SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Last week, Jonathan Dayton High School had its Senior Awards Night. There were about 65 awards presented to seniors as their parents, other family members, and members of the community watched and applauded. Many were scholarships were give and they helped reduce the cost of attending a college or university.
As a class, Jonathan Dayton seniors have been accepted at over 130 institutions. The universe of institutions extend overseas to University of St. Andrews in Scotland and all the way west to Hawaii, home of Hawaii Pacific University. Closer to home, Dayton students will be attending three of the eight Ivy League schools – Columbia, Princeton and Penn, as well as many New Jersey institutions.
Aside from the students honored, the 2016-2017 Governor’s Educator of the Year and Jonathan Dayton’s Teacher of the Year recognized by Union County Superintendent’s Roundtable was was science teacher Christopher White.
People attending the event were welcomed by juniors Zoe Frei, Jessica Pica, Colin McCormack and Xizoyu Liu. They will likely be receiving some honors at next year’s Senior Award Night.
Given the number of awards given, the many students involved and length of the program, one article cannot do justice to the evening. Instead, there will several other articles and many more pictures following this one.