NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  Sixty two members of the New Providence High School graduating class of 2017 received 98 awards which totaled $65,050 during New Providence High School Senior Awards Night on June 1, 2017.

"Tonight we honor students through diverse talents, dedication, perseverance and determination for their well deserved recognition for themselves and for the high school." said Dr. David Miceli, Superintendent of Schools. 

Principal Lauren Zirpoli told the students to take great pride in their accomplishments and she spoke to the students about being humble and, most importantly, grateful for their recognition.  "As you all move on to college and beyond and remember how you were recognized tonight, and when the opportunity arises in your own lives, remember to give back to those that take action and possess attributes to make this world a better place." 

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She thanked the donors for the generosity and their interest in the students' success.  

The awards and the amount of the word include: 

National Merit Commended Student (14) - certificate

National Merit Semi-Finalist, Finalist (2) - certificate

US Presidential Scholars Semi-Finalist - certificate

NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete - $1,000.00

UCIAC Scholar-Athlete (2) - $2,000.00

NPHS Principal's Award - $300.00

Edward Kilpatrick Memorial Award - $150.00

Music Booster - Krisleah Passaro Chorus Award - $500.00

Music Booster - Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Jazz Award - $500.00 

Music Booster - Louis Armstrong Jazz Award - $500.00

Music Booster - Strings Award - $500.00

Music Booster - Drama Award - $500.00

Pioneer Bandwagon Award - $250.00

George Eicher Memorial Award - $400.00

National Art Honor Society Scholarship (2) - $150.00

Rizzo Fine Arts Scholarship - $500.00

Culinary Arts Service Award - $100.00

NP Tennis Association Scholarship (2) - $500.00

Peter Graziano Memorial Award - $300.00

"Eds-traordinary Kids Scholarship - $750.00

New Providence Education Association Scholarship - $500.00

Luke Gregorio Memorial Scholarship - $500.00

Adele Lynch Nursing Scholarship - $1,500.00

VASA Order of America Scholarship - $500.00

William Paca Club - Ladies Auxiliary - $500.00

New Providence Policemen's Benevolent Association Larry Mastrobuono Memorial Award (2) - $1,000.00

New Providence Soccer Club Scholar-Athlete Award (3) - $1,500.00

Edward H. Lieder Student/Athlete Scholarship Award - $500.00

Dr. J. Badgley Memorial Scholarship Award - $500.00

New Providence Historical Society - Howard P. Smith Scholarship - $500.00

Creations Salon Scholarship - $500.00

Fitness Factory - $500.00

John R. O'Neill (#31) Football Scholarship - $500.00

NPHS Parent Teacher Student Association Scholarship (7) - $2,800.00

The Brooke Healey Service Award (2) - $1,000.00

New Providence Education Foundation Scholarship (2) - $2,000.00

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - $1,000.00

Peter Maluso NPHS Class of 1973 Scholarship - $500.00

The Greg "Moose" Freaney Memorial Scholarship - $2,500.00

NPHS Class of 1960 McCarthy-Lieder Memorial Scholarship - $1,000.00

Marie McNally New Providence Alliance Scholarship (2) - $2,000.00

Marlene Fraehmke Memorial Scholarship - $1,000.00

Milton Anderson Family Scholarship - $1,000.00

New Providence PAL Scholar-Athlete Award (4) - $4,000.00 

Christine Romeo Memorial Scholarship (2) - $2,000.00

TAPInto.net Scholarship - $500.00

New Providence Business Community Scholarship (2) - $3,000.00

Allen W. Roberts Community Service Scholarship (2) - $1,600.00

Anna Delmore Memorial Scholarship (2) - $1,500.00

New Providence Booster Club Ray Freaney Award (2) - $2,000.00

New Providence Booster Club Scholar-Athlete Award (2) - $2,000.00

Victoria "Tori" Crisafi Memorial Scholarship Award (2) - $2,000.00

The O'Brien Family Scholarship - $1,250.00

Class of 1962 Louis DiParisi Jr. Memorial Scholarship -  $2,000.00

New Providence Lions Club Irwin M. Gillet Memorial Scholarship -   $1,500.00

New Providence Lions Club Judge Frank Pizzi Memorial Scholarship - $1,500.00

New Providence Lions Club Leland Russell Memorial Scholarship - $1,500.00

Rotary Club of Summit Scholarship (2) - $6,000.00