Cougars of the Month




April Cougars of the Month

posted Apr 20, 2012, 12:38 PM by Lori VanEtten   [ updated May 10, 2012, 12:48 PM ]

Ashley Marie Rivera was born on November 3, 1992 to Joselito and Alexandra.   Ashley was born at Cooper Hospital in Camden New Jersey.  She is the oldest of her two siblings Alexandra and Johnathon.  She is very intelligent girl that is a very hard worker, and helpful towards people.  Ashely has stated that she enjoys helping people in need in her spare time.  Her favorite hobbies are drawing, singing, dancing, shopping.

Out of school, Ashley works at ABC Produce/Deli in Millville in New Jersey.  She plans to continue her education at Camden Community College to become an RN.  In the future, she she plans to work at St. Jude in Philadelphia as a RN.


Larry Ballard III was born on May 12, 1994 to Dawn Lynskey and Larry Ballard Jr.. He has lived in Pittsgrove for the past 6 years and attended P.T.M.S. and Schalick High School. At the age of 6 Larry began playing baseball in Galloway Township and has loved playing ever since. He currently works part time at McDonalds in Vineland and loves working there. In school Larry is an honor roll student who is dedicated to his work and focuses on maintaining academic strength and excellence. Larry plans to attend Gloucester County College and major in Criminal Justice. He plans to complete his degree at Richard Stockton College of N.J. After college he wants to become a N.J. State Police Officer. But as for now, he is focusing on school and work during the week, and upgrading his car on the weekends. He wants to enjoy the rest of his time as a senior but is eager to start his career.








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posted Mar 13, 2012, 12:41 PM by Lori VanEtten

March Cougars of the Month
  
MEGAN BOYLE

Megan Boyle was born on February 10, 1994 to Mark and Carolyn Boyle. She has an older sister, Sarah, who graduated from Schalick in 2009. Megan is active in extracurricular activities including: cross country, for which she was a captain this past year, varsity winter and spring track, Student Council secretary for the Senior class, president of the National Honor Society, relay for life,  and an active member in the drama club. Megan has performed in Schalick’s past two musicals as leads: “Frenchy” in Grease, and “Amber Von Tussle” in Hairspray. In her spare time, Megan enjoys volunteering, reading, and traveling. She plans to continue her education at the University of Pittsburgh where she will be majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy.

JODY CARDONA

Jose “Jody” Cardona was born to Joe Cardona and Joellen Collins-Cardona on March 15, 1994. He has four younger brothers, Daniel, Collin, Thomas and Quinn and his family is in the process of adopting a four-year old girl named Taylor. He spends a lot of time helping care for his younger siblings and is a great role model for them.

 Jody is a three-year member of the Theatre Academy where he has participated in numerous productions. Some of his favorite roles have been Algernon in the Importance of Being Earnest, the Wizard in Once Upon a Mattress and Vince Fontaine in Grease. He most recently appeared as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray.

In addition to being on the stage, Jody spent two years on the track and field team and is a four-year member of the marching band and concert band. He currently serves as a mentor to three students at Olivet.

 Outside of school, Jody enjoys gaming and works at The Bistro on Broad St. He plans to attend Camden County College in the fall to study Computer Information Systems.


posted Feb 28, 2012, 11:45 AM by Lori VanEtten   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 9:03 AM ]


February Cougars of the Month

posted Feb 28, 2012, 11:08 AM by Lori VanEtten   [ updated Feb 28, 2012, 12:37 PM by Unknown user ]

