Camden County Technical Schools Selected as National Schools of Character 2015

(May 13, 2015) – Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national character education advocate, recognized 64 schools and 3 districts from 14 states as 2015 National Schools of Character. Among those selected were the Gloucester Township Campus and the Pennsauken Campus of Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS).

Since Character.org’s Schools of Character program’s inception in 1998, 312 schools and 21 districts have been designated with this prestigious designation impacting more than 1.5 million students. Click here for more information

Camden County 2015 Best of the Class Awards

The 2015 Camden County Best of the Class Awards Ceremony was held at the Scottish Rite Theater in Collingswood, NJ, on the evening of April 29, 2015. The students from the Gloucester Township Campus of Camden County Technical Schools arrived at the theater and anxiously awaited the festivities. First, a dessert reception, next the presentations of awards and photographs. This exciting and rewarding program is sponsored by the Camden County Freeholders and Constitutional Row Officers annually.

The Gloucester Twp Campus recipients and award categories are:

From left to right: Patrick Custer - Leadership Award; Rugiatu Bangura - Most Courageous Student; Ebbia Watkins - School Spirit Award; Brianna C. Luciano - Most Improved Student; Gage Krolijic - Performing Arts Student; Lorraine Iaquinta - Best Overall Student; Yazmeen Rocha - Community Service Award.

The Pennsauken Campus recipients and award categories are:

From left to right: Quadaysha White - Most Improved Award; Chyanne Rhodes - Leadership Award; Georgiann Randall - Community Service Award; Matt Drake - Best Overall Award; Eboni Tilmon - Most Courageous Award; Alysha Gonzalez - Performing Arts Award; Stephanie Mendez - School Spirit Award

Gloucester Township Campus
Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the students who were chosen as the Hall of Fame students for the second marking period.

Hall of Fame winners display excellence in grades, attendance, character and community service. Excellent job!


9th Grade:  Ryan Hammerle, Auto Technology
10th Grade:  Matthew Kaliss, Legal Assistant
11th Grade:  Dominique Dazilme, Medical Arts
12th Grade:  Quayana Taylor-Brownlee, Culinary Arts

Pennsauken Campus:
Students of the Second Marking Period 2014-15

The Pennsauken Campus recognizes exceptional students each marking period. These students display fantastic ability in their classes, have great attendance, and are involved in activities, clubs and organizations. Congratulations our First Marking Period achievers!

Tommy Phoutavong - Ninth Grade Student
Tommy Phoutavong is a Freshman in the Electric career area.  He is a member of  Practical Politics and SADD.  He has had Perfect Attendance this school year. Ms.  Iannece, his World Culture History teacher, stated, “Tommy is a student who truly shines in class. It is not uncommon to see Tommy with his hand raised each day and a smile on his face. He contributes extraordinary ideas to classroom discussions and puts 100% into everything he does, even the smallest of tasks.” 


Jimmy M. Nguyen - Tenth Grade Student
Jimmy M. Nguyen is a Sophomore in the Allied Health career area.  He is a member of  HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), SkillsUSA, Student Council, Practical Politics,  the volleyball team, and the bowling team.  Mrs. Fleig, his School Counselor, stated, “Jimmy is a very dedicated student in Allied Health. He continually strives to excel in all of his classes and is very involved in school activities.” 


Sierra L. Patterson - Eleventh Grade Student
 

Sierra L. Patterson  is a Junior in the Allied Health career area.  She is a member of the girls’ basketball team. Ms. Waechter, her Chemistry instructor, stated, “Sierra’s curiosity, excitement, and respectfulness is inspirational within the classroom, She is a growing leader with a bright future ahead.” 

Isaiah D. Lawrence - Twelfth Grade Student
Isaiah D. Lawrence  is a Senior in the Green Engineering and Design career area.   He is a member of  SkillsUSA. Mrs. Tsoukalas, his English instructor, stated, “Isaiah is one of the most polite, respectful, sincere, hard-working students I have ever had.  He always has a smile on his face and he’s always ready to do whatever work he is assigned. It’s students like Isaiah who make teaching worthwhile.” 

