MORRISTOWN, NJ - Monk’s Home Improvements celebrated five exceptional young people during an awards ceremony honoring the recipients of the Monk’s Service Scholarship. The intrepid award winners have tackled problems in their communities with a determination and focus that is inspiring. 

Kareena Kullar of New Providence is one such resolute high school senior. Kullar is currently President of the Computer Programming Club at New Providence High School. As part of the club, she created a web development class for middle schoolers. She heads up recruitment and built the curriculum from scratch.  

This web development idea came about after she participated in the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in NYC. Kareena joined a group of girls to create a website with the mission to encourage, engage, and empower girls all around the world. The female-focused website spotlights influential women, discusses timely issues, and provides pathways to get involved with these issues. 

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In addition, Kullar tutors refugees on the weekends. She also coaches the Special Olympics helping kids with track events. 

If those service activities weren’t enough to keep her busy, she’s also been involved with her high school’s Future Civic Leaders Club since her sophomore year. As a senior, she has earned the role of President of the 130-member club. In this role, Kullar oversaw twenty-one different events including debates, fundraisers and service events.  

Kareena Kullar will use her scholarship at UCLA, where she will be attending this fall. 

Owner of Monk’s Home Improvements, Ty Monk, recognized Kullar and the other four winners who, “are not satisfied with just putting a band-aid on a problem, but are working on sustainable, long-term solutions to current issues.” He continues, “They are committed to continuing their programs and service work into college and beyond.” 

The is the sixth year of the Monk’s Service Scholarship. Over 150 applications were received from students from schools across northern New Jersey. Winners were selected based on their essay response detailing their service and volunteer work. To learn more about all five scholarship recipients, please visit monkshomeimprovements.com