VHS ’12 Gets $103,000 In Scholarships


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At the Senior Awards night on Tuesday, June 12, members of the the Verona High School Class of 2012 received $103,000 in scholarships from Verona businesses, community organizations and foundations. Students were also recognized for their academic, artistic and athletic achievements. Pictured above are the students who received the President’s Academic Achievement Awards for having a GPA of 3.5 and above. The scholarships and their winners were:

Cameco, Inc. Scholarship: Shannon Garner
John R. DiTrani Athletic Scholarship: Heather Sweeney
Al Rotella Memorial Scholarship: Jack Cummings
West Essex Lodge F.&A.M. Scholarship: Brian Farrell
Thomas Stewart Memorial Scholarship: Margaret Dougherty, Marco Freschi
Verona Track & Field Boosters Scholarship: Daniel Banks, Samantha Intili, Nicholas Lukas, Kate Percevault, Vincent Puchik, Erin Smythe, Heather Sweeney, Michael Theobald, Dwight Tucci, Phillip Vetrano, Matthew Wolfman
Eight Hills Caterers/Lakeside Deli Scholarships: Michael Basil, Cara McGinley
Verona UNICO Scholarships: Kelli Foy, Jacob Facey, Heather Sweeney, Michael Theobald, Dwight Tucci, Phillip Vetrano
UNICO Salvatore J. Malanga Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Licitra
Jeanette Albano Memorial Scholarship: Matthew Tuorto
Karl Weber Memorial Scholarship: Arissa Dickison
Michael Malfettano Memorial Scholarship: Lisa Fitzgerald
Stephen P. Gaffney Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Lukas
Josh Rappaport Memorial Scholarship: Franco Camerota, Margaret Dougherty, Timothy Kiernan, William Meade
Alex Weissenborn Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Rollo
Verona Eagles Scholarship: Franco Camerota, Erin Mortara, Michael Theobald
Louis Braschi Memorial Scholarship: Shannon Garner
Woman’s Club of Verona Community Service Award: Jordan Bronson, Kristina DiStaso, Shannon Garner, Nicholas Hennig, Timothy Kiernan, Brandy Kosinski, Caroline Mols, Erin Mortara, Wesley Ostrander, Kate Percevault, Lauren Smith, Kaylynn Stryker, Michael Theobald, Matthew Tuorto, Amelia Weiss
The William J. Erwin September 11, 2001 Scholarship: Kelli Foy
The Stephen L. Roach September 11, 2001 Scholarship: Brandy Kosinski
Bobby Ball Memorial Football Scholarship: William Meade
Verona PBA Local #72 Scholarship: Michael Theobald
Verona Alumni Association Scholarship: Shannon Garner, Michael Theobald
Verona Lions Club Service Awards: Shannon Garner, Matthew Tuorto

Joanna Eliasof (center) was awarded the $500 VMAC Scholarship. She is pictured with Rosanne Bornstein, VMAC Grant Coordinator (left) and Chris Lawrence, VMAC Co-Chair.

Verona Municipal Alliance Committee Scholarship: Joanna Eliasof
VHS Lacrosse Parents Association Scholarship: Margaret Dougherty, Mark Gomez, Jacob Facey, Caroline Mols, Julianne Mascera, Lauren Smith, Michael Theobald, Dwight Tucci
Verona Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship: Kellie Ackerson, Joseph Festa, Jessica Niler
Verona Recreation Scholarships: Kellie Ackerson, Daniel Banks, Molly Cummings, Brian Farrell, Caroline Fernandez, John Paul Graziano, Nicholas Hennig, Anthony Huber, Nicholas Looney, Nicholas Lukas, Erica Meyer, Kate Percevault, Kimberley Petersen, Kaylynn Stryker, Michael Theobald, Matthew Tuorto
Minette Grasso McKenna Angel Foundation Scholarship: Nicholas Hennig
Jerold B. Graff M.D. Scholarship: Evan Janssens, Suze Zhang
Verona Hockey Boosters Scholarship: Matthew Brehne, Jacob Facey, Christopher Lapone, Devon McKenna, Patrick Sullivan
Daniel Pritchard Memorial Scholarship: Michael Theobald
Verona Education Association – Retired: Erica Meyer
College Woman’s Club of Montclair Scholarship: Jordan Bronson, Colleen Carr, Caroline Fernandez, Kelli Foy, Samantha Intili, Heather Sweeney
Christopher C. Maziarz “Mr. 60” Memorial Scholarship: William Meade
Verona Baseball/Softball League Scholarship: Jenna Atmeh, Sarah Frawley, Timothy Kiernan, Nicholas Looney
Verona Wave Swim Parents Association Scholarship: Nicholas Hennig, Michael Theobald
Friends of John Michelson Memorial Scholarship: Michael Theobald, Amelia Weiss
League of Women Voters Citizenship Award: Evan Janssens
Verona High School SCA Awards: Matthew Brehne, Gabriela Campos, Kristina DiStaso, Joanna Eliasof, Jacob Facey, Brian Farrell, Evan Janssens, Julianne Mascera, Caroline Mols, Erin Mortara, Wesley Ostrander, Erin Smythe, Dwight Tucci, Amelia Weiss, Matthew Wolfman
Conference of SCA Awards: Daniel Banks, Michelle Frungillo
F.N. Brown SCA Awards: Kelli Foy, Shannon Garner
H. B. Whitehorne SCA Awards: Nicholas Hennig, Heather Sweeney
Forest Avenue SCA Awards: Michael Theobald, Matthew Tuorto
Brookdale Avenue SCA Awards: Jordan Bronson, Kate Percevault
Laning Avenue SCA Awards & Anna Casabona Scholarship: Nicholas Looney, Lauren Smith, Nicholas Licitra
The Junior Woman’s Club J. T. Reisman Memorial Scholarship, Verona Service Award & Jane E. Myers Memorial Scholarship: Molly Cummings, Shannon Garner, Kate Percevault
Fifth Downers Scholarship: Jack Cummings, Joseph Pami
C.H.I.L.D. , Inc. Scholarship: Connor McGee, Kyle Rosenberg
Class of 1960 Scholarship: Gabriela Campos, Kate Percevault
Verona Senior Citizens Claire Boyle Scholarship: Shannon Garner, Erin Mortara
Joseph & Elizabeth Pirrello Education Scholarship: Daniel Banks
Verona Education Association Awards: Kellie Ackerson, Erin Smythe, Kaylynn Stryker, Matthew Tuorto
Verona Jr. Wrestling Scholarship: Franco Camerota, Thomas Cundari, Joseph Festa
U. S. Marine Corp.: Heather Sweeney, Filip Bablievsky, Kelli Foy, Nicholas Licitra, Timothy Kiernan, Caroline Mols
Verona United Soccer Club Scholarship: Amanda Cummings, Patrick Malanga
Salvation Army Scholarship: Wesley Ostrander
Spotlight Players Parents Association Scholarship: Gabriela Campos, Cara McGinley
Class of 1956 Scholarship: Suze Zhang
Verona High School Drama Department Awards: Filip Bablievsky, Shannon Garner, Cara McGinley
Sons of Verona Scholarship: Marco Freschi

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