CLARK – The Clark Scholarship Fund awarded five scholarships worth a total of $6,500 to outstanding Arthur L. Johnson High School and Union County Magnet High School seniors at an awards ceremony held at the Clark Knights of Columbus earlier this year.
Colleen Tracey received the $2,000 Charles E. Driesens Scholarship, named in honor of one of the co-founders of the Clark Scholarship Fund. She graduated from Union County Magnet High School and will study physics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh beginning this fall.
Lance Wildorf, who will be studying English at Tufts University in Massachusettes, received the Henry Staeger Scholarship, named in honor of another co-founder of the Clark Scholarship Fund. The award is also worth $2,000.
Harrison Haney received the $1,000 William Sanguiliano Scholarship. Haney plans to study theatre and puppetry at the University of Connecticut.
Nicole Ferrentino received the Toal Stipend, named in honor of James J. Toal, the scholarship fund’s 17th president. She will study elementary education at Ramapo College.
Amber Hewko received the $500 Elks Scholarship, which is sponsored by the Clark/Mountainside Elks Lodge and administered by the Clark Scholarship Fund. Hewko will attend Kean University and study to become a mathematics teacher.
This is the 56th year that the Clark Scholarship Fund has distributed awards to deserving students. The fund is supported entirely by contributions from businesses and citizens. To donate, send a check payable to the Clark Scholarship Fund c/o Lance Steinberg, 357 Oak Ridge Road, Clark.
Scholarship winners Lance Wildorf (standing left) and Harrison Haney (standing right), Colleen Tracey (seated left), Amber Hewko (center) and Nicole Ferrentino (seated right) (Photo courtesy of the Clark Scholarship Fund)