Rotary Club of West Orange Awards Annual Scholarships to Local Students

Rotary Club of West Orange Holds Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Rotary Club of West Orange distributed $19,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors at its annual Awards Luncheon, held on June 9 at Mayfair Farms.

Students from West Orange High School and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School were awarded scholarships based on academics, community service and leadership skills.

Deborah Alabi received the Outstanding Foreign Language Student Award and Noah Bruce received the Outstanding Business Education Student Award. Both are from West Orange High School.

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Rotary President Peter Ricci served as emcee for the Awards Luncheon. Scholarship chairpersons Megan Brill and Christos Alevras, and scholarship committee members James Huber, Michael Karu and Cynthia Hadley-Bailey presented awards to students. Elaine Bailey was also part of the Scholarship Committee.

Each recipient stepped to the podium and thanked members of the Rotary for their scholarships as family and Rotary members proudly clapped.

Pictured above are (L-R, Front) Cynthia Hadley-Bailey, Megan Brill, Jane Wagner, Dyronda Vickers, Roba Ahmed Hassan, Olivianne Iriarte, Emma Scalora, Janiya Peters, Mariel Go, Acacia Tam, Peter Ricci, Christos Alevras, (L-R, Rear) Deborah Alabi, Jonathan Malek, Sam Banks, Jonathan Banks, Robert Banks, Bryce Millington, Ivana Onubogu, Makayla Jiggets and Michael Karu.

To see all the photos from the Rotary Club of West Orange Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon, click here.

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