WESTAMPTON, NJ – Students on the Westampton High School Campus of Burlington County Special Services School District (BCSSSD) were recently honored by the state Department of Education for their contributions to their school and community. The Student Council members have been selected as the representatives from Burlington County for the New Jersey State Board of Education Student Recognition Program.

“A promotion of such a great program is a promotion of all across the District. We are fortunate this year to have had a number of great innovative programs that were launched under pandemic conditions which makes this honor all the more impressive. I am incredibly proud of the dedication of our educators and their continual fostering of the growth and wellbeing of our exceptional students at BCSSSD,” said Dr. Christopher Nagy, Superintendent of Schools, Burlington County Special Services School District and Burlington County Institute of Technology.

The state's Student Recognition Program honors students or student groups who have made significant contributions to their schools, communities or families.

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The members of the student council are being recognized as role models for their classmates and families and for the community at large. These students exhibit characteristics of being responsible, trustworthy, and respectful and are valued by their classmates for their willingness to support one another. They carry out various service activities throughout the school and community and exhibit great work ethic, compassion for others, and responsible citizenship. 

“Student Council members exhibit a great work ethic, which in turn, will serve them well as a life skill. Regardless of their own needs, these students want to contribute to others and feel like they are making a difference. This sense of pride in community coupled with the knowledge that they can truly impact others can only help them become more responsible citizens. We are so honored to have this group of students recognized for their efforts,” says Jacqueline Willey, student council advisor.

The selected students will be formally honored at an upcoming special recognition ceremony.

BCSSSD educates students and young adults with special needs from across Burlington County. Its campuses located in Lumberton, Mount Laurel, and Westampton provide comprehensive educational and therapeutic programs for preschool and school-age students and young adults, ranging in age from three to twenty-one. In addition to its widely recognized programs for students with multiple disabilities and programs for children with autism, BCSSSD also offers a continuum of options for students with behavioral issues featuring both traditional, classroom-based schools and alternative approaches.

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