FLEMINGTON, NJ – Four local high school seniors were recently awarded the 16th annual Bishop Breen Scholarship.
The scholarships are granted by Flemington’s Knights of Columbus Council. Under the current leadership of Grand Knight Anthony Primiani, the scholarship program continues as one of the many ways the Knights of Columbus supports the community.
The 2019 scholarship winners are Jason Cozzi, Haley Kinney, Zach Primiaini and Grace Tanko.
“Each of these candidates has demonstrated leadership and exemplary commitment in the community and at St. Magdalen’s in activities ranging from Youth Group to Bible Camp counselor to the Columbian squires to altar servers,” said the Knights in a press release.
The scholarship was established by then-Grand Knight Bernie Olszyk in 2003 to recognize outstanding young people in St. Magdalen’s parish. The scholarships recognize those young members of the community who best exemplify a commitment to their community and their Catholic faith.
Over the last two decades, the local council has donated more than $20,000 in scholarships.
The Knights of Columbus are the world’s largest fraternal organization with 1.7 million members worldwide. Over the last 10 years, the Knights have contributed more than $1.4 billion towards charitable efforts.