The Bayonne Historical Society is honored to announce Francesco Megale as
the 2017 recipient of the Leadership in Community Service Scholarship
Commemorating Women and Men of Achievement in Bayonne.
A scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will be paid directly to Francesco’s
school account. Funding for the scholarship has been donated by Mrs. Marie
Komar in memory of her daughter, Marie Elena Komar. In the fall, Francesco, a
graduating senior from Bayonne High School has been accepted in the New
Jersey City University Honors Business Program.
According to the Bayonne Historical Society Scholarship Chair, Joan Hajducsek
Rosen, scholarship candidates must demonstrate leadership through
contribution to the Bayonne Community. Francesco certainly fits this profile. He
possesses many outstanding attributes. Through dedication to his church,
Francesco plays the guitar for services, volunteers to mentor younger students,
and, during the holidays he visits hospitals and entertains the sick and performs
at homeless shelters. In addition he volunteers at a local soup kitchen and each
year he donates his time for Operation Christmas Child where boxed donations
are sent to children in poor areas around the world. The Youth Rally at 16th
Street Park finds Francesco reaching out to teenagers to assist them in making
good life choices. He volunteers his time each summer for camp and tutors math
and teaches guitar lessons. Francesco makes a positive representation to the
Bayonne community as a citizen who takes pride in giving back to others.
At Bayonne High School, Francesco is an honors student, President of the
Christian Club, and a member of the award winning, BHS Guitar Ensemble. As
an athlete, Francesco is a member of the BHS Varsity soccer team, with NJ.com
recognition as outstanding goalie.
Francesco will be honored on June 10 at the Bayonne Historical Society
Luncheon at 12:00 noon at the Chandelier Restaurant, 1081 Broadway at 54th
Street. The Scholarship Committee and Mrs. Marie Komar will make a
presentation to Francesco.
Past scholarship award winners have been Kassie Doherty from
Bayonne High School in 2010, Margaret Ryan from Holy Family Academy in
2011,Samantha Hitchell from Bayonne High School in 2012, Caroline Gonzalez
in 2013 from Holy Family Academy, Vincent Neil of Bayonne High School in
2014, in 2015 Nicole Metro from St. Dominic Academy, and in 2016 Olivia Boules
from Bayonne High School For next year’s scholarship information , please refer
to the high school guidance offices.
Woman of Achievement 2017, Mrs. Jean Perrucci, cited for her community
service, and Mr. Pepe Morreale, the 2017 Man of Achievement, recognized for a
lifetime of musical performance,will also be honored at the luncheon.
The price for the luncheon is $35.00. Anyone interested in attending the
luncheon should contact Mrs. Marie Komar, 201 437 1417. Checks made out to
the Bayonne Historical Society can be mailed to: Bayonne Historical Society
Luncheon, P.O. Box 3034, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002.
The society is happy to welcome anyone who would like to become a member of
the Bayonne Historical Society as the group continues its 27th
year of service to the community. For more information about the Bayonne
Historical Society and its projects, visit the Web site at
www.bayonnenj.org/historical or phone President Meryl Robin at