SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three members of the Somerville High School Class of 2019 have been awarded scholarships from the Somerville High School PTO.
Each of the three recipients will be attending college in the fall.
The winners are Casey Bumgarner who will pursue a major in Chemical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology; Jack Dailey who will pursue a major in Forensic Accounting at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amerherst and Jean-Paul Hendricks who will pursue a major in Criminal Justice at Raritan Valley Community College.
The scholarships were funded in part by proceeds raised through the PTO's annual Balloons in June celebration.
The balloons are sold to parents and friends to present to graduating seniors and are inflated, bundled and delivered by vvolunteers prior to graduation. This year's total of 2,800 balloons surpassed all other years' totals. Money raised is also used to defray expenses of the annual Project Graduation party, being held this year at Rutgers University for all members of the class of 2019.