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Sparta Middle School Announces Students of the Third Marking Period

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SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta Middle School Principal Michael Gregory announces the Students of the Third Marking Period. The teachers of the three teams at each grade level recognized two students for their notable actions and contributions to the Sparta Middle School community. 

The sixth grade teams are Amber, Topaz and Sapphire.

The Amber teams recognizes Jolie Dottinger and James O’Bosky.

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Jolie Dottinger shines shines as a selfless beacon of positivity and encouragement on the Amber Team.  Always diligent and conscientious about completing her assignments, Jolie makes sure that her peers share in her successes, offering up helpful feedback and words of encouragement to classmates in need.

James O’Bosky has consistently demonstrated a quiet determination in his focus and work ethic.  His humility and sincerity are matched only by his willingness to complete assignments and work collaboratively with those around him. Regardless of the subject or academic environment, the Amber Team can always count on James to fulfill his duties with a smile.

The Topaz team recognizes Jackson Cisko and Gabriella Olarte.

Jackson Cisko is the embodiment of respect.  He is well-liked by his peers and is a role model for those around him.  In his studies, Jack is dedicated to doing his very best whether it be classwork, homework, or assessments.  He demonstrates a positive, cooperative attitude in his classes and he contributes constructively to classroom discussions.  Jack is quick to lend a hand wherever he sees the need and is upstanding in his school community.  For these reasons and more, they proudly nominate Jack Cisko as the Topaz Student of the Marking Period.

Gabriella Olarte is a kind-hearted and compassionate young lady.  There have been many instances where the Topaz Team teachers have noticed her caring way with her classmates. Gabby is also a positive role model and leader in her classes.  She takes pride in her work and has shown herself to be a conscientious, hard-working student.  Gabby exudes a quiet confidence and is able to offer guidance to her classmates while also being a good listener.  Gabby is respectful at all times to her teachers and her classmates.  For these reasons and more, they proudly nominate Gabby Olarte as the Topaz Team Student of the Marking Period.

The Sapphire teams recognize Olivia Ekeland and Jack Maraziti.

Olivia Ekeland is hardworking and always does her best in her Sapphire classes.  She is trustworthy, responsible and is not hesitant to ask questions in the class.  She demonstrates the qualities of a strong student who wants to understand everything that is presented to her.  Olivia works well with others and is a role model for others on the team.

Jack Maraziti is a responsible and caring young man who is extremely conscientious.  He is polite and puts forth his best effort both in and out of the classroom.  The quiet manner in which he conducts himself is demonstrated in his performance in the classroom and when asked for assistance by others.  He is a role model for other students and takes pride in his own accomplishments as well.

The seventh grade teams are Garnet, Ruby and Diamond. 

The Garnet team recognizes Lindsay Pugliese and Sean Sullivan.

Lindsay Pugliese is a young lady whose actions and work ethic speak volumes about her.  Some might consider her as quiet or shy, but that is overshadowed by her hard work, intelligence and respect for others.  Lindsay gives one hundred percent on all her work.  Lindsay is the kind of student who is very self-motivated.  She does not wait to be told what to do.  She is proactive in her own learning but is also not afraid to ask if she needs assistance.  In her interactions in class, she is kind and always considerate of her fellow students. 

“It is with great pride that we name her our Student of the Marking Period,” said her teachers.

Sean Sullivan is the type of student every teacher loves to have in class.  He is friendly, energetic, respectful and so positive not only to his teachers, but to his fellow students, as well.  Sean is a very diligent and hard-working young man, always checking in with his teachers to ask about assignments or upcoming tests and quizzes.  He strives to be the best he can be, is eager to learn, works to improve as a student, and always has a smile or kind word for others. 

His teachers said, “We are so proud to have Sean as a Garnet Team member this year.”

The Ruby team recognizes Aura Rispoli and Nick Furnari.

Aura Rispoli exudes positive attitude.  This attitude becomes contagious, with other students sharing in her excitement for learning.  Aura’s persistence and work ethic has carried her to a level of success that makes her the perfect candidate for the Ruby Student of the Marking Period.

