Four Cranford High School students have been awarded scholarships from the Cranford Rotary Club, the organization announced recently.
Megan Byrne, Emily Bovasso, Danny Rahal and Jonathan Rubin, who have bestowed with the honor, will receive $3,000 towards their college education. High school senior William Daly was honored as the recipient of the Cranford High School Leadership Award for 2012.
The students were selected by Rotary based on their involvement in their school and in the community.
- Megan Byrne served the community as a volunteer with CARE Hospice, visiting and interacting with sick patients. She will attend Loyola University in Maryland and expects to major in speech therapy.
- Emily Bovasso served as a volunteer member of the Cranford First Aid squad providing support and assistance as a first responder to emergency situations. She will continue her education at Wagner College in New York and hopes to major in the health field.
- Danny Rahal started an educational tutoring service to help Cranford middle school students with their studies. He also volunteered on the Cranford First Aid squad. Danny will attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will study a pre-med course.
- Jonathan Rubin organized a service to provide sick and critically ill children with electronic hand-held games so that they could play while undergoing medical treatments. He was also active in organizing blood drives in the Cranford community. Jonathan will study business at Susquehanna University.
The Cranford Rotary Scholarship award winners were formally presented in June at an awards presentation ceremony at Cranford High School and attended a recent Rotary Club meeting at the Cranford Community Center.
The four winners were selected from over 100 applicants.
The scholarships are funded by the Cranford Rotary Scholarship Foundation, which is the recipient of monies collected from the annual Cranford Rotary Golf tournament.
The Rotary Club of Cranford has been in existence since 1923 and currently has 30 active members who serve the Cranford community through service projects, sponsorships and awarding of scholarships. Past beneficiaries of Rotary support include Cranford Project Home, Cranford Family Care, Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence, Cranford United Way, Cranford Historical Society, Cranford PAL and the Rotary International foundation.
The Cranford Rotary Club meets every Thursday morning at 7:45 am at the Cranford Community Center. Any interested person, male or female, is cordially invited to attend our meeting. For additional information, please contact Membership Chair Mike Flynn at 908 272-2827.