South Jersey Innovation Center Recognizes Students At One Year Anniversary Celebration


South Jersey Innovation Center (SJIC), home to stimulating STEM and innovative child enrichment programs, celebrated its one year anniversary this past weekend with an interactive open house and student awards presentation. Children of all ages took part in various activities and competitions leading up to the event, including the Young Investors-Stock Market Challenge and NOW! Financial Network 3D Design/Animation Contest. At the event, a full-fledged chess tournament took place with both individual and team winners. Recognized on Saturday, January 6th were the following achievers:

  • South Jersey Middle School Chess Team Champions – Haddonfield Middle School
  • South Jersey Middle School Chess Individual Champion - Sathvick Talanki (Voorhees Middle School)
  • South Jersey Junior Chess Blitz Champion – Ben Lauer (Mount Laurel Hartford School)
  • NOW! Financial Network 3D Design/Animation Contest Winner – Tristan Street (Voorhees Middle School)
  • South Jersey 2017 Young Investors-Stock Market Challenge Investment Champion – Noah Xu (Bala Cynwyd Middle School)

“The afternoon was a wonderful combination of new and familiar faces,” says SJIC Director, Dov Gorman. “It was a day filled with both children and parents enjoying the world of chess and variety of STEM-related activities, including math, 3D animation and robotics. Most rewarding was the recognition of young achievers who excel at the highest levels in doing what they enjoy.”

Conveniently located just off Route 73 South and Greentree Road, the South Jersey Innovation Center (SJIC) offers comprehensive enrichment and competitive programs that help children develop life skills, critical thinking and creativity through well-designed STEM programs and activities for students of all levels starting at 6 years old. Children are invited into an environment where they can enjoy the power of analytical reasoning through exploration of advanced engineering, math, chess and their practical applications in the modern world. Building on children’s innate curiosity, we lead them to learn beyond the scope of the school curriculum. This enrichment gained from stimulating STEM and innovation education is essential for developing the basic analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills central to academic achievement and workforce readiness in the 21st century. SJIC, a 501(c)(3) organization, is located at 2003 Lincoln Drive West, Suite A in Marlton, New Jersey. For more information, visit or call (856) 334-5288.

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