Monday, June 15th, 2009

The Morris County Vocational School District has seven senior high school students who have been selected as Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars.

The students are Jessica Douglas and Anastasia Noce, both enrolled in the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts; Joseph Viviani, in the Academy for Finance and International Business; Jacqueline Tyma and Nathalia Espinoza, both in the Academy for Law & Public Safety; and Gregory Fast and Jay Bhalodi, both enrolled in the Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering.

The award recognizes student’s secondary school academic achievement. A student must have a class rank of one, two or three in the graduating class and rank within the top 10 percent of the graduating class at the end of the junior year; or must have a class rank within the top 10 percent of the graduating class at the end of the junior year with combined critical reading and math SAT scores of 1260 or higher at the end of the junior year.

Distinguished Scholars are awarded an annual scholarship of up to $1,000, without regard to financial need. Students may use these awards to continue their education at New Jersey institutions of higher education.