ALJ Senior Awards Night 2015

Principal Richard Delmonaco makes opening remarks at the beginning of the awards ceremony.   Credits: E. Clee
Valley Road Student Council Scholarship Presentation Credits: E. Clee
Presentation of the Gregory Ofenleger Memorial Scholarship.  Ofenleger was a former ALJ student and volunteer firefighter.   Credits: E. Clee
Proceeds from the third grade annual Valley Road Cake Walk funds a scholarship for an ALJ senior each year. Credits: E. Clee
 Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School Student Council presentation of scholarship. Credits: E. Clee

CLARK, NJ – Senior Awards night was held at Arthur L. Johnson High School on Wednesday evening.  Graduating seniors were on hand to receive scholarships and awards from various businesses, organizations and community groups from Clark and Garwood. 

The evening began with ALJ choir members singing the National Anthem, followed by a greeting from ALJ’s Principal Richard Delmonaco.   During his opening remarks Delmonaco thanked the Clark and Garwood communities for their enormous generosity.  He said, “because of their giving, over 40 different scholarships and awards will be given to 100 students tonight.”

Interim Superintendent Ed Grande took to the stage next and began his opening comments by saying, “This is probably my most favorite night of the school year.”  Grande looked over the students and said, “Tonight is a compilation of many years of hard work, even before high school, that needed to get done to get to these awards tonight.”  Grande continued by thanking parents for their support of the students and for the outpouring of support from the community in the evening’s awards.

Soon after, a steady parade of representatives made their way to the stage to make presentations of awards and scholarships to the ALJ students.  Click here to see the entire list of recipients at this year’s ceremony. 

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