Scholar Athlete

About the Event

Pass It Along is scheduled to hold the 36th Annual Pass It Along Scholar Athlete Banquet on May 19, 2021 at the Lake Mohawk Country Club, located in Sparta, NJ. The Scholar Athletes were nominated by the Principals and Athletic Directors at twelve local school districts, based on their hard-work, altruism, and ambition both in the classroom and on the field.

The program originated with United Way of Northern New Jersey, bringing local communities together to celebrate the academic, athletic, and community service accomplishments of local high school students. The program was handed down to Pass It Along in 2014. The event is made possible by this year’s presenting sponsor, The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, located in Sparta, New Jersey.

The 2021 Pass It Along Scholar Athlete Nominees-High School-Sponsor:

Elissar Abou-Jaoude – Newton High School – TPS Financial

Kaitylyn Buurman – Vernon Township High School – Lakeland Bank

Gavin Coles – Lenape Valley Regional High School – Ivy Rehab

Leah Demko- Jefferson High School -Perona Farms

Hannah Douglas- Sussex County Technical School -Thorlabs

Olivia Dunn- High Point Regional High School – Subaru/Toyota/VW/Audio World of Newton

Devin Feeney- Hackettstown High School -Orthopedic Institute of NJ

John “Jack” Kellaher- North Warren Regional High School – First Hope Bank

Emily McCallum – Wallkill Valley Regional High School – Ames Rubber

Daniella Mendez – Hopatcong High School – Nisivoccia LLP

Sophie Regeimbal – Sparta High School – Askin & Hooker, Attorneys at Law

Tyler Sweatt – Kittatinny Regional High School – AJ Gallagher Risk Management

We hope you can join us to celebrate these incredible Scholar Athletes!



Lake Mohawk Country Club

21 The Boardwalk, Sparta, New Jersey 07871


Banquet Tickets

Tickets Must Be Secured Prior to the Event

General Admission: $75.00

Members of their family, friends, sponsors, school representatives, and the local community will be invited to attend. The evening will begin with a brief cocktail period, followed by a family-style meal at the table with 8 guests. At 6:30 PM, Scholar Athletes will be introduced, and the formal program will begin shortly thereafter. All nominees will receive a scholarship in conjunction with their recognition. Please note, masks will be required except for when sitting at your assigned table to eat and drink.

Scholar Athlete: $0.00

The cost of the Scholar Athlete Nominee Ticket is covered by their Sponsor.

Teacher/Coach of Excellence Nominee: $0.00

The cost of the Teacher/Coach of Excellence’s ticket is covered by the Scholar Athlete’s Sponsor.

Scholar Athlete Sponsors: $0.00

Sponsors for Scholar Athletes are allotted two tickets at no additional cost for the banquet although registration is required.

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