Hillsborough Student Receives COANJ Scholarship
Amy Suraci of Hillsborough has been awarded third place in the 2019 COANJ Achievement Award Program. She received a $1,000 scholarship from the organization.
The County Officers Association of New Jersey Scholarship Committee commended her for her academic achievements and extra-curricular and community service activities. A graduate of Hillsborough High School, Amy is the daughter of Dianne Suraci, an employee with the Somerset County Clerk’s Office.
Amy received her scholarship at the COANJ meeting July 18. Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, a member of the scholarship committee, said choosing winners from such a talented field of young people was very difficult.
Amy stood out not only because of her excellent GPA at both Hillsborough High School and the University of New Haven, but because she already has a clear career path: She has been focused for years on working in the business aspect of the music industry. Amy credited her seventh-grade music teacher with sparking her interest in all types of music.
COANJ is the professional organization of the county clerks, sheriffs and surrogates in New Jersey’s 21 counties.
Pictured left to right are Ocean County Clerk and COANJ President Scott Colabella,