Rahway High School Junior Selected for Elite New Jersey Scholars Program

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Emera De Los Santos will participate in the New Jersey Scholars Program this summer at the Lawrenceville School. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)

RAHWAY — Emera De Los Santos, a junior at Rahway High School has been named as one of 39 rising seniors in the state to attend New Jersey Scholars Program at The Lawrenceville School this summer. This dynamic interdisciplinary college-level five-week summer learning program has as this year’s focus, “Human Rights: Past. Present. Future.” For students nominated by their high schools, the rigorous application process includes essays, sample work, a letter of recommendations, and a group interview.

New Jersey Scholars participate in lectures and small-group seminars, have extensive reading assignments, and pursue research at world class libraries and museums. They write essays and work closely with a faculty member to produce a 10-15 page interdisciplinary research paper. They are also stretched as they hone their creative talents in art, music, writing, drama and public speaking by contributing to an arts festival that is thematically-related to the academic curriculum.

Last summer was also exciting for De Los Santos. She appeared on Garden State Green, a Channel 12 News show, explaining about how she and other students at the high school measured the water wasted at the high school by aging fixtures. They approached American Standard with their data, and asked for assistance. Through their efforts, American Standard donated over $60,000 in replacement water saving fixtures to the school. Watch her appearance in the program on the school’s website, www.rahway.net/rhs/rhs-tube.html .


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