Roselle Bank, which has served central and northern New Jersey for nearly 130 years, has awarded two high school seniors with scholarships for their academic accomplishments and extracurricular excellence.
Luke Schraer of Ridge High School received the $1000 Roselle Savings Scholarship for winning its Business Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Maureen Wolfenden, Bernardsville Branch Manager, along with Ridge High School principal Drew Krause, presented Luke with the award at the Ridge High School Awards Night on May 29.
Additionally, Arianna Olsen of Abraham Clark High School was presented the Scholarship for Outstanding Business and Finance Student on June 7 by Carl Zeitlinger, Senior Vice President & Compliance Officer of Roselle Bank and Abraham Clark Vice Principal Shelia Williams. Candidates for the annual award are evaluated on a variety of criteria, including academic achievement, exemplary participation in extracurricular business activities, and commitment to areas of study.
Luke excelled in his studies at Ridge High School, and graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.59. Fascinated by business and entrepreneurship, many of Luke’s courses revolved around these subjects, and extended to marketing and digital design. He will attend Clemson University in the fall, where he plans to pursue a dual major in entertainment marketing and public communications.
With a knack for finance, Arianna maintained an A average in all career courses at Abraham Clark High School while also serving as Commanding Officer of the Junior ROTC program, which requires a strong leadership role and community service outreach. She will attend Montclair State University in the fall and major in Business Administration.
“We are so pleased to recognize Luke and Arianna’s accomplishments,” said Roselle’s Bernardsville branch manager, Maureen Wolfenden. “Both students have demonstrated exemplary academic ability and upstanding citizenship in our communities. We wish them the best of luck as they bring their talents and integrity to the collegiate level.”