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Colleen M. Ryan Named To Semester Dean’s List
WESTFIELD – Colleen M. Ryan, who will be a thirdyear student at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., has been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 19992000 academic year.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ryan of Westfield, Colleen is majoring in English.
Laura Marie Cosmas Receives Bachelor Degree At Northwestern University
FANWOOD – Laura Marie Cosmas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cosmas of Fanwood, received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy in Evanston, Ill. on June 16.
A graduate of Scotch PlainsFanwood High School, Laura Marie is a social policy major. She served as a courtappointed special advocate volunteer, a CPR instructor and a cadet in the Naval ROTC program. She plans to serve as a United States Naval Officer aboard U. S. S. Laboon.
Area Graduates Revealed At University of Delaware
The University of Delaware in Newark, Del. has announced the names of students who received degrees from the area.
Receiving Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Westfield were Ann Marie Teitelbaum, Heather Patricia Vlach, Elizabeth Anne Manning, Karin M. Bizzarro and Thomas Liam Wertheimer. Kara Lea Fleming of Westfield earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Kerry Lea Fleming of Westfield received a Bachelor of Science in Education, Mark Alan Gregrory and Matthew Saul Rosen, both of Westfield, received Bachelor of Science Degrees and William Peter Maslovsky earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Michael Andrew Kotler of Westfield earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
Scotch Plains resident Michael Anthony Surbrug received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Stacey Lee Peterson of Scotch Plains received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.
Fanwood’s Adam David Ross received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
Jonathan Jones Garners Dean’s List Status
WESTFIELD – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N. Y., has announced that Jonathan Jones of Westfield, a junior majoring in management and technology, has been named to the Institute’s dean’s list for the spring semester.
Providence College Sets Dean’s List for Spring
SCOTCH PLAINS – Scotch Plains residents Jessica Rodino and Thomas Klock have been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College in Providence, R. I. Jessica is a business economics major, while Thomas is an accountancy major.
Courtney D. Ill Named To Dean’s List at Bates
WESTFIELD – Courtney D. Ill of Westfield was named to the Dean’s List at Bates College, Lewiston, Me., for the second semester of the 19992000 academic year.
A junior sociology major, Courtney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ill of Westfield. A participant in the 1997 Annual Entering Students Outdoor Program, she spent a semester studying in Australia. She is a 1997 graduate of Westfield High School.
Headmaster’s List Posted at Delbarton
WESTFIELD – Delbarton School in Morristown has announced the names of Westfield pupils named to the Headmaster’s List for the 2000 Spring Term.
Earning Highest Honors are: Albert Thrower and Bryan McDermott; High Honors are Michael Krivak, Thomas Wade and Peter Gately; and Honors are James Korn and Campbell Anthony.
Denise O’Connor Participates In Summer Program at Cornell
WESTFIELD – Denise O’Connor, a student at Westfield High School, is attending the Cornell University Summer College Program this summer. Over 100 high school juniors and seniors are spending three weeks on the Cornell campus to discover what college is all about.
The Cornell University Summer College Class of 2000 features talented students from 23 states and 10 foreign countries. Between June 24 and July 15, students take a course for college credit. These pupils were admitted to Summer College based on their high school records, standardized test scores, application essays and recommendations from teachers or guidance counselors.
The high school students who attend Cornell University Summer College have the opportunity to experience college before they fill out college applications. They attain a better idea of the kind of college or university that will best suit them as undergraduates. In addition,
Cornell admissions officers provide insights and advice on how to survive and thrive in the college admissions process.
Brian Klimas Named To Dean’s List At Fairfield University
SCOTCH PLAINS – Fairfield University in Fairfield, Ct. has revealed that Brian Klimas, a resident of Scotch Plains, was named to the Dean’s List.
Brian is majoring in economics and international studies with a minor in political science. He is also active as a member of the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society.
He is a graduate of Scotch PlainsFanwood High School.
