Supported Causes

In 2012 the board of the MCS Foundation voted to distribute future awards through individual endowment funds. The following endowments have been established and will be supported every year by the Foundation:

Matthew C. Sellitto Endowment at Wesley College 

The distribution from the endowment shall be provided for general support of programs focused upon retention and student leadership or scholarship aid to defray education costs. Student beneficiaries shall be selected with an emphasis placed on the following criteria: 1. Residing in an urban environment; 2. First in his/her family to attend college.

Founded in 1836 in Dover, Delaware in affiliation with the United Methodist Church, the College affirms meaning and purpose in life through justice, compassion, inclusion and social responsibility that enhance community life and respect for the environment. The college exists to empower its students with knowledge, skills, ethical attitudes and capacity for critical thinking needed to achieve personal and professional goals and to contribute to the local and global society.

The Matthew C. Sellitto Endowment at Providence College 

The endowment will defray the educational costs at Providence College and preference will be given to first-generation college students from an urban environment. Each scholarship will be awarded for four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Founded in 1917 by the Dominican Friars, PC is a liberal arts institution committed to academic excellence in pursuit of truth, growth in virtue and service to God and neighbor. Providence maintains that the pursuit of truth has intrinsic value, that faith and reason are complimentary means to its discovery, and that the search for truth is the basis for dialogue with others and critical engagement with the world. The college welcomes qualified men and women of every background and affirms the God-given dignity, freedom and equality of each person.

The Matthew C. Sellitto Endowment at Seton Hall Prep 

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who has been accepted into the Thomas J. Griffin Bridges (Griffen Bridges) Program at The Prep. The Griffin Bridges Program provides educational, financial, and social support to enable academically talented, financially limited young men from Newark, East Orange, Orange, and Irvington, to attend Seton Hall Prep and is specifically designed to meet the needs of inner city young men.

Recognizing the tremendous support of one individual on the success and growth of the MCS Foundation, this annual scholarship will be named the Eugene W. (Gene) Mulvihill Award presented by the Matthew C. Sellitto Foundation. In addition to the endowment programs, individual scholarship awards will be made at the discretion of the Foundation’s Advisory Board.

The Jonathan Sellitto Endowment at Portsmouth Abbey

The Jonathan D. Sellitto ’01 Culinary Arts Fund

The Jonathan D. Sellitto ’01 Culinary Arts Fund has been established in honor and memory of Jonathan as an opportunity to provide young men and women, domestically and internationally, the exposure to the field of culinary arts. The mission will aim to feed mind, body and soul through service and to demonstrate that grace is a virtue than can be discovered through the art of growing, cooking, serving and sharing food and one’s self with others. The Jonathan D. Sellitto ’01 Culinary Arts Club endeavors to partner as volunteers with communities demonstrating strong need that can act as a tool of giving and learning for all parties.

Portsmouth Abbey School is a coeducational, Catholic Benedictine boarding and day school located on 550 acres along Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. The School has students from 17 nations and 26 states and through its mission, aims to help young men and women grow in knowledge and grace for God and the human person. Students from diverse backgrounds are welcomed and the School strives to nurture the talents of everyone for service and leadership in our own community and in the larger world.

National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame (NFF) Scholarship Program

Founded in 1947 by General Douglas MacArthur and legendary Army coach Steven Hatchell, the NFF is a not for profit educational organization that focuses on using the power of amateur football to develop scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people.

With 120 chapters throughout the nation, the NFF has over 10,000 members in 47 states. Each year approximately 3,300 scholar-athletes are recognized at local chapter banquets throughout the country where $1,000,000 in scholarship funds are distributed annually.

Greater Morris County, New Jersey Chapter

Collier County, Florida Chapter

Previous Scholarship & Award Recipients

In 2012 the board of the MCS Foundation voted to distribute future awards through individual endowment funds. 

Caddy Scholarship Award – Jack Williams 

A caddy at Somerset Hills Country Club since 2007, Jack is a graduate of Seton Hall Prep and has recently transferred to Mount, St. Mary’s University in Maryland. Jack is involved in several student-run campus publications and participates in a wide range of extracurricular activities and intramural sports including, football, volleyball, and the Philosophy Club. Along with post-graduate studies, Jack hopes to pursue a career in education.

