The Rotary Club of Roselle/Roselle Park presented Students of the Month Awards to deserving seniors from Abraham Clark High School, Roselle Park High School and Roselle Catholic at a breakfast meeting on February 8, 2024 at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center 1268 Shaffer Avenue Roselle, NJ.
Elizabeth Councilwoman Patricia Perkin-Augusta spoke to the group in honor of Black History Month highlighting the values and contributions of the black community to the benefit of life in the United States.
Pictured are (seated from left to right) STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - Roselle Catholic's Ariela Reyes-Sosa and Rayina Dazooloute, Abraham Clark HS's Jasmine Okantey and Roselle Park High School's Selina Shao. Others in the group photo include Rotarians, parents and siblings of the honorees and school guidance counselors.
The Club presented three students awards for February and one for January. Each student was recognized for their scholastic achievement, school-based and extra-curricular activities, and their service to others.
Donna Eleazer, Rotary Club President, presented the awards to each recipient and stated, “Rotary Roselle-Roselle Park has a long tradition of honoring high school seniors for their dedication to one of Rotary’s most coveted ideals, that of service to others. In fact, Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self.”
Students of the Month is a service project of the Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park honoring a senior from each of the high schools in Roselle and Roselle Park, including Roselle Park High School and Roselle’s Abraham Clark High School and Roselle Catholic High School. Each student receives a personalized plaque commemorating the occasion, a gift card to Barnes and Noble and an opportunity to speak to the group outlining their service to school and community and their academic successes.
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(Photos by Bob Zeglarski