Page 18 Thursday, June 18, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
The College Woman's Club Awards Seven Scholarships
The College Woman's Club of Westfield has awarded three four- year scholarships and four freshman grants totaling $27,500 to seven members of the 1998 Westfield High School graduating class. The presentations at the annual meeting and scholarship dinner on May 12 at the Echo Lake Country Club marked the College Woman's Club's 81st year of fund- raising for academic scholarships.
Recipients of the awards were selected on the basis of academic achievement, character, leadership, and financial need.
Four- year scholarships were awarded to Alice Kelman, who received the Eileen Haley Clancey Memorial Scholarship. The Katharine Heywood Jaruzelski Memorial Award was presented to Rebecca Hamilton. Laura Mottley was awarded a College Woman's Club four- year scholarship.
Freshman grants were awarded to Maggie Diggory, Christina Ho, and Corinne Liebrich; while Debra Ehrlich received the Merck Community Relations Grant. In addition, the first young woman graduate will receive a $500 award.
Selected as a National Merit Finalist, Alice ranks fourth in her class of over 300 students at Westfield High School. She served as E d i t o r -i n Chief of Folio,
the school's literary publication and drum major of the high school marching band. Additionally, Alice was secretary of the Latin Club and a member of the Art Club.
She is a member of the National Honor Society and was chosen as part of the team to represent her high school in the College Bowl.
In the church community, Alice participates in the Bridge program and is a member of the hand bell choir. Alice shares an interest in scouting and has volunteered for the high school initiative, Habitat for Humanity.
The daughter of Marc and Lynn Kelman, she is planning to attend Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, this fall but has not yet decided on a major.
A four- year varsity starter on the woman's soccer team and member of the track team, Rebecca has earned 10 varsity letters as a W e s t f i e l d High School student. In addition, Becky served as News Editor for the Hi's Eye, the school's student weekly newspaper.
Holding various positions such as Treasurer for the Junior Statesmen of America Club and Vice President of the Spanish Club, Becky also volunteered with the FLAG and ALPS programs. Rebecca also sings with the Concert Choir and Chorale and plays the piano.
An active member of St. Helen's Ro man Catholic Church Peer Ministry,
Rebecca has been coordinator of church retreats and served on the working crew for Appalachia and Habitat for Humanity.
Planning to continue her studies at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Becky plans to major in political science as a precursor to a career in law or international business. She is the daughter of Bernard and Michaeline Hamilton.
Laura Mottley actively participates in Sister Pat's Cancer Camp. As a result of this program, her youth group has been awarded a Congressional Award for Outstanding Service.
Laura plans on a career centered on children and will begin a liberal arts education in the fall at Loyola College in Baltimore. She has a c h i e v e d Honor Roll throughout her high school career. She is a member of the National Honor Society.
A member of the Key Club and the French and Italian Clubs, Laura is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mottley.
Maggie plans to major in social studies with a goal of teaching history at the secondary level.
As an Honor Roll student, she has achieved acceptance into the prestigious Honors Program at Union County College.
While at Westfield High School, M a g g i e ' s was an Editor of the school yearb o o k ,
W e a t h e r Vane. She was part of her church's youth group for the past four years. Additionally, she volunteered with young children in her church's outreach program.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Diggory, Maggie's artistic talent has been a motivating factor in her recent presentation of her design work at a computer conference in New York City.
As a member of the Westfield High School Student Council, Christina Ho served as Treasurer. Christina participated in cross- country track and was voted Captain of the Varsity cross- country team this season.
She was named Second Team AllConference in track. A natural athlete, C h r i s t i n a championed support for the new women's lacrosse team, and played on the team over the past two
seasons. Christina serves as Editor of the Opinion and Editorial Page of Hi's Eye.
She worked as a Journalism intern for the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, where she wrote articles for the local newspaper and helped with publicity for community activities.
Christina's plays the viola and belongs to the Symphonic Orchestra. Additionally, she is Tri- President of Girl Scout Troop No. 696.
