Jonathan Dayton High School 2017 Senior Awards: The Memorial Awards Part I

Dr. Sharon Phillips and baby Credits: Chip Dickson
The Christopher James Memorial Scholarship to Danny Chan and the Susan V. Phillips Scholarship to Mary Athan presented by Dr. Sharon Phillips and baby Credits: Chip Dickson
Maria Finis, Emily Sickinger, Samantha Miller Credits: Chip Dickson
The Brian M. McNany Memorial Scholarship Award to Mary Athan with Edward J. McNany Credits: Chip Dickson
Frederic Hecht Memorial Scholarship awarded to Jordyn Cappa by Dr. Gary Hecht Credits: Chip Dickson
Lee Adler Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence to Shir Kalati from Howard Alexander Credits: Chip Dickson
Lee Adler Memorial Scholarship Award for Community Service to Michelle Faenza from Howard Alexander Credits: Chip Dickson
Bertram Kaswiner Memorial Scholarship to Mary Athan from Dr. Lee Kaswiner Credits: Chip Dickson
The Joe Paternostro Memorial Scholarships Awarded to Jose Mejia and Ariella Osias by Annamaria and Giuseppe Paternostro Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Almost 20% of the awards given at Senior Awards night were memorial awards meant to award a student for specific endeavors at Jonathan Dayton High School while also helping keep the spirit of an individual alive.  This article is one of two highlighting memorial awards.  Separate articles appeared highlighting the Academic and Overall AchievementTeacher of the YearAthletic AwardsCommunity Groups and Alumni, and Language, Music and Service

Memorial Awards and Scholarships and the Recipients

Christopher James Phillips Scholarship to Danny Chan for his participation in Springfield's EMS

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Susan V. Phillips Scholarship to Mary Athan for her Community Service

The awards were presented by Dr. Susan Phillips and her baby in memory of her brother and mother. Christopher was a 2003 graduate of Jonathan Dayton High School and died early of unknown heart problems.

Michael D'Sole Memorial Scholarships were given to Maria Finis, Samantha Miller and Emily Sickinger.

The award was given by Alexa McCarthy in honor of a person who worked his way up the ladder of the Springfield School, was well known to many and enjoyed conversing in Italian.

The Brian M. McNany Memorial Scholarship Award was given to Mary Athan

It was awarded by Edward J. McNany in honor of his brother.  One of the award's criteria is community service.

The Frederic Hecht Memorial Scholarship was given to Jordyn Cappa

The award was presented by Dr. Gary Hecht in honor of his father.  Students applying for the scholarhip ahd to write an essay.

The Lee Adler Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence was awarded to Shir Kalati

The Lee Adler Memorial Scholarship for Community Service was awarded to Michelle Faenza

Howard Alexander presented the scholarships.  Lee Adler was a very good math and science student who was also very active in the community.  He died on 9/11.

the Bertram Kaswiner Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Mary Athan

Dr. Lee Kaswiner presented the scholarhip in the name of  his father.  Students applying for the scholarhip had to write an essay.

The Joe Pasternostro Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jose Mejia and Ariella Osias

Annamaria and Giuseppe Paternostro awarded the scholarship named for their father who was pationate about soccer and died too early of a heart attack on his way to a game.

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