General Scholarship Award – Mary Finnegan

The 2011 valedictorian of Warren Hills High School, Mary just completed her sophomore year at Villanova University with a double major in history and Spanish. A Dean’s List student, Mary participated in mock trial and is a member of RUIBAL, a service organization that helps the inner-city students of Philadelphia. She continues to connect with others through her service work at Villanova.

General Scholarship Award – Melody Wu

The 2010 valedictorian of Hanover Park High School, Melody completed her third year at Harvard University where she is majoring in East Asian Studies, focusing on international relations as a concentration and global health and public policy as a secondary. She is still an active member of the Taiwanese Cultural Society and is dancing on a regular basis.

 

Seton Hall Prep Award – Mikal Taveras

Mikael is currently a senior at Seton Hall Prep where he maintains a GPA of 4.4 and participates in numerous school activities. He continues to be involved in Future Business Leaders of America, the West Indian organization and has been elected team manager of the rifle team. Mikael works many volunteer hours at St. Johns Soup Kitchen, Newark, NJ.

The Harding School Award – Marina Bear

Marina is active in school athletics, having played on the soccer, basketball, lacrosse and track teams. She was County Champion in both the shot put and the 200-meter race. She also broke school records in the 100-meter race, the long jump, and the 100-meter hurdles. In the classroom, Marina approached her academic pursuits with the same tenacity and enthusiasm that contributed to her success on the playing field. Marina plays the viola in the school band, and in her free time pursues the piano. Outside of school, Marina is actively involved in service to her community. Most recently, she worked with preschool and elementary hearing-impaired students.

Providence College
Providence College, Providence, RI, is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, independent, not-for-profit, Catholic institution of higher education. Committed to fostering academic excellence through the sciences and humanities, the college provides a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. The Foundation has endowed The Matthew C. Sellitto Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide a four year scholarship to deserving students from New Jersey or New York.

Caddy Scholarship Award – Jack Williams 

A caddy at Somerset Hills Country Club since 2007, Jack is a graduate of Seton Hall Prep and has recently transferred to Mount, St. Mary’s University in Maryland. Jack is involved in several student-run campus publications and participates in a wide range of extracurricular activities and intramural sports including, football, volleyball, and the Philosophy Club. Along with post-graduate studies, Jack hopes to pursue a career in education.

General Scholarship Award – Mary Finnegan

The 2011 valedictorian of Warren Hills High School, Mary just completed her sophomore year at Villanova University with a double major in history and Spanish. A Dean’s List student, Mary participated in mock trial and is a member of RUIBAL, a service organization that helps the inner-city students of Philadelphia. She continues to connect with others through her service work at Villanova.

General Scholarship Award – Melody Wu

The 2010 valedictorian of Hanover Park High School, Melody completed her third year at Harvard University where she is majoring in East Asian Studies, focusing on international relations as a concentration and global health and public policy as a secondary. She is still an active member of the Taiwanese Cultural Society and is dancing on a regular basis.

 

Seton Hall Prep Award – Mikal Taveras

Mikael is currently a senior at Seton Hall Prep where he maintains a GPA of 4.4 and participates in numerous school activities. He continues to be involved in Future Business Leaders of America, the West Indian organization and has been elected team manager of the rifle team. Mikael works many volunteer hours at St. Johns Soup Kitchen, Newark, NJ.

Caddy Scholarship Award – Jack Williams
A caddy at Somerset Hills Country Club since 2007, Jack is a recent graduate of Seton Hall Prep and will begin Honors Studies at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH, in the fall with a dual concentration in Philosophy and Theology. Jack has been highly involved in his parish youth group, regularly leading student retreats and participating in annual summer programs to help the developmentally disabled and to build homes through Habitat for Humanity. While at Franciscan, Jack hopes to study abroad for a semester in Austria. He plans to pursue a career in either education or law.

