NJDOE News
Contact: Richard Vespucci
For Release: April 3, 2002

State Board of Education Recognizes Student from Bridgeton High School

The State Board of Education today recognized a Bridgeton High School senior for his academic achievement and outstanding leadership skills. The student, Dyron Corley, has achieved in the classroom, served on various school and community activities, and is a peer leader, having accomplished all of this success after tragically losing his parents when he was in elementary school.

"Dyron Corley is an active and respected member of his school community," said Maud Dahme, president of the State Board of Education. "We are proud of his many accomplishments and we look forward to hearing about his continued success in the years to come."

Dyron is ranked in the top 10 percent of his class with a 3.5 grade point average. He is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to attend the College of New Jersey in the fall where he intends to major in education. He maintains perfect attendance in school and will soon be traveling to Eskilstuna, Sweden, as a student representative participating in Bridgeton’s cultural exchange project.

Dyron is a member of his school’s Student Dialogue Panel that meets regularly with Superintendent Dr. Geraldyn O. Foster to discuss student concerns in his school. He is also involved with a teen outreach program called Youth-to-Youth and is a member of Bridgeton High School’s soccer and baseball teams.

"Dyron is most impressive as a teen leader," said Bridgeton High School Principal Irving E. Marshall. "Last spring our school suffered from the tragic loss of one of our students. Dyron was a comfort to all during that time. He was a young man who had experienced the tragic loss of loved ones before and was there to comfort those suffering during that time.

"Dyron is a special young man and we at Bridgeton High School are proud to have him as a member of our school family," Marshall said.

The State Board hosted Dyron Corley as part of its recognition program to honor each month a student or group of students for accomplishments in areas such as community service, the arts, academics and sports.