Scholarship Recipients 2017-2018
Jordan Ramdial is a senior in East Stroudsburg Senior High School North's Class of 2017. As the treasurer of both the National Honor Society and the Student Goverment Association, a scholar in the Junior Statesmen of America program, and a Student Ambassador under Senator John P. Blake, Jordan has taken numerous leadership opportunities to familiarize herself with the world of politics.
After graduation, she will attend Drexel University and major in Political Science on a Pre-Law track.
Breast Cancer Awareness means providing unrelenting support to anyone who has lost, who is battling, and who has won the fight against cancer.
Geneva Renee Jeanty
My name is Geneva Renee Jeanty. My parents were born and raised in Haiti, but moved to America to further their education. They are the reason why I want to get a good education. I love playing music, and have been playing oboe in band for 8 years now.
I am going to William Paterson, and will be majoring in Public Health. Breast cancer has had a great impact in my family.
When my mom and grandma had breast cancer, they fought all the way through, and didn't let it scare them and make feel defeated. They really are an inspiration to my family and I, and I don't know where I'd be without them.
My name is Xenia Rodriguez I was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey and I am currently a senior at Montclair High School. This upcoming fall I will be attending Temple University, and will be majoring in nursing. Coming into my freshman year of high school I was all about sports. Since kindergarten soccer was my main priority, other than school of course. I would spend countless hours at practices and games. Not until the end of sophomore year was when I recognized that soccer no longer interested me. I wanted to spend my time giving back to others, my community, and doing things that truly gained my interest. I started volunteering at Mountainside Hospital, tutoring at the Montclair Library and joined the Breast Cancer Club.
This year I had the pleasure of being the president of the Breast Cancer club. I joined this club because I have had family members affected by Breast Cancer and, as it is the most common cancer spreading awareness is extremely important to me. Throughout the duration of my time spent in this club we spread awareness through school dances, sports events, and tying ribbons along the trees of Montclair. Joining the Breast Cancer Club was the best decision I’ve made throughout my four years of high school.
My name is Holly Buoye and I am currently a senior at James Caldwell High School. In the fall, I will be attending Towson University in Maryland. Throughout my four years of high school I played soccer and was on the swim team. My senior year I became captain of the swim team. I was also involved in several clubs such as Key Club and Class Council.
2006 marked the year my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 7 years old and too young to grasp the concept of mortality. I was unaware that my mom faced so many struggles, underwent so many painful surgeries, and felt so ill with chemo— because her spirit never cracked. Miraculously and fortunately, my mother beat her cancer. To me, my mother is a symbol of strength and grace. In the earliest stages of my life, I intellectually understood what it meant to be resilient. I grew from this experience to become the spitting image of my mother and everything she stands for. Breast cancer awareness means a lot to me.
I believe Breast Cancer Awareness is very important because in today’s world, unfortunately, everyone is affected in some way, shape or form. Whether it is your mother, aunt, friend, grandmother, everyone needs to be aware of how breast cancer can break everyone down.
Tyecese Clarke was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She first lived in Irvington, NJ then moved to Orange, NJ where she attended Orange Preparatory Academy and after two years a student at Orange High School.
She is co-captain of the OHS MMT flag line which she has been a part of for three years. She has been in student council for two years where she has assumed the positions of secretary during her Junior year and as a current Senior at Orange HS the, Senior class Vice President. To add, she is the president of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club where she hopes to use the skills and information she has gained to help with her future career.
Tyecese Clarke will be attending Denison University in the fall of 2017; she plans to major in biology on the pre-med track. She hopes to go to medical school and pursue a career as a general surgeon.
In Tyecese’s own words:
“I not only aspire to become a doctor that can heal people physically but a doctor that cares about their patients. A few changes that I hope to see occur in the medical field is the accessibility of effective and affordable health care to patients in need of treatment in third world countries. I believe that having accessible health care in these countries will not be beneficial to the residents by curing already familiar diseases but also contribute to the prevention and of new diseases. Another change that I hope to see is treatment that can finally terminate hereditary diseases and cancerous cells. Finding a cure for these diseases will decrease the national death rate and spare families of seeing their loved ones in such a vulnerable point. By going into the healthcare field, I hope and expect to contribute to this change.”
Tinasiah Mitchell an East Orange, NJ native, is a Television & Film major at Cicely L. Tyson Community School. Tinasiah upon the fall, will be attending Temple University, as a Criminal Justice major. Tinasiah demonstrates leadership through her acts of being a student manager of Tyson Haunted High 2015 & 2016. Tinasiah also is the President & former Treasurer of Television & Film Club. Tinasiah has produced 4 student films, and a documentary. Tinasiah is a student tutor for the subject of English at her school.
Breast cancer awareness to Tinasiah is a reminder that one day we have to leave the world behind, and fly away onto the other side. We have to live, like we're dying, just to make sure every day is a better one, then that last one. Breast cancer awareness, is a symbol of determination, recognition and the fight to be alive.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippian, 4:13)