Medford, NJ – Shawnee High School’s Yellow Ribbon Club, a club dedicated to supporting the men and women of the military, partnered with Jesse Pagliuso, owner of “Lakes Coffee” in Medford Lakes, to host their annual Valentine’s Day event, “Hug-A-Vet.”
Typically, during the event, club members are able to demonstrate their love and appreciation for our local Veterans and members of the military over a hot beverage, courtesy of the club. However, this year, there was consideration of cancelling the event, but club members felt it was too important to not give back to our Veterans and current active members.
Club Co-Presidents, seniors Brian Muller, Brooke Steel, and Aleesha Deshmukh, advertised the event on social media and with flyers and the event attracted numerous veterans and current service-members who were able to have a free, take-out beverage after mentioning the Shawnee Yellow Ribbon Club by name.
The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee, and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 6,800 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 96% and an average combined SAT score of 1144.
A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.