General Scholarship Award in honor of Carmen DiGiovanni – Mary Finnegan
Mary will be entering Villanova University where she plans a double major in history and Spanish. She graduated in 2011 as valedictorian of Warren Hills High School. At Warren Hills she served as president of the Key Club, vice president of Spring Challenge Reading Club and was an active member in NHS and Students Against Vandalizing the Earth. Mary loves to be engaged in her local community and started the Washington Community Garden to give locals a chance to grow fresh vegetables and test their hands in the soil. She hopes to continue to connect with others through service in her years at Villanova.

General Scholarship Award in memory of Teddy Hajjar – Melody Wu
A 2010 graduate of Hanover Park High School, Melody completed her first year at Harvard University where she is majoring in East Asian Studies in Economics. She is a member of the kendo (Japanese fencing) team and the Taiwanese Cultural Society. Melody plans to concentrate on Japanese courses in the fall semester and hopes to intern in Japan next summer. She would like to start a volunteer program at Harvard supporting local animal shelters in the Boston area and if time permits, she hopes to dance “hip hop.”

Seton Hall Prep Award in memory of Anne DiGaudio – Mikal Taveras
Mikal graduated from Ironbound Catholic Academy in Newark, NJ, and will enter his sophomore year at Seton Hall Prep. He participated in the guitar and Car Clubs along with the Varsity Rifle Club. In order to get the most out of his Prep experience and to insert himself into the community, Mikael plans to join the Future Leaders of America club and the Knights of Setonia. He also plans to challenge himself academically by taking AP courses.

The Harding School Award –Dorothy Lee
Dorothy has consistently been on high honor roll and honor roll throughout her years at the Harding Township School. She was a member of the yearbook committee, school chorus, student council, and the gifted and talented program (Quest). Dorothy also played soccer and basketball while at Harding. Dorothy will be a freshman at Madison High School this fall.

James G. ‚”Jamie” Hall III Caddie Scholarship Award – Scott Boardman
Scott, a graduate of Mendham High School, has been a caddy at Somerset Hills Country Club since 2002. A senior at Clemson University, he will graduate in May, 2011 with a degree in political science. Scott is the vice president of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society at Clemson. He is also a member of the Calhoun Honors College and has been involved with the university’s local radio station. Scott spent part of the summer after his junior year in Serbia and Montenegro, studying Serbian politics and ethnic violence. Upon graduation, Scott hopes to pursue a career in international relations and global politics.

General Scholarship Award in memory of Louise Hull – Melody Wu
After four years of perseverance, Melody finally attained her goal of graduating first in her class from Hanover Park. Accomplishing much throughout high school, she became president of the Environmental Club and the Book Club, secretary of the Class Council, opinion editor of the Forum newspaper, and a member of the award-winning Academic Decathlon team. Due to her love for animals, Melody regularly socialized the felines at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. On Sundays, she volunteered as a teaching assistant at the North New Jersey Chinese Association Chinese School, which she had previously attended for twelve years. Melody will begin classes at Harvard University in the fall, where she hopes to attain Chinese and Japanese citations and will probably major in East Asian Studies in Economics.

Seton Hall Prep Scholarship in honor of Fannie Stanley – Mikael Taveras
Mikael will enter his freshman class at Seton Hall Prep in September. Mikael lives with his parents and two siblings in Newark, New Jersey, and graduated first in his class from Ironbound Catholic Academy. While at Ironbound, he was president of the Chess Club and tutored younger students with remarkable patience. He patrolled the fifth grade and was responsible for the barricade after school.

The Harding School Award in honor of Dee Klikier – Adin Makowsky
Adin was the recipient of the middle school leadership award—an award given to a graduating eighth grader in every Morris County middle school. He was the president of the Student Council and attended the National Young Leaders State Conference in Princeton, New Jersey. He has volunteered at Neighborhood House and weekly volunteers at his Hebrew school. Adin will begin his freshman year at Madison High School in the fall.

The University of Vermont Urban Partnerships Program
Founded in 2000, the Urban Partnerships Program at UVM takes a comprehensive, pro-active approach towards students in inner-city high schools beginning as early the ninth grade. Teachers and advisers from the UVM campus are sent to meet with students, teachers, principals and parents and sponsored visits for students and parents to the UVM campus are arranged to reinforce the high school planning visits and link students with admissions and other university resources. The program is designed to build a relationship with talented students in inner-city high schools and to provide knowledge and guidance about the world of higher education that students in more affluent schools tend to take for granted.

