Nicholas Lanza, a 2010 graduate from the Cape May County Technical High School has been selected to receive the 2010 “Green” Scholarship from the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) and PSE&G. The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Lanza with a $500 check and a recognition plaque at their meeting on July 27, 2010.
Cape May County, a member of NJAC, is one of the twenty-one counties in the State of New Jersey to receive this innovative scholarship for a student from our county. “This is an exemplary program designed to create educational opportunities for students to learn the green technologies of the future,” Freeholder Ralph Bakley said. “Nicholas has been recognized for his hard work and commitment to excellence. It is precisely that commitment that we must make to transform our economy into a cleaner, more efficient and more productive industrial powerhouse.”
New Jersey’s county vocational/technical school system is recognized nationally as a leader in cutting-edge technologies, attracting some of the brightest and most talented students. The NJAC Foundation, an educational non-profit run by the New Jersey Association of Counties, developed the green scholarship in conjunction with the schools. The program is funded by PSE&G, one of the state’s largest and most reputable companies.