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Roxbury Student Receives MCPCA Caring Student Award

Victoria Gonzalez

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Roxbury, NJ (June 4, 2020) — Senior Victoria Gonzalez was recently selected as the recipient of the Morris County Caring Student Award for Roxbury High School.

According to the MCPCA website, “The Morris County Professional Counselors Association presents annual MCPCA Caring Student of the Year Award Program to recognize one senior from each Morris County high school who has given selflessly to others, often being unrecognized. Past recipients have been volunteers within their school, community, places of worship, in hospitals, etc.”

Prior to COVID-19, students were awarded with this recognition at a luncheon with their family and counselor.

This year though was a little different. The lead for this coordinated with all of the schools in Morris County to meet at the recipient’s house and deliver the award in person (with a mask on).

Vice President of the Morris County Professional Counselors Association Mary Ann Chimento, reached out to Roxbury Chief of Police, Marc Palanchi to make the announcement sharing, “As some of you know, I am very active in the education world of Morris County. As the Vice President of the Morris County Professional Counselors Association, I have the distinct honor of delivering the Morris County Caring Student Award to students in your respective towns. This is the highest honor that the MCPCA awards to a student in Morris County. The recipients are nominated by their High School Counselor for service and kindness above and beyond. These students have worked tirelessly for their underserved fellow students or for organizations in the USA and throughout the world.”

Adding, “That being said, I thought how appropriate to request that the most honorable and service-minded people in Law Enforcement help to honor these great young adults.”

Victoria Gonzalez was surprised with a visit on Tuesday, June 2nd by Chief Palanchi and a representative from MCPCA to receive her award sign and certificate.

LOGO ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury High School)

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