Medford.

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.

Shawnee High School names its 2019–2020 Educational Services Provider

“It’s the atmosphere here that makes Shawnee so special and makes me better able to reach the students. There’s never a day I don’t laugh.”

Those are the words of Erin O’Neill, who was named Shawnee High School’s Educational Services Provider of the Year for her work in the counseling department.

As a counselor, O’Neill meets with about 240 students, and she can follow them from their freshman year to their senior year, preparing them for their next steps in life — whether that be college, trade school or the workforce.

The full story can be found here.

Keeping pets safe during the winter

As we approach the dead of winter, our thoughts turn to prepping for extreme temperatures. We take extra precautions winterizing our homes, vehicles and wardrobes. It’s also important we don’t forget the four-legged members of our families during the coming months. Although animals come with their own built-in coats, there are a number of ways responsible pet owners can make sure their furry friends stay safe and comfortable this winter.

The full story can be found here.