Scholarship awarded to Manalapan High School student
June 14, 2013 by Sarah
First Lady of New Jersey, Mary Pat Christie, recently awarded Jordan Chervin of Manalapan High School with a New Jersey Heroes Spirit of a Hero scholarship for $5,000 at the residence of the governor in Princeton. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are among the services being used by the high school to make the residents of the community aware of the honor bestowed on one of its students.
Chervin was one of 20 students to receive the scholarship and was awarded it for her volunteer work over the past two years at The Manor at Centra State Hospital. She primarily works with patients who have dementia and Alzheimer’s, helping them out with their arts and crafts and watching football games with them.
The New Jersey Heroes scholarship program was launched in February and helps students to pursue opportunities in education beyond high school. According to Christie, she is happy that these scholarships are made available to those students who have served and volunteered in their communities and made a difference so that they can follow their desired career paths. These students have helped to improve the lives of others and demonstrate their abilities to achieve success in the future.
The Department of Education, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education worked along with New Jersey Heroes to provide these scholarships and promote them by means of guidance counselors in high schools and through college fairs.