Join us for a great day of golf! You’ll enjoy the fantastic, challenging course at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, NJ and network with many other Link friends while you are helping to provide an outstanding education to middle school aged youth from families of limited means.
Seventh graders Tochi Emeghara, Kai Volcy and Deja Arrington participated in the second annual Saint Vincent Academy mathematics competition today. Hosted by the SVA Math Club, the event is designed to encourage middle school girls to see math as challenging and fun and to experieince a day in a high school. The winning team was from another school, but the event organizers indicated that the scores were very close! Congratulations to the girls for “doing one’s best!”
Photo, left to right: Mrs. Monique Moody, 7th grade math teacher; Deja, Kai and Tochi.
The Wednesday lunch group of 10 eighth grade girls, mentored by Link trustee Patricia Devine-Harms, visited Sika Corporation in Lyndhurst, Montclair State University in Montclair and The Chocolate Path in Montclair on March 30, 2011, meeting with professionals and learning more about career opportunities.
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8th graders Austin Spence and Mohammed Camera attended the annual Willie O’Ree Ice Hockey Skills Weekend at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. The weekend included participating in a skills and drills clinic; hearing from guest speakers talking about safety, goal setting and the importance of academic achievement; meeting NHL alumni; and attending a Sabres practice and a game. The event, sponsored by the NHL and the Buffalo Sabres, is part of NHL’s Hockey is For Everyone initiative. The boys were sponsored for this by NJGoals Ahead, an affiliate of the initiative and the organization that provides ice hockey lessons for a group of Linkers on Wednesday evenings.
Students participated in The Next GEN, Career Day 2011 today at Link. Dr. Michele Scott, who volunteered her time and energy to produce this program, designed it to help students understand the wide variety of work and career opportunities available and to broaden their aspirations, through the sharing of career decisions and pursuits by a number of adult professionals. The panel included professionals from government and law, entrepreneurship and small business, education, sports, arts, entertainment, public and social affairs. The day ended with Roman Oben, a former NYGiants football player
who spoke to the students about his experiences and the importance of education and perseverence in reaching for one’s goals.
Ryan Krasnoo, a member of the University of Michigan Slam Poetry Team, performed two of his original three-minute poems at Link today. Ryan not only serves on the Michigan team, which vies with poetry teams at other major U.S. universities and colleges. Most recently Ryan was a semifinalist in the 2010 Urban World Teen Tournament in New York City. In addition to his poetry and his studies as a U-M freshman, Ryan is an announcer on the university’s radio station and the color commentator for U-M’s men’s basketball games.