ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) recently honored 217 high school student-athletes for their achievements, awarding $172,000 in college scholarships.
Each NJSIAA member high school has the opportunity to select one senior student as their scholar-athlete of the year. Those students then attend the scholar-athlete luncheon where, through a random drawing, they had the chance to win a college scholarship from one of multiple sponsors.
“This dinner is among my favorite annual events, because we’re able both to recognize and, in some cases, provide a bit of financial assistance to some of New Jersey’s finest student-athletes,” says Steve Timko, the NJSIAA’s executive director. “Each of the young people in attendance truly stands out at their individual schools, and our association is honored to be able to bring them all together for this special evening.”
A total of $15,500 was awarded to 10 Morris County athletes. The following Morris County athletes were awarded scholarships:
Jessica Barry; Chatham High School; $500 from Hometown Athlete
Chino Anukwuem; Hanover Park High School $500 from Investors Savings Bank
Daniel DeBlieck; Morris Knolls High School; $500 from Morris County Ice Hockey
Jenks Hehmeyer; Montville High School; $500 from Morris County Secondary Schools Athletic Directors
Alexis Gihorski; Randolph High School; $500 from Success Communications
About the NJSIAA: Established in 1918, the New Jersey State Interscho lastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of 433 accredited public, private, and parochial high schools. A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 32 sports. Championship competition for girls is spons ored in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing,field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, and volleyball. Boys’ championships are determined in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey,lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, outdoor track,winter track, volleyball, and wrestling.