Scholarships awarded

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 174 scholarships totaling $173,960 at its 46th annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony on May 20. Scholarships and recipients included:

Cape May County Championship Golf Tournament Scholarship, awarded to Atlantic and Cape May County  residents with a GPA, of 2.5 or higher: Michael Cuculino, of Somers Point.

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Catherine F. McGowan Memorial Scholarship, awarded to two Atlantic County students in good academic standing: Patrick Jacaszek, of Northfield.

DAR Scholarship/Gen. Lafayette Chapter, awarded to a graduating history or liberal arts major residing in Atlantic County and transferring to a four-year school: Colleen Walsh, of Northfield.

Janice Leach Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a nursing student with a GPA, of 3.0 or better. Student must be involved in the Student Nurses Club at Atlantic Cape: Roys Andrews and Dana Cosentino, both of Somers Point.

John Carbone Memorial Scholarship, awarded to full-time culinary arts students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher. May be from Atlantic or Cape May County. Must be an active ACF member or junior member: Michelle Lewis, of Linwood.

Kilgerman Family Scholarship, awarded to student based on faculty recommendation, of demonstrated creativity: Jamie Stanhope, of Northfield.

Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association Scholarship, awarded to a returning student with a GPA, of 3.0 or better: Jamie McGowan, of Linwood.

Neide Robinson Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a full-time culinary student in good academic standing: Michelle Lewis, of Linwood.

Endowment Scholarship, awarded to culinary arts majors with a minimum 2.5 GPA: Eric Poole, of Northfield.

Orapello honored

Jessica N. Orapello, of Northfield, was named the top graduating senior in the social work department recently at La Salle University.

Orapello distinguished herself in the Social Work Program by her academic achievement, leadership and commitment to social work values, the school said. She had a 3.96 overall cumulative grade point average as she completed her final semester at La Salle University. She plans to attend Columbia University School of Social Work.

Gray named to dean’s list

Jenna Gray, of Somers Point, was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the fall of 2012. Gray is a doctor of pharmacy student.

Mazzone wins title

Eleventh-grader Gianna Mazzone, of Somers Point, recently won the title of New Jersey National Teenager of 2013.

She competed in Ocean City with 40 other outstanding teens from all across New Jersey. Criteria for winning is based on academic achievement, leadership, school and community involvement, communication skills and individuality. This summer, she will travel to San Antonio, Texas, where she will represent New Jersey at the national competition and will have the opportunity to compete for more than $15,000 in scholarships.

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