CLARK — The Arthur L. Johnson High School Alumni Association presented two $1,000 scholarships at the Senior Awards Night Program held at the high school Wednesday evening. The two recipients, Jaclyn Calo and Joseph Bonaccorso, met the criteria of achieving high academic standards and by displaying leadership qualities in the school and community. Calo is planning to attend Quinnipiac University in Connecticut while Bonaccurso will be off to The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Delores Toth paid tribute to Susan (Bakum) Carovillano and Sue’s husband, Jim, presented one of the scholarships in his wife’s memory, who was instrumental in the formation of the scholarship fund, to Calo. Alumni Association President Art Lundgren presented the second award to Bonaccorso.
Principal Rick Delmonaco presented a plaque to the association bearing the names of this year’s winners as well of the names of Loretta Vill and John Florentino, last year’s recipients. The plaque will remain on display in the front hallway of the school as a reminder of the association’s commitment to the school and its students.
Funding for the scholarships was raised at the annual scholarship luncheon, which was held in mid May at Bistro 1051 in Clark. Over 50 members were able to attend and many donations came from alumni who lived out-of-state or could not attend. The association thanked all its members who participated in this endeavor and encourage other graduates from the high school to register on our free and secure website, aljalumni.org.
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