High School Names 2009 Senior Scholar Athletes

SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School recently announced its 2009 Senior Scholar Athletes.  They were recognized for their dedicated commitment throughout the school year to academics and athletics.

Melissa Carey of Fanwood received the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association award, which recognizes students who earned at least two varsity letters while ranking in the top 10 percent of their class. She was the recipient of the Shop-Rite-sponsored scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

The Education Testing Service also recognized two students who ranked in the top percent of the class as well as received at least two varsity letters. This year’s recipients were Kelsey Mahler of Berkeley Heights and Christopher Wolff of Metuchen.

The Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference offered two $500 scholarships to two students who were able to maintain a high class ranking, execute strong athletic performances, and participate in various extracurricular activities in and out of Union Catholic.  This year’s recipients were Gina Egidio of Edison and Steven Berger of Scotch Plains.

The Mountain Valley Conference recognized two outstanding seniors that maintain both a high level of strong athletic conference performances and a strong academic standing. This year’s recipients were Nicole Colucci of Clark and Connor Dick of Edison.

The Union Catholic Scholar Athletic Committee, comprised of administration, faculty, guidance counselors and coaches, selected two students who embodied the true components of what a scholar athlete is; maintaining an excellent GPA, class ranking, as well as a strong commitment and performance in athletics. This year’s recipients are Katherine Colombo of Colonia and Gregory Cassidy of Scotch Plains.

Pictured from left to right are Sister Percylee Hart, principal; Kevin Cassidy; Katie Columbo; Steven Berger; Gina Egidio; Melissa Carey; Christopher Wolff; Connor Dick and Jim Reagan, Sr.,  athletic director. (Photo courtesy of Union Catholic High School)

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