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ALJ Senior Selected For NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete Award

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Visconti with ALJ Coaching Staff Credits: Daniel Collins
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Visconti reached his 2000th career point this year. Credits: Daniel Collins
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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ  – The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) honored 364 high school student-athletes with a total of $201,000 in college scholarships during their  25th Annual Scholar/Athlete Awards Program and Luncheon, held recently.  

Each NJSIAA member high school is permitted to choose one senior student as its scholar-athlete of the year. Each selected student who attends the luncheon event is then awarded, at minimum, a $500 college scholarship in recognition of their accomplishments.

George Visconti was named the Arthur L. Johnson scholar-athlete for the class of 2018.  Visconti has had a record-breaking basketball career in his time at ALJ.  In February of 2017 Visconti broke the previous record  set in 1980 to become the All-Time Leading Scorer during a game against Summit High School. One year later Visconti had not only surpassed the previous record, but set a milestone when he reached his 2000th career point in his 96th career game with ALJ.      In October of 2017 he was awarded the Wendy’s High School Heisman award in recognition of his leadership both on the courts and in the classroom. 

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“This luncheon has developed into a time-honored tradition that provides us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the academic achievements of so many student-athletes,” said Larry White, the NJSIAA’s executive director. “We wish each of our scholarship recipients the best of luck as they embark on their future endeavors.”

In the past quarter century – since 1994 – NJSIAA has honored 7,700 New Jersey high school students and distributed more than $2.1 million in college scholarships through its scholar program.

Available at this link is a spreadsheet – divided by county – of all 364 New Jersey student-athletes who were designated by their schools

About the NJSIAA

Established in 1918, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletics Association (NJSIAA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of 436 accredited public, private, and parochial high schools. A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 32 sports. Championship competition for girls is sponsored in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, and volleyball. Boys’ championships are determined in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, volleyball, and wrestling.

 

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