ELIZABETH, NJ – Thirty-four graduates from Elizabeth High School Class of 2020 shared a record $38,000 in scholarships from The Albert & Louise Davis Scholarship Fund of the Rotary Club of Elizabeth.  Since the Fund’s establishment in 1986, a total of $646,000 has helped further the education of 417 graduates.

These “American Dream” scholarships will allow the graduating seniors to attend schools such as NYU Shanghai, College of New Jersey, USC, UCLA, Rutgers University, Rutgers School of Pharmacy, St. Peters University, Montclair State University, Kean University, Northeastern University, University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Union County College.

Applicants were evaluated on the basis of grade point average, extracurricular activities, civic involvement and financial need.

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“We always get outstanding applications, but this year our students truly raised the bar,” said Kenneth Richuso, President of the Rotary Club of Elizabeth and President of the Albert & Louise Davis Scholarship Fund.  “Our scholarship recipients are pursuing careers in such diverse fields as dentistry, pediatric, film, neurology, nursing, physics, chemical engineering, and psychology.  We are all very honored to help them pursue their goals.”

The 2020 Davis Scholars from the Cicarell Academy include: Dahiana Bertran, Stephanie Cueva, Gabriela Duran, Belicia Kensah, Gabriela Lopes, Rowan Nagy, Sanzina Nina, Nicole Ortiz, Kiasia Robinson, Gabriela Rodas,  Tiffany Rojas, Wanda Silva, Varrononika Siryon, Keyri Sorto, Jason Zheng.

Scholars from the Hamilton Academy include: Madison Castro, Alexis Frias, Estalin Jadan, Lateefat Lawal, Alejandra Marte, Adamary Perez, Tabitha Saintiien.

Those from the Halsey Academy include: Sarahi Cordero, Valerie Esquival, Paula Jara, Keren Morales, Michelle Roa, Karen Simbaina.

From the Jefferson Academy: Ariana Montoya, Kaileigh Volker. From the Bollwage Academy: Laura Tellez, Joyce Villamar. From the Edison Academy: Aaliyah Bell. From the Dwyer Academy: Kimberly Silva.

Founded in 1917, The Rotary Club of Elizabeth is comprised of more than 40 business and professional leaders who work locally to further the ideals of Rotary International, a world-wide service organization.  Rotary International’s 1 million members provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build good will and peace.  For information about becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Elizabeth please visit www.ElizabethRotary.org