By: Staff

Jeremy Eyre completes cadet training

   Cadet Private Jeremy Trulan Eyre, son of Stacey S. O’Brien of Hightstown, successfully completed six weeks of comprehensive new cadet training at Valley Forge Military Academy and College (VFMA & C). The new cadet is a college freshman and is a member of F Company.
   School President RADM Peter A.C. Long, Ph.D., US Navy (Retired) personally recognized Cadet Eyre for his achievement.
   Cadet Eyre joined 380 other new cadets who swore to uphold the Cadet Resolution during a Recognition Day ceremony held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Wayne, Pa. campus. At this ceremony he was recognized as a full-fledged cadet and was awarded his cap shield. This is one of the proudest moments for a young cadet, acknowledging that he has successfully learned to place the concept of duty above his own personal desires.
   Cadet Eyre is a 2000 graduate of Hightstown High School and received an ROTC scholarship. He plans to major in history.
Jaclyn Wertheimer participates in biology study

   Jaclyn Wertheimer, daughter of Jay and Lorraine Wertheimer of East Windsor, is applying techniques learned in molecular biology class to real-life situations in an independent study in biology at Lafayette College.
   Ms. Wertheimer is working with Laurie F. Caslake, assistant professor of biology. Together they are doing a mutational analysis of the sigB promoter in synechococcus 7002, cyanobacteria found in a mercury-polluted lake in New York State. When the bacteria are starved of nitrogen, a certain gene within them turns on and the tiny plants transform from blue-green to yellowish in color and receive a jolt of nitrogen, which allows them to thrive in difficult circumstances, Ms. Wertheimer said.
   "It’s great being able to apply techniques I learned in molecular biology to real-life situations and solve different problems," she said.
   Ms. Wertheimer is a member of Hillel Society and the Pre Health Professionals society. She is a graduate of Hightstown High School.
Rebecca Kramer ‘most valuable student’

   The NJ State Elks Association has awarded a $500 Most Valuable Student scholarship to Rebecca M. Kramer of East Windsor.
   Ms. Kramer, sponsored by Hightstown Elks Lodge 1955, is attending Washington and Lee University for the 2000-2001 school year.
   This year the NJ State Elks Association has awarded 96 Most Valuable Student scholarships throughout the state. Nationally, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks awards over $2.2 million in scholarships.
David Lichten admitted to med school

   David Lloyd Lichten has been accepted to the St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies.
   Mr. Lichten received a degree in human biology from the State University of New York, Albany. He is the son of Michael and Harriette Lichten of East Windsor and has a brother, Matthew.