UNION COUNTY– The New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) recently honored twelve Union County high school students as scholar-athletes, awarding them a total of $8,500 in college scholarships.
Since 1993, the NJSIAA has honored more than 5,800 New Jersey high school students and distributed more than $1 million in college scholarships through its scholar program. In 2013 alone, NJSIAA gave a total of $133,500 to more than 170 high school students throughout the state.
The NJSIAA scholar-athletes from Union County (listed alphabetically, by school, with their sponsor and the scholarship amount) are:
- Abraham Clark High School – Johanna Jaramillo – Star Ledger – $500
- Arthur L. Johnson High School – Michael Cieslak – Wilson – $1,000
- Elizabeth High School – Joe Romero – NJSCA – $1,000
- Jonathan Dayton High School – Jared Clayton – ShopRite – $1,000
- Linden High School – Zachary Modrak – NJ Assoc. of Former County Superintendents – $500
- Mother Seton Regional High School – Danielle Pfleghaar – Investors Savings Bank – $500
- New Providence High School – Kelly Carroll – Morgan Stanley – $500
- Plainfield High School – Aslin Cabrera – Star Ledger – $500
- Roselle Catholic High School – Daniella Prado – Parisi – $500
- Saint Patrick High School – Darrian Collins – NJSCA – $1,000
- Union Catholic Regional High School – Dara Maguire – DAANJ – The Robert Kanaby Scholarship – $500
- Westfield High School – Elizabeth Cusick – ShopRite – $1,000
Officials at each NJSIAA member high school have the opportunity to select one senior student as their scholar-athlete of the year. The scholarships, donated by NJSIAA corporate sponsors and other organizations supportive of high school sports in New Jersey, are awarded by random drawings. All the scholar-athletes’ names are entered in the drawings for all scholarships for which they are eligible. While some scholarships are only available to students attending schools in specific counties or participating in specific sports, most are offered statewide to students in all sports. There is a limit of one scholarship per student athlete.
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