School Briefs

Jasmine Walker, a senior at Camden Catholic High School and a resident of Camden, became the second high school girl from South Jersey ever to be elected Governor of New Jersey Girls State, the citizenship program held each year for young women.

Each year, hundreds of high school girls first compete for a place in New Jersey Girls State and then come together to learn of the functioning of state government at Georgian Court College in Lakewood, N.J. This year, three girls from Camden Catholic participated, including Imani House, also a senior from Willingboro, and Maggie McHugh of Pennsauken.

While at the event, Walker rose from mayor of a fictional municipality during the five-day educational and interactive session to being elected governor. House was her opponent during the gubernatorial election.

Fourth grade student Mackenzie Walsh of St. Ann School, Wildwood, contributed nine inches of her hair to “Locks of Love.”

“Locks of Love,” based in West Palm Beach Florida, is a non-profit that provides hairpieces to finanically disadvantaged children under the age of 18 suffering from long term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Mackenzie had her hair cut at Hair Cuttery in Rio Grande.

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