SPARTA, NJ -Forty seven students received awards at the annual Sparta High School Scholarship dinner last week.  With parents and school officials looking on, local organizations presented their scholarship at Perona Farms.

After dinner the awards were handed out. Many of the scholarships had a selection process that required an application and some also interviewed the candidates.

  • West Point Appointment was made to Patrick McGurrin by Todd Stawicki
  • National Merit Scholarship – Joshua Williams
  • Lakeland Bank Scholarships - Devin Liskowicz and Tyler Lopresti presented by Mira Cocozziello
  • Smile Award-Knight Family Scholarship -Zachary Van Es and Kate Fontes presented by Andrew Lowery
  • Lt. Charles A Meyer Memorial Scholarship -Juleanna Green and Simon Levien presented by Chaplain Jack Tripp
  • Tony Pompelio and Schoolmates Award of Courage presented by Fred Caracci and Jensen Scott to Peter Griffith and Leah Guerrini
  • Sparta Woman’s Club Scholarship– Juleanna Green and Kirsten Ring presented by Mary Warner,
  • Elks Most Valuable Student – Simon Levien presented by John Middleton and Art Murch,
  • SB One Bank – John Schon presented by Keri Mario
  • NCMA Picatinny Chapter Scholarship – Joshua Williams presented by Katherine Conklin,
  • Sparta Ambulance Herb Orel Scholarship presented by Allyson Wright and John McChesney to Madison Arcuri, Stephanie Downes and Henry Flint,
  • Sussex County 4-H Scholarship – Elizabeth Ukstins presented by Kimberly Finnegan,
  • Elizabeth Toner Memorial Scholarship League of Women Voters – Simon Levien presented by Elaine Wexler,
  • Pass it Along Scholarship – Delia Ammaturo, Madison Arcuri, Mikayla Bivona, Michaela Bleakley, Kate Fontes, Brenna Hamann, Valeria Molina, Michael Nolfi, Cameron Riley, Grace Sander,
  • Brian M Laddey Memorial Scholarship – Jennifer Campana presented by Angelo Bolcato
  • Sparta Kiwanis Club Scholarships: Richard Cassels Memorial Scholarship, Augustus Rampone Memorial Scholarship, Ronald Refsland Memorial Scholarship, Kiwanis Presidents Award, Sparta Kiwanis Key Club – Brianna Cotton, Kristine Le, Simon Levien, Carly Piniaha and Joshua Williams presented by Larry Palmer
  • Elizabeth Allen Scholarship -Simon Levien presented by JoAnn Horvath and Pam Raynor,
  • NJ Knights of Columbus Saint Kateri presented by Nick Cutrone;
  • NJ Knights of Columbus John Attardo Scholarship – Jack Maldonado and Hunter Roggerio
  • Saint Kateri Squires Counselor Award – Jack Maldonado and Hunter Roggerio
  • Saint Kateri Knights of Comumbus Father Patrick Rice memorial Scholarship – Juleanna Green, Jack Moldanado, Hunter Roggerio,
  • TAPinto Sparta Journalism Scholarship – Mikayla Bivona presented by Jennifer Dericks
  • PSTO Scholarships – Caroline Kepler and William Stoddard, presented by Kristen Davis,
  • German Christmas Market Scholarship – Julia Muth, Lomaani Ranasinghe, Andrew Rudolph, Madison Schwing and William Theilacker presented by Scott Kercher Sparta World Language Supervisor,
  • Germania Park Scholarship – Elizabeth Ukstins presented by Scott Kercher,
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship – Simon Levien presented by Jenna Valleau Sparta High School Guidance,
  • Virginia Tech Corp of Cadets Scholarship – Ian Thompson presented by Jenna Valleau,
  • Herbert and Geneva Hull Scholarship – Jillian Parks presented by Jenna Valleau,
  • Sparta High School AP Scholarship – Sarah West presented by Jenna Valleau,
  • RoNetco Award – Madison Arcuri and Mikayla Bivona presented by Susanna Allison Sparta High School Guidance,
  • Mountain Broadcasting Scholarship, WMBC TV – Melissa LaFountain presented by Kim Knabb Sparta High School Guidance,
  • James Abel Scholarship –Derek Campbell and Kaylea Gaughan presented by Susanna Allison and Kim Knabb,
  • Thomas and Agnes Murray Scholarship – Amy Betancourth and  Slyvia Kloian,
  • Billy Brazill Scholarship – Mikayla Bivona, Kate Fontes and Grace Sander,
  • Joseph Mortillaro Memorial Scholarship –Joshua Williams and Thomas Mortillaro.

The following day, the Senior Academic Awards were presented in a ceremony in the high school auditorium.  Following the ceremony students put on their cap and gowns for the second annual Senior Walk.