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Former Bayonne Student Earns N.J. Department of Human Services' Scholarship

Credits: Ed Birch

TRENTON, NJ – A former Bayonne High School student will be awarded a college scholarship at the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ annual Blind and Vision-Impaired Awareness Night during Thursday’s Trenton Thunder baseball game at Arm & Hammer Park.

Ida Behreini, who studies computer science at Drew University, will receive The Nathan and Salle Rogoff Scholarship for Academic Excellence.  The scholarship was created in honor of the Rogoffs who were “well known for their generosity and dedication to helping others, especially young people who are blind or vision-impaired,” a press release said.

Carole Johnson, Human Services commissioner, and Bernice Davis, acting executive director of the New Jersey Commission for the Bline and Visually Impaired will be on hand to present Behreini and other award winners during a pregame ceremony on the field at Arm & Hammer Park on Thursday before the Thunder host the Reading Fightin’ Phils.

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“Tonight is an opportunity to honor extraordinary students and remind us all of the achievements of those who are blind and visually impaired,” Johnson said in a press release. “I look forward to the continued success of the five individuals we are honoring and am excited for them to use their tremendous talents to make our world a better place for many years to come.”

The event is sponsored by the Department of Human Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center and the Trenton Thunder.

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