HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Amy Suraci, a graduate of Hillsborough High School, has been awarded third place in the 2019 County Officers Association of New Jersey Achievement Award Program. She received a $1,000 scholarship from the organization.

The COANJ Scholarship Committee commended her for her academic achievements and extra-curricular and community service activities. She is the daughter of Dianne Suraci, an employee with the Somerset County Clerk’s Office.

Amy received her scholarship at the COANJ meeting July 18. Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, a member of the scholarship committee, said choosing winners from such a talented field of young people was very difficult.

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She stood out not only because of her excellent GPA at both Hillsborough High School and the University of New Haven, but because she already has a clear career path, according to Peters. She has been focused for years on working in the business aspect of the music industry.

COANJ is the professional organization of the county clerks, sheriffs and surrogates in New Jersey’s 21 counties.