Generous Cedar Crest Residents Help Student Employees Pave Their Paths To Success

Local high school students preparing to turn their tassels were recently named Student Scholars at Cedar Crest, an Erickson Senior Living community in Pompton Plains, NJ. 

Dedicated high school student workers are being recognized and set up for success through these four-year scholarships, funded by generous donations from community residents. At the Student Scholar ceremony on May 23, 34 student workers were granted $8,000 scholarships to support their pursuit of a 4-year college, two-year community college, or trade school education.

“We are grateful to our residents for their generosity, and we are grateful to our students for sharing their gifts with us daily,” says Resident Life Manager Amy Wagener.

For more information about the scholarship program and other benefits of working at Cedar Crest, visit

  1. Madison Anzelmo, Netherlands Reformed Christian School;
  2. Shannon Hickey, Butler High School;
  3. Briana Perez, Pompton Lakes High School;
  4. Grace Schwartz, Lakeland Regional High School;
  5. Thomas Cantisano, Pequannock Township High School;
  6. Michael Haines, Netherlands Reformed Christian School;
  7. Vance Negrotto, Netherlands Reformed Christian School;
  8. Jeremy Van Grouw, Netherlands Reformed Christian School;
  9. Richard Erhardt, Pequannock Township HS;
  10. Ethan Orr, West Milford High School;
  11. Ylber Zhuta, Pompton Lakes High School;
  12. Kevin Boylan, Pompton Lakes High School;
  13. Mathew Bielen, Wayne Valley High School;
  14. Fatijon Kica, Pompton Lakes High School;
  15. Alison Tantillo, Kinnelon High School;
  16. Cynthia Lugo, Passaic Valley Regional High School;
  17. Cozette King, Morris County School of Technology;
  18. Jasaon O’Brien, Pequannock Township High School;
  19. Emma Thompsen, Kinnelon High School;
  20. Laci Verkalk, Kinnelon High School;
  21. Sofia Lucianin, Pequannock Township High School;
  22. Andrea Otero, Pompton Lakes High School;
  23. Julia Eishout, Netherlands Reformed Christian School;
  24. Jaiden Huddleston, Butler High School
  25. Olivia Smith, Morris County School of Technology;
  26. Annabella Louis, Passaic County Technical Institute;
  27. Anel Mercado, Pompton Lakes High School;
  28. Preston Nieuenhuis, Netherlands Reformed Christian School;
  29. Marko Borovcanin, Kinnelon High School;
  30. Valerie Cabrera, Pequannock Township High School;
  31. Bryanna Brooks, Pompton Lakes High School;
  32. Julia Ackerman, Morris County School of Technology;
  33. William Otto, Passaic County Technical Institute;
  34. River Sweeney, Pompton Lakes High School