WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Foundation has announced the winners of more than $120,000 in scholarship money for 2015.
James Hunter and Olivia Windorf won the Clarence H. and Florence H. Van Dellen Memorial Scholarship. Each will each receive scholarships of $5,000 per year for four years. Hunter and Windorf were selected based upon multiple criteria including academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service and financial need, according to the foundation. Applicants were screened by the Westfield High School guidance department and selected by the Westfield Foundation scholarship committee.
James Hunter is an accomplished student and athlete, according to the Westfield Foundation. He played on the varsity football and lacrosse teams at Westfield High School and volunteered as a referee for PAL football teams. He is actively involved in St. Helen’s Church as a youth and peer minister. At WHS, James was a senior facilitator in “The Guy Thing,” a program providing advice for underclassmen on the social aspects of high school. Academically, he is an honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society. Hunter will attend the College of New Jersey in the fall.
Olivia Windorf is a conscientious student at WHS, a member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society and an AP scholar with honor, according to the foundation. As a member of the school’s community service club, Windorf headed various fundraising projects. She participated in a medical mentoring program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center and volunteered at Children’s Specialized Hospital, Tutor Connections through Education and the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless. Windorf will be attending The College of William and Mary in the fall.
The Westfield Rotary’s Scholarship Committee also administers several scholarships on behalf of the community-based Westfield Foundation.
Two top scholarships were awarded in memory of Charles and Florence Wallace, totaling $15,000 each to be paid over the course of four years. The recipients are Norna Jules, who will attend Delaware State University, and Maya Mortiz, who will attend the University of St. Andrews and the College of William and Mary.
The recipient of the $2,500 Scholarship in Memory of Chester A. Gerdes, is Emily Forscht, who will attend Penn State.
The recipient of the Robert M. & Winifred M. Read Law Scholarship in the amount of $10,000, is Jacob Kania. The recipient of the Linda Read Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $10,000 is Maria Lizzo.
Other 2015 Westfield Foundation scholarship winners include:
Charles Addams Memorial Art Scholarship – Amanda Christian
Bob and Marge Brewster – Daniel DoCampo
Madeleine Wild Bristol Fine Arts Scholarships – Lauren Echausse and Caitlin Collins
Madeleine Wild Bristol Fund – Hannah Goldring
Robert L. and Marilyn P. Bunting Scholarship – Emily Sullivan
Matthew C. Cahill Memorial Scholarship – Kevin Clauss
Kevin M. Clabby Memorial Fund – Henry Schwartz and Sophia Vera
Class of ’57 and Robert L. and Linda J. Foose Memorial Award – Anthony Farag
Class of ’57 Distinguished Teacher Award – Annora Happe-Conway
J. Isabella Dodds Scholarship – Nina Wang and Jorge Ledesma
Bruce G. Dunning Scholarship– Sabrina Ladj
Edmund K. Faltermayer Scholarship – Kelly Webber
Charles H. Frankenbach Sr. Memorial Scholarship – Eli Wirtshafter
Tomas Garcia Memorial Scholarships – Thomas McGuire and Ashley Postaski
William E. and Chester S. Gerdes Memorial Scholarship – Emily Forscht
David M. Hart Science Scholarship – Patrick Evans
Waldron W. Holck Memorial Scholarship – Daniel Cronin
Nelson A. Keller Memorial Scholarships – Jeremy Cha and Duncan Cook
Westfield Lacrosse Club– Mallory Weisse
Joel B. Langholtz Memorial Scholarship – Samantha Riley
Steven L. Lapidus Scholarship – Jorge Ledesma
Peggy H. and Jeremiah A. Lott Scholarship – Kayleigh Denner
Edith MacCormack Memorial Scholarship – Taniz Polanco
Frank A. and Margaret R. MacPherson Scholarship – Annie Resnikoff
Jean M. McDermott Fine Arts Scholarships – Anna Reid
Helen Bell and John S. McMartin Memorial Scholarships – Norna Jules and Andrew Zale
Lisa K. Monteleone Scholarship – Corinne Petersen
Vida Evans Nogi Memorial Scholarship – Susan Severino
Douglas J. Odenkirk Memorial Scholarship – Trent Muller
Mandeville Rentrop Memorial Scholarships – Bryan Evans, Patrick Evans, and Nicholas Sanders
Drude Sparre Roessler Music Scholarships – Alyrie Silverman
Joseph E. Rood Memorial Scholarship – Nina Wang
Greta Schoenemann Memorial Scholarship – Judy McDonald
Rachel Mather Sullivan Scholarship – Rita Murphy
Justina V. Taylor Memorial Scholarship – Jason Previlon
Noel A. and Thelma C. Taylor Memorial Scholarship – Erica Milwater
Liesja Tortorello Memorial Scholarship – James Hunter
Gail W. Trimble Memorial Scholarships – Liam Datwani
Ruth V. Vincent Fine Arts Scholarships – Genevieve Duguid and Conor Daly
Mary Kay Wanchik Fine Arts Scholarship– Jessica Sambucharan
W. Earl and Helen W. Wyman Scholarship – James Hunter
Westfield Foundation Matching McCoy Scholarship – Corinne Petersen
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