Nick Furnari is a hidden gem.  While sitting quietly in class, he absorbs information and remains focused on the task at hand.  Nick applies this knowledge to alternate situations, always working towards the next level.  Nick displays excellent study skills, consistent effort, dependability, and respect for others. They are proud to have Nick as our Ruby Student of the Marking Period.

The Diamond team recognizes Lily Loewen and Kyle Sutton.

Lily Loewen is an incredible student and individual.  She is a kind classmate, helpful friend and trustworthy individual.  Her honesty and integrity shine through daily as she navigates her way through school.  She is a role model in the classroom, unfailingly respectful and positive.  Whenever other students need help, are left out, or just out of sorts, Lily goes out of her way to help.  Lily’s ethical approach to all she does and says is a clear component of her personality.  As an individual, Lily is a person that is an asset in any situation.  She can always be counted on to do the right thing and help others along the way – trustworthy, always above board, maintaining the highest integrity and honesty.

Kyle Sutton is a dedicated, enthusiastic student who has a genuine curiosity to learn about many and varied issues.  His thirst for knowledge and learning experiences are staples of his personality.  He shows a great deal of intellectual curiosity.  When something catches his interest, or if he comes across something he doesn’t quite understand, he will not rest until he has figured it out.  He is tenacious in these pursuits.  Kyle has an inherent respect for, not only others, but also institutions, rules and the process of endeavors.  His ethical approach to all he does and says is a clear component of his personality.  He is open-minded and always open to new challenges.  He never tries to take a shortcut or circumvent responsibilities.  His standards are high-which is evidenced in his daily dealings.

The eighth grade teams are Jade, Emerald and Pearl.

The Jade team recognizes Nicholas Broccoletti and Kelsi Loewen.

Nicholas Broccoletti can often be seen in class assisting his classmates with their work.  He spends his time well and is focused on getting his work done.  As the school year has progressed, Nick has developed very strong student skills and can often be seen taking on leadership roles within class assignments.  He is a compassionate young man that assists when people are struggling both academically and socially.  They are very proud of Nick and the Jade Team is excited to recognize him as the Student of the Third Marking Period.

Kelsi Loewen is a well-rounded and dedicated student.  She is always doing exactly what she needs to be doing at the time she needs to be doing it.  Kelsi is thorough and detailed in her work for all subjects.  She is mature, kind and well-spoken.  Kelsi excels at advocating for herself in a respectful manner and is a pleasure to have in class.

The Emerald team recognizes Faith Stewart and Joey Shnyder.

Faith Stewart is a joy to have in class.  She is hard-working and personable, always willing to help others, and always striving to do her best.  Not only is Faith a conscientious and meticulous student, she also has a great attitude and sense of humor. 

“We know that her work ethic will carry her far in life,” said her teachers.

Joey Shnyder is a pleasure to teach.  Joey is knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects and is an enthusiastic participant in class discussions.  A gifted writer, he has also impressed his teachers and classmates with his presentation skills. 

“We know that Joey will be a success in high school and beyond,” said his teachers.

The Pearl team recognizes Patrick Lynch and Aston Martini.

Patrick Lynch is the Pearl Team Student of the Marking Period.  Pat is an outgoing student who is motivated to always be his best.  He has a great sense of humor as evidenced by the fact that he dressed up as Mrs. Barcheski for our “twin day” during spirit week, even coordinating which dress they would both wear.  He is kind, respectful and an active member of any group we put him in.  Pat always has a smile on his face and is always ready to participate in any activity asked of him. 

“We can’t wait to hear about all his successes in the future,” said his teachers.

Aston Martini is the Pearl Team Student of the Marking Period.  Ashton is a driven student who is mature beyond her years.  This marking period she is juggling a major commitment in the school play but has not lost any momentum on her school work.  Ashton goes above and beyond what is expected.  She strives for excellence in everything she does and shows a real desire to master the skills necessary to be a better student. She responds to challenges with tenacity and curiosity. 

“We know we will hear more about Ashton’s achievements in high school,” said her teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta Middle School Principal Michael Gregory announces the Students of the Third Marking Period. The teachers of the three teams at each grade level recognized two students for their notable actions and contributions to the Sparta Middle School community. 

The sixth grade teams are Amber, Topaz and Sapphire.

The Amber teams recognizes Jolie Dottinger and James O’Bosky.

