The H.W. Mountz PTA hosted its Someone Special event for middle school boys on Sunday, celebrating the end of the school year and eighth grade class. COURTESY OF H.W. MOUNTZ PTA

SPRING LAKE — The H.W. Mountz Parent Teacher Association [PTA] hosted its Someone Special events this past Sunday, celebrating the end of the school year with middle schoolers while also honoring the outgoing eighth grade class.

The girls’ Special Someone event was chaired by Diane Moran and the boys’ beach event was co-chaired by Jen Winn and Gina Lu.

H.W. Mountz eight grade girls also celebrated the end of the school year on Sunday. COURTESY OF H.W. MOUNTZ PTA

Unfortunately, the Someone Special event for boys in preschool through eighth grade had to be canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as it was scheduled for mid-May.


“Instead, we focused on the graduating eighth grade gentlemen and their moms,” Ms. Winn said. “We drove to each home with local photographer, Jules Cerami, who took beautiful photos of the boys and their special someone.”

In years past, Ms. Winn said the PTA has hosted themed events at the Spring Lake Golf Club in addition to trips to see Monmouth University basketball games and the Harlem Globetrotters at Brookdale Community College.

“This year, our planning centered on creating an event outdoors and limited to our middle school students,” Ms. Winn said, adding that she and Ms. Lu “were incredibly pleased with the turn out of the event.”

The event included a single elimination cornhole tournament that Ms. Winn said everyone enjoyed participating in and a magician that “captivated the boys,” along with music provided by volunteer DJ and Mountz alumni Jackson Lu.

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