Three Union Catholic Seniors Nominated For National Scholarship Program

SCOTCH PLAINS – Three students from the Union Catholic High School class of 2011 have been nominated to compete in the National Honor Society scholarship program.

The Union Catholic nominees (pictured left to right) are: Michael Chase and Alexandra Rojas of Union, and Brian Hartnett of Clark.

Michael Chase is co-founder of the Animal Rights and Endangered Species Club at Union Catholic as well as a member of the Key Club, Academic Team, and Service Club. He also serves as an assistant patrol leader and instructor with Boy Scout Troop #68 Union.

Alexandra Rojas is a member of the Executive Board for the Environmental Club and is co-founder of the Animal Rights and Endangered Species Club at Union Catholic. She also serves as a teaching assistant at Saint Mary’s Child Care Center and Grammar School in Elizabeth as well as a lector and altar server for St. Mary’s Parish.

Brian Hartnett is leader of the Peer Ministry Spiritual Life Committee as well as a member of the Academic Team, Forensics Team and REACH. Brian volunteers weekly at Children’s Specialized Hospital, Clark Nursing Home and the Clark Public Library.

The program awards $200,000 in college scholarships. High School National Honor Society chapters from across the country nominate high school seniors based on their leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in arts and sciences, employment and academic record.

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