Children & Youth

Children & Youth

Post 281 Recognized by Courier-Post

Post 281 was again recognized by the Camden Courier-Post newspaper for its participation in the Newspapers In Education program. By sponsoring the supply of one newspaper per student in a selected classroom each week, the Post was accorded Gold Sponsor status. The program involves the three middle schools in the Gloucester Township public school system. It encourages reading, writing and an interest in current events. The objective, to paraphrase the program's promotion, is “…to give our children the most precious gift of all — the desire to read!” Joining the Post in the Gold Sponsorship category are entities such asUSA Today, UMDNJ, Equity Bank, Commerce Bank, Cherry Hill Mall and others.


Triton High School Gets a Questar!


What, you may ask, is a Questar? A Questar is a very sophisticated (and expensive!) astronomical and terrestrial telescope. A Post member provided one to us for presentation to a worthy recipient. Due to our continuing relationship with Triton Regional High School, we made our initial offer of the precision instrument to that school. Our offer was scooped up quickly and enthusiastically. To quote a faculty member, “Wow! A Questar. They are the Rolls Royce of telescopes.” He knows his telescopes!


Despite rain outside and pre-spring break chaos inside, Triton faculty and students were delighted to accept the Questar telescope from Post member, Ken Bausinger. Glenn Smith, Chair of the Earth Sciences Department, and Gary Pilling, Earth Science and Astronomy teacher, accepted on behalf of the school administration. Jessica Tuckerman and Patricia Cabrera, students of Mr. Pilling, were eager to get their hands on the Questar and get it operational.

Our thanks to Nelson Dirmeyer, the Post benefactor! 


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