Christina is a member of the National Honor Society, and will attend Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts this fall, where she will study public relations and communications. Tina is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Ho.
Over the past four years, Corinne Liebrich has achieved Honor Roll and joined the National Honor Society. Having been in scouting for nearly 13 years, Corinne earned both the Cadette Silver and Gold Awards, the highest recognitions scouting has to offer. As a Peer Minister at the Church of St. Helen's, she held leadership roles on retreats and participated in Appalachia Work Week in West Virginia. She also participated in Habitat for Humanity, both in Plainfield and Lynchberg, Virginia.
Corinne danced in a production of
Cabaret, winning the P a p e r m i l l P l a y h o u s e Rising Star Award as the Outstanding E n s e m b l e Group.
She plans to attend A m e r i c a n University in Washington, D. C., and will major in Communications. Corinne is the daughter of Bernadine Liebrich.
Debra Ehrlich is a member of the National Honor Society, President of the High School Marching Band, Treasurer of the Environmental Club, member of the yearbook staff, and recipient of four varsity letters in track and field.
A member of the high school Symphonic Orchestra for the past four years, she played Principal Second Violin and performed with the Chamber O r c h e s t r a . Debra also plays the violin, viola, drums and guitar. She studies dance.
D e b r a ' s main outreach project is through local volunteer corps. She is involved in preserving the environment by staging cleanup campaign.
Debra visits nursing homes and offers support to elderly patients, Debra spends her free time performing community service here in the town.
Debra also participated in the United States Space Camp and Space Academy. She plans to study biochemistry at Brandeis University and pursue a career in medical research. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Ehrlich.
Youngsters Learn to Play Instruments at Workshop YOUNG ENSEMBLE… String students from the Children's Instrument Workshop, under the tutelage of Dr. Theodore
K. Schlosberg, are pictured following their recent "performance evaluation" at The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) Music Studio. The youngsters, pictured left to right, are: Molly Murphy, 8 yrs.; John Petruccelli, 8 yrs.; Blake Hotz, 6 yrs.; Carolyn Mulvey, 8 yrs.; Melvin Diep, 8 yrs.; and Christina Kim, 7 yrs. The Workshop is co- sponsored by the NJWA and the Westfield Recreation Commission.
The Children's Instrument Workshop, cosponsored by the Westfield Recreation Commission and The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA), ended its spring session on June 4 at the NJWA Music Studio, with a "performance evaluation."
The afternoon event highlighted the musical skills of five young violinists and one cellist. The students were called upon to demonstrate for those in attendance their proficiency in stance, tone, and rhythm as they played four variations of "Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star." The performance evaluation was the most recent in a string of local public performances. Others included a May 23 appearance in front of the new Bombay store on Central Avenue, and a May 31 performance at the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce- sponsored Annual Arts Festival in front of the NJWA Music Studio.
The Children's Instrument Workshop was created in 1980 when Dr. Theodore K. Schlosberg, the founder and Director of the NJWA, submitted a proposal for affordable group lessons to the Westfield Recreation Commission.
Originally a strings program, the workshop later expanded to include woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Group piano lessons were added last year.
Classes are organized by ability and meet once a week for half- hour lessons at the NJWA Music Studio. As students hone their skills, they are placed into training ensembles.
The cost is $45 per child and/ or $100 for a parent/ child combo. Students taking lessons in this Recreation Commission program will be able to continue their studies this summer at the NJWA. The Children's Instrument Workshop will resume in the fall.
For information on any of the NJWA programs, please call (908) 789- 9696.
Philip Kane Receives Undergraduate Degree
Philip A. Kane, of Fanwood, received a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Management from New Hampshire College in Manchester, New Hampshire, during ceremonies at the college Saturday, May 9.
Alice Kelman Rebecca Hamilton
Laura Mottley Maggie Diggory
Christina Ho Corinne Liebrich