What a great time we had celebrating graduation at Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County.
We celebrated the achievements of 18 seniors from our Elizabeth and Union Clubs, and 17 seniors from our Plainfield Club. We are proud that each of these members is graduating high school on-time and has been accepted to college or university. Some of the colleges or universities they will be attending are: Harvard University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T, University of Delaware, Kean University and Stockton University.
Each senior was inducted into BGCA Alumni & Friends by CEO Russell Triolo and received a t-shirt and pin. They joined the ranks of other BGCA alumni such as Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Shaquille O’Neal, Misty Copeland and so many more.
In Plainfield, awards were also given for those teens who completed the Career Launch Program. Valedictorian, Mike P. provided a riveting speech to all members and guests. Special thanks to Councilwoman Ashley Davis, of the 1st Ward who gave the Keynote address. Board Member, Geraldine Boone, gave a special message of encouragement to the graduates and all members.
“We are so very proud of all these teens. They have worked hard over the years to prepare to for this exciting moment”, said Russell Triolo, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County. “We know they are going to be successful in their future careers and look forward to their return to the Club as alumni.”