Jolie Dottinger shines shines as a selfless beacon of positivity and encouragement on the Amber Team.  Always diligent and conscientious about completing her assignments, Jolie makes sure that her peers share in her successes, offering up helpful feedback and words of encouragement to classmates in need.

James O’Bosky has consistently demonstrated a quiet determination in his focus and work ethic.  His humility and sincerity are matched only by his willingness to complete assignments and work collaboratively with those around him. Regardless of the subject or academic environment, the Amber Team can always count on James to fulfill his duties with a smile.

The Topaz team recognizes Jackson Cisko and Gabriella Olarte.

Jackson Cisko is the embodiment of respect.  He is well-liked by his peers and is a role model for those around him.  In his studies, Jack is dedicated to doing his very best whether it be classwork, homework, or assessments.  He demonstrates a positive, cooperative attitude in his classes and he contributes constructively to classroom discussions.  Jack is quick to lend a hand wherever he sees the need and is upstanding in his school community.  For these reasons and more, they proudly nominate Jack Cisko as the Topaz Student of the Marking Period.

Gabriella Olarte is a kind-hearted and compassionate young lady.  There have been many instances where the Topaz Team teachers have noticed her caring way with her classmates. Gabby is also a positive role model and leader in her classes.  She takes pride in her work and has shown herself to be a conscientious, hard-working student.  Gabby exudes a quiet confidence and is able to offer guidance to her classmates while also being a good listener.  Gabby is respectful at all times to her teachers and her classmates.  For these reasons and more, they proudly nominate Gabby Olarte as the Topaz Team Student of the Marking Period.

The Sapphire teams recognize Olivia Ekeland and Jack Maraziti.

Olivia Ekeland is hardworking and always does her best in her Sapphire classes.  She is trustworthy, responsible and is not hesitant to ask questions in the class.  She demonstrates the qualities of a strong student who wants to understand everything that is presented to her.  Olivia works well with others and is a role model for others on the team.

Jack Maraziti is a responsible and caring young man who is extremely conscientious.  He is polite and puts forth his best effort both in and out of the classroom.  The quiet manner in which he conducts himself is demonstrated in his performance in the classroom and when asked for assistance by others.  He is a role model for other students and takes pride in his own accomplishments as well.

The seventh grade teams are Garnet, Ruby and Diamond. 

The Garnet team recognizes Lindsay Pugliese and Sean Sullivan.

Lindsay Pugliese is a young lady whose actions and work ethic speak volumes about her.  Some might consider her as quiet or shy, but that is overshadowed by her hard work, intelligence and respect for others.  Lindsay gives one hundred percent on all her work.  Lindsay is the kind of student who is very self-motivated.  She does not wait to be told what to do.  She is proactive in her own learning but is also not afraid to ask if she needs assistance.  In her interactions in class, she is kind and always considerate of her fellow students. 

“It is with great pride that we name her our Student of the Marking Period,” said her teachers.

Sean Sullivan is the type of student every teacher loves to have in class.  He is friendly, energetic, respectful and so positive not only to his teachers, but to his fellow students, as well.  Sean is a very diligent and hard-working young man, always checking in with his teachers to ask about assignments or upcoming tests and quizzes.  He strives to be the best he can be, is eager to learn, works to improve as a student, and always has a smile or kind word for others. 

His teachers said, “We are so proud to have Sean as a Garnet Team member this year.”

The Ruby team recognizes Aura Rispoli and Nick Furnari.

Aura Rispoli exudes positive attitude.  This attitude becomes contagious, with other students sharing in her excitement for learning.  Aura’s persistence and work ethic has carried her to a level of success that makes her the perfect candidate for the Ruby Student of the Marking Period.

Nick Furnari is a hidden gem.  While sitting quietly in class, he absorbs information and remains focused on the task at hand.  Nick applies this knowledge to alternate situations, always working towards the next level.  Nick displays excellent study skills, consistent effort, dependability, and respect for others. They are proud to have Nick as our Ruby Student of the Marking Period.

The Diamond team recognizes Lily Loewen and Kyle Sutton.

