January 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 9 Schools Now Registering Hackensack Riverkeeper is now accepting applications for the 2009 Ron Vellekamp Environmental Scholarship. Now in its ninth year, the program was created in 2001 to support college-bound high school seniors who exhibit a strong academic performance and a commitment to the environment. The guidance departments of every high school that serve students from the Hackensack River Watershed have been invited to nominate scholars. All students who reside Vellekamp Environmental Scholarship applicants sought and/or attend school within the watershed are eligible to apply for the award. The Hackensack River Watershed is an area of approximately 210 square miles that lies within part of New York’s Rockland County and Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey. Guidance counselors, faculty advisors, and family members may submit applications on behalf of deserving students. A review panel that includes Captain Bill Sheehan, trustees, and staff members of Hackensack Riverkeeper will review each application. In deciding upon a winner, the panel will consider each applicant’s academic achievements, environmental extracurricular activities and future plans. The $1,000 scholarship is unrestricted and can be used for any required purchases during the student’s first year at college. Claire Park was the 2008 Ron Vellekamp Scholarship winner. By the time she graduated 14th in her class from Ridgefield Memorial High School last June, the multi-lingual Park had proven herself to be a dedicated young woman who cares deeply about how environmental degradation affects children. An accomplished scholar-athlete, she will soon begin her second semester at Stony Brook Honors College in Stony Brook, New York – a campus of the State University of New York – where she is studying environment al eng i ne e r i ng. A f t e r col lege, (continued on page 27 Open House Monday, Jan. 12th to Friday, Jan 23rd 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM CLASSES OFFFERED Mommy & Me (Tuesday or Wednesday) • First Step (M/W or T/Th &/or F) Level I (T/Th am or M/W/F am or pm) • Level II (M/W/F) Level II Enrichment (M-F) • Lunch Bunch and Extended Hours available REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE OPEN HOUSE 125 Glasgow Terrace, Mahwah, NJ 07430 • 201-529-2117 Director, Mrs. Lesley Ayre Pictured is scholarship winner Claire Park flanked by guidance counselor Irene Voight and Captain Bill Sheehan. Come Grow With Us www.holycrossnurseryschool.com ����������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� Infants, Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten, Grades 1-6, Ages 6 weeks to 12 years A Truly Unique Montessori School • Unique Phonics Reading Program • Computers • Music • Foreign Language • 3 or 5 Half Days • Full Days 7am - 6pm • Fastrackids • Character Education • Parenting Seminars • Dance Academy CORE of the APPLE Summer Camp ���������������������������� �������������������������� ������������������������ ��������������������� ������������� ������������������� ������������ ��������������� • Daily Swimmming Lessons, Heated Pool designed for safety of young children • Sports/Organized Games • Arts & Crafts • Field Trips • Music/Dance • In House Events Call, visit and • Nature & Science compare the advantages gained for • Computers • Cooking your child... www.applemontessorischools.com 192 Ramapo Valley Rd. OAKLAND 201-337-0183 Please call for our other locations 973-696-9750 Nevins Rd. WAYNE 75 East Ramapo Valley Rd. MAHWAH 201-512-1141