Scholarship Awards

Middlesex County Fair Association High School Scholarship winners:

Nadia Barcheski

Nadia Barcheski just graduated South Amboy High School and will be attending Montclair State University in the fall to pursue Nursing. She has always been very involved in the school and the community in general. She has held numerous positions on student council and is a member of both the National Honors Society and the National Arts Honors Society. Nadia has played soccer since 2nd grade for Sayreville Soccer Club and was her school's Varsity Captain for two years. Outside of school she is a cadet for the local first aid squad and volunteered for the parks and recreation program. In her free time she loves hanging out with friends, dunkin coffee and telling jokes.

Angelena Guzzi

Angelena Guzzi is a life long resident of Dunellen, a square mile town on the border of Middlesex County. She's a senior at Dunellen High School and is grateful that her small school has granted opportunities to achieve greatness that others might not have gotten the chance to - such as this scholarship. Angelena plans on attending Seton Hall University's College of Nursing in this coming fall. Angelena wants to thank her younger brother, Anthony and older sister, Isabella for their constant support and motivation and she also wants to thank her mom, Kate and dad, Tony for giving all Angie all that she could ever need to succeed. She is excited to accept this scholarship as she moves forward to extending her education!

4H Scholarship Award Winners:

Erin Drake

Erin has been a member in the cavy and horse project for over 9 years. She has participated and excelled on the county, state and national level in the horse project and has taken part in every 4-H horse and horse science event. She was selected to attend the National 4-H Horse Roundup for two years, served as the County Equestrian of the Year for two years and has gone above and beyond the expectations for a 4-H member. She is one of few members who is totally dedicated to the horse project at the County Fair and helps with running events at the tent and promoting the 4-H horse program.

Keira Ezzo

Keira has been a member of the 4-H program for over 12 years in the crafts, sewing, cooking, leadership, community service and public speaking project areas. She has served as teen leader in all of her clubs, has been club president of Junior and Teen Council, and was the youth committee chairperson for the North Jersey 4-H Teen Conference in 2018. She is currently the 4-H Lead Ambassador and helps with 4-H program promotion, including social media outreach. Keira has always been dedicated to the County fair and takes on many leadership roles to assist all of her clubs.