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West Orange High School Students Recognized at Annual Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Eleven outstanding West Orange High School seniors were recognized by Mayor Robert Parisi at the annual West Orange Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Feb. 5, along with recognition for Employees and Citizens of the Year.


Students were recognized for exceptional performance in academics, sports, and community service:


Emily Baker

Simone Byun

Jackson Edwards

Anika Fernandez (Valedictorian)

Gustav Hall

Ashlea Hume

Elijah Millington

Natalie Nevins

Shrey Sanghvi

Maya Tobin

Brett Zeligson (Salutatorian)


Mayor's Breakfast

Front row (L-R) Elijah Millington, Shrey Sanghvi, Jackson Edwards, Gustav Hall, Brett Zeligson. Rear (L-R) WOHS Principal Hayden Moore, Mayor Robert Parisi, Maya Tobin, Emily Baker, Simone Byun, BOE member Gary Rothstein, Natalie Nevins, BOE President Ken Alper, Ashlea Hume, Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone, Anika Fernandez, BOE member Jennifer Tunnicliffe, BOE VP Terry Trigg-Scales.


In addition, the Mayor recognized firefighters Captain William Holder and Matthew Keenan as employees of the year. Both were severely injured in a crash on I-280 on July 30 as they were administering aid to a wounded driver. Also present was State Trooper Nicholas Cilli, also injured. All three continue to recover.


Employees of the Year

Captain William and Meriel Holder, Firefighter Matthew and Tiffany Keenan, State Trooper Nicholas Cilli.


Residents Stacy and Rob Reese were recognized as Citizens of the Year for the successful revival of the West Orange Farmer's Market, which will open again on May 16.


Citizens of the Year

Rob and Stacey Reese, Mayor Robert Parisi. (Photo by Joe Fagan.)






Cynthia Cumming
Feb. 5, 2020