Over 90 students at North Arlington High School recently gathered inside the auditorium for the annual awards and scholarship night on Thursday, May 26. Principal Steven Yurchak said $4,770,659 in scholarships were awarded over projected four year college careers. The North Arlington Republican Club presented scholarships to five graduating seniors. Other local and community scholarships totaled $31,195.
The North Arlington Mayor and Council also awarded scholarships, including one to Tiziana Cristiano, who received a total of five scholarships, including a full scholarship to the culinary institute of America. “It is heartwarming to see the community rally around such a talented group of graduating seniors. An evening like this would not be possible without our hardworking students and all of the people who have helped mold them into the bright young adults that they are today,” Yurchak said.
Mayor Joe Bianchi, Councilman Dan Pronti, Councilman Mario Karcic, Councilwoman Allison Sheedy and North Arlington High School senior Tiziana Cristiano. Cristiano was awarded five scholarships, including a full scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America.
North Arlington High School teachers Ellen Bratowicz and Patricia Tomko coordinated the event. Supervisor of guidance Alyce Cusano worked collaboratively with Bratowicz and Tomko to ensure that everything ran smoothly. “It’s an honor to coordinate our seniors, they’ve worked very hard on their ethicism leadership, and academics,” said Tomko.
Superintendent Oliver Stringham is retiring after 36 years in education in North Arlington, with the last 14 years spent as superintendent. “As always it’s a phenomenal experience to celebrate our students’ success and the North Arlington community continues to be very generous in our scholarship program. We can’t be any prouder. All out staff, administration, students, and the parents have all done an outstanding job,” Stringham said.
Superintendent Oliver Stringham and NAHS Principal Steven Yurchak. Stringham is retiring after 36 years in education with the borough.