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Tickets Are Now On Sale for RHS Jamboree 2024

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Ridgewood NJ, Jamboree is preparing to set sail for an unforgettable voyage on February 8th, 9th and 10th, 2024!  This years’ Show Title is “Smooth Sailing.”   For three nights only, cruise with us as we journey far away from our beloved Ridgewood to inspiring new destinations. Where distant ports of call entice the senses and new discoveries beckon around every corner.  It’s nothing but Smooth Sailing as our guests enjoy world-class entertainment and glamorous excursions featuring fiery choreography, captivating crooners, and dazzling performers.

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Scholarships from Friends of Music are Now Open for High School Seniors

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Ridgewood NJ, Scholarships from Friends of Music are now open for high school seniors intending to pursue a major in music! Recognizing the possibility that eligible students might overlook this information, we’re directing this opportunity straight to parents. If your high school senior plans to major or minor in music in college, they qualify to apply for a Friends of Music scholarship. FOM offers two scholarship options for high school seniors—the first is exclusive to those majoring in music in college, while the second extends eligibility to those minoring in music as well.

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The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey, Inc. Announces Scholarships

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Hackensack NJ, the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey annually awards scholarships to college, graduate and law students. Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of $3,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible. The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Inc. announces the availability of the following scholarships:

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Ridgewood Arts Foundation Grants Scholarships to Several RHS Students

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Arts Foundation was founded by residents of the Village of Ridgewood who saw the need for a foundation to provide funding for the many worthy artistic endeavors within and near the Village of Ridgewood and to encourage the further development of the arts within the community. They granted scholarships to several RHS students during their fall granting cycle.
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Mahwah Republicans Club Awards Two College Scholarships

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Mahwah NJ, the Mahwah Republican Club today announced they have awarded scholarships to two graduating Mahwah High School Seniors, Isabella Garcia and Elijah Greenberg. Isabella, will be attending The United States Military Academy at West Point, and Elijah will be attending Clarkson University in the Fall.  The scholarship essay contest, titled “Do you Believe the American Dream of Living a Better Life Than Your Parents, Is Alive and Well?” was originally intended to award one scholarship, but two were ultimately presented. “Of all the entries received, these two essays stood out among the others. We are grateful that the next generation of young adults entering college and the workforce, have an appreciation for the commitment and dedication their parents and grandparents  showed, in building our great country”, said Josephine and Charles Rabolli, Mahwah Republican Club members and generous sponsors of the award. They continued,  “Both essays were worthy of the scholarship, so we decided to double the award, pay if forward, and name two winners”. Their son Charles, who is currently enrolled at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, won the Club scholarship award in 2014.

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The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey, Inc. Announces Scholarships

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Hackensack NJ, The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey annually awards scholarships to college, graduate and law students. Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of $3,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible. The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Inc. announces the availability of the following scholarships:

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They Can Hit 400-Foot Homers, but Playing Catch? That’s Tricky

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By BILL PENNINGTONAPRIL 1, 2017

In the 40 years that Jack Thomson has been coaching high school baseball, he has seen a noticeable rise in the talent of players trying out for his team.

They scorch line drives, they hurl blazing fastballs.

But something is often missing.

“They can’t play catch,” said Thomson, a coach in California, one of the more fertile grounds for future major leaguers. “They’re bad at it. You’d be surprised how bad it looks. We have to teach them how to play catch.”

In modern youth baseball, where the culture has been transformed by the pursuit of the holy grail, a college athletic scholarship, the fundamentals are falling by the wayside in favor of flashier skills like big-league-style hitting and pitching.

Private coaching and specialized camps are proliferating along with travel teams whose primary goal is putting players in a position to display their batting and pitching skills at college recruiting showcases. These events are cattle calls, with everyone trying to impress.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/sports/baseball/they-can-hit-400-foot-homers-but-playing-catch-thats-tricky.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

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Ridgewood Choral Benefit Recital & Silent Auction

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Sun, March 06, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ
Cost: $20 per person

Event Description

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Choral will hold a benefit concert and silent auction. Carl Patrick Bolleia, pianist and 2004 Music Award winner will play piano selections from the earliest composers to the latest. Since 1967 The Ridgewood Choral has presented the Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award to a musically talented teen. Over $30,000 in scholarships has been awarded to high school seniors in recognition of excellence in vocal or instrumental performance. Admission at the door on the day of the performance is $20 and includes refreshments. Proceeds will fund the Award, currently $2500. For more information about The Ridgewood Choral, a non-profit community chorus, visit www.ridgewoodchoral.org

Ridgewood Choral
201-445-8179
www.ridgewoodchoral.org

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JAMBOREE 2016 – RIDGEWOOD REWIND!

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JAMBOREE 2016 – RIDGEWOOD REWIND!

Ridgewood NJ, Since 1947, Ridgewood’s Jamboree has presented an original musical revue raising funds for need-based college scholarships for graduating RHS seniors.

Over 125 RHS parents and guardians participate and contribute each year by singing, dancing, acting, performing in the band, designing and making costumes, building sets, managing set changes and being back-stage heroes.