Lily Loewen is an incredible student and individual.  She is a kind classmate, helpful friend and trustworthy individual.  Her honesty and integrity shine through daily as she navigates her way through school.  She is a role model in the classroom, unfailingly respectful and positive.  Whenever other students need help, are left out, or just out of sorts, Lily goes out of her way to help.  Lily’s ethical approach to all she does and says is a clear component of her personality.  As an individual, Lily is a person that is an asset in any situation.  She can always be counted on to do the right thing and help others along the way – trustworthy, always above board, maintaining the highest integrity and honesty.

Kyle Sutton is a dedicated, enthusiastic student who has a genuine curiosity to learn about many and varied issues.  His thirst for knowledge and learning experiences are staples of his personality.  He shows a great deal of intellectual curiosity.  When something catches his interest, or if he comes across something he doesn’t quite understand, he will not rest until he has figured it out.  He is tenacious in these pursuits.  Kyle has an inherent respect for, not only others, but also institutions, rules and the process of endeavors.  His ethical approach to all he does and says is a clear component of his personality.  He is open-minded and always open to new challenges.  He never tries to take a shortcut or circumvent responsibilities.  His standards are high-which is evidenced in his daily dealings.

The eighth grade teams are Jade, Emerald and Pearl.

The Jade team recognizes Nicholas Broccoletti and Kelsi Loewen.

Nicholas Broccoletti can often be seen in class assisting his classmates with their work.  He spends his time well and is focused on getting his work done.  As the school year has progressed, Nick has developed very strong student skills and can often be seen taking on leadership roles within class assignments.  He is a compassionate young man that assists when people are struggling both academically and socially.  They are very proud of Nick and the Jade Team is excited to recognize him as the Student of the Third Marking Period.

Kelsi Loewen is a well-rounded and dedicated student.  She is always doing exactly what she needs to be doing at the time she needs to be doing it.  Kelsi is thorough and detailed in her work for all subjects.  She is mature, kind and well-spoken.  Kelsi excels at advocating for herself in a respectful manner and is a pleasure to have in class.

The Emerald team recognizes Faith Stewart and Joey Shnyder.

Faith Stewart is a joy to have in class.  She is hard-working and personable, always willing to help others, and always striving to do her best.  Not only is Faith a conscientious and meticulous student, she also has a great attitude and sense of humor. 

“We know that her work ethic will carry her far in life,” said her teachers.

Joey Shnyder is a pleasure to teach.  Joey is knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects and is an enthusiastic participant in class discussions.  A gifted writer, he has also impressed his teachers and classmates with his presentation skills. 

“We know that Joey will be a success in high school and beyond,” said his teachers.

The Pearl team recognizes Patrick Lynch and Aston Martini.

Patrick Lynch is the Pearl Team Student of the Marking Period.  Pat is an outgoing student who is motivated to always be his best.  He has a great sense of humor as evidenced by the fact that he dressed up as Mrs. Barcheski for our “twin day” during spirit week, even coordinating which dress they would both wear.  He is kind, respectful and an active member of any group we put him in.  Pat always has a smile on his face and is always ready to participate in any activity asked of him. 

“We can’t wait to hear about all his successes in the future,” said his teachers.

Aston Martini is the Pearl Team Student of the Marking Period.  Ashton is a driven student who is mature beyond her years.  This marking period she is juggling a major commitment in the school play but has not lost any momentum on her school work.  Ashton goes above and beyond what is expected.  She strives for excellence in everything she does and shows a real desire to master the skills necessary to be a better student. She responds to challenges with tenacity and curiosity. 

“We know we will hear more about Ashton’s achievements in high school,” said her teachers.

 

 

 

SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta Middle School Principal Michael Gregory announces the Students of the Third Marking Period. The teachers of the three teams at each grade level recognized two students for their notable actions and contributions to the Sparta Middle School community. 

The sixth grade teams are Amber, Topaz and Sapphire.

The Amber teams recognizes Jolie Dottinger and James O’Bosky.

Jolie Dottinger shines shines as a selfless beacon of positivity and encouragement on the Amber Team.  Always diligent and conscientious about completing her assignments, Jolie makes sure that her peers share in her successes, offering up helpful feedback and words of encouragement to classmates in need.

