Slotkin, Oster Honored As Scholar Athletes


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Verona High School seniors Rebecca Slotkin and Dave Oster were honored for their accomplishments in sports and school on Monday, May 10, by the Essex County Athletic Director’s Association.

Slotkin and Oster are each are three-sport athletes in cross country, indoor track and spring track. Oster competed on the national level in the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country championships this past December. He will attend Syracuse University on an athletic scholarship in the fall.

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Slotkin was invited to the Penn Relays in April, the exclusive national competition for high school and college athletes, and holds many pole vault awards in the Super Essex Conference. She will attend Lafayette College in the fall.

The two join last year’s VHS scholar-athletes, Taylor Zebrowski and Chris Looney. Zebrowski is now a standout on the Women’s Lacrosse team at Holy Cross, while Looney plays football for Colgate University.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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