The Jamboree Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) qualified charity and all contributions are tax deductible. The entire production and all Jamboree fund-raising efforts are 100 percent voluntary. All Fund revenues are raised through program advertising, ticket sales and corporate and individual sponsorships.

Wheelchair accessible!  VIP paid parking available!

TICKETS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

ALL ONLINE TICKET SALES FOR A PARTICULAR PERFORMANCE DATE ENDS ONE HOUR BEFORE SHOW. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2485468

Donations are welcomed on our website – www.rhsjamboree.org!

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Second Annual Kelly Creegan Golf Outing is October 5

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On Monday, October 5 the Kelly Creegan Memorial Fund will host its second annual golf outing at Apple Ridge Country Club in Mahwah. Founded in 2012, the Kelly Elisabeth Creegan Memorial Fund seeks to share the memory, life and spirit of Kelly Creegan through community philanthropy. Last year’s event funded two scholarships for the Ridgewood High School class of 2015. This year the hope is to continue and expand that mission.

Registration is at 8 a.m. with shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.  Golfers will enjoy a full breakfast and lunch with auction along with their round of golf. Price is $200 per golfer. For further information and sponsorship opportunities please visit our Facebook page, Kelly Creegan Memorial Fund, or email kellycreeganfund@gmail.com.

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Scholarships Available for High School Entrepreneurship Camp

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RHS Class of 1978 member Carrie McIndoe is running the program. Sounds like there is still time for some entrepreneurial RHS students. If not this summer, then keep the idea in mind for next summer.

Scholarships Available for High School Entrepreneurship Camp

Jun 24, 2015

Full Scholarships are available to the EntrePrep℠ Summer Institute, a one-week residential experiential entrepreneurship program for a diverse population of rising high school juniors and seniors. The program will be held July 12-18, 2015 at the University of Delaware, Newark and August 9-15, 2015 at Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY.

Program

In this intensive program, the participants experience being entrepreneurs. They work towards launching and operating their own Business-for-a-Day™, with over 20 hours of training and mentoring in support of this undertaking. They brainstorm, identify ideas and opportunities and develop them into their own Business-for-a-Day™.

They assemble the resources needed to launch their businesses and then run them. These young entrepreneurs deliver a ‘Concept versus Reality’ analysis in a final presentation before a live audience of their peers, mentors, local community and business advisors.

The students learn and implement economic/financial concepts and key life

skills, all required to create, run and evaluate their businesses. They experience the entrepreneurial mindset.

The program provides preparation for the future. The knowledge and skills students learn by this direct experience, helps prepare them for the world they are entering – one where understanding of economic concepts and financial literacy is a must and where most jobs are created by small businesses.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a transformative experience.

For more information contact: Carrie McIndoe 917-650-3929  www.econventures.org

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College Club Annual Book Sale

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College Club Annual Book Sale

Sale to Benefit Scholarships The 60th Annual Book Fair will take place starting March 31st at Somerville School: Tuesday, March 31: 4-8pm Preview and Sale, $20 per person admission Wednesday, April 1: 10am-8pm (no admission fee) Thursday, April 2: 10am-5pm (no admission fee) Friday CLOSED (Good Friday) Saturday, April 4: 10am-2pm Half Price Sale (no admission fee)

Somerville School cafeteria,
45 South Pleasant Ave,
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Come peruse the wide variety of books including: beautiful “coffee table” books, children’s books including “grandparent books” and Easter books, cooking, art, gardening and design books, large print books, curio books, special first editions and signed books, books on tape, CDs, movies and, of course, hundreds of mysteries, novels, and current 2009-2014 best sellers in hard cover and paperback.

Please do not call Somerville school for information.   All inquiries should be directed to the event Co-Chairs, Toni Cohen  at tdamc@aol.com or (201-670-9689) and Dacey Latham at dacelat@optonline.net or (201-445-5498).

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Ridgewood Art Institute offers scholarship for a deserving high school senior or seniors planning to pursue a career in art

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Ridgewood Art Institute offers scholarship for a deserving high school senior or seniors  planning to pursue a career in art
February 14,2015
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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute is pleased to be the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Copper Beech Foundation. The grant may be used for one or more scholarships to be awarded to a deserving high school senior or seniors who is currently enrolled as a member of the Ridgewood Art Institute and is planning to pursue a career in art. The scholarship will be paid directly to the school of higher learning or college, which the recipient will attend.

The recipient will be selected after a review of completed applications. A qualified panel will consider such factors as; talent, financial need, awards & distinctions, dedication to their art, work ethic, and participation in the activities of the Ridgewood Art Institute. The scholarship and its amount will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Students, who wish to apply, must submit the 2015 Members Scholarship Application Form by April 6, 2015 — (click here for more information and application downloads).  Please include at least two letters of recommendation. Worthy candidates will be invited to a portfolio review where they will be expected to bring six examples of their original work. The recipient(s) of the scholarship will be notified by letter before May 4, 2015.