February Cougars Of The Month

        Kendel Bernardini


Last of five siblings to graduate from Schalick High School. Kendel was
born on December 2, 1993 to Steven and Joellen Bernardini and has a
brother, RJ, and three sisters, Lyndsie, Brittni, and Courtney. An
honor roll student at Schalick she is a member of the National Honor
Society for the past two years along with participating in other
activities including Spirit Week and Powder Puff Football events.
Kendel is very athletic competing on the girls varsity soccer team for
four years; varsity track team; and the girls basketball team. She has
received All- Conference awards every year in soccer and in her senior
year was named All-State. In addition she plays year-round competitive
soccer for a team which is state ranked. Kendel has been playing soccer
since she was six years old. An accomplished competitive horseback
rider she also enjoys snow skiing and participating in charitable Mudd
Runs. A lot of her free time is spent volunteering and helping others.
Among these are an organization called S.H.A.D.O.W. which helps
challenged children with their motor skills while on horseback. She has
also volunteered at various soccer camps training children and at the
SPCA. During the summer months Kendel may be found working at Stewarts
Rootbeer stands. Her education will continue at the College of New
Jersey where she has been accepted into the science program and has
Kendel is an outgoing charismatic young lady. This June she will be the
also been recruited for the school's women's soccer program.

Kevin Dooley


posted Jan 23, 2012, 7:14 AM by Lori VanEtten   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 5:53 PM by Donna Meyers ]

JANUARY "COUGARS OF THE MONTH"

CAROLINE KAVANAGH

Caroline Kavanagh was born on March 6, 1994 to Billy and Rene Kavanagh. The sister of Cori, Brianna, and Maureen, Caroline was the youngest of Billy and Rene’s four daughters. She’s an active member of the Senior class, being apart of Student Council, National Honor Society, DuPont Academic Team and the Varsity Girls’ Tennis team, among other activities. She’s a four year starter for the Lady Cougars’ Tennis team and has received All Tri-County Second Team honors for the past three years. She was captain for the past two years, along with being 1st singles. Caroline has been an Honor Roll student every year at Schalick. She dedicates a lot of her time to the school’s yearbook, Horizon, and this is her second year as being a Co-Editor. After Schalick, Caroline is following in her sisters, Cori and Maureen’s, footsteps and attending Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island for the Fall 2012 semester.

AARON CARNEY

Aaron Carney is a one of a kind student. He has lived in Pittsgrove for 12 years and has been in the Pittsgrove Township school system from 1st-12th grade. He lives at home with his mother, Debbie Hemple, and his little brother Austin. He will also soon be welcoming in three new members to his family and home: Henry, Allison, and Michael Ricci. Around the school, Aaron can be found tutoring during his spare time to accumulate hours for the National Honor Society which he has been a member of since his junior year. He stays after school once or twice a week to tutor students in courses such as geometry or algebra. Aaron also actively participates in school sponsored events such as Spirit Week, Green and Gold, the Powder Puff football game, and Relay for Life. In his spare time, Aaron is doing community service activities to not only better the community but also to better prepare him for his future career choice. During football and basketball seasons, Aaron volunteers to announce midget games around his township and at Excel Sports in Vineland. He hopes to get into a school with a good communication program so he can major in journalism and become a future sportswriter or announcer. So far, Aaron has applied to Rowan University and the University of Central Florida but also plans to apply to Temple University and Monmouth University to help pursue his career choice.

posted Dec 5, 2011, 12:03 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 6:06 PM by Donna Meyers ]

December Cougars of the Month

CJ Brittin

Cassandra Joan Brittin was born May 24, 1993 to Lorien and Edward Brittin. She has two brothers, Curtis and Edward, and a sister Katelinn. In all four years of Schalick, Cassandra has been in the Art Academy. Last year she received a high score 5 on her AP portfolio in the academy. In school she was apart of many clubs and activities, including Relay for Life Committee, REBEL, STARS, THE GUARD, Gym Murals, and has worked with the Drama Department, and Cheerleaders on several occasions. Outside of school she is apart of the Salem County Art Leauge, Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute; and she has placed in several art competitions like Italian Heritage, Art is Cool, Teen Arts, and the New Jersey Diversity Contest. Cassandra plans on attending either University of the Arts in Philadelphia or Mercyhurst College in Erie, both in Pennsylvania, majoring in Art Therapy. After being in college for four years, she plans to continue her college career to work on getting her doctorate degree in Art Therapy. For the rest of her senior year she plans on starting a club called Action Group, a club for teens who need a little support from other teens; everyone is welcomed to join.


