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Media Advisory

 

Youth ChalleNGe Cadets To Receive Diplomas

 


WHO/WHAT: The New Jersey National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program’s 38th class graduation ceremony will present high school diplomas to 89 cadets. Nineteen participants call Essex county home, followed by 14 from Middlesex, 14 from Bergen/Passaic, and ten from each Hudson and Union counties.

 

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.

 

WHERE: The War Memorial, Trenton, New Jersey

     ChalleNGe provides 16-18 year-old New Jersey residents who did not complete high school, a second chance at earning a diploma or qualifying for a GED (Graduate Equivalency Diploma).  The program located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, seeks to identify at-risk teenagers who have dropped out of high school, and gives them the motivation and direction they need to complete their schooling. Applicants must be New Jersey residents between 16-18 years old, drug-free, and not currently involved in the legal system.

 

      Cadets participate in a wide variety of activities to include daily physical training, community service and vocational training.  The academic courses emphasize reading, writing, mathematics, computer skills, citizenship and social studies.  Cadets who successfully complete the requirements are eligible to receive a State of New Jersey High School Diploma. Following Phase I, the initial 22-week residency phase, cadets are assigned mentors for an additional 12 months to provide continued guidance and direction through a combination of personal visits, e-mails and phone calls.

 

Class #38 NJ Youth ChalleNGe Academy Graduates/Counties

 

Cadet Name

County

Allen, Eric

Atlantic

Parrilla, Rafael

Atlantic

Wagner, Joshua

Atlantic

Barry, Ryan

Bergen

Fernandez, Alan

Bergen

Malcolm, Celiene

Bergen

May, William

Bergen

Mercado, George

Bergen

Rodriguez, Lisandra

Bergen

Sabillon, Jhair

Bergen

Woska, Ryan

Bergen

Barnes, Desirae

Burlington

Brewer, Khaalid L.

Burlington

Gordon III, Kenneth

Burlington

Poole, Charletta

Burlington

Warthen, Xytear

Burlington

Harris, Emeir

Camden

Szymansky, Jared

Camden

Camacho, Johnathan G.

Cumberland

Rivera, Natalie

Cumberland

Avena, Lucner

Essex

Best, Keziah

Essex

Brown-Davis, Rashod

Essex

Bueno, Brandon

Essex

Cepeda Jr, Davey A.

Essex

Coleman, Aziz

Essex

Cotton, De'Zhanae

Essex

Goodasaul, Pearl

Essex

Hunt, Isaias

Essex

Lewis, Keion

Essex

Maldonado, Juan

Essex

McNeill, Iesha

Essex

Morgan, Issiah

Essex

Pierre, Morinda

Essex

Roro, Netsanet

Essex

Sanchez, Danilsa

Essex

Siccone, Patrick

Essex

Valentino, Jalil

Essex

Williams, Edrees

Essex

Applegarth, Zachary

Gloucester

Baute, Juan

Hudson

Caraballo, Joey

Hudson

Carfagna, Skyla

Hudson

Cortes, Daniel

Hudson

Estevez, David

Hudson

Jones, Makaela

Hudson

Rodriguez, April

Hudson

Ruminski, Kamil

Hudson

Sotelo, Mark A.

Hudson

Szapacs, Caitlin

Hudson

Caramba-Coker, Glenn

Mercer

Concepcion, Yonell

Mercer

Holt JR, Larry

Mercer

McCoy, Tamiyrah

Mercer

Traister, Bailey

Mercer

Aguirre, Pablo

Middlesex

Camacho, Joshua

Middlesex

Cropper JR., Kareem

Middlesex

Fabian, Deion

Middlesex

Gonzalez, Destiny

Middlesex

Headen, Deja

Middlesex

Lopez, Angel

Middlesex

Mendoza, Melina

Middlesex

Morgan, Carla

Middlesex

Nogueira, Brendon

Middlesex

Pena, Anthony

Middlesex

Pena, Elaine

Middlesex

Rodriguez, Kiara

Middlesex

Thomas, Dawshaquan

Middlesex

Seaman, Alexandra

Monmouth

Martinez, Dominick

Ocean

Bishop, Danny

Passaic

Cancel, Alexander

Passaic

Colon, Pedro

Passaic

Rodriguez, Odalissa

Passaic

Roman, Bianca

Passaic

Whitaker, Donald

Passaic

Cintron, Kory

Salem

Stith, Drew

Salem

Adam, Alec

Somerset

Brown, Kailah

Union

Dehner, Justin A.

Union

Diaz, Nilson

Union

Johnson, Jamel

Union

Lovett, Yazeem

Union

Martinez, Samuel

Union

Nana, Jorgete

Union

Reveron, Raul

Union

Severino, Ginnelly

Union

Torres, Elizandra

Union

 

 


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