NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — ShopRite of West Caldwell announced this week that its second marking period ShopRite Stars for West Essex High School (WEHS), who were nominated in five categories, include Isabel Parzecki for Academics, Lia Sinis for Athletics, Deirdre Brady for Arts, Max Prince for Community Service and Nicholas Cerrigone for Leadership.
The ShopRite Stars program recognizes accomplishments in academics, the arts, athletics, leadership and service to the community. Each student winner will have his/her photograph displayed in the High School main office and in the West Caldwell ShopRite. ShopRite also donates a $1,000 award toward Project Graduation.
The students chosen this marking period are as follows:
Isabel Parzecki, the Academics category winner, has been on the "high honor roll" since 7th grade and is ranked among the top of her class, according to West Essex schools.
Lia Sinis, the Athletics category winner, scored the game-winning goal in sudden death over-time to earn the 101st goal of her career in the TOC final vs. Eastern. According to the school, this was the first time the WEHS field hockey team ever beat Eastern and it propelled Sinis to earn First Team National and Regional All American honors.
Sinis is in an elite group of 16 top athletes in the Nation. She was also a two-time captain and will be playing at Michigan State next year.
Deirdre Brady, the Arts category winner, has a strong interest in visual arts, according to the school. She is an officer in the West Essex National Art Honor Society and her strengths include independence, determination, persistence, creativity, confidence and bravery. According to her educators, Brady is fearless when challenged and is willing to give her best effort at all times.
Max Prince, the Community Service category winner, is described as the perfect blend of humility and service. His accomplishments are authentic, rich and his work ethic spans the athletic, academic and service realms, according to the school.
At WEHS, Prince has been an active member of the Key Club from 9th through 12 grade and is currently an officer. He is also Class of 2017 Class Council Treasurer, leading fundraisers, articulating with school administrators and organizing school-wide events.
Nicholas Cerrigone, the Leadership category winner, is Student Council President as well as a member of the Frelinghuysen Youth Advisory Board. According to WEHS, he has always sought out opportunities to excel and lead.
The West Essex Regional School District congratulated the MP2 ShopRite Stars earlier this week.