Christopher Jarema

Christopher Jarema was born on April 18, 1994 to Lisa and Stephen Jarema. He has two older brothers: Andrew, 21 and David, 19. He was born and raised in Vineland; Christopher went to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School for nine years and PTMS in 8th grade. At Schalick, he is a member of the National Honor Society and plays Varsity Tennis. He has been involved in the Bloodmobile, Relay for Life, and various service projects, which are very important to him. Outside of school, he applies much of his time with the Off Broad Street Players, Church organizations, and family and friends.  Christopher is hoping to go to Fordham University in New York and major in business/economics and minor in music performance. He is looking forward to the rest of his Senior year and graduating and appreciates all the great people and experiences that Schalick has to offer.

 



NOVEMBER "COUGARS OF THE MONTH"

CHRIS SKALA

Chris born on December 27, 1993 to Angie and Steve Skala.  He has an older sister Lisa.  Chris played soccer his whole life.  He was a Varsity letter winner for Schalick for four years.  This year they won the Classic Division Title.   Chris was a captain for his senior year and also played for the Pittsgrove Premiers.  Chris also works at the New Jersey Motor Sports Park. He is thinking about attending Rowan in the Fall but he is not sure yet.  He is going to enjoy the rest of his senior year with his friends and family.

posted Nov 21, 2011, 12:01 PM by Lori VanEtten   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 6:08 PM by Donna Meyers ]

December Cougars of the Month

CJ Brittin

Cassandra Joan Brittin was born May 24, 1993 to Lorien and Edward Brittin. She has two brothers, Curtis and Edward, and a sister Katelinn. In all four years of Schalick, Cassandra has been in the Art Academy. Last year she received a high score 5 on her AP portfolio in the academy. In school she was apart of many clubs and activities, including Relay for Life Committee, REBEL, STARS, THE GUARD, Gym Murals, and has worked with the Drama Department, and Cheerleaders on several occasions. Outside of school she is apart of the Salem County Art Leauge, Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute; and she has placed in several art competitions like Italian Heritage, Art is Cool, Teen Arts, and the New Jersey Diversity Contest. Cassandra plans on attending either University of the Arts in Philadelphia or Mercyhurst College in Erie, both in Pennsylvania, majoring in Art Therapy. After being in college for four years, she plans to continue her college career to work on getting her doctorate degree in Art Therapy. For the rest of her senior year she plans on starting a club called Action Group, a club for teens who need a little support from other teens; everyone is welcomed to join.


Christopher Jarema

Christopher Jarema was born on April 18, 1994 to Lisa and Stephen Jarema. He has two older brothers: Andrew, 21 and David, 19. He was born and raised in Vineland; Christopher went to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School for nine years and PTMS in 8th grade. At Schalick, he is a member of the National Honor Society and plays Varsity Tennis. He has been involved in the Bloodmobile, Relay for Life, and various service projects, which are very important to him. Outside of school, he applies much of his time with the Off Broad Street Players, Church organizations, and family and friends.  Christopher is hoping to go to Fordham University in New York and major in business/economics and minor in music performance. He is looking forward to the rest of his Senior year and graduating and appreciates all the great people and experiences that Schalick has to offer.

 



NOVEMBER "COUGARS OF THE MONTH"

CHRIS SKALA

Chris born on December 27, 1993 to Angie and Steve Skala.  He has an older sister Lisa.  Chris played soccer his whole life.  He was a Varsity letter winner for Schalick for four years.  This year they won the Classic Division Title.   Chris was a captain for his senior year and also played for the Pittsgrove Premiers.  Chris also works at the New Jersey Motor Sports Park. He is thinking about attending Rowan in the Fall but he is not sure yet.  He is going to enjoy the rest of his senior year with his friends and family.



