Memorial High School students awarded Community Service Merit Scholarships

The students were congratulated by Nikki Mederos, director of External Affairs at Palisades Medical Center, and Memorial High School Principal Scott Wohlrab.
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The students were congratulated by Nikki Mederos, director of External Affairs at Palisades Medical Center, and Memorial High School Principal Scott Wohlrab.

WEST NEW YORK – Memorial High School students Karla Somoano and Piero Manrique were each recently awarded $2,000 Community Service Merit Scholarships from Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center.
The students earned the scholarships as part of the hospital’s Community Service Merit Scholarship Program that recognizes and rewards 16 high school seniors from local high schools who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in community service while maintaining academic success.
“We are delighted to provide scholarship support to these amazing young men and women who have all shown a tremendous commitment to the importance of civic engagement and giving back to our local communities,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, president of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. “We know that paying for college can be challenging and we hope that this Community Service Merit Scholarship will help lessen the burden for the deserving recipients.”
The online application process was conducted in February and March. Recommendations were made by high school guidance counselors and scholarship applications were reviewed by a committee of community volunteers.