SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Mayor Anesh at the March 2nd 2020 Council Meeting proclaimed the Month of March to be Women’s History Month. The proclamation coincides with Women’s History Month recognition throughout the Country.

This year’s the Mayor presented the proclamation to an overflow crowd consisting primarily of female South Plainfield BOE teachers, Superintendent Lishak and two woman owned businesses in town, Darlene Cullen from TAPinto South Plainfield and Nancy Grennier from the South Plainfield Observer.

Middle School Principal Leo Whalen and Roberto Sayers subbed as news cameramen as they took on the role as photographers.

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“The history of American Women is an expansive story of outstanding individuals who sacrificed much and worked hard in pursuit of a better world where peace, dignity, and opportunity can reign,” said Anesh.

This year is the 100th Anniversary of a women’s right to vote. South Plainfield Municipal Clerk Amy Antonides, announced at the Council meeting to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of women being granted the right to vote, South Plainfield 7th and 8th grade students, as well has high school students grades 9th through 12th are invited to submit an essay highlighting an activist who had a connection to New Jersey, and to explain the importance of his or her role to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Grades 7th and 8th                                   Grades 9th through 12th

First Place:       $150 Gift Card                First Place:        $150 Gift Card

Second Place:  $100 Gift Card                Second Place:    $100 Gift Card

Third Place:     $  75 Gift Card                Third Place:       $  75 Gift Card 

Winners will be honored by Borough Clerk Amy Antonides, Council President Christine Faustini and Councilwoman Melanie Mott on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Borough Hall. 

The contest is open through 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020.  For full contest rules and eligibility, please visit