Governor Livingston Highlander Booster Club Hosts Annual Senior Athletes Banquet and Awards $6,500 in Scholarships On Tuesday, June 4, the Highlander Booster Club hosted the 53rd Annual Senior Athletes Banquet at Primavera Regency in Stirling. All Governor Livingston High School Class of 2013 varsity letter winners were invited to attend as guests of the Booster Club. Almost 200 students, parents, coaches, and school and Board of Education administrators gathered to celebrate the seniors’ athletic accomplishments and contributions to GLHS.

Senior athlete attendees participated in a raffle for 38 prizes useful to the college-bound student, including Grand Prizes of a 32” television, a stainless steel dorm refrigerator/freezer, and a $200 money tree.

A highlight of the evening was the awarding of $6,500 in scholarships funded by the Highlander Booster Club. This year the Booster Club was pleased to award ten $500 scholarships to graduating student athletes recognized for their leadership and dedication. GLHS varsity head coaches selected the winners from the list of applicants who exhibit good sportsmanship and good character, and who are dedicated to their sport and team.

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Booster Club President, Doree DiSarno and Vice President Lisa Kulback presented these scholarships. The recipients of the 2013 Highlander Booster Club $500 Scholarships are: Michael Bamundo, Alyssa Cranston, Erin Ferguson, Jennifer French, Mallory George, Shane Haddad, Jonathan Mele, Paige Primmer, Mark Ripley, and Justin Smalley.

Also awarded at the banquet were the male and female Michael Suchena Memorial Award and Scholarship. Named after Governor Livingston’s first Athletic Director, each prestigious award includes a crystal trophy and a $750 Scholarship sponsored by the Highlander Booster Club. These are presented to the outstanding male and female athlete in the graduating class who exemplifies sportsmanship, leadership, and fair play on and off the field. They inspire others to be all that they can be.

The recipients of the 2013 Michael Suchena Memorial Award and $750 Scholarship are: Michael Murphy and Michelle Reedy. We congratulate all of the scholarship recipients on their outstanding achievements and wish them continued success.

The Highlander Booster Club is a volunteer, non-profit organization of parents and other community members whose common goal is to enhance the athletic experience for all Highlander athletes and athletic teams. The funds raised by the Booster Club are donated back to our GLHS players and teams in the form of grants, awards and sponsorships. We succeed through the tireless efforts of our volunteers and the generosity of the Berkeley Heights and Mountainside communities. Thank you to the Highlander Nation for your continued support. Anyone wishing more information about the Highlander Booster Club may email the club at HighlanderBoosterClub@gmail.com.