WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the second consecutive year, Gregory Elementary School was the recipient of a $2,000 check from the Nikhil Badlani Foundation for raising the highest amount of pledges for the Ninth Annual Run/Walk for Nikhil with a total of $3,680 in pledges.

Sangeeta and Sunil Badlani recently visited Gregory Elementary School to present the check to Principal Makeida Estupiñan and the PTA board.

West Orange High School came in second place with $4,576 in pledges, but needed to raise three times more due to the high school population. Roosevelt Middle School was third with $1,170.

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Principal Estupiñan said that the award would be used to pay for an assembly that the entire school could enjoy.

Pictured above, left to right, are:

  • Sunil Badlani (NBF);
  • Lashea Brickle;
  • Skye Pirch Monahan;
  • Todd Miller;
  • Jane Kohlenstein;
  • Cyndy Walsh Rintzler (Gregory PTA);
  • Principal Makeida Estupiñan;
  • Allison Caprio (PTA);
  • Sangeeta Badlani (NBF);
  • Rich Rizzolo (WOSF);
  • Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone;
  • Ken Alper (BOE President); and
  • Jerry Guarino (Town Council).
  • (Not pictured: Terry Triggs-Scales - BOE).