BELMAR, NJ — A select group of Belmar Elementary School graduates and teachers were placed in the spotlight at the Board of Education’s June 27 meeting.
Belmar Elementary School PTO awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Class of 2015 graduates who are college-bound in the fall. Hannah Mannion, a graduate of Manasquan High School, will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and Communication High School graduate Bridget Woodrow will be entering the University of Maryland.
Their selection was based on several factors, including academic performance, community service, involvement in extracurricular activities and an essay written on the Belmar Elementary School teacher who has most influenced them.
They were chosen from among nine applicants by the PTO scholarship committee composed of chair Kendy Thompson, Gina Colucci and Carole Turano.
Recent BES graduate Hannah Wilton received a $1,000 scholarship from the Knights of Columbus Spring Lake Council 5611. In presenting her with the Angelo Moliterno Memorial Scholarship, council treasurer Don Ginty said her peer leadership activities— in addition to being recognized by her peers — played a major role in her selection for the award. In the fall, Wilton will be attending St. Rose High School in Belmar.
School Superintendent David Hallman also presented Teacher of the Year awards to fourth-grade teacher Anna Bruzzese and reading specialist Jeanne Alpert. Their selections were based on the relationships they build with students, Hallman said, adding, “They are always willing to do what is best for their students.”
TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como is Belmar and Lake Como’s only free daily newspaper. Accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, it is the official electronic newspaper of both municipalities. As a locally owned news organization, TAPinto through its advertisers is able to publish online, objective news 24/7 at no charge. Sign up for its free daily and follow it on Facebook and Twitter.