Middle school pupils saluted

PLUMSTED — Eleven students from the New Egypt Middle School were recently recognized for their outstanding citizenship at a monthly “Students of the Month/Students Who Made a World of Difference” pizza party hosted by Principal Andrea Caldes and Assistant Principal Tara Nesbihal.

Students of the Month are nominated by their grade-level team of teachers for outstanding academic achievement, respect for others, participation in co-curricular activities and civic functions, according to a press release.

World of Difference pupils are those who are caught being good by displaying positive qualities. Students are issued a reward ticket that is entered into a weekly drawing. Each student received an award certificate while enjoying pizza with their peers and administrators.

In other news, New Egypt High School administrators reported that juniors Mitchell Mann and Daniel Midgett each earned a perfect score of 800 on the critical reading section of the SAT.

“It speaks volumes about their abilities and commitment to their education,” said Katina George, New Egypt High School guidance coordinator. “We can’t wait to see what their futures hold.”

By achieving a perfect score, Daniel and Mitchell are in the top 1 percent of students taking the critical reading section of the SAT nationwide, according to a press release.

Also, the New Egypt High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students have placed in FBLA regional events. The students will now advance to the state competition on Feb. 26.

The students are:

 First place – Holly Potter, Database Design and Applications

 First place – Matt Blomgren, Personal Finance

 Fourth place – Matthew Frank, Computer Applications

 Fifth place – Michael Taylor, Computer Applications

 Sixth place – Raphael Archer, Computer Applications

“The next level is a production test and then an objective test in East Brunswick,” said Ann Marie Bette, FBLA adviser and computer applications teacher. “I am so proud of them and I think it is fantastic they placed.

“I hope they are able to advance to nationals and represent the state of New Jersey. That is exciting, and we have had students do that.”