James O’Bosky has consistently demonstrated a quiet determination in his focus and work ethic.  His humility and sincerity are matched only by his willingness to complete assignments and work collaboratively with those around him. Regardless of the subject or academic environment, the Amber Team can always count on James to fulfill his duties with a smile.

The Topaz team recognizes Jackson Cisko and Gabriella Olarte.

Jackson Cisko is the embodiment of respect.  He is well-liked by his peers and is a role model for those around him.  In his studies, Jack is dedicated to doing his very best whether it be classwork, homework, or assessments.  He demonstrates a positive, cooperative attitude in his classes and he contributes constructively to classroom discussions.  Jack is quick to lend a hand wherever he sees the need and is upstanding in his school community.  For these reasons and more, they proudly nominate Jack Cisko as the Topaz Student of the Marking Period.

Gabriella Olarte is a kind-hearted and compassionate young lady.  There have been many instances where the Topaz Team teachers have noticed her caring way with her classmates. Gabby is also a positive role model and leader in her classes.  She takes pride in her work and has shown herself to be a conscientious, hard-working student.  Gabby exudes a quiet confidence and is able to offer guidance to her classmates while also being a good listener.  Gabby is respectful at all times to her teachers and her classmates.  For these reasons and more, they proudly nominate Gabby Olarte as the Topaz Team Student of the Marking Period.

The Sapphire teams recognize Olivia Ekeland and Jack Maraziti.

Olivia Ekeland is hardworking and always does her best in her Sapphire classes.  She is trustworthy, responsible and is not hesitant to ask questions in the class.  She demonstrates the qualities of a strong student who wants to understand everything that is presented to her.  Olivia works well with others and is a role model for others on the team.

Jack Maraziti is a responsible and caring young man who is extremely conscientious.  He is polite and puts forth his best effort both in and out of the classroom.  The quiet manner in which he conducts himself is demonstrated in his performance in the classroom and when asked for assistance by others.  He is a role model for other students and takes pride in his own accomplishments as well.

The seventh grade teams are Garnet, Ruby and Diamond. 

The Garnet team recognizes Lindsay Pugliese and Sean Sullivan.

Lindsay Pugliese is a young lady whose actions and work ethic speak volumes about her.  Some might consider her as quiet or shy, but that is overshadowed by her hard work, intelligence and respect for others.  Lindsay gives one hundred percent on all her work.  Lindsay is the kind of student who is very self-motivated.  She does not wait to be told what to do.  She is proactive in her own learning but is also not afraid to ask if she needs assistance.  In her interactions in class, she is kind and always considerate of her fellow students. 

“It is with great pride that we name her our Student of the Marking Period,” said her teachers.

Sean Sullivan is the type of student every teacher loves to have in class.  He is friendly, energetic, respectful and so positive not only to his teachers, but to his fellow students, as well.  Sean is a very diligent and hard-working young man, always checking in with his teachers to ask about assignments or upcoming tests and quizzes.  He strives to be the best he can be, is eager to learn, works to improve as a student, and always has a smile or kind word for others. 

His teachers said, “We are so proud to have Sean as a Garnet Team member this year.”

The Ruby team recognizes Aura Rispoli and Nick Furnari.

Aura Rispoli exudes positive attitude.  This attitude becomes contagious, with other students sharing in her excitement for learning.  Aura’s persistence and work ethic has carried her to a level of success that makes her the perfect candidate for the Ruby Student of the Marking Period.

Nick Furnari is a hidden gem.  While sitting quietly in class, he absorbs information and remains focused on the task at hand.  Nick applies this knowledge to alternate situations, always working towards the next level.  Nick displays excellent study skills, consistent effort, dependability, and respect for others. They are proud to have Nick as our Ruby Student of the Marking Period.

The Diamond team recognizes Lily Loewen and Kyle Sutton.

Lily Loewen is an incredible student and individual.  She is a kind classmate, helpful friend and trustworthy individual.  Her honesty and integrity shine through daily as she navigates her way through school.  She is a role model in the classroom, unfailingly respectful and positive.  Whenever other students need help, are left out, or just out of sorts, Lily goes out of her way to help.  Lily’s ethical approach to all she does and says is a clear component of her personality.  As an individual, Lily is a person that is an asset in any situation.  She can always be counted on to do the right thing and help others along the way – trustworthy, always above board, maintaining the highest integrity and honesty.