College/Post-Secondary Acceptance

Congratulations to our CCTS students who were accepted into the following colleges, universities, military branches or other postsecondary institutions:

Gloucester Township Campus

Acevedo, Keila O - William Patterson University, NJ
Alston, D'amonte A - Benedict College, SC ($52,000 - 4 Year scholarship)
Alwi, Nur Fazerra - Camden County College, NJ
Averhart, Brianna D - Moore College of Art & Design, PA
Baile, Azure E - Benedict College, SC ($52,000 - 4 Year scholarship) / Bennett College, NC / Hampton University, VA / Lincoln University, PA/
Bangura, Rugiatu - Bowie State University, MD / Cheyney University, PA / Felician College, NJ / Lincoln University, PA / Montclair State University, NJ / Robert Morris University, PA / West Liberty University, WV
Brooks, Adariah N - Benedict College, SC ($52,000 - 4 Year scholarship) / Montclair State College, NJ
Burgos, Jonathan - Rutgers University, NJ
Cole, Katlyn R - Camden County College, NJ
Coles, Amber L - The Culinary Institute of America, NY
Coles, Nikia L - Benedict College, SC ($8,000 - 4 Year scholarship)
Custer, Patrick J - Stockton University, NJ
Dority, Shane M - Rutgers University, NJ / Stockton University, NJ
Dossantos, Alexander - Rowan University, NJ
Dugger, Michael R - Camden County College, NJ
Duong, Tiahna M - Coastal Carolina University, SC / Rutgers University, NJ / William Patterson University, NJ
Fernandez, Anne Marie T - Camden County College, NJ
Forman, Victor D - Lehigh University, PA / Rowan University, NJ / Rutgers University, NJ / The College of NJ, NJ / University of Delaware, DE ($18,000 - 4 Year Scholarship)
Georgel, Nicholas C - Arcadia University, PA; Stockton University
Gonzalez, Joshua J - Florida Institute of Technology, FL
Griffiths, Charles T - Camden County College, NJ
Gudauskas, Garrett W - US MARINES
Gunter, David - Drexel University, PA
Hauler, Sarah A - Delaware Valley College, PA ($74,000 - 4 Year Faculty Scholarship)
Iaquinta, Lorraine E - The University of the Arts ($60,000 - 4 year merit scholarship)
Jennett, Jared K - Rutgers University, PA
King, Nakee W - US MARINES
Kroljic, Gage P - Indiana University of Pennsylvania/ Ithaca College, NY / James Madison University, VA / Penn State University, PA/ Rowan University/ Temple University, PA/ Westminster College, PA ($66,000 - 4 Year Scholarship)
Landis, Norman D - North Carolina Central University Community, NC
Maldonado, Marilynne - Rutgers University, NJ
McIntyre, Alexandria L - Eastern University, PA ($56,000 - 4 Year scholarship)
Mejia, Jenitza I - Rowan College, NJ
Mills, Kayla N - Camden County College, NJ
Mobley, Cheyenne D - New Jersey City University
Morgan, Howard W - US Marines
Pallante, Robert F - Temple University, PA ($36,000 - 4 Year Scholarship)
Patterson, Nicholas M - The Art Institute of Atlanta, GA
Quick, Leah J - Salisbury University, MD / Washington College, MD ($60,000 - 4 Year Scholarship)
Quintanilla, Kelly J - Stockton University, NJ
Ramos, Alexia - Camden County College, NJ
Reyes, Maranda I - The Culinary Institute of America, NY
Roback, Michael C - Fairleigh Dickinson, NJ ($56,000 - 4 year scholarship) / LIU Brooklyn, NY / Montclair State University, NJ / Rider University, NJ ($72,000 Provost Scholarship - 4 Year scholarship) / Honors College at William Paterson University, NJ / Stockton University, NJ /Rutgers University, NJ
Robinson, Cori L - Montclair State University, NJ
Robinson, Kristina A - Stockton University, NJ
Rocha, Yazmeen - Drexel University, PA / Hofstra University, NY ($98,000 - 4 Year Scholarship) / Pace University, NY ($50,000 - 4 Year Scholarship) / Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Santiago-Kohlepp, Timothy A - Johnson & Wales University, RI ($40,000 - 4 Year Scholarship)
Shafer, Devon R - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL & Florida Institute of Technology, FL
Shipp, Jayson A - The Art Institute of Philadelphia, PA
Shoultz, Aliza - Albright College, PA ($60,000 - 4 Year Scholarship) / Lasell College, MA ($64,000 - 4 Year Scholarship)
Simmons, Quason A - Benedict College, SC ($30,000 - 4 Year scholarship) /Johnson & Wales University, RI ($40,000 - 4 Year Scholarship)
Sosa, Anthony - Camden County College, NJ
Steinbach, Karl D - US ARMY
Stransky, Jeffrey S - Drexel University, PA / Geneva College, PA /Rowan University, NJ
Taylor-Brownlee, Quayana J - Camden County College, NJ
Wagner, Shaina T - Camden County College, NJ
Wallingford, Alexander A - US Army
Warren, Bryanna A - Art Institute of Philadelphia, PA
Watkins, Ebbia M - Benedict College, SC ($68,000 - 4 Year scholarship) / Stockton University, NJ / William Patterson University, NJ / Rutgers University, NJ
Webber, Quinn M - Culinary Institute of America, NY ($20,000 - 4 Year Scholarship) / Johnson & Wales University, RI ($32,000 - 4 Year Scholarship)
Williams, Arianna D - Benedict College, SC ($52,000 - 4 Year scholarship) / Kean University, NJ / Fairleigh Dickinson, NJ ($56,000 - 4 year scholarship)/ Rider University, PA ($72,000 - 4 year scholarship) / Rutgers University, NJ
Yost, Colin R - Rowan University, NJ
Zacamy, Rebecca L - Johnson & Wales University, RI ($32,000 - 4 Year Scholarship)
Zapata, Malaysia N - Benedict College, SC ($52,000 - 4 Year scholarship)

