Edison Teen Named National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

EDISON — Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison, a senior at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School, has earned the status of semifinalist and remains in the running to be a winner of a $2,500 scholarship.

Hospital Resident Honored For Her Art

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Minnie Wilkins, a resident of Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights, is an exceptional individual with artistic skills. Wilkins successfully entered a colorful geometric design done in markers entitled “Colours of Motion” in a recent art competition.

Clark Police Blotter

Sept. 13 at 9:15 p.m. – At 77 Central Avenue, Officer Terrance Harrison arrested Elizabeth resident Gladis Baca, 52, and charged her with shoplifting merchandise valued at $176.93 from the Marshall’s Department Store. She was subsequently released on her own recognizance pending a court date.

Caseres Honored By NJCU For 2nd Time This Year

JERSEY CITY — Senior striker Julia Caseres (Union) is the New Jersey City University women’s athlete of the week for the second time this season and the 12th time in her three-year Gothic Knight career after becoming the all-time leading scorer in New Jersey collegiate soccer history.