Posted on Jun 14, 2021
With great pleasure, today, the Summit/New Providence Rotary Club awarded its ninety-sixth consecutive series of college scholarships to six deserving students from the Summit and New Providence high schools.

Despite COVID and the inability of the Club to hold a single in-person meeting since March 2020, we managed to hold a successful fund raiser in April and raise additional funds through generous donations from many of our members.
In attendance, and of special mention, at today’s Zoom Rotary meeting were: Scott Hough, Superintendent of Summit School, Dave Miceli, Superintendent of New Providence School (and SNP Rotarian), Stacy Grimaldi, Principal, Summit High School (SHS), Brian Henry, Principal, NPHS, Laura Kaplan, Director of Counseling, SHS, Nathan Parker, past Superintendent of Summit Schools (and SNP Rotarian) and Clara Coddington.

SNP Rotary President, Dr. Roz Dorlen, introduced the co-heads of the scholarship committee, Mike Katz and John (Jay) Leatherbee, who then introduced the scholarship recipients.  The awards were presented in alphabetical order.

Ms. Hannah Allocco, SHS, was the first recipient.  She will attend the Mason Gross school of Arts at Rutgers University and plans to work towards an BFA.

Ms. Sarah Brennan, SHS, was awarded the Wilbur Nelson scholarship and will attend Rutgers University.

Ms. Lindsay Kinum, SHS, was awarded the Chan & Linda Coddington scholarship and will  attend Boston College.  Clara Coddington, daughter of Chan & Linda, was present and offered her congratulations to Lindsay and all the recipients and thanked the Rotary for its continuing dedication to supporting deserving scholars in the Summit/NP area.

Ms. Gabriella Merino, SHS, was awarded the next scholarship and she will attend Quinnipiac University.

Mr. Alejandro Nociari, SHS, was awarded a scholarship and will attend Cornell.  Alejandro is an EMT volunteer and plans to study pre-med.

Mr. William Zipf, NPHS, was awarded the Bud Smith scholarship.  William is also an EMT volunteer and will attend Drew as a pre-med student.

There were congratulatory comments from many of the audience including Dave Miceli, Stacy Grimaldi, Scott Hough, Nathan Parker, Vito Gallo, Laura Kaplan, Evelyn Davis and President Roz.

The SNP Rotary is proud to continue our long tradition of assisting our future leaders as they pursue their goals through higher education.