Giansante wins scholarship

Victoria Giansante, of Mays Landing, a junior at Our Lady of Mercy Academy and an alumna of Assumption Regional Catholic School, recently learned that she was the winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Award.

The High School Leadership Program accepts nominations from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and recognizes young leaders who have made a difference in their communities. Victoria was one of 93 high school students who were recognized by the program for her ability to stand up for what is right and making a difference in the community.

Victoria serves as president of her junior class and volunteered in the community collecting firewood for her elderly neighbors. It is because of her leadership in the community that she has been awarded a scholarship of $20,000 over four years should she choose to enroll at Widener University for undergraduate studies.

Gunter on dean’s list at Syracuse University

Syracuse University has announced the dean’s list for fall 2012, including Shalisa Deanna Gunter, of Mays Landing.