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Union Catholic holds Principal's Reception For Class of 2023 Scholarship Recipients

By Jim Lambert
Several members of Union Catholic’s Class of 2023 were honored on Monday night at the Principal’s Reception for the Class of 2023 Scholarship Recipients at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.

The event began with a warm welcome from Mrs. Betsy Thornton, UC’s Director of Admissions, and then UC Assistant Principal Mrs. Noreen Andrews delivered the opening prayer.
That was followed by a very entertaining speech by UC faculty member and UC Class of 2007 member Mr. Edward Sagendorf, who spoke about his personal journey. UC Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, followed with a heartfelt speech.
After the Class of 2023 Scholarship Recipients were introduced by UC Associate Principal Dr. Karen Piasecki and handed their certificates, UC Student Council President Robert McGuinness concluded the festivities with an inspiring speech.
Bryan Tucker, Christina Doria, and Shaan Trehan were among the future UC students who received scholarships, and they are all thrilled about joining the Union Catholic community.
Tucker, who had a cousin attend Union Catholic, was excited to be honored and can’t wait to get to Union Catholic.
“This whole night is pretty cool, and I’m honored,’’ said Tucker, who plans to run track at UC. “I’m looking forward to going to high school at Union Catholic. I really like the family community and all the great things the school has to offer.’’
Doria, the younger sister of 2017 UC graduate Alexa, said that UC has always felt like home to her.

“I’m very excited to be going to UC,’’ said Doria. “I pretty much grew up at Union Catholic, so I am very happy to finally be part of the UC family. Alexa came here when I was in second grade and she graduated when I was in sixth grade, and I’ve always wanted to go to UC like she did. I just love the family atmosphere that Union Catholic gives.’’
Trehan, the younger brother of current UC senior Manya, was thrilled to receive a scholarship and said going to UC is a dream come true.
“I’m so happy and honored to be at this event,’’ said Trehan. “It’s very exciting and it means a lot to me to receive this scholarship. “I really like the smaller classes and the different level of courses at UC, and I’ve heard so many great things about Union Catholic from Manya. I’ve seen how much she loves it at Union Catholic, so I’ve always wanted to come to Union Catholic and experiences the same things she did.’’
Here’s a list of Union Catholic’s Class of 2023 Scholarship Honorees
Ashley Almeida
Casey Arias
Alana Beardsley
Alexandra Bonn
Thomas Bonner
Molly Brennan
Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein
Olivia Cassidy
Emma Crevani
Alyssa Cruz
Alexis Cutignola
Erini Dagiantis
Bridget Davis
Grace Donnelly
Christina Doria
Aidan Dursee
George Dursee
Lucas Flint
Mackenzie Flood
Summer Foster-Bey
Erick Fraga
Adrian Hou
Rachel Hou
Sarah Husain
Nicholas Kelly
Anushka Khandelwal
Aiden Lee
Evan Lee
Tian Liao
Michael Mahaffey
George Miller
Gabriella Mouris
Charlotte Murphy
Zachary Patrone
Kathryn Power
Ryan Pyo
Emma Ruela
Meghan Sherer
Akash Shiva Swamy
Jessica Sot
Shaan Trehan
Angelica Valdez
Katelyn Walsh
Caitlin Wong
Bryan Tucker
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