Local Students Receive Scholarships

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Gina Antuono of Hillside and Ranndy Gee Tache of Spotswood recently were presented with community scholarships for $1,400 each by Menlo Park Mall and Brunswick Square on behalf of Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities to youth. Officials from Menlo Park Mall and Brunswick Square presented them with certificates during special awards ceremonies held recently at each mall.

Antuono exemplified herself through academic excellence, leadership skills and participation in both school and community activities. She plans to study biochemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey this fall. During her years at Roselle Catholic High School, Antuono worked at a church rectory and tutored Spanish. She also received the Presidential Award, was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Honor Roll, and is a Founders Scholar.


Tache also set herself apart from other students. She represented leadership qualities, excelled academically and was actively involved both in school and within her community. She plans to study English literature at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey this fall. During her years at Spotswood High School, Tache expressed enthusiasm for the arts with involvement in the school art show as well as a charity fashion show.

“We are very proud of the Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program, because it has given us the opportunity to support the academic endeavors of promising youth right here in our community,” said Suzy Lichter, area director of mall marketing for Menlo Park Mall and Brunswick Square. “We wish Gina and Ranndy much happiness and great success in their career paths.”

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