HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Angela Cleveland, a school counselor from Auten Road Intermediate School has been selected as the 2015-2016 Somerset County Counselor of the Year by the New Jersey School Counselors Association.

The NJSCA honored school counselors from the state's 21 counties at the annual “Counselor of the County” Awards Program held at New Jersey City University in Jersey City.

School counselors are nominated by their colleagues and are selected by their own county’s School Counselor Associations for this award. The Awards luncheon was sponsored by the Undergraduate Admissions Department of New Jersey City University.

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The award honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for the nation’s students. Candidates are selected for the Counselor of the County Award at their county-level school counselor associations. They are selected because of their ability to deliver an effective school counseling program which focuses on academic development, career counseling, and personal/social support.

They further distinguish themselves by proving to be leaders of systemic change, advocates for students, and collaborative professionals who seek the success of the “whole” student in school and in life.

Further information is available online at www.njsca.org.