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Forman Scholar Aniya Eldridge Dedicates Career to Helping Others

Helping people has always been at the core of Forman Scholar Aniya Eldridge’s drive. She used her family’s personal experience with the hardships of cancer and has decided to dedicate her career to helping children battling the disease.


Forman Scholar Aliyah Thomas Following in Family Footsteps

Following in the footsteps of her sister and father, Aliyah Thomas is happy she’s staying close to home as she heads off to college this fall.


Forman Scholar Jason Franklin Counting Down the Days to College

Forman Scholar Jason Franklin has his eyes on the prize, a college degree from Rowan University. Being the only child of parents who didn’t attend college themselves has driven Franklin to push the envelope of his educational journey. Jason has worked extremely hard to make his dreams a reality and finally, he feels as if his hard work is paying off.


D’Angelo Maldonado begins journey to a career in radio and TV

Similar to many young people, media and technology play a big part in D’Angelo Maldonado’s life. However, this avid gamer and aspiring Youtuber plans to build a career out of these passions by fusing his interests with a college education.


Forman Scholar Ashley Garcia Gets Ready to Turn A Childhood Interest Into A Lifelong Career

Ashley Garcia’s calling to become a medical doctor came at an early age. Having experienced her grandfather battle heart disease and lung cancer, the new Forman Scholar became fascinated with the human body, specifically, the heart, in middle school.


Forman Scholar William Oakes Broadcasts his College Excitement

Big things are in store as the Class of 2019 prepares to head off to college, and new Forman Scholar William Oakes is no exception.


Remembering the Salem Oak Tree By Growing Educational Opportunities for Years to Come

After standing tall and proud for nearly 600 years, New Jersey’s oldest and largest tree, the Salem Oak, fell in early June. The iconic tree proudly stood for nearly 60 decades before coming down following some significant spring rainfall.


Acorn Fund Applications Reopen With a Brand New Look and Feel!

It’s official - applications for the Forman S. Acton Foundation’s Acorn Fund college savings accounts are open again!


The Annual Salem City Block Party Returns June 7th!

Get ready – the annual Salem City Block Party is returning on Friday, June 7th! This year, get ready for hours of fun, exciting games, and activities right down Market Street.


Forman Scholar Mariah Pierce Gives Back Through Mentoring Fellow Scholars

Former Forman Scholar Mariah Pierce says it’s a lifelong process of giving and receiving. Her exemplary leadership has been passed down to her by her own mentor, Patricia Braxton, whose strategy she uses with her mentees.


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