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Woman’s Club of Westfield Awards Six Grants to Seniors
WESTFIELD – The Woman’s Club of Westfield has announced the names of the recipients of its six grants.
The honorees are: Mary Clancy, Jeff Lynes, Jennifer Schembs, Abigail Speck, Jennifer Woodbury and Jessica Wyckoff.
Mary plans to attend New York University to major in elementary education. She is on the Honor Roll and is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, Key Club, Spanish Club and German Club. She is fluent in German and is a teachers’ helper in a Saturday German program for elementary students.
She received honorable mention and third place standing in a German Poetry Contest held at William Paterson College. Mary participated in a Spanish Exchange Program. She volunteers in the FLAG (Foreign Language Asst. Group) and as a Merit Mentor. Mary has been a camper at
Camp Lou Henry Hoover, and in 1994 became part of the staff. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clancy.
Jeff will attend the University of Maryland and major in environmental law. He is a member of the National Honor Society and in school takes three advanced placement courses. Jeff has attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a Peer Minister at St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church where for four years has coached basketball.
Jeff is employed at a local law firm. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lynes.
Abigail has been accepted at the College of New Jersey and will major in elementary education and minor in art. She has been in the Italian Club, a participant in the Chase Lincoln/ Douglas debates, first place winner in an essay contest and a member of the Westfield High School Bookworm Book Club.
She has had numerous pieces of her art displayed in the Westfield
District Art Show. She is an active member of St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church, being involved in all aspects of their religious programs. One of the most significant times she has spent with children was weekly visits to a homeless shelter in Edison where she helped them with their homework and taught them English so they in turn could teach their parents.
Abigail is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julea Speck.
Jennifer Woodbury has early acceptance at Villanova University and will major in biology. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and has received a Letter of Commendation for outstanding performance on a National Merit S c h o l a r s h i p qualifying test. She is a member of the Spanish Club, treasurer of the Junior Optimist Club and President of the Badminton Club.
She plays clarinet and for four years has been a member of the Symphony Orchestra, Concert
Band and Wind Ensemble. She plays Varsity Field Hockey as the goalie and has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. As a Peer Minister at St. Helen’s Roman C a t h o l i c Church, she has taken on many religious duties. Jennifer is the daughter of Mary Hurajt.
Jessica will enter Bucknell University this fall and at this time is undecided about her major. She is a member of the National Honor Society, French and Junior Optimist Club and has made Distinguished Honor Roll every term in high school.
She has participated in varsity sports, including field hockey and softball. As a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, she is committed to the church programs for the youth and elderly. Jessica is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Wyckoff.
Jennifer Schembs is the recipient of the Erma Sloane Chambers Memorial Award. This Freshman Grant
is from a scholarship fund established by Mr. Chambers in memory of his wife and is based on Community Service and acad e m i c achievement.
J e n n i f er, daughter of Douglas C. Schembs, Jr., will attend Ramapo College and major in communications and minor in graphic art.
As a member of the National Honor Society, she tutors geometry once a week and as a twoyear member of the Class Council, plans fundraising events. One of her subjects is advanced placement in government.
Jennifer is an Acolyte at St. Paul’s E p i s c o p a l Church where she is a Sunday School teacher’s assistant and as a member of the Youth Group brings food to the elderly. For three years, she has volunteered at the Westfield C o m m u n i t y Center. Once a week, after school, she helps children with their homework and in the preparation of their dinner.
All of these recipients have after school and summer employment at local establishments.
A reception was held for the scholarship recipients, their family members and guests on May 8 at the First Congregational Church in Westfield.
The Woman’s Club of Westfield is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs.
Mary Clancy Jeff Lynes
Jennifer Schmebs Abigail Speck
Jennifer Woodbury Jessica Wyckoff
Ian Lafkowitz Graduates University of Michigan, Marla Lafkowitz Graduates
Stephanie Buldo Earns Dean’s List Recognition At Monmouth University
WESTFIELD – Stephanie Buldo, a 1996 graduate of Westfield High School, and currently a senior at Monmouth University, earned Dean’s List recognition for the spring semester.
Stephanie is an art major and president of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Area Students Named To Dean’s List At Virginia Tech
The following is a list of students to be named to the Dean’s List at Virginia Tech for the spring semester 2000: Sarah A. Leyrer of Mountainside, Brian E. Russ and Ryan D. Hahner, both of Scotch Plains, and Jessica F. Miller of Westfield.
Kathryn S. Catenacci Graduates Cum Laude From Univ. of Notre Dame
WESTFIELD – Kathryn S. Catenacci has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind.
A 1996 graduate of Westfield High School, Kathryn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Catenacci and Carol Raftis of Westfield.
An English major at Notre Dame, Kathryn was inducted into the International English Honor Society of Sigma Tau Delta at recent commencement exercises.
Heather Post Graduates Cum Laude at Vanderbilt
MOUNTAINSIDE – Heather Christina Post of Mountainside has graduated Vanderbilt University cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay R. Post.
Morton Oliver Janney Named to Dean’s List
ROCKIN’ THROUGH THE DECADES… Franklin Elementary School in Westfield completed its interdisciplinary study of the 20th century with a concert and art display. A 50s rock and roll tune is sung by the students. Pictured, left to right, are: Jonathan Finkel, Luke Baran, Michael Marks, Seth Applebaum, Bryan Smith, Ben Zakarin and Santo Nardi. The show ended with a standing ovation.
Michael H. Catenacci Receives Doctoral Degree at Tulane
WESTFIELD – Michael H. Catenacci has earned a Doctor of Medicine Degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La.
Dr. Catenacci is a 1992 graduate of Westfield High School. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Catenacci and Carol Raftis, both of Westfield.
At Tulane’s commencement on May 20, Dr. Catenacci was the sole recipient of the Department of Medicine Chair’s Award, given to the graduating senior who exhibited consistently outstanding performance in internal medicine.
He also received the George H. Hauser Pathology Award in recognition of outstanding performance and excellence in the study of pathology.
Dr. Catenacci was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, which recognizes students for their scholastic excellence, integrity, capacity for
leadership, compassion, and fairness in dealing with colleagues.
In July, Dr. Catenacci will begin a residency in Internal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Ian Lafkowitz of Scotch Plains, a 1996 graduate of Scotch PlainsFanwood High School, graduated on April 29 from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ian earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Literature, Science and Arts with a major in English. He will work for Tradescape, a financial company in New York City.
Marla Lafkowitz of Scotch Plains, a 1994 graduate of Scotch PlainsFanwood High School, was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in Boston, Mass. on May 12.
Marla was a 1998 graduate of Hofstra University. She will continue her career teaching in the Boston area.
WESTFIELD – Morton Oliver Janney, the son of Bryan Howard Janney of Westfield, has earned Dean’s List recognition at the University of South Carolina for the spring 2000 semester.
Lafayette College Announces Graduates
Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. has announced the names of graduates from Westfield and Scotch Plains.
Earning degrees were: Leslie Walton Plumeri and Rosemarie A. Sullivan of Scotch Plains and James Erik Abels and Adam David Andreski of Westfield.
FAMILY PRIDE… Through monthly themes and common schoolwide activities, the staff at Wilson Elementary School in Westfield is helping pupils develop confidence, thereby improving work habits and social attitudes. For example, Family Pride was the theme for March. Children created family shields illustrating values the family holds important and a family collage. Pictured, above, Libby Reinhardt spends a moment with her fourthgrade daughter, Josie, while visiting the classroom during the Spring Open House.
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