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Jul 02, 2017

Holmdel Class of 2017 Achievements Celebrated at Senior Awards Night

With prom night behind them, the members of the Holmdel High School Class of 2017 next turned their attention to final exams and the walk across the stage they would take during the school’s 44th annual commencement ceremonies on June 22.

But before graduation day arrived, more than 75 members of the class took part in the school’s annual senior awards night held on Tuesday, June 13 – a true celebration of excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics, as well as student leadership. In addition to naming students for departmental honors, the recipients of various honorary and memorial scholarships and other awards were announced during the evening’s celebration. As is tradition, the ceremony closed with Principal William Loughran’s announcement of the class valedictorian and salutatorian, the seniors with the highest academic ranking in the graduating class. The full list of awards presented that night included:

American Association of University Women Award

Senior Poetry Contest Winner

Holmdel High School PTSO Service Award

Holmdel High School PTSO Unsung Hero Award

Village School PSA Award

Indian Hill PLG Award

Bob Roggy Memorial Scholarship

Fred Lucas “Because Nice Matters” Memorial Scholarship

Evan J. Baron Memorial Scholarship

Hope for Children Foundation

Neighborhood Lit’s Grand Slam Award

Vincent Matthews Life Sciences Scholarship

Alexandra Miracle Memorial Scholarship

Newman Springs Dental Care Scholarship

Nicole’s Heart Foundation Scholarship

George DeLage HTEA Leadership Award

HTEA & Central Jersey Blood Center Scholarship Award

Holmdel PBA Award

Holmdel Creative Arts Association Awards

Joseph Martin Brennan Memorial Scholarship

John Carr Memorial Scholarship

Mertie Dorko Memorial Scholarship

Greg Semenza Leadership Award

Kevin Gallogly Memorial Scholarship

Matthew Picerno Memorial Scholarship

Greg Preziose Memorial Scholarship

Steve “Pops” Cittadino Scholarship

Russel Dronne Memorial Scholarship

Holmdel FC Scholarship

Barbara Cannon Memorial Scholarship

Scott Siebert-Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Billy Moitz Memorial Scholarship

Monmouth County Athletic Directors’ Sportsmanship Awards

NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete Award

Jay Demarest Outstanding Athlete Award

Monmouth County Guidance Directors’ “Caring” Award

National Merit Finalists

Perfect SAT Scores

Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award

The Holmdel Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism & Drug

Abuse/Schaufler Franzen Post #4303 VFW

Holmdel High School Youth Alliance Awards

Dr. Richard White SAB Award

Ed Chen Memorial Scholarship

Holmdel “Hornet” Award