Rutgers Future Scholars Program
Abington Avenue School is happy to announce that 5 of their 7th graders were accepted into the Rutgers Future Scholars program: Jennifer Dong, Yorquiria Maldonado, Vivian Franco, Nicole Jaramillo, and Omar Rodriguez. Rutgers Future Scholars seeks to increase the number of academically talented high school graduates from less-advantaged communities who are accepted to and graduate from Rutgers University. They offer ongoing support, inspiration, and preparation, beginning the summer prior to 8th grade and continuing until they successfully entire college. Once accepted to a Rutgers campus, our children will complete college tuition-free!
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
Two of our Abington students, 5th grader Melanie Peralta and 6th grader Daniela Rosillo, were accepted with full scholarships into the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at NJIT this summer. The EMBHSSC is open to students entering 6th – 8th grade who show academic excellence, demonstrate strong communication skills, and have an interest in mathematics, science, technology. They will live on campus for two weeks, will be introduced to campus life, and will develop knowledge and skills that will help lead them toward a potential career path in science, math, or engineering.
Appel Farm Arts Camp
11 Abington Students received scholarships to Appel Farm Arts Camp, totaling more than $60,000 in scholarships for our students alone. Private donations of over $5000 helped provide luggage, camp supplies, transportation to camp, required money in their canteen funds, and requisite clothing for our Abington campers. At Appel Farm, located near the Delaware border in Elmer, New Jersey, students select a major and minor to study two performing and/or visual arts. Emphasis is placed on the creative process, hands-on learning, and collaborative projects. End of the summer performances and exhibitions allow the children to demonstrate their learning. We are thrilled that our students have earned this opportunity to develop creatively and build life-long friendships. Pictured are 10 of our 11 campers: Ashley Romero, Alvin Agbenyegah, Axel Agbenyegah, Edwin Pineda, Eunice Kong, Janet Ortega, Malachi Abernathy, Rayner Perez, Victoria Rodriguez, Jordan Wallace. Missing from the photo is Helen Jaramillo.