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Art House announces Cares Grant recipients, Prep freshmen win Magis Awards | Journal Entries



“Art House” announces the names of the recipients of the “Cares” grant

Art House Productions has announced the 10 Hudson County artists who will receive Art House Cares grants: Samantha Benvissuto, Jasmin Casiano, Zhnai Davis, Benedicto Figueroa, Kent Jackman, Shiva Jlayer, Antonio Martez, Bryant Small, Elizabeth Weitzen and Lisa Marie Zapata .

The program will distribute 5,000 one-time grants to 10 local artists to help maintain their practice and engage audiences throughout Hudson County between July 1 and December 1. This scholarship program supports Hudson County artists and cultural workers who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

Grant recipients represent Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City. Among scholarship recipients, 90 percent are African American/Black, Latino, Middle Eastern, or multiracial; 70 percent are women, heterosexual, or non-binary; And 40 percent know they have a disability. Scholarship recipients work in the disciplines of dance, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music, theater, playwriting, and visual arts.

This scholarship program is made possible by the support of the New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

Two of Kearney High School in Career Girls Institute

The Girls’ Career Institute (GCI), formerly the Girls’ Citizenship Institute, is an annual program held at Douglas College that was established by the Ladies Club of the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC). This year, the two delegates sponsored by the Arlington Women’s Club are Emily Hurvitt and Macy Covelo.

Horvat is a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin National Honor Society. She volunteers by teaching, helping with fundraising, and coaching the Kearny Kickers team. She is interested in the medical field and found the respiratory therapy course to be of great interest.

Covelo is the captain of the basketball team, won three college speeches as a freshman, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She participates in food, clothing and football campaigns for coaches and focuses on developing youth athletics. Teaching is her goal, and she hopes to become an elementary school teacher and soccer coach.

The Girls Careers Institute (GCI) allows young girls in high school to participate in an annual four-day “mini-college experience” at Douglas College on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick. During this year’s event, June 6 through June 9, delegates sampled college life by living in a dorm, eating in a cafeteria, and attending lectures and workshops. Young women learn about career options from women working in a variety of professions, trades, and academic disciplines. GCI delegates can also connect with other delegates from across New Jersey.

Junior high school students won Magis Awards

Peter Preparatory School Principal Chris Caulfield announced that twenty new students in the 2025 class have been selected as year-end Magis Prize winners at the virtual gathering in June.

The Magis Award, or “the more,” honors outstanding new students for their emerging leadership among their class.

The following Hudson County residents have been identified: Samer Saleh of Bayonne; Daniel Nemeth Zerday, Finn Getz, and Declan Schultz of Hoboken; Blake Flores Duncan, Henry Ige, Joseph Fiore, Akshay Kumar, Evan Nguyen, Kyle Oh, Phillies Puig Sipalainen of Jersey City; Ayesh Sherchan of Weehawken; and Corey Greenfield and Anil Ward from western New York.

Hudson high school students have been invited to the summit

All Hudson County high school students are invited to the first Hudson County Teen Summit by Partners in Prevention scheduled for Saturday, September 24, in Six Flags. Participating teens will get a chance to see presenters, meet and network with other young people from the county, and of course experience all the rides and attractions at Six Flags. You can register for more information at https://forms.gle/8y4LycV7dVwhM9uL7.

FCU awards five college scholarships

Following the annual college scholarship application period, the Federal Reserve Finance Credit Union has shortlisted five shortlisted candidates. Each scholarship winner received $1,000 to use toward upcoming college costs.

Among the five alumni who have won awards is Vishwa R. Mandeliwala of Jersey City, who teaches at the College of New Jersey.

Each year, Finances receives applications from candidates who will head off to college in the fall. Potential winners are scored based on a number of criteria including participation in community service, academic achievement, teacher references, extracurricular activities, and overall application quality.

Frank Almeida, president and CEO of the Federal Resource Credit Union and president of the foundation, gave the checks to local students.

Students earn academic honors and get grades

Kearny’s Nursing Student Crystal Lopez has been shortlisted for Dean’s List at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford for the Spring 2022 semester.

Jersey City Caitlin Gurgone graduated summa cum laude from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Jersey City’s Xiaoyi Zhang was named to the Class of 2025 in the Pomfret School’s Spring 2022 Senior Honors List.

Anthony Ruvo of Jersey City was named to the College of Charleston’s Spring 2022 President’s List. Ruvo majored in political science.

Jersey City’s Dhaneille As Cadangan has been named to Muhlenberg College Dean’s roster for Spring 2022.

Georgia Institute of Technology delivered degrees to more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students during its 262 start-up exercise May 6-7 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Among the alumni were Bhaskar Joshi, Gary Liu, Daniel Reich, Depesh Singh and Wing Sun from Jersey City.

Benjamin Silver of Jersey City was named to the Deans’ List for the Spring 2022 semester of Bryant University.

As part of the 61st Annual New York Institute of Technology Opening Ceremony, its School of Management honored the Class of 2022 award winners, including Matthews Zidane Granger of Jersey City, who received the Undergraduate Student Award for Academic Achievement in Finance; and Urmi Gaurang Parmar of Jersey City, winner of the Alumnus Student Award on Three Platforms of Excellence.

Robert Burke graduated from Jersey City in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and a minor in Business Administration at Muhlenberg College.


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