Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Alumni Association Awards Scholarships, Seeks Leaders

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Credits: John Mooney
SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Alumni Association has awarded two outstanding seniors with scholarships of $1,000 each to be sent to the college of their choice.
Anthony DiNizo will attend Hilbert College and pursue a degree in Forensic Science. He has achieved great success as an athlete in varsity baseball, coached in local youth leagues, and conducted clinics and worked with middle school coaches as a senior advisor to young players. He was a member of the Student Leadership Team and helped solve problems with the Chemistry Club. Anthony was also dedicated to St. Bartholomew-the-Apostle Church as a religious teacher and mentor in Youth Programs. Both parents are graduates of SPF High School.
Karl Wirth will attend Vanderbilt University in the fall. Karl worked with DECA as vice president of public relations. He participated in businesses outside of the school program and even developed his own business he called "Community" in which teenagers could be matched with local homeowners who needed odd jobs to be done. He is hoping to polish his skills in the field of economics and public policy interning summers in government offices. Karl's father was a graduate of SPF High School. 
The money for Karl's scholarship was anonymously donated by a former graduate and good friend, in memory of his classmate, Thomas Montagna, class of 1951.
Upon expressing their thanks for the scholarship awards, both young men displayed a confident attitude about their future endeavors, and all alumni members present felt there is no doubt they will achieve their goals.
Commemorative bricks can be purchased for future placement on the Alumni Walkway to Perry Tyson Field.  Proceeds go to future scholarships. A form to purchase a brick can be printed off the alumni association's website. 
The group is looking for volunteers, including any SPFHS alumni who is interested in being editor of the alumni newsletter. Please visit  

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