Graduates Announced At MorristownBeard
Sarah Haley Kreitman of Scotch Plains has graduated the MorristownBeard School in Morristown.
Carolyn Adams of Westfield has graduated from the MorristownBeard Middle School, also of Morristown.
Chris Keenoy, Jessica Wyckoff Earn Foundation Scholarships
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Foundation recently awarded two Westfield High School seniors Chris Keenoy and Jessica Wyckoff scholarships. These renewable scholarships were awarded in the amount of $2,500 per year, totaling $10,000 for four years of college. The winners were selected on a basis of academic achievement, need, diligence, integrity, citizenship, character, community service and leadership.
Chris is a member of the National Honor Society, Features Editor of the high school newspaper Hi’s Eye, a member of the Junior Optimist Club, serving on their Board of Directors, a member of Junior Statesmen of America and a member of the nationally televised focus group that appeared on MSNBC’s “Lessons of Littleton” filmed over a year ago at the high school.
He has played varsity baseball for four years and has studied piano for 13 years, winning several awards. Chris’ volunteer activities include Food Pantry volunteer, Special Educational Day Camp volun teer, Church Basketball League volunteer
coach and tutor of a learning disabled child. For the past three summers, he has been employed as a counselor at Featherbed Lane Day Camp.
Chris will attend the College of William and Mary in the fall. Jessica is a member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society. She was a member of the field hockey team for four years and selected by The StarLedger as second team all county and second team all area. She was also a member of the varsity softball team for three years.
Her volunteer activities include Junior Optimist Club, where she served as a Director, Futures, a field hockey organization, Discipleship, a church youth group, and Golden Age Luncheons, a churchsponsored meal for senior citizens. Jessica has also worked 20 hours per week since her junior year as a sales associate/ cashier at Gap Kids.
Jessica will attend Bucknell University.
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS… Selected on a basis of academic achievement, need, diligence, integrity, citizenship, character, community service and leadership, The Westfield Foundation recently awarded two Westfield High School seniors Chris Keenoy and Jessica Wyckoff a $2,500 renewable fouryear scholarship. Pictured, left to right, are: Scholarship Committee Chairwoman Jill Sitcer, Chris, Jessica and Dr. Gerald Glasser.
Graduates Revealed At Columbia University
Scotch Plains and Westfield residents have graduated from Columbia University in New York City. These graduates include Leonard Fliegel of Westfield and Elizabeth Mattfield, Mark Mitchell and Catherine Yatrakis, all of Scotch Plains.
Dean’s List Revealed At William Patterson
William Patterson Universtiy in Wayne recently announced that students from Westfield and Scotch Plains were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2000 semester. These students were Holly E. Ambrose and Kelly L. Mann of Westfield and Dana A. Kudolla of Scotch Plains.
Four SPFHS Pupils Tour Europe as Chorus Members
SCOTCH PLAINS – Four students from Scotch PlainsFanwood High School (SPFHS) Layne Bonstein, Lindsey Davis, Kathleen DeLuca and Chrissy Perotta, have spent their summer touring Europe as members of the American Music Abroad Honors Chorus. The girls, all members of the SPFHS Chorus, were recommended for the tour by their Choral Director Laurie Wellman.
American Music Abroad is a group of music instructors from across the country who have organized and led performing tours around the world for American pupils for over 20 years. Their goal of promoting the musical talents of America’s youth is combined with their knowledge and love of the European culture in providing this opportunity for the students to attain a better understanding and appreciation for Europe and Europeans.
The Gold Tour 2000, in which the SPFHS students are participating, consists of the Honors Chorus, a Jazz Ensemble and full Concert Band dressed in red, white and blue. In all, 192 students
from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and California spent their Independence Day weekend rehearsing and getting acquainted at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. and are currently spending time in Central Europe.
Chrissy, Kathleen, Layne and Lindsay are traveling the countryside between performances at local churches, music festivals and concert halls. However, sightseeing visits are planned at the Alpine Glaciers in Austria, Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, the Black Forest in Germany, Venice and Florence, Italy, the Dachua camp in Germany and the Old Konigsberg Castle in Strasbourg, France. They will also visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral and Hard Rock Café.
