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PREVIOUS WINNERS

The Betty and Buddy Ersalesi Scholarship is announced each year at the Rutherford High School Senior Awards Breakfast.

 

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Class of 2019 - Betty and Buddy Ersalesi Scholarship Award

Eric Corradini, Emma Gilhawley, Laura Savitsky, Jessica Skinner, Vanessa Wilson, Maggie Wronko

From left to right: Mr. Eric Corradini, Miss Laura Savitsky, Miss Vanessa Wilson, Miss Maggie Wronko, Miss Jessica Skinner, Miss Emma Gilhawey, Mrs. Jennifer Ersalesi, Mr. Brian Ersalesi

From left to right: Mr. Eric Corradini, Miss Laura Savitsky, Miss Vanessa Wilson, Miss Maggie Wronko, Miss Jessica Skinner, Miss Emma Gilhawey, Mrs. Jennifer Ersalesi, Mr. Brian Ersalesi

Class of 2019 - Barbara Bennett Award

Jack Whaley

Barbara Bennett’s colleagues in the Rutherford Recreation Department. From left to right: Maureen Bigley, Janice Guzman, Jack Whaley, Erin Petrosino

Barbara Bennett’s colleagues in the Rutherford Recreation Department. From left to right: Maureen Bigley, Janice Guzman, Jack Whaley, Erin Petrosino


Class of 2018

Edel Barcenas, Dylan Burkhalter, Nicole Miranda, Sophia Rodriguez, and Daniel Sullivan

From left to right: Mr. Bradley Ersalesi, Mr. Brian Ersalesi, Miss Sophia Rodriguez, Mr. Edel Barcenas, Miss Nicole Miranda, Mr. Danny Sullivan, and Mr. Dylan Burkhalter.

From left to right: Mr. Bradley Ersalesi, Mr. Brian Ersalesi, Miss Sophia Rodriguez, Mr. Edel Barcenas, Miss Nicole Miranda, Mr. Danny Sullivan, and Mr. Dylan Burkhalter.


Class of 2017

Leona Toole and Christopher Verdino  

Leona Toole used her funds to purchase books for her freshman year at The University of Maine!

Leona Toole used her funds to purchase books for her freshman year at The University of Maine!

Christopher Verdino, RHS Class of 2017, hard at work in school! The Betty and Buddy Ersalesi Scholarship helped pay for special tools and a laptop he needs for diagnostic software. Chris is going to Lincoln Tech full-time in South Plainfield for Heavy Truck Diesel Technology. He has a 4.0 so far!! We’re proud of you, Chris! Attending our events or donating to the fund helps awesome kids like Chris.

Christopher Verdino, RHS Class of 2017, hard at work in school! The Betty and Buddy Ersalesi Scholarship helped pay for special tools and a laptop he needs for diagnostic software. Chris is going to Lincoln Tech full-time in South Plainfield for Heavy Truck Diesel Technology. He has a 4.0 so far!! We’re proud of you, Chris! Attending our events or donating to the fund helps awesome kids like Chris.


Class of 2016

Danielle O'Connor and Vincent Plessel

From left to right: Miss Danielle O'Connor, Mr. Brian Ersalesi, Mr. Vincent Plessel, Mr. Bradley Ersalesi

From left to right: Miss Danielle O'Connor, Mr. Brian Ersalesi, Mr. Vincent Plessel, Mr. Bradley Ersalesi

Danielle O’Connor, RHS Class of 2016, is a Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major and Arts Administration minor at Rider University. She is currently auditioning for Regional Theatre Companies for their Summer Stock season. In April, she will be performing in a Cabaret at Rider filled with songs from the hit TV Show Smash, and a Dance Showcase with the Rider Dance Ensemble. Danielle is very thankful for the Betty and Buddy Ersalesi Scholarship as it helped towards her tuition.

Danielle O’Connor, RHS Class of 2016, is a Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major and Arts Administration minor at Rider University. She is currently auditioning for Regional Theatre Companies for their Summer Stock season. In April, she will be performing in a Cabaret at Rider filled with songs from the hit TV Show Smash, and a Dance Showcase with the Rider Dance Ensemble. Danielle is very thankful for the Betty and Buddy Ersalesi Scholarship as it helped towards her tuition.


Class of 2015

Grace Kinzler

Class of 2015 Ersalesi Scholarship Winner: Grace Kinzler. Pictured with Brian Ersalesi

Class of 2015 Ersalesi Scholarship Winner: Grace Kinzler. Pictured with Brian Ersalesi


Class of 2014

Madison Guido