Editor's Note: Rebecca Greene is a board trustee and past president of the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce.
GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce awarded two scholarships to Glen Rock High School graduates, Colin Consoli and Parker Li, both of whom will be attending universities to study business in the fall.
Colin Consoli, who will be attending Fairfield University in Connecticut where he will be majoring in business, accepted his check outside of Glen Rock Savings Bank on June 25.
"The one contribution that I have made to Glen Rock High School is my leadership," Colin wrote in his scholarship essay. "It has extended from the athletic courts and fields, to the classroom and to the community."
Colin was voted captain of the Varsity Lacrosse and Basketball teams, in addition to vice president of the class 2020.
He has spent his high school summers working at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, and has worked as a youth lacrosse travel coach.
Colin was student of the month in April 2019 and January 2020, a member of The National Society of High School Scholars, captain of both varsity lacrosse and varsity basketball.
He volunteered with Pathways for Exceptional Children, Monvtille, NJ, where he was a special needs mentor. He was a counsel member and leader for the youth retreat with Saint Catharine's Church in Glen Rock. Colin coordinated fundraising events for Oasis Fundraising in Franklin Lakes, as well.
Parker Li, who will be attending Villanova University in Pennsylvania in the fall where he will be attending the business school, accepted his $250 check at Glen Rock Savings Bank on June 25. He was a captain and member of the Glen Rock High School Robotics team for four years. As a member of Boy Scouts Troop 15, he earned his Eagle Scout ranking.
Parker was an active member of DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, which prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world for 4 years. He competed in the Business Finance Series competition.
He participated in the cancer awareness program, Relay for Life, for four years, personally raising more than $1,000.
Parker was a member of Best Buddies, a group that works with young adults who are cognitively impaired. Parker helped engage them in social interactions by spending his lunch period at their community home, and also helped individuals work on their fitness by guiding them through workouts at Parisi Speed School.