Kyle Sutton is a dedicated, enthusiastic student who has a genuine curiosity to learn about many and varied issues.  His thirst for knowledge and learning experiences are staples of his personality.  He shows a great deal of intellectual curiosity.  When something catches his interest, or if he comes across something he doesn’t quite understand, he will not rest until he has figured it out.  He is tenacious in these pursuits.  Kyle has an inherent respect for, not only others, but also institutions, rules and the process of endeavors.  His ethical approach to all he does and says is a clear component of his personality.  He is open-minded and always open to new challenges.  He never tries to take a shortcut or circumvent responsibilities.  His standards are high-which is evidenced in his daily dealings.

The eighth grade teams are Jade, Emerald and Pearl.

The Jade team recognizes Nicholas Broccoletti and Kelsi Loewen.

Nicholas Broccoletti can often be seen in class assisting his classmates with their work.  He spends his time well and is focused on getting his work done.  As the school year has progressed, Nick has developed very strong student skills and can often be seen taking on leadership roles within class assignments.  He is a compassionate young man that assists when people are struggling both academically and socially.  They are very proud of Nick and the Jade Team is excited to recognize him as the Student of the Third Marking Period.

Kelsi Loewen is a well-rounded and dedicated student.  She is always doing exactly what she needs to be doing at the time she needs to be doing it.  Kelsi is thorough and detailed in her work for all subjects.  She is mature, kind and well-spoken.  Kelsi excels at advocating for herself in a respectful manner and is a pleasure to have in class.

The Emerald team recognizes Faith Stewart and Joey Shnyder.

Faith Stewart is a joy to have in class.  She is hard-working and personable, always willing to help others, and always striving to do her best.  Not only is Faith a conscientious and meticulous student, she also has a great attitude and sense of humor. 

“We know that her work ethic will carry her far in life,” said her teachers.

Joey Shnyder is a pleasure to teach.  Joey is knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects and is an enthusiastic participant in class discussions.  A gifted writer, he has also impressed his teachers and classmates with his presentation skills. 

“We know that Joey will be a success in high school and beyond,” said his teachers.

The Pearl team recognizes Patrick Lynch and Aston Martini.

Patrick Lynch is the Pearl Team Student of the Marking Period.  Pat is an outgoing student who is motivated to always be his best.  He has a great sense of humor as evidenced by the fact that he dressed up as Mrs. Barcheski for our “twin day” during spirit week, even coordinating which dress they would both wear.  He is kind, respectful and an active member of any group we put him in.  Pat always has a smile on his face and is always ready to participate in any activity asked of him. 

“We can’t wait to hear about all his successes in the future,” said his teachers.

Aston Martini is the Pearl Team Student of the Marking Period.  Ashton is a driven student who is mature beyond her years.  This marking period she is juggling a major commitment in the school play but has not lost any momentum on her school work.  Ashton goes above and beyond what is expected.  She strives for excellence in everything she does and shows a real desire to master the skills necessary to be a better student. She responds to challenges with tenacity and curiosity. 

“We know we will hear more about Ashton’s achievements in high school,” said her teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You know those shoes in the back of your closet that scream.”I grew up watching “Friends”’? Team Nest Builder wants to help YOU get rid of them while doing good for Sussex County children, through the Sojihuggles Children’s Foundation.

Now through May 15th, donate your gently worn, used or new shoes to help underprivileged children in Sussex County while ...

Want to avoid gaining weight? Don’t diet!

Researchers aiming to identify lifestyle factors related to weight management followed more than 4,500 young adults (average age 24) for ten years. At the end of the study period, 77% of the men and 72% of the women had gained weight. The lifestyle factors associated with no weight gain among the remaining 23% of the men and 28% of women were regular eating patterns (not skipping meals) and no ...

Free Family Expo Offers Resources and Fun Activities

April 20, 2018

Northern New Jersey parents and children are invited to Project Self-Sufficiency’s annual Family Expo, Thursday, April 26th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Workshops for parents will be supplemented by children’s activities, dinner, gift card raffles and other events.  The Family Expo is sponsored by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency and Project ...