WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund hit a new record for scholarships awarded during the virtual Senior Awards Night on June 3, distributing $136,650 to graduating seniors from West Orange High School.
The WOSF was organized in 1923 and awarded its first scholarships in 1925 in the amount of $500. To date, the fund has awarded more than $1,600,000 to deserving students.
The following scholarships were awarded: Alloggiamento Family Scholarship to Erica Dolisca; Anderton Family Scholarship to Alexander Perez; anonymous scholarships to Darcy Campbell and Madeline Keefe; Phil Augustin Humanitarian Scholarship to Zaena Mbugua; Nikhil Badlani Scholarship to Tate Bennett, Victoria Bratsos, Senay Dani, Andrew Gart, Owen Hagstrom, Carlos Herbozo Osco, Cassey Kuga, Yara Mohamed, Meghan Reilly, Emma Renwick, Dylan Retino, Olivia Ridley and Nicole Rojas; Rose Baptiste Scholarship to Riya Goel; Nina Barszcz Scholarship to Paulina Acosta; Bligh Family Scholarship to Kayla Sanchez; Bogert Family Scholarship to Mikayla Tilton; Peg Reitman Carter Scholarships to Nicole Fisher, Nooha Kawsar, Celia Murphy-Braunstein, Alexis Palmere and Lily Stevens; Ann Marie Caste Scholarship to Rose Murphy-Braunstein; Chamber of Commerce Scholarships to Sebastian Desimone, Scott Moul and Victor Natividad; Codey Family Scholarships to Gabriella Charles and Nicole Fisher; Phillip Congilose Scholarship to Fraine Joroff; Cunningham/McNeill Family Scholarship to Steban Gomez; Sharmila Desai Scholarship to Godwins Makoule; Marie Demaio Scholarship to Shemaiah Sainthe; James Donovan Scholarship to Jasmine Cooper; Engineering Explorations Scholarship to Rayon Donaldson; Michael Fabiano Sr. Scholarship to Jasmine Cooper; Gaeta Family Scholarship to Isabella Curis; Galante Family Scholarship to Nicholai Williamson; Glen Rock Savings Bank Scholarship to Nasheka Calder; Charles Goldstein Scholarship to Nasheka Calder; Jano Lee Groves Scholarship to Abiel Ghebre; Police Officer Timothy Groves Scholarship to Noah Adedjouma, Shanelle Chambliss, Amayah Clement, Andrew Cupo, Marissa Edelman, Lesly Flores, Troy Houlker, Elizabeth Marazere, William Rintzler, Kelsey Roberson, Giantonella Rojas and Tiara Wilson; Ian Jordan Goldmunz Scholarship to Tyra Hughes; Donald Horn Scholarship to Mali Coleman; Subhash Kar Memorial Scholarship to Mali Coleman; Kessler Institute Scholarship to Erica Dolisca; Krimmel/Selpe Family Scholarship to Abiel Ghebre; Marlene Coyle-Kruse Scholarship to Paulina Acosta; Lillian Kunz Scholarship to Yara Mohamed; Lavolpe Scholarship to Darlene Sanchez Elizarraraz; Lee Family Scholarship to Ariel Morrison; Louise Spitz Lehman Scholarship to Jordan Fenske and Sophia Ruggiero; Lubiner Family Scholarship to Nooha Kawsar; McKeon Family Scholarships to Tara Crofcheck, Nicole Fisher and Hanna Tamirat; Miron/Green Family Scholarship to Ella Silivanch; Mora Scholarship to Abin Jose; CJ Morgan Scholarships to Aidan O’Gorman, Christopher Parsons, Jonathan Ridley and Mikayla Williams; Harold Morrison Scholarship to Elizabeth Peart; Mountaineer End Zone Scholarship to Babajide Akinola; Narain Family Scholarship to Thomas Ampadu; NJ Mac Users Group Scholarship to Valentin Chindea; Otner Family Scholarship to Faith Nzegwu; Tommy Page Scholarships to Sebastian Chaviano, Mikaili Ector and Veena Steaphen; Parisi Family Scholarships to Alisa Chant and Olivia Petrucci; Dylan Pennell JROTC Scholarship to Andrew Cupo; Perkins Family Scholarship to Madison Despeine-Pollard; Portuese Family Scholarship to Darion Moss; Quinn Family Scholarships to Isabelle Cohen and Tiffany Ramnarine; Linda Quinn Memorial Scholarship to Andie Schwartz; Reid Family Scholarship to Samantha Joseph and Alexis Palmere; Regal Bank Scholarship to Darius Edwards; Samuel Rosenblatt Scholarship to Mikayla Tilton; Rotary Club Scholarship to Rayna Ritter; Jeanne Herman Saslow Scholarship to Tracy Kwok; Serkes Family Scholarship to Madison Despeine-Pollard; Sforza Family Scholarship to Maria Isabelle Lorenzana; Samuel Spina Scholarship to Liam Walters; St. Cloud Community Scholarship to Ashley Azana; Joseph Suriano Scholarship to Leila Garraud; Jerry P. Tarnoff Scholarships to Ebun Adegbite, William Balthazar, Michael Rojas and Emma Svetvilas; Jodey Teller Scholarship to Darcy Campbell and Julien Carraha; John and Diane Vantuno Family Scholarships to Masarrah Assad and Rayon Donaldson; Patty Villarosa Scholarship to Shelden Senek; Waldman Family Scholarships to Shannon Nicole Dinio, Aniyah Moses and Sarai Nam; Weston Family Scholarships to Kofi Opoku-Agyeman, David Pedo, Nai’a Peterson and Michelle Silver; WOHS Principal’s Scholarships to Ashley Azana, Victoria Bratsos, Sebastian Desimone, Lesly Flores, Riya Goel, Tyra Hughes, Godwins Makoule, Jonathan Ridley, Olivia Ridley and Rachel Rossman; WOSF General Endowment Scholarships to Benjamin Albert, Masarrah Assad, Nicole Fisher, Zen Gibbs, Steban Gomez, Connor Hinfey, Nicolo McCormick, Scott Moul, Owen Murphy, Justin Peters, William Rintzler, Jillian Russell, Shemaiah Sainthe, Andie Schwartz and Julia Spellman; West Orange Mountain Club/Jack Bogwald Scholarships to Julien Carraha and Rayna Ritter; West Orange Woman’s Club Scholarship to Arianna Khan, Alina Oser and Nadolf Tagoe; and Sue Zaccaro Scholarships to Devin Neal and Shemaiah Sainthe.