Camp Dudley Scholarship Fund
For 125 years, Dudley has remained true to its original mission: to develop boys’ moral, personal and physical skills in the spirit of fellowship and fun. One of the reasons Camp Dudley has continued to thrive since 1885, providing magical summer experiences for thousands of young people, is because of the timelessness of its motto—“The Other Fellow First”—a motto that resonates through every stage of a man’s life. The William J. Schmidt Annual Scholarship Fund’s goal is to raise money to enable boys and young men to attend Dudley who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

James G. ‚”Jamie” Hall III Caddie Scholarship Award – Timothy Burkly
A caddy at Somerset Hills Country Club for the past seven years, Tim will graduate from Colgate University in May, 2010 with a degree in history. He spent his sophomore year at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, where he studied development economics. At Colgate, Tim plays rugby, volunteers in the development office and sings with the Colgate Resolutions. An alumnus of the Tuck Business Bridge Program, Tim hopes to pursue a career in banking.

General Scholarship Award – Erin Boehmer
Erin graduated from Chatham High School as the valedictorian of her class. As a senior, she served as President of the Key Club, the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper and President of the National Honor Society. Erin has continued to pursue her strong interest in music and the piano, accompanying her high school’s treble choir, playing at church services and performing at the Chatham Community Players. Volunteering has been an important commitment in her life, and she has worked with children in Newark and Paterson, New Jersey. Erin will begin her freshman year in September at the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar.

General Scholarship Award – Carl David Jones II
For the past four years, Carl David has dedicated his time, talent and service to St. Louis University High School in St. Louis, Missouri. A first honors student, he was a four-year member of the football and track programs at SLUH. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and was active in civil rights and diversity programs, volunteering at a transitions program for students of color and giving presentations around the country on topics such as racism, sexism, and heterosexism. Carl dedicated much of his time to church and community by being active in his school ministry and by traveling to Mexico for two years to build houses for the homeless. Carl David will continue his education at Notre Dame where he will major in either political science or marketing.

Seton Hall Prep Scholarship – Wilder Chevez
Wilder will enter his senior year at the Prep this September where he will serve as Vice President of the Student Council and President of the Spanish Honor Society. He will continue his active participation in the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society. He will be challenging himself academically with 5 AP classes and is also a member of the Prep’s football team. Wilder tutors and enjoys helping others.

Mary Beth McGee Courage and Compassion Award – Christina Renga
Christina Renga recently appeared on the ABC Good Morning America show as a finalist in the “For All the Ways You Care” contest. Along with managing her studies at Madison High School, Christina has been her mother’s sole caregiver since she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis over 10 years ago. She also received recognition for her dedication to her mother by being selected a recipient of the Wallenberg Award for Courage and Compassion, named for Raul Wallenberg, a Christian Swede who saved more than 100,000 lives from the Nazis in a six month period during World War II. Christina volunteers on the New Vernon First Aid Squad and will attend Hartwick College School of Nursing in the fall.

The Harding School Award – Kevin Zsitvay
Kevin attended the Harding Township School from kindergarten through eighth grade. This past year, Kevin was president of the student council, captained the soccer team and played lacrosse during the spring. Kevin played the alto saxophone for both the school and jazz bands and participated in the annual school musicals and plays throughout his years at Harding. Kevin is an altar server at The Church of Christ the King and is an avid skier. In the fall, Kevin will begin his freshman year at The Delbarton School.

Camp Dudley Scholarship Fund
For 124 years, Dudley has remained true to its original mission: to develop boys’ moral, personal and physical skills in the spirit of fellowship and fun. One of the reasons Camp Dudley has continued to thrive since 1885, providing magical summer experiences for thousands of young people, is because of the timelessness of its motto – “The Other Fellow First” – a motto that resonates through every stage of a man’s life. The William J. Schmidt Annual Scholarship Fund’s goal is to raise money to enable boys and young men to attend Dudley who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

Margaret (Margie) Gottscho Caddie Scholarship Award – Timothy Burkly
A caddy at Somerset Hills Country Club for the past six years, Tim will begin his junior year at Colgate University in the fall, majoring in History. He returned from a semester abroad at Stellenbosch University in South Africa where he studied development economics and the emerging markets. At Colgate, Tim plays club rugby and volunteers in the office of admission as a tour guide. He was selected to attend the Business Bridge Program this past July at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. Tim hopes to pursue a career in finance.

