The Rockland section of the National Council of Jewish Women awarded eight $1000 scholarships to deserving Rockland high school seniors, who exemplified their service and commitment to their community, a core tenet of the NCJW.
The NCJW will not release the winners’ names. They will say that one of the winners from Ramapo High School helped teach young children at a local church and translated school information for middle school non-English speaking parents and the other was a volleyball coach, participated in the Relay for Life, and Light the Night Walk sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One of the winners from Pearl River High School spent many years teaching at a local religious school and the second volunteered with PTA and church-sponsored community activities, and taught young children how to bowl. The honoree from North Rockland High School was a Girl Scout member who volunteered at food pantry and took part in Key Club community service activities. The Suffern High School scholarship winner volunteered through Chabad to make weekly social visits to a teen who is blind. One of the winners from Clarkstown High School North was a long-time volunteer for the New City Ambulance Corps and the other helped package items for Kosher Troops and spent time visiting patients in long-term care facilities.
For more information, go to ncjwrockland.org.