Pennsauken Campus

Adams, Jr., Dennis L. - Lincoln Tech Institute, PA
Alzate-Bruce, Robert - Camden County College, NJ
Anaya, Jose A. - Camden County College, NJ
Ayala, Jeislyn - Camden County College, NJ
Ayala, Misael - Rowan University, NJ
Bailey, Siani N. - Burlington County College, NJ
Balon-Aguilar, Jonhatan A. - US MARINES
Banks, Blake K. - Camden County College, NJ
Brown, Aaliyah U. - Seton Hall University, NJ / Rowan University, NJ / Johnson & Wales, RI / Henry J. Dunn III Scholarship $500
Brown, Naiya M. - Camden County College, NJ
Brown-Palmer, Sontasia S. - US Air Force
Bustamante, Oscar - Camden County College, NJ / Burlington County College, NJ
Butler, Darnell S. - Camden County College, NJ / $3,000 Camden Youth of the Year Scholarship
Cabrera, Johnathan - Saint Peter’s University, NJ ($60,000 Pavonia Scholarship and $16,000  Magis Grant for four years)  / Montclair State University, NJ / Stockton University, NJ / Monmouth University, NJ
Colindrez, Jazmin S. - Kean University, NJ
Carr, Ashley D. - Johnson& Wales University, RI ($24,000 Presidential Academic Scholarship, $4,000 Culinary Essentials Scholarship for four years, $20,000 Wildcat Award for four years)
Carter, Julicea M.
- Bloomfield College, NJ
Chaparro, Oscar - Camden County College, NJ
Chavez, Siani L. - Camden County College, NJ
Cintron, Tatiana - Camden County College, NJ
Coleman, Nafeesa M. - Camden County College, NJ
Colindrez, Jazmin S. - Kean University, NJ
Cooper, A’Ishah A. - Camden County College, NJ
Coronado, Givan - Stockton University, NJ
Cummings, Brian J.
- Full Sail University, FL
Davis, Gage D. - Lebanon Valley College, PA
Dickerson, Iyana M. -  Camden County College, NJ / Mount Ida College, MA / Rutgers University, NJ / Burlington County College, NJ
Dixon, Azaria A. - Camden County College, NJ
Drake, Matthew S. - Benedict College, SC (Annual Trustee Club Scholarship $17,000, $68,000 total) / Johnson & Wales, RI / (Presidential Academic Award of $10,000 per year)
Eason, Aliyyah S. - Camden County College, NJ
Febo, Jalissa R. - New Jersey City University, NJ / Camden County College, NJ
Figueroa, Daishaly M. - Camden County College, NJ
Finley, Kendra B. - Rider University, NJ ($13,000 Scholarship) / William Paterson University, NJ /  $50 Girl Scouts of Pennsauken/Merchantville Scholarship
Garcia, Angel M. - Johnson& Wales University, RI / Curry College, MA ($48,000 scholarship for four years)
Garcia, Daniel - Camden County College, NJ
Gill, QueNaija A. - Rowan University, NJ / Kean University, NJ / Delaware State University, NJ / Morgan State University, NJ /  $20,000 CHAMP/Gear Up Scholarship
Griffin, Dekwan N. - Camden County College, NJ
Gwaltney, Kierra R.  - PB Cosmetology Education Centre, NJ ($3,000 Scholarship)
Ha, Timothy Q. - Camden County College, NJ
Hadden Divine J. - Johnson & Wales University, RI / Rowan College at Gloucester County, NJ
