SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School seniors Annie Cierpial of Linden, Adrianna DeGazon of South Orange, and Kimberly Esguerra of Union have been nominated to compete in the National Honor Society scholarship program for this school year.
This year the program will award more than $200,000 in college scholarships. Special recognition and additional awards will be presented to state and regional winners. One national recipient will receive a $13,000 award.
High school National Honor Society chapters from across the country were eligible to nominate between two and five senior NHS members to compete. Nominees are selected on the basis of their leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs; achievements in the arts and sciences; and general academic record.
While at Union Catholic, Cierpial has excelled academically, consistently remaining in the top two percent of her class, and is involved as a member of the Forensics Team, Academic Team, Student Ambassador, Student Council, and a number of other clubs.
DeGazon is a writer for The Prophet (student newspaper), Student Ambassador, Student Council, Project Haiti, and the Big Brother/Big Sister program for incoming freshmen.
Esguerra plays Varsity Volleyball and is a member of Union Catholic’s Peer Ministry, Environmental Club, Academic Team, Health Club, and the Big Brother/Big Sister program.
NHS is a program of NASSP, the nation’s preeminent school leadership organization. NASSP serves as the national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders. NASSP promotes the intellectual growth, academic achievement, character development, leadership development, and physical well-being of youth through its programs and student leadership services. NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society and the National Association of Student Councils. For more information, visit www.nassp.org or www.nhs.us.
The NHS Scholarship program, in existence since 1946, annually recognizes more than 150 of the nation’s top high school seniors who are members of NHS.
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