Stafford Leader

School News: Southern Valedictorian Among ‘Best of the Class’

Jun 09, 2017

Southern Regional High School senior Cara Ditmar was among the valedictorians from Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Northern Delaware who attended 6abc’s The Best of the Class program May 15 at Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

For over 30 years, 6abc has coordinated The Best of the Class event, a free daylong celebration of academic achievement.

“The Best of Class program definitely exceeded my expectations,” said Ditmar. “At this event, I met with other students, both from the surrounding area and other states, and we discussed our time in high school and our plans for college. I met many students with similar aspirations as myself, and even a few people who will be attending the same school as I will be!

“I also enjoyed the many different presentations throughout the event, which focused on topics ranging from social media branding to budget management. It was a great opportunity for me to interact with other students and learn a little about life after high school.”

The Best of Class 2017 special will air on 6abc on Saturday, June 10 at 7 p.m. The special is hosted by Action News anchors Brian Taff and Sharrie Williams.
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On June 1 at SRHS’s annual Scholarship Night, 1,129 scholarship awards were presented to 308 students by 305 donor organizations. The awards totaled $585,312.
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This spring, Southern Regional Middle School’s Student Council members came together to dedicate a tree to a beloved staff member, Richard Baran, who passed away in the fall of 2016. Known throughout the hallways as Mr. Rich, he will be remembered for his kind spirit and devotion to keeping Southern safe. Student council dedicated a crepe myrtle tree, which was Mr. Rich’s favorite, to be planted in the front of the middle school along with a plaque to honor him and his 22 years of service to the school district.
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Southern Regional athletes who have recently signed letters of intent with colleges include: field hockey player Lauryn Flynn to Stockton University; track and field seniors Danielle Sinko and Abby Johnson to University of New Hampshire and Sacred Heart University, respectively; soccer player Luke Kretschmer to Elmira College.
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Southern ice hockey player Jack Conrad was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the New Jersey Devils of the NHL at the 2016-2017 NJSIAA scholar athlete banquet May 21 in Edison.
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The SRMS baseball team finished its season with a record of 13-2, and won the OCILA Conference Championship for the first time since 2006. The team was coached by Bill Smith and Tom Zellman.



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