Hamilton, Tyra T. - Johnson & Wales University, RI ($40,000 Presidential Academic Scholarship for four years)
Henderson, Jayvonne A - Johnson & Wales University, RI / Camden County College, NJ
Jackson, Hailey A. - Camden County College, NJ
Jackson, Reigna M. - Camden County College, NJ / NJ Stars Scholarship
Jones, Jontavia L. - Tuskegee University, AL / Virginia Union University ($2,000 grant), VA / The Lincoln University, PA / Rowan College at Gloucester County, NJ
Kee, Kevon J. - Ohio Technical College, NJ
Keller, William D. - US ARMY
Kenyon Shaelia C. - Delaware State University, DE / Camden County College, NJ
Kitchen, Valerie S. - Alvernia University, PA / Johnson & Wales University, RI / Camden County College, NJ
Lopez, Jennifer - Camden County College, NJ
Luciano, Jaylene M. - Shaw University, NC  /  Rutgers University, NJ / Camden County College, NJ
McKinsey, Jovan S. - Camden County College, NJ
Martinez, Felix - Camden County College, NJ
Medina, Adrianna J. - Texas Southern University, TX/ US NAVY
Mejia, Jocelyn - Johnson& Wales University ($18,000 Presidential Academic Scholarship, $14,000 FBLA Scholarship, and $16,000 Wildcat Award for four years)  / Camden County College, NJ
Mendez, Stephanie M. - Virginia State University, VA / Montclair State University, NJ / $20,00 CHAMP/Gear Up Scholarship
Morton, Camai M. - Camden County College, NJ / Kean University, NJ / University of Valley Forge, PA / Johnson & Wales University, RI / University of Maryland Eastern Shore, MD
Mercado, Shakira I. - Georgian Court University, NJ / Rowan University, NJ/ Kean University, NJ / Drew University, NJ / Caldwell College, NJ / Centenary College, NJ / Stevenson University, MD / Monmouth University, NJ
Nieves, Kaitlynn I. - Camden County College, NJ / Rutgers University, NJ
Ortiz, Edwin M. - Camden County College, NJ
Ortiz, Luis N. - Mech-Tech Institute, FL
Paul, Zackary E. - Rutgers University, NJ
Perez, Luz M. - Benedict College, SC
Randall, Georgiann J. - Camden County College, NJ / Millersville University, PA
Reevey-Harmon, Lakaziah S. - College of St. Elizabeth, NJ / Kean University, NJ / Rider University, NJ / Catawba College, NC / Camden County College, NJ
Rhodes, Chyanne L. - Rider University, NJ  ($72,000 Provost Scholarship for four years) / Rutgers University, NJ / Westminster College, PA / Coppin State University, MD / Delaware State University, DE / Washington College, MD ($16,500 Academic Tuition Yearly Scholarship) / Howard University, DC / Rowan University, NJ / Morgan State University, MD
Rivas, Karen - Rider University, NJ ($72,000 Provost Scholarship for four years)  / Rowan University, NJ
Rivera, Fernando - Camden County College, NJ
Rivera, Jose D. - Ohio Technical College, OH / Rutgers Future Scholar
Rivera, Kristal S. - Polk State College, FL / Rutgers University, NJ / Camden County College, NJ
Rivera, Michelle L. - Camden County College. NJ
