Twelve years celebrating Irvington High School’s Top 12 Students!

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 in Events

The Petrucci Family Foundation recently had the pleasure of joining Irvington High School in acknowledging and celebrating twelve (12) remarkable students for their academic achievements, contributions to their communities, plans for the future, and more!

Over the past twelve years, The Petrucci Family Foundation and J.G. Petrucci Company, Inc., have sponsored the Irvington Top 12 Banquet to honor 12 senior students graduating at the top of their class. Those in attendance included top students from the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes, who were also honored for their academic achievements and encouraged to continue their path to achieving the title of an Irvington Top 12 Senior.

Also in attendance were many of the dedicated supporters who have played a crucial role in motivating each student to achieve their personal and academic goals.

“The Top 12 Banquet is joy-filled – there’s no other way to describe it. Quality young people working hard towards a successful future… it’s an honor to applaud them and their teachers and families.” notes Jim Petrucci, Founder and President of J.G. Petrucci and The Petrucci Family Foundation.

The Irvington Top 12 Banquet is hosted at the Newark Museum, in Newark, New Jersey, and catered by Sterling Affair Caterers. Each student inspired the crowd by sharing moving speeches about their paths on becoming an Irvington Top 12 Student, their future goals and aspiration, and acknowledged those who have encouraged and inspired them throughout their academic careers.

“I am most appreciative of Jim Petrucci and The Petrucci Family Foundation for acknowledging the accomplishments of the students, showing appreciation for parents, and recognizing the efforts of high school staff members,” explained Dr. Neely Hackett, Superintendent of Irvington Public Schools. “He has become an integral part of the Irvington Public Schools family and we value, appreciate, and admire him so very much.”

Many of the students spoke about the honor they felt to be receiving such an award and how thankful they were to have the support and encouragement of their parents, families, and teachers. After taking a quick glance around the room, during the speeches, it was apparent that these students had made their family members and teachers incredibly proud.

“The Petrucci Family Foundation feels honored to join Irvington High School as we recognize and honor the 2019 Top 12 Students,” notes Emilia Petrucci. “This is one of my favorite events that we host each year and I find myself inspired by each and every one of the stories that was shared tonight.”

Please join J.G. Petrucci and The Petrucci Family Foundation in congratulating the 2019 Irvington Top 12! Thank you for sharing your inspirational stories with us. Wishing you all the best on your future endeavors!

Irvington Top 12 Students

  • Eseohe
  • Aisha
  • Chelsea
  • Nerly
  • Anthonia
  • DaQwan
  • Hiroshi
  • Muizzat
  • Wherlentz
  • Rayna
  • Daynyeal
  • Chioma
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