CRANFORD – TAPinto Cranford is proud to award the first recipient of the “TAPinto Cranford Journalism Scholarship” to Katherine Ruane.

At Thursday night’s Senior Awards, held in the Cranford High School auditorium, TAPinto Cranford owner, Carlos Arias, and former TAPinto Cranford chief editor, Leah Scalzadonna, were on hand to present Ruane her scholarship.

Scalzadonna gave a brief, appreciative speech of Ruane and her work, which read:

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“Kat wrote a variety of pieces for TAPinto Cranford that showed immense talent, creativity, and intelligence. In addition to her assignments, Kat wrote an opinion piece on gun violence in schools that became one of the most-read pieces on our site overall. Throughout the year, Kat showed dedication, drive, and a willingness to learn and grow from criticism. We at TAPinto know she will do great things in the future.”

Upon gradation, Ruane will head to George Washington University to study English. You can check out Ruane’s opinion piece on gun violence in schools here.

 “I’m honored to receive the award,” said Ruane. “To receive a scholarship for writing, which I’m going to college for, just makes it that much more special.”

Some other work by Ruane:

Cranford High School Model United Nations Finds Success at Annual Conference

Cranford H.S. Senior Uses Part-Time Job to Pull Off Creative Promposal

Cranford H.S. Student Council Donates More than $300 to Charity with Valentine's Carnation Sales

Cranford H.S. Latin Club Sends Holiday Packages to US Army & Air Force

Cranford & Kenilworth Youth Group Give Back during Appalachian Mission Trip