Rivera, Yamilex - Camden County College, NJ
Rivera Rodriguez, Nilza M. - Camden County College, NJ
Robles, David J. - Burlington County College, NJ
Robles, Karen S. - Johnson & Wales University, RI ($15,000 Scholarship)  / Shaw University, NC / Florida Memorial University, FL / Morgan State University, MD
Rodriguez, Angel L. - Camden County College, NJ
Rodriguez, Nancy - Burlington County College, NJ
Rodriguez, Taina M. - Camden County College, NJ / Passaic County College, NJ
Roman, Jose M. - Camden County College, NJ
Rosado, Yazmine D. - Johnson & Wales University, RI / Stockton University, NJ
Romero-Pagan, Hector M. - Monmouth University, NJ / Rutgers University, NJ / Kean University, NJ / Camden County College, NJ
Ruiz, Yadira M. - Camden County College, NJ
Sanchez, Karina Y. - Rutgers University, NJ / Rutgers Future Scholar
Sanchez, Nathalie I. - Camden County College, NJ / Burlington County College, NJ
Santos, Jasmin M. - Camden County College, NJ
Simmons, Chantel A. - Camden County College, NJ / US ARMY
Singleton, Richaya N. - Camden County College, NJ / NJ Stars Scholarship
Smith, Saleema S. - Camden County College, NJ
Smith-Johnson, Hasheem H. - Benedict College, SC ($7,500 annual Scholarship) / Stockton University, NJ / Kean University, NJ
Taylor, Zandre O. - Camden County College, NJ
Tejada, Jennyfer G. - Johnson& Wales University, RI ($34,000 Presidential Academic Scholarship, $4,000 Culinary Essentials Scholarship, $14,000 Skills USA Scholarship for four years)
Thomas-Powell, Tahteana A. - Johnson & Wales University, RI / Wright State University, OH
Tilmon, Eboni A. - Rowan University, NJ
Torres, Jessel K. - Camden County College, NJ
Tran, Jeffrey - Camden County College, NJ
Truong, Lyly - Camden County College, NJ / Burlington County College, NJ
Vargas, Jennifer L. - Kean University, NJ /Fisk University, TN / Rowan University, NJ
Velasquez, Ciarra J. - Camden County College, NJ
Walker, Grace C. - Camden County College, NJ / Burlington County College, NJ
White, Quadaysha K. - Temple University, PA / Camden County College, NJ / Rutgers University, NJ / Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, PA ($40,000 Presidential Scholarship for four years) / Rowan University, NJ / Virginia Wesleyan University, VA (Presidential Scholarship $64,000 for four years) / Cedar Crest College, PA (Trustee Scholarship $72,000 and Allen Award for Community Service $4,000 for four years) / Mount St. Mary’s University, MD / Simmons College, MA ($40,000 Achievement Scholarship for four years) / Ursinus College, PA / Philadelphia University, NJ ($44,000 Faculty Grant for four years)
Whitehouse, Cassandra M. - Camden County College, NJ
Williams, Faliesha V - Shaw University, NC
Williams, Nathalie C. - Burlington County College, NJ
Williams, Q’Waunia S. - Camden County College, NJ
Wilson, Candice M. - Rider University, NJ / Rowan University, NJ

