NJEA and News 12 New Jersey are seeking high school students who excel both academically and athletically. The NJEA/News 12 Scholar Athlete Recognition Program honors New Jersey high school seniors who are successful not only in the classroom, but on the court or on the field as well.

Thirty students will be selected based on nominations received from high schools around the state. Each week, a Scholar Athlete will be featured in a news segment on News 12 New Jersey. In May or June, the winners, their families, coaches and teachers will be honored at a luncheon. One student will be selected as 2019-20 Scholar Athlete of the Year and receive a $5,000 scholarship. Four finalists will receive $1,000 each.

To nominate a student, look for a form at njea.org/community/partnerships-contests  The form must be signed by the principal or guidance counselor, as well as the coach or athletic director. A News 12 sports panel will make the selection. Selections are ongoing, no applications will be accepted after March 2, 2020.

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