Arlene A. Arcand General Scholarship Award – Jocelyn Pedrick
Jocelyn graduated from Randolph High School with a 4.4 GPA and along with involvement in many school activities, she was a leading scorer for the varsity lacrosse team for all four years. She was a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Spanish Honor Society. Jocelyn has been an active member of Resurrection Parrish where she served on the youth council and organized many retreats for younger members of the parish. She traveled to the Dominican Republic with Foundation for Peace to help construct a church. Jocelyn will be attending Boston College in the fall where she will major in chemistry. She hopes to attend medical school in the future.

General Scholarship Award – Daniel Pulitano
A two time, USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, a captain of his high school swim team and a member of the Cougar Aquatic Team since 2002, swimming has always been a passion in Dan’s life. An honors graduate of Mt. Lakes High School, Dan played in the wind ensemble as a trumpet player and independently organized and managed concerts to benefit charities. Dan is headed to Colgate University where he will major in Economics and continue his swimming career.

Jean Bindi Seton Hall Prep Scholarship – Wilder Chevez
As he continues his journey through the Prep, Wilder will begin to explore all possible ways of helping others. Already a member of the Math Honor Society, he tutors his fellow classmates and is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, Spanish and Chess Clubs. Most notably, Wilder will be volunteering his time on the Habitat for Humanity trips. He maintains a 4.52 GPA and is a member of the Prep’s Ambassadors service organization. Wilder spends much of his time working in the father’s business and helping his grandmother care for his sister and several other children.

The Harding School Award – Stuart O’Keeffe
Stuart has been an Honor Roll student and participated in the Quest program during his time at the Harding Township School. He has served his school community on Student Council and in the Peer leadership program. He played on the soccer team, was a captain of the lacrosse team and played ice hockey with the HTRA. Stuart was a percussionist with the school band and helps serves his community as an active member of the Boy Scouts. He was the recipient of the Lanzerotti Science Award and the Harding Township Police Department Service Award. Stuart will attend The Pingry School in the fall.

The Harding School Award – Annie Turnbull
During Eighth Grade, Annie was on the high honor roll all four marking periods. At graduation she received the World Language French Award, The Laguage Arts Award, The HTRA Sportsmanship Award, the Margaret Lamb Award for Reading and the Board of Education Scholarship Award. Annie played saxophone in the school’s band and jazz band, sang in the chorus, participated in the school musical, wrote for the yearbook and was a captain of both the lacrosse and field hockey teams. In her community, she volunteered at the New Vernon Fire Department Auction and the Harding Library fundraising bike ride. Annie will attend Kent Place School in the fall.

Camp Dudley Scholarship Fund
For over 120 years, Dudley has remained true to its original mission: to develop boys’ moral, personal and physical skills in the spirit of fellowship and fun. One of the reasons Camp Dudley has continued to thrive since 1885, providing magical summer experiences for thousands of young people, is because of the timelessness of its motto—“The Other Fellow First”—a motto that resonates through every stages of a man’s life. The William J. Schmidt Annual Scholarship Fund’s goal is to raise money to enable boys and young men to attend Dudley who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

Caddie Scholarship Award – Timothy Burkly
A caddy at Somerset Hills Country Club for the past five years, Tim will begin his sophomore year at Colgate in the fall where he is majoring in history. He plays on the Colgate rugby team, serves on the Student Government board and works in the office of admission as a tour guide; he is an honors graduate from Mt. Olive High School. Tim is currently working with other college students in a partnership managing an investment portfolio and plans on pursuing a career in finance.