Diana Garcia Villanueva is Named
2015 Alumna of The Year

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (MAY 21, 2015) – Diana Garcia Villanueva was selected “2015 Alumna of the Year” at Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS).  She will be a guest speaker at her Alma Mater’s graduation ceremony on June 22, where she will receive a plaque and a color portrait from the Board of Education.  Her color portrait will also be displayed at each of the school district's two campuses in Gloucester Township and Pennsauken. Continued

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SkillsUSA Students Take Home Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals!

Congratulations to the Students that Competed in the "50 Years of Champions at Work" Conference in Somerset, NJ - May 2015

Gloucester Twp Campus

Under the direction of their advisors, Julie Laucks and John Kammler, the following students from the Gloucester Township Campus of CCTS were medal winners:

Robert King - Gold Medal, Masonr
Tyler Boyko & Alex Dosssantos - Gold Medal, Robotics & Automation Technology
Markellus Rivera - Silver Medal, Masonry
Tyler Hannah & Matthew Linden - Silver Medal, Robotics & Automation Technology
Joseph Gontowski - Silver Medal, Commercial Baking
Matthew Green - Silver Medal, Plumbing
Morgan Wallingford & Tyler Diaz - Bronze Medal Promotional Bulletin Board.

Pennsauken Campus

Under the direction of their advisors, Charles Siedlecki and Richard Zadroga, the following students from the Pennsauken Campus of CCTS were medal winners:

Selina Rivera, Nina Sanchez & Taina Santiago – Silver Medal, Occupational Health & Safety
Taina Rodriguez, Yasmin Hernandez & Jerry Lopez - Bronze Medal, Occupational Health and Safety
Eddie Almodovor, Oscar Duran & Jose Rivera – Bronze Medal, Steel Fabrication
Brianna Bonilla, Jontavia Jones, & Georgiann Randall – Bronze Medal, American Spirit.

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Penn Tech Culinary Arts Students Take Home Bronze Awards at the 4th Annual County Vocational-Technical School Cook-Off Challenge in Atlantic City

The students and staff in the Culinary Arts career program at the Pennsauken Campus of Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS) won two awards at the Fourth Annual County Vocational–Technical Cook–Off Challenge hosted by the New Jersey Association of Countieson May 8, 2015 in Atlantic City.

Their featured appetizer, a freshly made Mango Tomatillo Pico De Gallo garnished with Citrus Butter Poached Shrimp and a Platano Maduros Crisp, took home a Bronze Award in the presentation category, and a Bronze Award in the taste category from the Atlantic City Chef's Association. The competition is sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) and is held at the end of their annual conference.  Click here for more information.

CCTS Selects 2014-2015 Business Partner of the Year

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Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

2015 - School Self-Assessment

While completing the New Jersey Department of Education School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, we learned that our school district has demonstrated strengths in most of the core elements, such as HIB training, personnel, programs and approaches, investigative procedures, and reporting. Any areas that scored less than perfect have been addressed, with changes made to our policies and procedures, to strengthen our commitment in providing a safe, secure, and caring environment at Camden County Technical Schools.

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying District Policy 5512

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Reporting form - District Regulation 5512

Information for Parents and Students

District Anti Bullying Coordinator
Dawn Sponheimer
343 Berlin Cross Keys Road
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
856-767-7000 x-5434
email - dsponheimer@ccts.net

Penn Tech Earns Bronze Medal from US News and World Report

The Pennsauken Campus of the Camden County Technical School District has been acknowledged nationally for its high level of student achievement and its commitment to educating students. Continued