Class of 2017 members honored for outstanding community service

Class of 2017 members honored for outstanding community service

Salem County Bridge recognized Class of 2017 members Jessica Coulter and Elizabeth “Elly” Petitdemange for outstanding community service with $1,000 awards.

Jessica Coulter of Pennsville graduated from the Salem County Technical-Vocational School’s Allied Health professionals program.  She has volunteered at the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children. 

Jessica has also volunteered with the Living Healthy Salem County Coalition, Salem County Center for Autism, United Way of Salem County, Community Blood Council of New Jersey, Salem County Fair, Oldmans Twp. School District and Pennsville School District.  At SCVTS, she has held leadership positions in HOSA, the future health professionals club; SkillsUSA Club; and National Technical Honor Society. 

Jessica earned college credits through Salem Community College’s College Acceleration Program.  She will enroll in University of the Sciences’ pre-medicine program with the ultimate goal of becoming a pediatric doctor.  She will be the first in her family to attend college.   

Elizabeth “Elly” Petitdemange of Lower Alloways Creek graduated from Woodstown High School.  She is an actively involved member of the Boys and Girls Club of Vineland and started the club’s dance program.  She is a big sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.  

At Woodstown High School, Elly played freshman field hockey, participated in the Color Guard, served as assistant choreographer for two musicals and completed many service activities through Students in Action.  She is an award-winning member of the Vineland Regional Dance Company and an assistant teacher at Maxine’s Studio of Dance.  

At Kean University, Elly will major in interior design and minor in business.  She plans to continue her community service through the Newman Center at Kean and intends to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of Union.  

Her career goal is to become an interior designer and business owner, as well as an active philanthropist.

The community service awards are sponsored by the Salem County Bridge community service committee, chaired by Matthew McFarland. Formerly known as Salem County 2000, Salem County Bridge is an all-volunteer organization promoting lifelong learning. For more information, call (856) 351-2601.

 

Caption: 2017 Salem County Vocational-Technical School graduate Jessica Coulter received a community service award of $1,000 from Salem County Bridge.  Jessica earned college credits through Salem Community College’s College Acceleration Program.  She will enroll in University of the Sciences’ pre-medicine program with the ultimate goal of becoming a pediatric doctor.  Making the check presentation is SCVTS Principal Jason Helder.