The students have reported that they are warmly received during their tour.
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Oak Knoll School in Summit GRADUATION TIME… Area residents Cynthia Fisher, Nicole Kress, Birgit Unfried, Tracy Evans and Karli Perrine were among recent graduates of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit. Pictured, left to right, are: Tracy of Westfield, Birgit of Scotch Plains, Karli of Scotch Plains, Cynthia and Nicole, both of Mountainside.
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, located in Summit, has announced that Tracy Evans of Westfield, Cynthia Fisher and Nicole Kress of Mountainside, and Karli Perrine and Birgit Unfried of Scotch Plains have graduated.
An Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar and member of the Cum Laude Society, Tracy was also one of Oak Knoll’s Connelly Scholars. She was a member of the Foreign Language Honor Society, the Concert Choir, Writers’ Roundtable, the Science League, and the Math League.
Tracy was selected for the New Jersey Governor’s School on the Environment
derstanding of cultural diversity. Other activities included the lighting crew for the school’s musicals, the calligraphy club, and the literary magazine. Cynthia contributed volunteer hours to Bridges, Habitat for Humanity, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Cynthia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fisher of Mountainside.
A member of the Cum Laude Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society, Nicole volunteered for the Community FoodBank, Bridges and Adapted Aquatics at Summit Connections. She served as president of her sophomore
and received the Bausch and Lomb Outstanding Achievement Award in Science. Her poetry has been published in two anthologies and she has won department awards in theology, English and science. Tracy’s volunteer work includes tutoring at the YMCA and service to the Community FoodBank and Bridges.
Tracy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Evans of Westfield. She will attend Notre Dame.
Cynthia, who will attend Georgetown University in the fall, received the Sister Elizabeth Barber Award as a senior for serving as an example to and providing support for her peers.
She earned the Athlete of the Month Award from the Independent Press and designation to firstteam northern New Jersey, firstteam allcounty, secondteam allconference, and her coach’s award of Most Valuable Player. Cynthia was also a member of the varsity lacrosse team.
She served as a peer leader and as junior class president, and was copresident of Shades, a group promoting un class.
Nicole was on the varsity field hockey team the past three years and on the swim team beginning her freshman year. Last season, she was cocaptain of the swim team. Headed for Villanova University this fall, Nicole is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kress of Mountainside.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Perrine of Scotch Plains, Karli was a member of Concert Choir, the mock trial team, and the stage crew for the annual musical production. She was manager of the basketball team the past four years and was on the varsity softball team.
Karli also served as a peer leader, providing guidance to younger students, and was an aide to a Boy Scouts den. She is the recipient of the Dr. Shirley H. Jackson Award for excellence in science. Karli will attend Bucknell University.
A member of the Cum Laude Society, the Foreign Language Society, calligraphy club, and Math League, Birgit received dedication awards for participation on the yearbook staff and the varsity track team. She also earned the Science Department Award for her senior year.
Birgit played on the field hockey team the past four years, the lacrosse team her junior year, and the track team her senior year. She is the recipient of a George Washington University Engineering Medal and the Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Unfried of Scotch Plains, Birgit will attend Tufts University.
Lara Lee Haack Earns Bachelor of Science; Dean’s List Recognition
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has announced that Lara Lee Haack of Westfield has graduated from the University.
Lara Lee received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Products, Design and Marketing.
She was also named to the Dean’s List for the past semester.
Columbia University Posts Dean’s Listing
Columbia University in New York City has announced the names of local students garnering Dean’s List status for the spring semester 2000.
These pupils include David Goldberg and Leonard Fliegel, both of Westfield, Jean Carrelli and Priya Swaminathan both of Mountainside, Elizabeth Mattfield, Mark Mitchell and Catherine Yatrakis, all of Scotch Plains and Jenny Finkel of Fanwood.
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