Lopatcong Superstars

LOPATCONG SUPERSTARS
Lopatcong Superstars is a new page where we will share Lopatcong Alumni that have been featured in the media. Check back here for more Superstars!

Margaret Drake O’Brien

Margaret Drake O’Brien, Lopatcong Graduate 2006 is still Dancing for PSU! She was one of the founders of Rince na Leon.

Rince na Leon is The Pennsylvania State University’s first and only Irish dance club, performance group, and intercollegiate team. The club, comprised of undergraduate students, provides an opportunity for competitive, retired, and non-competitive Irish dancers to enrich their Irish dance experiences and opportunities through the Penn State community. Founded in 2011 by Margaret O’Brien and Erin O’Brien, Rince na Leon is an organization dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience for all dancers of all levels as they improve upon their skills. 

Get out those dancing shoes to ‘Dance for a Cure’ | Penn State University

https://rincenaleon.wixsite.com/home

https://issuu.com/voicesofcentralpa/docs/voices-may-2012
pages 24 and 26



Suzanne Horsley

This story featuring Suzanne Horsley (Scott), appeared in The Washington Post on November 5th, 2022

Suzanne is a Lopatcong Graduate and daughter of Joann Scott, who was a kindergarten teacher in Lopatcong for many years.

PENNINGTON, N.J. — There was one minute left on Suzanne Horsley’s stopwatch and the atmosphere remained thick with carbon dioxide, despite the energetic efforts of her class of third graders to clear the air.

Horsley, a wellness teacher at Toll Gate Grammar School, in Pennington, New Jersey, had tasked the kids with tossing balls of yarn representing carbon dioxide molecules to their peers stationed at plastic disks representing forests. The first round of the game was set in the 1700s, and the kids had cleared the field in under four minutes. But this third round took place in the present day, after the advent of cars, factories and electricity, and massive deforestation. With fewer forests to catch the balls, and longer distances to throw, the kids couldn’t keep up.

Read the full article below:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/11/05/new-jersey-climate-change-education-schools/

https://hechingerreport.org/one-state-mandates-teaching-climate-change-in-almost-all-subjects-even-pe/



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