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Hunterdon County Commissioners recognize Polytech students for their extraordinary achievements

“Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Members Win Big At Recent Competition”

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Students from the Hunterdon County Polytech, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Principles of Teaching I and II, were honored at the Feb. 6 board meeting by the County Board of Commissioners.

A total of 12 students were recognized for their outstanding achievements, that took place at the Fall Leadership State Conference, in Edison. Four students attended the Tuesday night meeting, and all were presented with individual proclamations from the Board.

“I want to congratulate all the students from the Hunterdon County Polytech Program on these achievements. This Board has always had a strong partnership with the Hunterdon County Vocational School District and recognize the strong determination and commitment these students have displayed in the pursuit of a career in Education. I am sure many of you have a promising future as teachers,” Commissioner Director Jeff Kuhl said.

The competition required students to participate in leadership workshops promoting chapter fundraising, community service, and attend forums with motivational speakers. Hunterdon County Polytech ranked high in many competitions.

The following awards were given to members of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America:

  • Abbey Kostelansky and Ashley Vanatta, in the Category of Caregiver Carry ALL; ranked 3rd Place GOLD.
  • Hannah Rosenthal, in the category of Virtual Read Aloud; ranked 2nd Place GOLD.
  • Olivia Auletto and Catherine Brennan, in the category of Get Up and Move; ranked 1st Place GOLD.
  • Ally Kusmiesz and Cambria Loesch, in the category of Caregiver Carry ALL; ranked 1st Place GOLD.
  • Jillian Fullper, Michael Seifert, and Alexa Tettemer, in the category of Circle Time; ranked 2nd Place GOLD.
  • Nevaeh McKenney-Zacarias and Erinn VanAuken, in the category of Get Up and Move; ranked 2nd Place SILVER.
  • Ms. Natalie Guarino was also recognized for 15 years of service, as an FCCLA adviser.

“The Board wishes all members of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America continued success their studies and future endeavors. I also want to thank the entire Polytech Community for continuously creating an award-winning environment, where students can compete and be recognized for their skills,” Kuhl said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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