Amanda Paterno was born on July 6, 1994 to Debbie and Gary Paterno. She was blessed with two younger brothers: Anthony, age 6, and Jonathan, age 1. In her four years at Schalick, Amanda has earned four varsity letters for soccer, along with two varsity letters for track, and is also one of the managers for the wrestling team. She has overcome many obstacles in her athletic career as she has suffered from knee injuries her entire high school career, including a torn ACL and several sprained MCLs. For the past two years, Amanda has been varsity soccer captain and strives to be a leader to her fellow teammates. She and her teammates have earned the team a Classic Division Title, as well as a trip to the finals in the state playoffs. Furthermore, she has been elected to student government all four of her years at Schalick as secretary, vice present, and currently, as senior class president. Aside from that, Amanda has maintained excellent grades throughout high school, earning her not only a spot on honor roll, but also a spot in National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society. Outside of school, she plays on the U-18 club team the Winslow Wizards and works two jobs. She has been accepted to several colleges, but plans on attending either DeSales University or Kings College to complete a five year program to become a Physician Assistant. For now, she plans to maintain her grades, stay involved in school activities, play club soccer, and enjoy her senior year with her friends and family.

October's Cougars

posted Oct 31, 2011, 6:40 AM by Donna Meyers   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 6:13 PM ]

Congratulations...Jonathan Hoch & Gabrielle Buono

Jonathan Hoch was born on December 3, 1993 to Maria Impellizzeri and Richard Hoch. The brother of Andrea, 19, and Danielle, 32, Jonathan considers family to be one of the most important things in his life. Living in Pittsgrove since the age of two, Jonathan has attended all schools from Norma through Schalick. At the age of 4 Jonathan began playing soccer and immediately fell in love with it. To this day, he still plays. Playing for Cohansey Soccer Club for his entire youth, Jonathan will finish his club career this spring playing for Pittsgrove Premier Futbol. As for Schalick soccer, Jonathan is a three year varsity letter winner, scoring 15 goals and collecting 6 assists during his junior season. Unfortunately a preseason injury is keeping him from playing his senior year but he has been given the captaincy of the team and continues to support the players. Jonathan feels this will be the year the team can win the Classic Division as well as a state title. He will remain on the sidelines to encourage and push his teammates. Off the field and in the classroom, Jonathan is an honor roll student who is dedicated to his work and focused on maintaining academic strength and excellence. With his current grades he knows he wants to attend an in-state college or university. Currently he’s looking into The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Wherever he decides to go, Jonathan plans to play soccer at the college level. As for now, he intends on keeping his grades up, supporting the soccer team, spending time with friends, family, and Leah and just enjoying his senior year.

Gabrielle Buono is the daughter of Darrin and Melissa Buono of Pittsgrove, NJ. Gabrielle is very active in her school work and competing with her horses. She is involved with the Salem Hoofbeats 4H club where she has served as Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. She is also very involved in the Garden State Paint Horse Youth Club where she has also served as the Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. She serves as a National Director for the American Junior Paint Horse Association. Gabrielle is a member of the National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society. After high school she plans to go to college for Business or Economics.



Cougars-of-the Month & Cougar PRIDE

posted Sep 6, 2011, 10:33 AM by Donna Meyers   [ updated Nov 6, 2011, 7:11 PM ]

Each month staff submits students who they feel meet the criteria for Cougars-of-the-Month and Cougar PRIDE.   
One senior female and male will be elected Cougars-of-the-Month. One female and male from each class will be elected for Cougar PRIDE.  All students are recognized each month at the Board Meeting. In addition to being recognized at the Board Meeting, Cougars-of-the Month recipients (seniors) are given an upfront parking space, have their names displayed on the school marquee, and are featured in an article in the Cougar Chronicles.  Students keep this recognition  for the entire month. New students are chosen each month throughout the school year.

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