UNION, NJ – A Mayor’s Award was presented at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting to Union High School student Donavan Dean Samuels for being named a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 29 - July 1, 2017.

According to Mayor Cavadas, the Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

“The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists and to stay true to their dream and after the event to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goals,” said Cavadas.

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Samuels was nominated by Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and Science and Director of the National Academy of the Future Scientists and Technologists to represent Union High School based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

“On behalf of the Township Committee,” said Cavadas, “we congratulate Donavan Dean Samuels for his outstanding achievements and wish him much success in all his future endeavors.”

“I am thankful and blessed to receive this award,” said Samuels.  “I hope I am able to excel in my future and that I can make my parents proud.”

For additional information, see Tapinto Union story "Union High Tenth Grader to Become Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders"