Weekly Roundup: STEM career night, Golden Eagle Pageant, library events

Catch up on what happened this week in Tabernacle.

Lenape Regional High School District holds STEM Career Night

Brian Gutherman, a Cherokee High School graduate and mechanical engineer with his own consulting business in Shamong, speaks to students at the Lenape Regional High School District’s STEM Career night at Lenape High School.

The Lenape Regional High School District is no stranger to having its teachers and administrators extol the virtues of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) throughout its classrooms.

Yet for nearly an hour and half last week, the district was lucky enough to have about 20 professionals from various STEM fields on hand to personally share experiences from their careers with interested students and their families.

Last week marked the LRHSD’s annual STEM Career Night at Lenape High School, where students and their families from the district’s four high schools could choose to attend up to three, 20-minute presentations hosted by professionals working in various STEM-related careers.

Just some of the presenters on hand included a geotechnical engineer, an electronic engineer, a pharmacist, a professor of computer science, a cardiologist, an environmental engineer, an engineer from Exelon Nuclear, a senior architect from Lockheed Martin and more.

The full story can be found here.

Mr. and Ms. Seneca were named at the Golden Eagle Pageant

Pictured are Sean Casey and Jess Waters receiving their crowns after being named Mr. and Ms. Seneca at the Golden Eagle Pageant on March 7.

Six Seneca High School boys and six girls battled for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Seneca at the Golden Eagle Pageant on March 7.

Teachers and staff were asked to nominate a senior student who they felt exemplifies Seneca spirit, ethics and values. Throughout that process, 72 senior students were nominated, and 12 students were selected by a random drawing on the high school’s morning show.

The students selected to participate were Mitchell Tippin, Jonah Mikulski, Justin Patton, Kyle Davis, Sean Casey, Carl Gibbs, Emma DiLauro, Alyssa Fox, Erica Umbehauer, Reilly Ritter, Jess Waters and Nina Rossi.

Each student took the stage to present in the following categories: monthly, where each student dressed in correlation to their assigned month; talent, which was judged on impressive/humorous talent, originality and creativity; formal wear and question/answer, which was judged on charisma and stage presence; congeniality, which is voted on by the other contestants based on unconditional kindness and support shown throughout the pageant process; charity fundraising; and audience favorite.

The full story can be found here.

Letters from the library

Check out the upcoming events at the Pinelands Branch Library. The next featured event, the STEAM program will take place on March 21 at 4 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12.

There will be an opportunity to play/experiment with a bevy of interesting gadgets designed to spark kids’ imaginations & foster their interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

More events can be found here.