Students Receive Recognition and Scholarships at Senior Awards Night
WEST ORANGE, NJ – Graduating seniors at West Orange High School received recognition for their accomplishments and scholarships for college at the annual Senior Awards Night, held June 1.
The first part of the evening recognized seniors for academic and community service, along with several scholarships totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. Seniors Breitner Baptiste and Chase Morgan received full US Army scholarships: Baptiste will attend Seton Hall University and Morgan accepted a Civil Prep School appointment to Georgia Military College for one year, attending West Point in 2024. Both will graduate as Second Lieutenants. UNICO distributed 19 scholarships.
The West Orange Scholarship Foundation is currently celebrating its 100th year. According to Secretary Tynia Thomassie, “191 applications were received from the seniors of the Class of 2023, the mostever. 105 seniors received 156 scholarships totaling $115,100, bringing our fund’s support of the WOHS student body to over $1.8 million dollars distributed since 1923.”
Recipients were selected for scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement, intended major, participation in extracurricular, sports, academics, and even the elementary and middle school attended.