UNION, NJ - Each year the Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference recognizes two seniors from each high school for their exemplary academic and athletic accomplishments.
This year, seniors Anthony Okolo and Kaitlyn McTernan will be honored as the UCIAC Scholar-Athletes of the year, representing Union High School.
Okolo, who is the Class of 2016 Salutatorian, will be attending the University of Pennsylvania, in the fall. He is a member of the Cross Country, Winter Track and Spring Track Teams and has been honored as an All-Conference and All-County athlete. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society and a member of the Autism Roots Club. He, along with some friends, have started up their own company, Seek Vehic, which is a ride sharing company similar to Uber.
McTernan will be attending the American University, in Washington, DC and plans to major in Physical Therapy. She is also a 3 sport Varsity athlete, lettering in Softball, Field Hockey and Winter Track. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a CYO Core Team member, and active for 13 years, with the Girl Scouts of America.
Both will be honored at the Annual UCIAC Awards Dinner, held at the Westwood, in Garwood, in May.
In addition, the 2016 NJSIAA Scholar Athlete for Union High School has been named. Frank Weber will be representing Union High School, at the Annual NJSIAA Dinner, held at the Pines Manor, in Edison. The dinner, which honors New Jersey’s outstanding scholar athletes, will be held, in May.
In the fall, Weber will be attending the Rutgers Business School, in New Brunswick. He is a 4 year Varsity Wrestler, District Champion, and a 2 time All-Conference Wrestler. He also played baseball and is a member of the 2016 Golf Team. Weber is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and Future Business Leaders of America. Weber's final wrestling year at Union, he suffered an injury while wrestling, which required surgery. As a testament to his hard work and dedication, Weber was able to rehab and compete towards the end of his final high school wrestling career. He was able to qualify and win the 195 pound Division and become the District 10 Champion.