Edith K. DiGiovanni General Scholarship Award – Kelly MacKenzie
Kelly graduated from Boonton High School and plans on attending Rowan University in the fall with a major in Psychology and a minor in Music. She was a member of several school vocal choirs and of both the Women’s and Mixed All State Choirs. Kelly was also an active member of the Drama Club, Broadcasting Club and National Honor Society. Outside of school she participated in the Morris County Girl School program. She hopes to obtain a degree in Clinical Psychology and pursue a career in Psychology and Music Therapy.

General Scholarship Award – Miles Curiotto
In addition to his many academic achievements, Miles played varsity Lacrosse at Boonton High School, served as President of the French and Broadcasting clubs, Vice President of the Drama Club and Chamber Choir and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was an EDGE youth leader and volunteered at the Lincoln Park Library and at his church’s vacation bible school. Miles will attend Stevens Institute of Technology in the fall and plans on specializing in computer engineering.

Dr. Margaret A. “Peggy” Hoban Seton Hall Prep Scholarship – Jonathan Amedrano
As he enters his senior year at the Prep, Jonathan plans to continue focusing his energy on extra-curricular activities and academic achievement. He has gone on three Habitat for Humanity trips and volunteers each month at St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark and the Big Brother program at the Prep. He also participates in the Breakfast and Chess Clubs and plays on the soccer team. Jon is a member of the National Honor Society and maintains a 4.0 GPA. He spends much of his time helping to care for his siblings and working with his dad in his contracting business.

The Harding School Award – George Thompson
In the two years since moving back to the United States, George has strived to be an active member of the Harding Township School community. He played trombone in the school band, sang with the school chorus, participated in the Principal’s advisory counsel, and played in all the school’s athletic programs. An honor student, he received the HTRA 2007 Sportsmanship Award and was a member of the Morris Select Lacrosse team. He will be attending Madison High School in the fall.

Award to the William J. Schmidt Annual Scholarship Fund at Camp Dudley
For over 120 years, Dudley has remained true to its original mission: to develop boys’ moral, personal and physical skills in the spirit of fellowship and fun. One of the reasons Camp Dudley has continued to thrive since 1885, providing magical summer experiences for thousands of young people, is because of the timelessness of its motto—“The Other Fellow First”—a motto that resonates through every stage of a man’s life. The William J. Schmidt Annual Scholarship Fund’s goal is to raise money to enable boys and young men to attend Dudley who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

Caddie Scholarship Award – Timothy Burkly
A caddy at Somerset Hills Country Club for the past four years, Tim is an honor’s graduate from Mt. Olive High School and will attend Colgate in the fall. During high school he was student body president, served as a member of the state student council, ran four years of varsity cross country. He also started a non-profit organization with proceeds going to the disadvantaged. Tim plans on majoring in history while at Colgate.

General Scholarship Award – Wendy Schibener
Wendy attended Morris Hills High School in Rockaway where she was very involved in the theater and music departments. She had leading roles in all the school’s plays and musicals including the role of “Glinda” in the Wizard of Oz. She was captain of the Rockaway Color Guard for two years and traveled to Herzegovina and Bosnia as part of a community service project. She was a member of seven national honor societies, serving as president of three. Wendy will be attending Bucknell University as an English and Theater major. Her future plans including attending law school.

General Scholarship Award – Xin Zhou
Aside from many academic achievements, Ben played varsity tennis for three years at Parsippany High School, served as President of Future Business Leaders of America and Secretary of the National Honors Society. Ben logged in over 80 hours of community service for the Key Club and states his most meaningful activity as his volunteer work at the Care One Senior Center where he logged 150 hours of service. Ben graduated second in his class and will attend Harvard in the fall majoring in finance and economics. He hopes to work with the disadvantaged.

Scholar Athlete Scholarship Award – Kyle Petermann
Kyle will enter his senior year at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is in the architecture program and has found interest in construction management/general contracting. Kyle completed a summer internship with Structure Tone where he worked on site with clients, project managers, tradesmen engineers and architects.

Seton Hall Prep Scholarship – Jonathan Amedrano
Entering his junior year at the Prep, school activities have been important part of Jonathan’s life. He has gone on two Habitat for Humanities trips and enjoys being part of the Prep soccer team and volunteering each month at St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark. He also participates in the Breakfast and Chess Clubs. Jon maintains a 4.0 GPA and spends much of his time helping to take care of his siblings and working with his dad in his contracting business.

