NUTLEY, NJ - The Virginius D. Mattia Memorial Committee recognized the academic achievements of three Nutley High School seniors at a recent virtual award ceremony.

For 2020, the Mattia honoree is Brendan Somers, the Phil White honoree is Samantha Gabriele, and the General Jannarone honoree is Juliana Caruso.

Having already made Nutley proud, the entire Mattia Memorial Committee knows these students are going to make our state, and nation proud. 

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Traditionally, the scholarships are presented at an annual award dinner, where a local citizen is recognized for their service to the community. The Virginius D. Mattia Memorial Committee selected the 2020 honoree, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the May ceremonial dinner has been postponed. 

TAPinto Nutley knows who the honoree is, but since we were asked to keep it a secret for now, we will. 

Details about a new date for the dinner will be announced once known. 

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