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2013 Scholarships Awarded

Manchester Township Educational Foundation (MTEF) is pleased to announce that nine scholarship awards totaling $15,500 were presented to Manchester Township High School graduates at Senior Awards Night on May 30, 2013. The MTEF extends our sincere appreciation to the sponsors who made these scholarships possible.

The 2013 Charles J. Hesse III Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kendall Kiernan. Kendall will major in Engineering at University of Delaware in the fall. Charles J. Hesse III was the president and owner of the Ocean County Landfill Corporation and other family-owned businesses. He is fondly remembered as a driving force behind the construction of the Manchester Little League Complex and long-time supporter of local children’s charities.​

"Thank you for selecting me to receive the generous Charles J. Hesse III Memorial Scholarship. I am honored to receive such a prestigious award. For many years I played softball on the Little League fields, never dreaming that not only would Mr. Hesse provide a safe place to play the sport I love, but to also contribute such a generous award to my college career. I will continue to honor the Hesse family and MTEF in pursuit of a B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Delaware." - Kendall Kiernan, 2013 Hesse Scholarship Recipient

The Senior Citizens Club of Crestwood Village IV scholarships were awarded to Eryn Barnes and Tyler Sloan. The Senior Citizens Club has a strong desire to support Manchester’s young citizens in their future educational endeavors. The Senior Citizens Club conducts Bingo to raise funds to support this scholarship program and other charitable projects. Eryn will attend College of William & Mary in the fall with a major in Criminology. Tyler will major in Accounting/Finance at University of Rhode Island.

The Lakehurst-Manchester Lions Club Scholarship was awarded to Maeve Malloy. Maeve will attend Bryn Mawr College in the fall, with a major in Psychology. The local Lions Club is a member of Lions International, the largest non-governmental organization in the world providing disaster relief and charitable donations. The Lions Club participates in eyeglass recycling programs; phonic ear systems for classrooms; eye, ear and diabetes screenings, and the Eye Research Foundation.

The Cpl. Nicholas Ott Memorial Scholarship awards were presented to Nathan Brown, Anevea Tinnery and John Morton III. It was with great honor that MTEF worked with the Ott family in administering three scholarship awards this year in memory of Marine Cpl. Nicholas Ott, a 2006 MTHS graduate. Cpl. Ott made the ultimate sacrifice for his country while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in August, 2011. Avenea plans to major in Biology at Rutgers University, John will major in Chemical Engineering at Rowan University and Nathan will attend Ocean County College.

The WWII Veteran Walter A.Moderack Memorial Scholarships, new this year, were awarded to Melissa Morelli and Kaiser Tan. Melissa will attend Virginia Military Institute with a major in Mechanical Engineering and Kaiser will attend The College of New Jersey with a major in Finance. Walter A. Moderack was drafted into the Army in June 1942 and proudly served with the 68th Coast Artillery and the 895th AntiAircraft Artillery Battalion. His WW II military battle record includes North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Anzio Beachhead, Southern France, Battle of the Bulge, and Battle of Colmar Pocket. In June 1945 he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal 'for meritorious service in direct support of combat operations.


The MTEF Scholarship Committee thanks all of the applicants for their participation. Students submitted applications, essays, and additional documentation for the awards. The committee evaluated anonymous submissions and selected finalists based upon the criteria for each award. The finalists were interviewed and the recipients were chosen for the awards. Selecting the award recipients was a difficult task as there were many students deserving of recognition. MTEF members wish all of the graduates of the Class of 2013 continued success and congratulations.

Local organizations or businesses wishing to join the scholarship award program should contact MTEF for additional information or 732-856-8331.

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