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2023 Academic Excellence Awards Dinner

The top 100 students from the graduating Class of 2023 and Governor’s Educators of the Year from Elizabeth Public Schools’ high schools were honored at the 30th Annual Academic Excellence Awards Dinner at The Westwood in Garwood on May 25. Among those to speak at the event were New Jersey Senator Joseph Cryan, New Jersey Assemblywoman Annette Quijano,  City of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Elizabeth Board of Education President Iliana Chevres, Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer, and overall Class of 2023 Valedictorian Pedro Ennes from John E. Dwyer Technology Academy.

Outstanding Scholars

Elizabeth High School – Frank J. Cicarell Academy

Ana Beatriz Agostinho Campos

Joe Steven Alves

Gustavo A. Apolo

Vanessa Arbaiza

Tariq Khaled Ashour

Susan Annette Berube

Cynthia Boakye

Sharon Braun Diaz

Ana Barbara Calero Cosio

Fraimy De Leon-Hernandez

Vaulandy Dupont

Genesis Escobar

Amandalyz Figueiredo

Ismael Lenny Fuentes

Steven Gaitan

Andy Manuel Garcia

Helina Hartman

Lindsey Vanessa Hernandez

Rosalia Lora

Alejandra Piedad Maldonado

Yeira Marrero

Maria Del Carme Medranda

Yarutine Merlo Perez

Bryan Alexander Mesa

Diego Axel Montes-Medina

Sabrina Moreira

Aishah Musa

Joseph Daniel Nazco

Eli Nolasco

Sasha Juliana Nunez

MaxChristabel Urennia Oparanozie

Gabriel Quinonez

Alejandro Daniel Ramirez

Krystel Arisbeth San Lucas

Orlys Sanchez

Edwin Suquinagua

Juneris Taveras

Matthew Ian Trivino

Sarah Isabel Valencia

Jessica K. Verma

 

Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. Health & Public Safety Academy

Harold David Amezquita

Valentina Dos Santos

Maite Lluberes-Soto

Justin A. McDonald

Valentina Montoya Escobar

Ricardo Rodrigo Munoz

Naana Yaa Saka Okyere

Nadir Guillermo Salazar Saenz

Alessandra Salzedas Teodoro

Silauris Upia Moronta

 

Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy

Estefany Cristal Campos

Giovanna Franchezca Fernandez

Juan Jose Flechas Latorre

Cinthia Gabino Morales

Dylan Hornos

Rudy Lopez

Lexy Pinchi

Vicky Salazar

Noemi Tobon

Marilyn Rose Vasquez

 

J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy

Gabriela Amaya Pineros

Carlos Conde

Rogelio Espaillat

Napoleon Espaillat

Bryant Garcia

Kelina Guerra

Emonie Monique Hood

Mireya Muller

Stephanie Palma Padilla

Jonathan Eliel Villegas

 

John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

Natalie Caguana

Bryan Steven Diaz

Pedro Ennes

Javier Fornes

Joshua Garcon

Javon Samuel Harmon

Valeria Glordana Mercado

Melanie Alejandra Morales Robles

Sara Fernanda Ocampo Garcia

Marco Vinicio Quinteros

 

Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Academy

Esteven Barragan

Evelyn M. Carabajo

Jahziyah Staraj Denene Carter

Yazmin Gutierrez

Andre Krzyzanowski De Jesus

Esperanta Lajoie

Nathalia Lopez

Yanelli Martinez

Freddy Ponce Hinojosa

Emmanuel Regalon

 

Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

Sujey Avila

Naisha D. Bernard

Anthony Bolton

Brittney Judith Cabezas

David Dominguez

Obispo Lopez

Melanie Perez

Jenifer Daniela Rivera

Maria Isabella Ruiz Gomez

Julissa Sainvil

 

Outstanding Faculty Members

Lovely Pappachen, Elizabeth High School Frank J. Cicarell Academy

Uri Lener Perez, Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., Health and Public Safety Academy

Neil M. Day, Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy

Brittany A. Palubniak, J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy

Kelly Ann Kielbasa, John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

Vincent M. Caldarulo, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson STEM Academy

Linda Gwizdz, Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Academy

Christine Ann Irwin, Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy