RANDOLPH, NJ - UNICO, the largest Italian American Service Organization, has announced that Nicole Schollmeyer has been awarded the 2014 Sgt. John Basilone Graduate Scholarship.

A 2009 graduate of Randolph High School, Schollmeyer graduated from Duke University Summa Cum Laude and with Distinction, with a 3.97 GPA in Psychology and Education. During Commencement Weekend at Duke, she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. 

For the past year she has been working at KIPP Ascend Primary in Chicago as a Kindergarten Teacher. Nicole will continue teaching at KIPP while she pursues a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Michigan State University.