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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Native son, Olympian Steve Gluckstein will compete in Trampoline at the London games this week.
The event will be webcast live (suggest you pre-test) on www.NBCOlympics.com beginning at 9:00 AM on Friday, August 3, 2012. The trampoline qualifications and finals can also be viewed live on the MSNBC television broadcast station. (Comcast channel 34) at 9:00 AM.
The Men's Trampoline Finals will be rebroadcast during primetime on NBC television (WNBC Channel 4) beginning at 8:00 PM on Friday.
Team USA’s hope for its first medal in men’s Trampoline lies with 3-time U.S. Champion Steven Gluckstein, who beat out younger brother Jeffrey for the American spot in London.
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International youth leadership conference features renowned speakers, educational sessions, service-based leadership
Chicago, IL – Tristan Sweeney, a resident of Middletown, New Jersey, recently attended the 2012 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) World Leadership Congress (WLC). Tristan joined over 425 international students representing 15 different countries for the week-long seminar. Tristan is the son of Asa Sweeney and Melissa Sweeney and represented Middletown High School North. Founded in 1958, HOBY is the nation’s foremost nonprofit youth leadership development organization.
Now in its 44th year, the World Leadership Congress is a dynamic leadership program that brings together students from the U.S. and abroad. WLC attendees had access to a distinguished group of leaders from a variety of backgrounds including business, government, international affairs, science and technology, medicine, media, and education. The weeklong program included interactive and dynamic educational sessions, collaborative workshops, leadership exercises, community service projects and individualized trainings.
“The students attending the WLC have demonstrated outstanding character, leadership and determination,” said Javier LaFianza, president and CEO of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. “Every single HOBY WLC volunteer can attest to this group’s ability to create a positive change in the world. There is no doubt that this week has prepared everyone for a lifetime of successful leadership, devoted to improving our communities and the world, in service to others.”
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Good News at the Gazebo concert series, sponsored by Central Baptist Church of Atlantic Highlands, begins Saturday, August 4th, at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Hansoul, with special guest Carl Rainey, will perform on the 4th.
HanSoul, a hip-hop artist based out of Philadelphia, is a pioneer in Christian hip-hop and has been featured on BET, NBC 10, Good Morning Philadelphia, and other shows. The Haitian Youth Choir, comprised of children and youth from Baptist churches throughout New Jersey, will perform a blend of English, French, and Creole music on the 11th.
Nancy Scharff will perform on the 18th, blending contemporary and traditional music in a style that appeals to all demographics.
Carl and Laurie Gentry, local church soloists and frequent performers throughout the shore area, will conclude the series on the 25th.
All concerts begin at 7 pm. Admission, delicious food cooked on site, and beverages are free.
For more information, visit our website, centralbaptistchurchah.org.
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - At the July 25th Atlantic Highlands Borough Council meeting, on the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equalizers, advocates for people with disabilities, presented an Equalizer award to Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny in recognition of his excellent implementation of accessibility in the Borough Hall renovation.
(l-r) Carolyn Schwebel, AH Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny, Jane Reynolds, Mayor Fred Rast
Mayor Frederick J. Rast, III, read aloud the Equalizers letter praising the Borough's accessibility accomplishments, recognizing Adam Hubeny, and presenting a $3000 check to Library Director Jane Reynolds for the Friends of the Library.
In presenting the award, Equalizers Executive Director Carolyn Schwebel stated: "Atlantic Highlands has been more cooperative than any other area town in achieving accessibility compliance."
Hubeny responded to an
After Schwebel commented that in the recent tour she was able to access the courtroom dais a perceptive council person recognizing the implications of integration told Carolyn, "Now that you got on the dais, you can run for office!" Schwebel responded, "But I live in Middletown, which doesn't provide that access."
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Miss. Samantha Grace Jackson, 9, Atlantic Highlands, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Pageant to be held August 23 & 24, 2012 at the beautiful Hilton, East Brunswick, NJ.
Miss. Samantha Grace Jackson, 9, Atlantic Highlands, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Pageant
The winner of the pageant will receive a $ I ,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. Pageants are held for girls ages four to eighteen, in five age groups.
The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America's greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. All activities are age-appropriate and family-oriented.
The National American Miss pageants are for "Today's Girl" and "Tomorrow's Leaders." The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an "All-American spirit of fun for family and friends." Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.
Miss. Jackson’s activities include dancing, acting, singing, modeling, Tai Kwon Do and swimming. She also enjoys girls scouts, softball, waterslides, four-wheeling, spending time with family and she loves animals.
Miss Jackson’s sponsors include Lynxx, LLC (Atlantic Highlands), Spring Lake Freezer (Spring Lake), Linda Frasciello, Lisa Sanders, Corinna Thuss, Henry & Grace Sabini and Karen Jackson.
Families interested in learning more about this unique and outstanding youth program may visit www.namiss.com.
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