Union Catholic Students Nominated for National Scholarship Program

Pictured left to right are Dennis Reilly of Colonia, Jamie Siburn of Westfield, and T.J. Hartnett of Clark.
Pictured left to right are Dennis Reilly of Colonia, Jamie Siburn of Westfield, and T.J. Hartnett of Clark.
Scotch Plains, NJ—Dennis Reilly of Colonia, Jamie Siburn of Westfield and Thomas “T.J.” Hartnett of Clark, Union Catholic seniors and members of the Union Catholic National Honor Society, have been nominated to compete in the National Honor Society scholarship program for this school year.

            Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, principal of Union Catholic, announced the nominations, which place Dennis, Jamie and T.J. in the national competition. This year, the program will award more than $200,000 in college scholarships. Special recognition and additional awards will be presented to state and regional winners. One national recipient will receive a $13,000 award.

High school National Honor Society chapters from across the country were eligible to nominate a limited number of senior NHS members to compete. Nominees are selected on the basis of their leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in the arts and sciences, and general academic record.

            “Students nominated for the NHS scholarship not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also excel in the areas of service, leadership, and character,” said NHS Associate Director David Cordts. “In recognizing leadership in co-curricular activities as well as academic performance, the NHS Scholarship program highlights the importance of a well-rounded education.”

The NHS Scholarship program, in existence since 1946, annually recognizes 200 of the nation’s top high school seniors who are members of NHS.

            NHS is a program of NASSP, the nation’s preeminent school leadership organization. NASSP serves as the national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders. NASSP promotes the intellectual growth, academic achievement, character development, leadership development, and physical well-being of youth through its programs and student leadership services. NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and the National Association of Student Councils.  For more information, visit www.nassp.org or www.nhs.us.


For 50 years, Union Catholic High School has earned its reputation as one of New Jersey's foremost Catholic secondary schools. For information, visit unioncatholic.org.

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