For the second year in a row, Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties will partner with Jewish War Veterans Post 601 in presenting the annual Olympiad Awards.
The awards ceremony and complimentary brunch, scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 11, at Beth Israel Congregation, 1015 E Park Avenue, Vineland, recognizes the top scholar-athlete, male or female, of any faith or race, selected by their school from each of four local high schools—Bridgeton, Cumberland Regional, Millville, and Vineland. The 2023 awardees are Marshon Green, Bridgeton High School; Ethan Turner, Cumberland Regional High School; Ronald Sutton, Millville High School; and Gregory Burgess, Vineland High School.
The annual event, now in its 51st year, recognizes the outstanding scholastic and athletic achievements of one exceptional scholar-athlete from each of four local high schools. Each school selects its award recipient based on overall achievement from among its senior class. Award recipients must have maintained a “B” or higher-grade point average in each year of high school and have earned two or more varsity letters during senior year.
Established by Jewish War Veterans Post 601 following the murder of eleven Israeli athletes and coaches by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, the purpose of Olympiad, a memorial to those murdered in Munich, is both to recognize and celebrate student achievement and to encourage sportsmanship. Its long history and list of past recipients is impressive, as is the leadership of Jewish War Veterans over the past half century stewarding this important initiative.
To register for this event, call Jewish Federation at 856-696-4445.