West Orange High School Senior Awards Night Distributes Scholarships Totaling Nearly $400,000
WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School held its annual Senior Awards Night on June 2, recognizing students for academic and athletic achievements, community service and more, and distributing scholarships totaling nearly $400,000.
The West Orange Scholarship Fund, overseeing several community scholarships, distributed a record $140,900 to 142 students. Formed in 1923, the Fund has to-date distributed $1.7 million in scholarships to graduating seniors.
The Fund oversees several large scholarships, including the Principal’s Scholarship, the CJ Morgan Foundation, The Nikhil Badlani Foundation (who provided scholarships to 24 students), and Officer Timothy Groves Scholarship.
AFJROTC cadet Zander Lipsey, following in the footsteps of his brothers Marshall and Cade, received the Army Scholarship to attend Syracuse University with a value of $220,000.
In addition to the Fund, several other notable local scholarships were distributed, including UNICO and the West Orange Elks. The ceremony ended as Valedictorian Emily Liew and Salutatorian Valentina Pappano received their sashes for graduation.
“These scholarships will assist our students in their journey to college,” said Principal Hayden Moore.
“We are grateful to our community, groups, and organizations, for partnering with us to change lives.”