2015 New Providence High School Scholarship Winners
ALLI LAMHING will be attending Montclair State University in the fall. She has been fundraising locally since the age of nine to benefit any family she learned was in need. She has not only volunteered, but hosted and organized events as well as participated in walks to fight brain tumors. The funds generated from these events have been directed toward local families, hospitals, and foundations. Alli has fundraised for The Ronald McDonald house in NYC for many years and has been acknowledged personally by their President, William Sullivan. If you have ever been to a NPHS sporting you have probably seen her taking pictures. Alli is someone who truly enjoys giving back to the community and puts others before herself.
Kathryn Vigilante will be attending University of Florida in in the fall. Motivated by the passing of an uncle, she is a participant in the Relay for Life as well run two ½ marathons to raise funds. She is also an active volunteer for the Bridges outreach program which distributes food and clothes to homeless people in Newark and surrounding areas. She also finds time to volunteer at the Pediatric Center at Overlook Medical Center comforting patients and families. As if that were not enough, she is also the co-chair of Overlook’s Jr. Foundation board, which is a group of Hs students that are taught about philanthropy and raise their own funds for hospitals of their choosing. Kathryn is also the 4 year class President, woman’s choir president, and peer leader of New Providence High School.
2014 Madison High School Scholarship Winners
Jess Schuszler is enrolled in the University of Delaware School of Nursing for the fall of 2015. She has been volunteering at the Overlook Medical Center as a nurses’ aid. She is able to talk with patients and offer comfort as well as assist the nurses in gathering items necessary for them to continue working with their patients. In volunteering as a peer leader in the Peer Group Connections at MHS, she works with freshman and supports them in transitioning into High School. The Peer leaders act as role models and friends to the incoming freshman. She is also the Co-Director of the Freshman Orientation Committee at MHS and member of the Key Club at MHS. Her favorite week of summer is acting as a counselor for Liquid Church Camp Rock in Morristown where she leads younger children in team building activities, games, and bible study discussions. She has also received either the Gold or Silver Service award in all four years at MHS. She wants to pursue nursing as a profession to help children like Brooke and a friend of hers Timmy, who also lost his life to the same DIPG brain tumor as Brooke. She feels she is best suited to work with children as a profession and the BHF is proud to support her in this endeavor.
Mikala Quinn will be attending Saint Joseph’s University in the fall. She is inspired to volunteer for children with disabilities by her sister whom is affected by autism. For the past four years she has volunteered for a program called SNAP or Special Needs Athletic Program. She works as a swim instructor for special needs children. She has also volunteer at Camp Fatima, a week long sleep over camp for special needs children. Other acts of volunteerism include lifeguarding, and working with her church to build houses in Preston County West Virginia for struggling families in that area. If that is not enough, she also volunteers at a camp in Newark called Life Camp for underprivileged children as well as St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham as a retreat leader for the youth ministry. Her sister, along with her many volunteer experiences, have inspired her to major in Special Education and Autism Studies in college.