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    Kathryn Forsyth, Director

For Release: December 5, 2007

State Board of Education Honors December Student of the Month

Matt Cramer, a senior at Gateway Regional High School in Gloucester County, was honored today by the State Board of Education as the December Student of the Month.

Ranked No. 1 in his class of 165 students, Cramer has been class president for four years and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He is president of the Spanish Club and is also a member of the History and Key clubs. 

“Matt Cramer is an exemplary student with a diverse and successful resume,” said State Board President Dr. Ronald Butcher.  “The State Board is proud to recognize Matt’s accomplishments.  It’s safe to say we expect big things from him in the future.”

“I am particularly impressed with Matt’s work in math and science,” said Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy.  “That, plus his leadership, athletic and musical activities show us that Matt Cramer is a dedicated and talented student – one worth recognizing.”

Matt has received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science, George Washington University medal for his math and science GPA, and the Rensselaer Outstanding Achievement in Math and Science Award.

In addition to his academic achievements, Matt has achieved All-South Jersey, All-State and American Music Abroad choir status.  He has also achieved varsity letters in soccer, tennis and swimming.  He is captain of the soccer and swim teams.  He is a First-Team, All-Conference and Second-Team South Jersey swimmer.

Each month, the State Board of Education recognizes a student or group of students for outstanding scholastic achievement.  Last month, the State Board honored Eleidie Torres, a sophomore at Raritan Valley Academy.

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