Stafford Leader

School News Includes Campaign to Aid Puerto Rico

Oct 13, 2017

Southern Regional Middle School students filled a vehicle of needed items to transport to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Leo Club members worked feverishly to request, sort and organize the collection.

Sara Cimino, a current Leo Club adviser, and Keeley Malik, a current club member, worked with Malik’s father, who currently serves in the U.S. Coast Guard, to arrange transportation of collected items. 
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Southern Regional High School is hosting a 5K Color Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 28 (rain date Oct. 29). The race will begin at 8 a.m. The event is being sponsored by the Thompson Healthcare Charitable Foundation to benefit the students of the Classes of 2018 through 2021 and the Lorenzi Fund.

To register online, go to for an application. The cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt and color pack. 
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SRHS students took home five medals from the FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) National Leadership Conference in Nashville this summer.

Three gold medals were won by Kelsey Jacobson, Chelsea Olender and Katie Hernandez. Kelsey competed in career investigation, Chelsea competed in recycle and redesign, and Katie competed in illustrative talk.

Southern came home with two silver medals won by Alex Capone and Rachel Martin. Rachel competed in life event planning, and Alex competed in chapter service project display.   
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Southern Regional Theater Company presents “Radium Girls” Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Thursday, Nov. 2 in the Joseph P. Echle Performing Arts Center.

The play is based on the true story of a court case involving women who became sick after working as painters of luminous watches that used radium.

Both performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Advance sales continue through Oct. 25 or they may be purchased at the door.
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SRHS senior Manav M. Vakil has been named as a semifinalist in the National Merit Program, based on his 2016 PSAT results.
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Over $1,300 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Project at a football game between Southern Regional and Toms River North on Sept. 8. Football players, cheerleaders and marching band members supported the effort.

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