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The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage News Article March 5, 2010

Special Event - March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010: The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage celebrates Women's History Month
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage will continue its annual “Sheroe Essay Contest” held in conjunction with the 4th through 8th graders of the Woodbine elementary School. Each of the classes, including the boys, is asked to submit essays describing the woman who has made the biggest impression in their lives. Each student receives a certificate for participation and the winners receive gift certificates to Staples. Judging is done by educators from the Woodbine Elementary School. This is the fourth year for the contest which is sponsored exclusively by the Sam Azeez Museum and was created to encourage academic expression by the students.

The winning essays will be read in an assembly scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 2010 which will be held at the Museum in the synagogue on the second floor. The event is free and open to the public.

The annual event also includes the announcement of the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to a woman who has been a role model for the youth of the area. This year the award will be presented posthumously to Elizabeth “Betty” Corson, who passed away on February 16, 2010. Betty was at the heart of the Cape May County Board of Agriculture and was the coordinator of the Master Gardeners Program at Rutgers Cooperative Extension. A woman of great consequence, Betty was an avid researcher and active in every aspect of the abundant agricultural life of Cape May County. She was a driving force for the Cape May County Beach Plum Association, and a volunteer in multiple organizations.

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