Receives Wanda Berry Scholarship

Jun. 06, 2013 @ 06:20 AM

Keltcie Hoppes was recognized recently during East Rutherford High School’s Senior Awards Night as the recipient of the Wanda Berry Memorial Scholarship.

The Wanda Berry Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Wanda Berry, a true Cavalier.  Berry graduated from East Rutherford High School and then continued working at the school in many capacities until her death in May, 2007. During school hours,  Berry could be seen working with the McNair Educational Foundation, helping in the office, or working in the gym. 

After hours, Berry spent numerous hours at the many athletic events, helping coaches by setting up facilities, cleaning up after events, and most importantly cheering for her Cavaliers.  She gave tirelessly to East Rutherford High School as she demonstrated positive character, selflessness, and community service regardless of the many hardships she encountered, said the presenter of the away.  

The Wanda Berry Memorial Scholarship honors one student athlete or athletic team manager who demonstrates the qualities that Berry embodied. Recipients must have been a player or manager for at least three years, maintain a 2.5 GPA, have a minimum of 25 hours of community service and letters of recommendation from a coach, a faculty member and a community member. The recipient of the scholarship receives $1,000.