CLARK, NJ - Francesca Luongo was named Arthur L. Johnson High School’s September Crusader of the Month. She said she is very excited to have been given this title. 

Luongo is applying to Montclair State University, Fordham University, The Fashion Institute of Technology and LIM College. She is planning on studying either Fashion Studies or Fashion Law because it is her biggest passion. 

She is an avid member of Key Club, where her countless hours volunteering have not gone unnoticed. Luongo prides herself on the fact that at only 17, she has accomplished many of her goals and still continues to chase her dreams. In her spare time, Luongo enjoys going shopping, thrift stores, exercising, reading, volunteering for numerous causes and working at Bistro 1051 and Retro Fitness. 

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Luongo shared her personal philosophy saying, “The key to success is being focused on what you truly want and believe in.” She is very driven by her sense of fashion. Friends always notice how Luongo coordinates every outfit. She maintains a fashion and make up blog at @chicpeacelove which she intends on keeping updated with the latest fashion. 

When asked what teachers made the biggest mark on her life, Luongo replied, “All of my teachers have made an impact on me. Some teachers in particular were my past Language Arts teachers, Mrs. Donaldson, Mr. Nervargic, and Mr. Caldiero. "English class was one and still is one of my favorite classes and these teachers have truly pushed me to my greatest limits and have never given up on me," added Luongo. She also said the one thing she will miss about ALJ is her wonderful teachers who she will definitely come back to visit. 

Administrators agree that Luongo is a driven member of the community who will continue to accomplish her goals well after her amazing experience she had at Arthur L. Johnson. The ALJ Community wishes nothing but the best to Luongo in all her future aspirations. 

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