Chapter of the New Jersey Society
of the

- Hester Schuyler Colfax Chapter -
- Daughters of the American Revolution -

- Awards Ceremony -

photos: Cara Bionde Timothy LaBeau Briana Stanfield

On a crisp Spring Sunday afternoon on April 10, 2011 at the historic Dey Mansion in Wayne, New Jersey, the Hester Schuyler Colfax Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored three outstanding high school students whose excellence and achievement as patriotic young citizens were recognized by the DAR Chapter.

The event was organized by Mrs. Marjorie Zug Broseman, the Chapter's Awards and Scholarship Chairman, and the ceremony was chaired by Carol Harris Weber, Vice Regent of the Chapter, assisted by Melva Paine Murray, also of the Chapter.

The outstanding students were Cara Margaret Bionde of Pequannock Township High School, Timothy LaBeau of Mountain Lakes High School, and Briana R. Stanfield of Wayne Valley High School.

Official congratulatory letters from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Wayne Township Mayor Christopher Vergano, were read aloud and presented to the winning students.

Those honored, as well as their parents, spoke about the special activities that these young citizens had undertaken. Passaic County Historian Edward A. Smyk addressed the winners with words of congratulations and encouragement, as did Eric Bal, President of the First Mountain Chapter of the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

After the ceremony the winners posed for photographs and those assembled were treated with tea and an assortment of baked delights, which provided a relaxed period for attendees to meet one another.

First Mountain Chapter members attending the ceremony honoring the selected outstanding young students, were Bill Volonte, Eric Bal, Kevin Gunn, and Martin Scharloo.

photo: First Mountain members attending the Tea

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