The Harding School Award – Joseph Racanelli
Joey has been a high honor roll student throughout all three years in middle school, a PEER leader in grades 7 and 8 and served as President of the Student Council this past year. He played on the soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams and was a cast member for all three middle school musicals. He also received the Morris County Administrator’s Leadership Award for the 2005-06 school year. Outside of school, Joey assists his church in collecting and distributing food for the needy. He will attend Madison High School in the fall.

William J. Schmidt Annual Scholarship Fund at Camp Dudley
For over 120 years, Dudley has remained true to its original mission: to develop boys’ moral, personal and physical skills in the spirit of fellowship and fun. One of the reasons Camp Dudley’s magic has sustained itself since 1885 is because of the timelessness of its motto—“The Other Fellow First”—a motto that resonates through every stage of a man’s life. The William J. Schmidt Annual Scholarship Fund’s goal is to raise money to enable boys and young men to attend Dudley who would not otherwise have the chance.

Caddie Scholarship Award – Kyle O’Donnell
A caddy at Glen Ridge Country Club for the past five years, Kyle graduated from Montclair High School in 2004 and will be entering his second year at Essex County College. During high school he was an active member of the AFJROTC (Air Force) and the Teen Institute of the Garden State. Kyle is an accounting major and hopes to enter a branch of law enforcement upon graduation.

General Scholarship Award – Jessica Ho
A high honor graduate of Parsippany High School, Jessica has always recognized the importance of serving others and contributing to the community. In high school she served as President of the National Honor Society, Secretary of the Key Club and Vice President of the Academic Decathlon. Among her community projects, Jessica organized a collection of over $3,000 for the Southeast Asian tsunami recovery, created a living history tour for a local historic home, and traveled to Mexico to educate the youth about dental hygiene. She will be attending the College of New Jersey to study biology and hopes to either go into research or become a patent attorney to protect the research of bioengineers.

General Scholarship Award – Tina Hwa
Tina will be attending Harvard University where she plans to study government and go on to law school. She graduated as salutatorian of Whippany Park High School and is a National Merit Finalist, a NJ Governor’s School of Public Issue Scholar and a member of the WPHS SAT 800 Club. She was president of the Debate and Forensics Society and Editor-in-chief of the school’s literary magazine. She has been an active member of the Christian Testimony Church of Morris Plains and logged 150 volunteer hours of volunteer work at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

Scholar Athlete Scholarship Award – Kyle Petermann
Kyle will be entering his junior year at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is in the architecture program and has found an interest in construction management/general contracting. Kyle completed a summer internship with Structure Tone, a well-known construction management/general contracting company. He worked on-site as an assistant superintendent working with clients, project managers, trades, engineers and architects.

Seton Hall Prep Scholarship – Robert Sykes
Currently a senior, Rob has been a first honor roll student throughout his three years at the Prep while working at Mondell’s as a cashier. He is a Seton Hall Prep Ambassador and hopes to attend New York University after graduation.

The Harding School Award – Nicholas Cherillo
Nick is a high honor roll graduate of The Harding School. He was a member of the baseball, soccer and basketball teams and his extracurricular activities include participation in the school musicals and peer leadership program. Nick has received the Harding “H” award for excellence in academics, character, school service and sports. Outside of school, Nick volunteers at the New Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Auction, Steak and Lobster Dinners and the Soup Contests. Nick will be attending Madison High School.

Caddie Scholarship Program – Christopher R. Swann
A caddy at The Rock Spring Country Club for three years, Chris graduated from Seton Hall Prep with honors. He will be entering his junior year at Marist College with a major in Finance and Economics. He is currently a member of the varsity Rugby Team and participates in the Business Club and campus ministry. While at the Prep, Chris was a member of the varsity basketball and soccer teams, both of which were state championship finalists, and participated in the Peer Leadership Program. Youth CCD projects included soup kitchens and church services at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Maplewood. Chris aspires to a career in finance upon graduation from Marist.

