NJEA and News 12 New Jersey are seeking high school students who excel both academically and athletically. The NJEA/News 12 Scholar Athlete Recognition Program honors New Jersey high school seniors who are successful not only in the classroom, but on the court or on the field.
Thirty students will be selected based on nominations received from high schools around the state. Each week, the Scholar Athlete will be featured in a news segment on News 12 New Jersey. In June, the winners, their families, coaches, and teachers will be honored at a luncheon. One student will be selected as 2009-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year and receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The 2008-09 Scholar Athlete was Kevin O’Connor, a stand-out baseball player from Ramapo High School who entered Harvard University this fall.
To nominate a student, fill out this form. The form must be signed by the principal or guidance counselor, as well as the coach or athletic director. A News 12 sports panel will make the selection and notify the winners and their schools. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 19, 2010.