The Bergen PAC was full of excitement as the students, their friends and families, and guests gathered for the opening of the Blossoms Art Exhibit. "Every year, I think that the art work can't get any better, but this year the creativity of the projects and the execution by the students was really inspiring," said Laura Reynolds, a guest who has attended every Blossoms opening since its inception seven years ago.
In addition to the beautiful artwork that lined the walls of the PAC's mezzanine, there was an entertaining video created by the students at Independence High and a moving choral presentation of "We are the World" by students at Fort Lee Education Center and George Washington School.Special guest, acclaimed artist and author Faith Ringgold, presented the awards and a personal gift to each of the winners. Prior to the presentation, Ms. Ringgold signed books for admiring fans in the lobby. This year's scholarship was
presented by Anne Nicolosi in the honor and memory of her late husband Ben. "He looked forward
to coming to Blossoms every
year," said Ms. Nicolosi. Scholarship recipient Nicole Tllery Wolf will
attend Bloomfield College in the fall.
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"Faith and Character Matter"
NY Giants guard Mitch Petrus talks with the boys after a drill.
at NY Giants Football Event
For the past four years, Athletes in Action and Trinity Financial have co sponsored a football skills practice and life skills chat session with NY Giants players at the Timex Performance Center. The event was initiated to help motivate young men at a community high school in Newark.
NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning was among the special guests who signed autographs for the teens.Thanks to NY Golden
Glove champ Gerry Cooney seven teens from Kilbarchan were invited to participate this year. Cooney,
who teaches boxing at Kilbarchan, made the arrangements through Trinity Financial founder Peter
each of the six drill stations a NY Giants player instructed the boys
in a specific drill. After an intense workout, the boys huddled for a short talk. "This year we asked the players to focus on four core character building qualities, " said George McGovern, with Athletes in Action
. Topics included, honesty, perseverance, choosing friends, and setting life goals.