Chris Moorman Memorial Scholarship Award – Timothy V. Curcio
A graduate of Parsippany High School, Tim found time to be a team leader for St. Peter the Apostle Church in Parsippany. A two sport varsity athlete, Chris lettered in both baseball and wrestling and captained his wrestling team his senior year. Tim was elected to Who’s Who In America Among High Schools and was elected to the National Honor Society. He is currently attending Livingston College/Rutgers University.

Scholar Athlete Scholarship Award – Kyle Petermann
A graduate of Mendham High School, Kyle also found time to volunteer in his church. He has been an active member in his youth group and has participated in the Appalachian Service Project, traveling to West Virginia and Tennessee to help build additions and repair homes for less fortunate people. This will be Kyle’s fifth year with the Appalachian Service Project. Kyle did well during his first year at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He made the Dean’s List both of his semesters and started a Track and Field Program at the school. He is an active member in the Architecture Student Union and will be representing the sophomore architecture students next semester.

Seton Hall Prep Scholarship – John N. Durkin
Currently a senior, John is an honor roll student who finds time to participate in a variety of school and community activities. As a member of the National Honor Society, John maintains a 4.0 GPA while participating in a number of service projects. He is also a Seton Hall Prep Ambassador and a member of the Peer Leadership Program where he advises freshmen new to the school. Outside of school, John is a coach and mentor for the New Jersey Devils Youth Special Needs Hockey Program and has traveled with the Habitat for Humanity program to build low and moderate-income housing for the less fortunate. John will begin his freshman year at Seton Hall University with a major and aspires to be a high school history teacher.

The Harding School Award – Daniel Naturman
Daniel Naturman has been an honor roll student throughout middle school. He has been involved in the Gifted and Talented Quest program for many years and was selected to participate in our PEER Leadership Program in 7th and 8th grade. Daniel has been a member of the Harding Township School Band which also participates in the Harding Township’s annual Memorial Day Parade. Daniel’s essay was selected by the Harding Township Civic Association for the Memorial Day Essay Contest in May 2004. Daniel participated in three sports – Soccer, Basketball and Track throughout middle school and worked on the Yearbook for the Class of 2004. Daniel was also an 8th grade representative to the Student Council. Daniel has received the Harding “H” award for excellence in academics, character, school service and sports. Outside of school Daniel is very active in his Temple and did a service project for his Bar Mitzvah which involved planting trees in Israel. Daniel will be attending The Delbarton School in the fall.

Seton Hall Prep Scholarship – Tray Mitchell
Tray is a strong student who participates in a variety of school and community activities. Currently a senior, he is a member of the Knights of Setonia, and an active member of the Psychology and Pan African Clubs. Tray was also accepted into the Griffin Bridges Program, a highly selective program based on high academic merit, character/leadership qualities and community service participation. Tray hopes to become a history teacher after attending college.

Caddie Scholarship Program – Ronald J. Pellegrino, Jr.
A caddy at the Spring Brook Country Club for five years, Ron graduated from the Delbarton School with highest academic honors. He currently attends Middlebury College where he participated in varsity baseball and is a member of the college activities board and a school host. He currently maintains a GPA of 3.66 and has earned academic honors at Middlebury for the past five semesters. Ron hopes to attend law school.

National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Scholarship – Kyle Petermann
A graduate of Mendham High School, Kyle also found time to volunteer in his church. He has been an active member in his youth group and has participated in the Appalachian Service Project, traveling to West Virginia to help build additions and repair homes for less fortunate people. Kyle was a high school honor roll student who participated in winter and spring track and varsity football. This September, Kyle entered his freshman year in the School of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

The Harding School Award – Erica Cullum
Erica maintained high honors throughout middle school while holding leadership positions, volunteering for local community projects and playing sports. Elected to the student council for three years, Erica was selected into the Peer Leadership Program where she volunteered her time mentoring younger students. She was awarded the C.A.R.E.S. Award for character and the Harding “H” award for excellence in academics, character, school service and sports. A three season athlete, she was captain of the Field Hockey team at The Harding School. Erica is currently a freshman at the Kent Place School.