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For Release: December 4, 2002

State Board Recognizes December Student of the Month

TRENTON — The New Jersey State Board of Education today recognized Alex Teichman, a senior at Eastern Senior High School in Voorhees, Camden County, as the student of the month for December 2002.

Teichman is a shining example of the many exemplary students throughout the state of New Jersey. He is dedicated both in the classroom and in his community. He ranks number one in his class of 513 students and is described by his teachers and peers as a humble, pleasant young man.

"The State Board of Education is proud to recognize Alex Teichman in the month of December as an outstanding student and ambassador of the success we have in our schools," Board President Maud Dahme said. "Alex is an impressive young man and the State Board expects he will continue his success, both in the classroom and beyond, into the future."

The State Board welcomed Teichman at its regular monthly meeting in Trenton as part of its program that recognizes a student or group of students for accomplishments in community service, the arts, academics and sports.

"The state Department of Education is happy to join the State Board in honoring such a fine young man," Commissioner of Education William L. Librera said. "We are impressed with Teichman’s accomplishments and he is to be commended for being such a wonderful role model."

Teichman has a 4.0 GPA and scored a perfect 800 on the verbal section of the SAT and a 760 in math for a combined 1560. He has a passion for science and has garnered the following awards as a result: the New Jersey Science Teacher Association Award, the American Science Teacher Association Award and the Excellence in Science Award.

Teichman, in a recommendation from the school district, is described as having an "unusual focus and intensity for scholastic achievement."