ROSELLE, NJ - Abraham Clark High School recognized dozens of students at its annual Honor Roll Dinner on Thursday Evening in the schools Auditorium and cafeteria. Students received awards for their academic performance and then treated, along with their families, to a special dinner.
"We must acknowledge our scholars for their achievements in the classroom just as much as we acknowledge our athletes on the football field or on the basketball court," said Abraham Clark High School Principal Rashon Mickens. "This event symbolizes the hard work, persistence and dedication of our students when they come to Abraham Clark. They recognize the importance of academic excellence," Mickens added.
Roselle Board of Education President Candi Young said the show of support in the packed high school auditorium illustrated the importance of families and friends joining in support of academic achievement. "At the next Honor Roll Dinner, I want to see all of your faces again, but I also want everyone to bring at least one friend in support," she said.
Superintendent Richard Corbett praised the students honored, saying they illustrated what it means to receive a quality education. "You are entitled to a quality education and you will not be denied," he said. "That's why we're all here: to make that commitment to you."
Students and families were also treated to an inspirational presentation by Author Zuke Azuka.