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Cherokee Student Christian Schad Selected as Senior Spotlight

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Assemblyman Ryan Peters has selected Cherokee High School senior Christian Schad for November’s Senior Student Spotlight.

Christian challenges himself with a rigorous academic course load while actively participating in the Technology Student Association, Latin Club and Project Lead the Way Pathway to Engineering program at Cherokee. He also plays multiple instruments in the Marching Band, String Ensemble, and Lenape’s Regional Orchestra.

Outside of school, Christian dedicates his time to his local church choir, the Boy Scouts of America, and volunteers his time collecting donations for food pantries and cleaning up local roads in his community.

Christian plans to study electrical and computer engineering after graduating from Cherokee. Peters refers to Schad as a “standout at Cherokee” and is excited to see what lies ahead for Christian’s future.


The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 6,850 students from eight communities in Burlington County.

The communities served include Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, and Woodland. The Lenape Regional District is among the highest-achieving districts in the state, with an average graduation rate of 97.4% and an average combined SAT score of 1139.

A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.