CLARK, NJ - Students, parents, and presenters gathered Monday night at Arthur L. Johnson High School to celebrate Senior Award’s Night. The awards and scholarships distributed recognized the seniors’ dedication to academics, sports, and community service.

“We’re extremely proud of how dedicated they are to improving the world around them,” said ALJ guidance counselor Molly Cusick.

The awards were presented by a wide variety of organizations and businesses in and around the Clark community. There were former teachers, business owners, community leaders and more on hand to recognize the successes of the ALJ seniors. 

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The Tylor Collins Scholarship given in memory of Tylor Collins, who passed away in 2015 before he could graduate from ALJ, carries with it a deep community sentiment. Ten students were awarded the scholarship based on their spirit and hard work.

Every award brought with it a wave of excitement from friends, family and faculty, knowing that the Senior Awards Night was only the beginning for the class of 2017. “We know they will make us even prouder in the future,” said Clark Superintendent Ed Grande.

Perseverance and diligence throughout their high school careers, led the nearly 100 students to the stage for an award.  Their dedication added up to over three dozen awards and thousands of dollars in scholarships.  “A good education will serve a great future,” Principal Delmonaco said when addressing the audience.

For a complete look at the awards given and recipients, click for the ALJ programpdf.