Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Ed. Recognizes Boys, Girls Swim Teams

SPFHS swimmers were honored at the BOE meeting on Thursday. Credits: Sean Conklin
SPFHS swim coach Jess Hulnik and Dr. Margaret Hayes honored Raiders swimmers at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday evening.   Credits: Sean Conklin
The Raider girls were among the top swim teams in the state. Credits: Sean Conklin
The Raider boys went to the state championship final for the second straight year. Credits: Sean Conklin
Senior Kevin Fleck Credits: Sean Conklin
Brody Rash receives a certificate. Credits: Sean Conklin

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – The Raiders boys and girls high school swim teams were honored by the SPFK12 Board of Education for their accomplishments during the 2015-16 season.

“The time and commitment you have shown to this sport is commendable,” said a proud Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hayes. “It’s always a thrill for me to be at the final meets. The comradery of the girls to come out and support the boys was incredible this year.”

Raiders swim coach Jess Hulnik, who was named high school swim coach of the year by the National Federation of State High School Associations, was recognized by the BOE for her teams' accomplishments this year.

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“I’m very thankful for this swimming community,” suggested Hulnik. “I work in the best place with the best athletes and I thank you all very much.” is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.

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