Scholarship Recipients 2012-2013
My name is Zach Goldstein. I am currently a second semester freshman at Syracuse University Throughout my four years at Montclair High School, I was involved with volunteer work in the Key Club as an associate member, sewed as a member of the Breast Cancer Club, where I become president in my senior year, working with Officer Kim Nelson Edwards, and was a member of the National Honors Society.
Breast Cancer awareness and volunteerism means a lot to me. My aunt died of breast cancer in 2004, and shortly after my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, my mother was also diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. As a third grade student, my family did their best to fill me in on what they deemed the most appropriate for an emotional. only child, going through school. I remember my mother going through chemotherapy, and the love and support we received from our family and friends.
From a little boy until now, I have always remembered the support we received as a family, and felt the need to give back what was received; Fortunately, my mother is now a ten-year survivor of Breast Cancer, and I feet as though it is my responsibility and moral obligation to keep advocating for Breast Cancer awareness, as it takes so many lives every year!
As a full time student, I am working with -Syracuse University to support our Breast Cancer clubs in money, and support the local SUNY Upstate Hospital with fundraisers and walks. With that said, I would like to personally thank and congratulate Officer Kim- Nelson Edwards for her dedication and time, and her overcoming breast cancer Lastly, I would like to thank” and congratulate my mother, Susan Goldstein the most dedicated, hardworking, beautiful woman in the world. who has dealt with a vast amount of surgery within the past ten years, and has persevered unlike anything I have ever seen before!
A huge thank you to AAngels NJ for granting me this wonderful scholarship, and together. Iet’s keep saving tines!
Mi’Chaelah Smith, Montclair High School Class of 2012 graduate, is currently attending Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Mi’Chaelah’s never had the opportunity to meet her dad, he passed away before she was born. Her mom, who is now also deceased, suffered with both breast and lung cancer. Mi’Chaelah has had to overcome many obstacles in her life and throughout it all, she has managed to stay focused on her studies and graduated high school with a 3.8 GPA. In the future, Mi’Chaelah plans to start a program for children of parents who are dealing with breast cancer.