Winners of our 2014 Giving Smiles Contest
First Row: Gregg Puluka (Boy Scout Troop 84)
Second Row: (2nd Place Winner) Nicole Dragoiu-Luca, ( 3rd Place Winner) Gabe Fabiano, (1st Place Winner) Amanda Wendt and Dr. Laurene Wolf
Third Row: Margaret Von Schilling (Montgomery Township Teacher and Judge), Ruth Sigafoos (Site Manage CHOP), Collete Fox (Site Nurse Manager CHOP)
Winners of our 2013 Giving Smiles Contest
Amanda Schimmel (3rd Place Winner- Grade 6), Jessica Tallman (2nd Place Winner-Grade 8), Kamilla Deak (1st Place Winner- Grade 7), Dr. Laurene Wolf and Kristen Deak
Margaret Von Schilling (Montgomery Township Teacher and Judge), Michele Tallman, (Vice President Ride 4 Erik, Piper Burrows (Executive Director SAVE), Nancy Kaplan (Animal Welfare Advocate, The Humane Society of the United States), and Courtney Lynch (Senior Event Marketing Representative, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital).
Winners of our 2012 Giving Smiles Contest
Kim Goetz of the Alzheimer's Association, left, Dr. Laurene Wolf, center, and teacher and judge Margaret Von Schilling stand with two of this year's "Giving Smiles" winners, Jonathan Coder, left, and Katie Heck.
Winners of our 2011 Giving Smiles Contest
Left to right
Dr. Laurene Wolf
Amanda Myers- 8th grade, Christ the King School
Annie Ryan- 5th grade, Auten Road
Kelly Bocippio- 6th grade, Auten Road
Margaret VonSchilling- One of the judges, Teacher in Montgomery School district
Awards Ceremony June 7, 2011
Winners of our 2010 Giving Smiles Contest
1st place: Isaiah Telewoda- $1000 donation to the ARC or Somerset County and Complimentary orthodontic treatment
2nd place: Brianna DelaCruz- $750 donation to Haiti Relief and Development
3rd place: Stephen Wurst- $500 donation to Laurie’s Legacy at the Steeple Chase Cancer Center
Pictured in the photo are:
left to right, back row- Dr. Edward Forsthoffer (Superintendent of Hillsborough Schools), Isaiah Telewoda, Dr. Laurene Wolf
front row- Brianna DelaCruz, Stephen Wurst
Giving Smiles 2009 Contest Winners
This program was established as a way to recognize young people who are giving back to the community. The essays discussed large scale projects and small acts of kindness and charity. The common thread is that they all are making a difference in the lives of individuals and in the community. A main goal of the program is to inspire others to get involved and give back to the community as these young people have done.
Dr. Edward Forsthoffer, Hillsborough Superintendent attended the event and praised the students for their altruism. He also charged them to get others involved in community service and volunteering.