Weequahic High School Alumni Association Awards Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

The Alumni Association honors high school graduates for their hard work and dedication

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Emmanuella Asare (center) received the Sandy Grossman Memorial Scholarship from the Weequahic High School Alumni Association (WHSAA) at last Friday’s awards dinner. Emmanuella is attending Montclair State University and wants to become a pediatric surgeon. From left to right: Emmanuella’s mom, Lisa McDonald, Weequahic HS Principal, Myra Lawson, Executive Director, WHSAA and Marc Tarabour, Co-­‐President WHSAA Board.

[Newark, NJ – June 23, 2016] – Weequahic High School Alumni Association (WHSAA) awarded scholarships to Weequahic High School graduating seniors at their annual awards dinner last week. In all, the Weequahic High School Alumni Association awarded $31,000 to 23 students.

“Thanks to the generosity of the Weequahic High School Alumni Association, Weequahic graduating seniors are receiving much needed financial support as they head off to college,” said Christopher D. Cerf, Superintendent of Newark Public Schools (NPS). “We are so proud of all these young men and women for all they have accomplished, and wish them much success as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. We are grateful to WHSAA for their continued commitment and passion to improve educational opportunities for WHS’s students.”

WHSAA is one of the largest, most active, and successful high school alumni groups in the city of Newark, state of New Jersey and across the country.