Two high school students from the area are among five students from across the state who won the Garibaldi Prize from the Silvio Laccetti Foundation in Fairview this year.
The award is given to students who have demonstrated great success in their high school Italian studies while serving as role models for school or community service.
The region winners are Alessandra Alberti from Lyndhurst High School and Giana DiLemme from Becton Regional in East Rutherford.
This year’s Garibaldi Fellows were selected from the first year applicants to provide students with the opportunity to participate in foundation projects in their final year. One of the foundation’s main efforts is to create and highlight public efforts to protect the environment of Venice, Italy, especially its canals and lagoons.
Weiss 2021 Fellows appointed
Three students will receive the 2021 Peter Weiss Memorial Award for Journalism at New Jersey City University.
Rebecca Richardson of North Bergen and sisters Opetunde “Joy” Akeju and Moyinoluwa “Blessing” Akeju of Burlington Township were announced as this year’s recipients at the annual Knight Student Media Day, held virtually in late April. .
Richardson was the editor of the Gothic Times school newspaper and website this year and also launched the school’s first student-run literary art magazine, Hype, according to Theta Pavis, the school’s student media director. .
The Akeju sisters wrote articles for the Gothic Times and participated in brainstorming and team building sessions, Pavis said.
The Endowment Award is presented in memory of veteran Jersey Journal Political Editor and columnist Peter Weiss, who died in 2003.
Municipalities hoist the flag of pride
In a show of unity, the 12 municipalities of Hudson County will raise the LGBTQ + pride flag during the month of June. The effort, led by the Hudson County Democratic Organization and the LGBTQ + Caucus, is part of an effort to show Hudson County as a welcoming and tolerant community for everyone, no matter who they are. like, the color of their skin or the religion they practice.
Bayonne, Guttenberg, Harrison, Secaucus, Weehawken, West New York and Union City held flag-raising ceremonies on Monday, June 8. North Bergen hoisted its pride flag on Friday June 4th and Hoboken hoisted the flag on Saturday June 5th. the remaining municipalities have events planned for later this month. Hudson County, which was the first New Jersey county to fly the Pride Flag in 2003, raised its flag on Monday afternoon, June 7 with County Director Tom DeGise, Democratic President Amy DeGise and the LGBTQ Caucus Co-Chairs Mike DeFusco and Dan DeSalvo all in attendance.
Scouts bridge light arrow in the troop
Unit 305 celebrated the advancement to the rank of 4 Webelos at a Cub-to-Cub handover ceremony held on the lawn of St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny on Thursday evening 27 may.
Daniel Bystrowski, Tyler Gomes, Matthew Lopes and Alexander Reis received their “Arrow of Light” from the Boy Scout leaders and their parents. The Arrow of Light award is the highest rank a Cub can achieve; this emblem is the only one to refer to the uniform of the scouts.
Above and “BEE” Beyond Teachers Essay Competition Winners
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar recently announced the winners of its 5th annual Above and “BEE” yond teacher essay competition, which recognized the work and dedication of four of New Jersey’s top teachers with a sponsorship check of $ 500 to use for their classroom for the next 2021. -2022 school year. In Hudson County, Amy Garrett of Explore Middle School was awarded Applebee’s of Jersey City
Teachers were also rewarded with their choice of a year-end party at Applebee or a classroom celebration for their current class or two free Dinner for Four certificates. As an added incentive, students who wrote an essay were also rewarded with a free ice cream certificate for later use. The contest was held at local Applebee’s restaurants in New Jersey owned and operated by local franchisee, Doherty Enterprises.
All of the teachers were nominated by their students, who submitted essays to their local Applebee explaining how their teacher goes on top and “BEE” for their students, especially when tasked with navigating virtual learning at the middle of the pandemic. To select a winner in each district, the contest entries were then reviewed by the local Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar team.
Hoboken student wins national award
Hoboken High School announced that Alysa Toledo, Class of 2021, is recognized by the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) and InnerView at the fourth annual National Community Service Awards. This program, open to all U.S. students, was designed to connect student community service activities and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. The Kroger Co. presents the second annual Zero Hero Awards to students for taking action to help create communities without hunger and waste.
The pandemic has emphasized a call for change; as a result, student community service activities over the past academic year have grown by more than 37 percent across the InnerView student network.
Through the rewards program, students acquire the skills to develop a digital service resume for use in job and college applications to demonstrate their personal commitment, 21st century skills and core areas of work. ‘interest.
Hoboken reopens Elysian Park Dog Run
Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano and friends of Elysian Park recently celebrated the grand reopening of the renovated Elysian Park Dog Run. The dog park has been remodeled with modern K9 turf and an improved drainage system, with funding provided by the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund.
The renovations to the dog park, including the excavation of the previous stone surface, installation of efficient drainage and K9 synthetic turf with Envirofill, will include the rehabilitation of the fountain masonry.
The Town of Hoboken, in partnership with Hudson County, recently upgraded the dog tracks from Stevens Park and Church Square Park to the surface of the K9 turf. Hoboken also added a new dog park at 2nd and Hudson streets in 2019 and partnered with the Maxwell Park board of directors to renovate the Maxwell Park dog park.
HCCC obtains a grant from the National Science Foundation
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is the recipient of a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) New to Advanced Technological Education grant that will enhance the areas of study at the College. The grant of nearly $ 300,000 will support career opportunities for community members, leading to a better educated and skilled workforce for businesses in the region.
Students get academic honors
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized Weehawken’s Jordan Bernstein on the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Sixty students completed the rigorous New York Institute of Technology Internship Certificate program in the spring of 2021, gaining valuable hands-on experience, developing resilience in a real-world work environment, and honing other profession-related skills they have. chosen. Local students included:
Amalraj Vidyadharan Thakarappillil K. from Jersey City who interned at Kirkland Financial Group, Gayatri Pradeep Salunke from Jersey City who interned at Blingby Technologies LLC, Manthankumar Sunilbhai Patel from Jersey City who interned at Interings, Mohammed Safwan Aslam Kazi from Jersey City who interned at AIKnights LLC, Neel Rajeshbhai Patel from Jersey City who interned at Jimmy Inc., Rituja Narvekar from Jersey City who interned at Priro Systems, Sai Srija Edara from Jersey City who interned at Inservit LLC, Saketh Maddula from Jersey City who interned at Advanced Intelligence, LLC, Sumit Ravindra Adane from Jersey City who interned at Kawi Energy Group and Zeal Mehta from Jersey City who completed a internship at Performance Systems Development.
Adam Gellman of Jersey City graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science during the opening ceremonies in May at the University of Vermont.
Ally Valde of Jersey City was among more than 1,000 University of Iowa undergraduates named to the president’s roster for the 2021 spring semester.
The following Jersey City residents graduated at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s 260th Launch Exercise May 7-8 at Bobby Dodd Stadium: Bevano Lianto, Kyle MacNeney, Junjie Wang, Yitian Zhang, Nina Zou.
Ally Valde of Jersey City was among 5,300 undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa who graduated this spring. Valde studied at the school’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and majored in Speech and Hearing Sciences.