The 200 Club of Morris County, an organization of area businesspeople working to support first responders, awarded scholarships to 20 graduating high school seniors. The recipients are all children of police officers, firefighters or emergency medical technicians or are students who, themselves, volunteer as firefighters or EMTs who serve Morris County.
The awards dinner was held 6 p.m., May 16 at Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes.
“The 200 Club works hard to support those who keep us safe,” said James Gannon, president of the club. “We’re well known for our Valor Awards, given to public safety personnel who risk their lives, and for the support we give to widows and orphans of those who die in the line of duty. But giving this scholarship is one of the joyful things we do.”
The $5,000 scholarships were won by 20 seniors who demonstrated extraordinary dedication to their studies. To be eligible, students must demonstrate excellence in academic performance, community service and extracurricular activities. Financial need also is taken into consideration.