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Friday, June 17, 2011
Garrity and Machi Awarded Rotary Scholarships
The Rotary Club of the Caldwells presented two James Caldwell High School students with scholarships at the School Scholarship Presentation Program on June 8th. The students who received the scholarships were Christine Garrity and Serena Machi. The scholarships were given based on a high emphasis on community service and a lesser emphasis on extra curricular activities and academic achievement. "Community service is the very high priority function of Rotary and we are pleased each year to encourage and reward students with that same dedication, " said Gerry Valk, Rotary Scolarship Committee Chairman.
Serena and Christine were selected for the scholarships by a scholarship committee of Rotary who graded the many applicants from both the James Caldwell High School and the West Essex Regional High School. "The submissions were extremely close, " said Valk. " We were impressed to see how many students are extensively involved in community service in a variety of ways". The scholarship presentations were made by Zachary Steinhart, Rotarian and 2003 graduate of James Caldwell High School.
The scholarships will assist the students with college expenses by giving each student $1,000 each of the four years in college.
The Rotary Club of the Caldwells is committed to service both locally and internationally. For more information, visit www.CaldwellRotary.org. To inquire about membership, please contact Tom Cocchiola at 973-226-2344 .