Partners for Smart Growth understands our children are our future. As an organization that recognizes the importance of education in growing a community, we support our local school system. One of
the ways we demonstrate our beliefs and support is through our Partners for Smart Growth Scholarship Award.
Each year, Partners awards a scholarship to a deserving local student.
This year Partners is able to award two $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors. The two recipients are Sameul DiRito & Erick Sylvain.
Samuel DiRito, a senior at JHS, is a member of the National Honor Society, the NJROTC, the Leo Club and FBLA. Samuel is active in his church, a volunteer for Smart Kids/Smart Lunch and
participates in baseball and golf. He is graduating with a 4.0 Academic GPA. Samuel plans to attend the University of Memphis on a Naval ROTC Scholarship and pursue a degree in mechanical
Erik Sylvain, a senior at JHS, is a member of the National Honor Society, the Leo Club, the NJROTC, the Speech & Debate Team and the Red Regiment Marching Band. Erik is the Woodwind Captian of
the Marching Band, Vice President of the Leo Club and active in his church. Erik is graduating with a 3.757 Academic GPA. He plans to attend Mercer University and major in Psychology