Evan Ocasio is a self-disciplined, faithful, kind, and intelligent young man. He has earned many distinctions and awards at our school. Among these are Principal’s List, Excellence in Theology, and National Honor Society. He has taken numerous AP courses including English, US History, Computer Science, and Spanish.
His list of activities is very long. Some of these include Robotics. Campus Ministry, Vignette(our literary publication), Retreat Leader for his Parish Youth Group, Jiu Jitsu, Saint Joseph Falcons Band, and the Spanish Club. As far as community service, Evan has volunteered for the Saint Matthew Carnival, Central Jersey Food Bank, Perth Amboy Food Pantry, and Saint Vincent DePaul Society. He is a self-taught piano player, and an avid athlete as well playing volleyball, flag football, and intramural handball.
Evan is truly a role model for other students at our school and very deserving of this recognition for community service. We are proud to nominate Evan Ocasio for this honor.
James Oliveira is a creative and analytical young man. He has taken several honors classes and earned multiple accolades including the Saint Timothy Award( for being a role model to his peers and performing volunteer work in his parish and community), and inclusion in the Principal’s Honor Roll.
During his time here, James has participated in several activities. Among these are Campus Ministry, Robotics Team(earning a Varsity letter), and Model UN. He enjoys sports as well playing varsity volleyball(Varsity letter), and flag football. He is an enthusiastic Boy Scout currently working on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
James is tireless volunteer, serving as an altar server at his church, and in various leadership roles with the Boy Scouts(elected to the Boy Scout Honor Society). He is also an experienced lifeguard and has received his certification in CPR/AED/First Aid and more.
It gives us great pleasure to recognize James Oliveira for this honor.
Benshel is an exceptionally talented student with a passion for the sciences. His career goal is to help others by becoming a doctor. He finds enjoyment in his roles as a regular EMS volunteer and as a helper at his local church. Benshel is one of Saint Joe's top members on the varsity chess team and the Math Competition teams. He continues to educate himself by taking Summer and weekend classes at high level universities.
Josh stands out in 3 major areas: Academically, athletically and as a volunteer. He has excelled in the classroom and as a varsity track and cross country team member. As a volunteer, Josh can be found regularly helping out as a Student Ambassador at all school events and as a volunteer at his local hospital. Josh hopes to attend medical school and his constant willingness to give 110% to everything he does will surely lead to future success.
Jack Bostjancic has excelled in every way throughout his time at Saint Joseph High School. Outside of his high level academic performance, Jack is a varsity volleyball player, the model U.N. & Youth and Government school president, and a member of 4 Honors Societies.
Jack is a school ambassador who volunteers at every school function and serves a tutor to his peers. He spends a lot of his limited free time volunteering at his church. he is also part of a ServiceWorx program, and as a board member of the Milltown Municipal Alliance. Jack can be counted on to volunteer his help to anyone, anytime or any place.
It is a pleasure to announce that William Zafian is the Rotary Club’s September Student of the Month! William has an astounding 4.841 GPA and has made the President’s Honor Roll every marking period since freshman year. William is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as Science and Spanish NHS. William is looking forward to majoring in either engineering or business in college.
William is involved in a plethora of clubs and activities. However, perhaps his biggest accomplishment is his desire for volunteering. William is the president of campus ministry and is involved with JusticeWorx. William is also a volunteer with the Special Olympics, and, in order to collaborate, he introduced Campus Ministry to the Special Olympics charity.
Congratulations to William Zafian and his accomplishment of Rotary Club’s Student of the Month of September!
Jayesh is an excellent student who is consistently on the Principal’s List and has always taken the most difficult courses we offer. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society, Robotics, Spanish Club, and Mathematics League. When presented with a challenge, Jayesh has been very successful in his efforts. He has reached top single status for tennis and table tennis in the United States. He has also won Lego State Champion and First Lego league European Championship in Spain where he was awarded for innovating the idea of a tornado warning in a car with GPS. In the community, Jayesh has been very active providing service for the Spanish Club: Soup Kitchen work, Food Pantry assistance, and Donations. He has also tutored students, mentor for the Junior Robotics team, helped host Open Houses at Saint Joes, and provides services for seniors in the community with snow removal and assisting with technology. Jayesh is a wonderful young man who has provided services to many people, the young and the elderly and it is with pride that Jayesh was selected as Student of the Month.
Matthew Parayil is an academically talented young man whose academic achievements and awards are numerous. He has made the President’s List, Principal’s List, National Honor Society, and Academic Excellence ranking on numerous occasions. His extracurricular activities are numerous. Among these are: Eagle Scout, Rowing Team, Vignette(school literary magazine), Mathematics League, Model United Nations, Young Lawyer’s Club, Youth and Government, Guitar Club, Latin Club, etc. His work experience as a tutor with Kumon Learning Center as well as voluntary tutoring at our school have been most valuable to his students. Matthew has provided extensive community service priding himself on doing a minimum of one hundred hours per year. As a focused, kind, helpful, and confident young man, it is with pleasure that he was selected Student of the Month.
Congratulations to Jack Hall for receiving the Rotary Club’s April Student of the Month honors! Jack holds a terrific 4.092 GPA and has made the Principal’s List/High Honor Roll every marking period since freshman year. Jack has a love of history and English, and aspires to major in law in college.
Jack is involved in a plethora of extracurriculars and volunteerism. Some of the more notable selfless hours Jack has spent has been with JusticeworX in Dunlow, WV, Alex’s Lemonade Stand and The Valerie Fund, as well as attending NJ Boys State and various school-wide fundraising events.
Once again, congratulations to Jack Hall for earning the Rotary Club’s April Student of the Month honor!
Congratulations to Thomas Spallone for the well-deserved of the Rotary Club’s April Student of the Month! Tom holds an impressive 3.940 cumulative GPA and has made the Principal’s List/high honor roll nine times since freshman year. Tom has a love of math and wants to pursue a degree in business in college.
Tom is involved in many clubs, including campus ministry, broadcasting club, and JusticeworX, an organization who builds houses for the poor in various states. Tom is a member of his parish and volunteers in many different roles. He is an alter server as well as being an integral part of his parish’s youth group. For the past four years, Tom has also been a bible camp counselor and has interned in the summer school office. Each summer, Tom has also volunteered in the school office at his grammar school in preparing the classrooms for the upcoming school year.
Once again, congrats to Thomas Spallone for earning the honor of April’s Rotary Club Student of the Month!
As a member of the Saint Joseph High School Campus ministry, Daniel Gomez has always been in community service. He has been part of the JusticeWorx program that has built homes in New Hampshire, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Daniel is part of his local parish's CYO and assists at food pantries and helps with the elderly in his community. Daniel has also spent time during his summer's tutoring non English speaking children the English language. Compassion and leadership are two traits that Daniel really shows and they can be seen in all that he does.
Ian is a high achieving individual, excelling academically and in all extra curricular activities. He is a member of a number of National Honor societies and has won awards for academic excellence in Math and Science. He is very passionate about helping others and can regularly be found volunteering in and around his local community. Ian works with his local library organizing book drives and collecting donations. He is also very active as part of Elijah's promise soup kitchen. Ian is always helping preparing the dining rooms, cleaning up and making the whole experience enjoyable for the soup kitchen's guests.
Congratulations to Garrett Smith on being selected as the Rotary Club Student of the Month for February! Garrett holds a most impressive 4.488 cumulative GPA and has made the Principal’s List/high honor roll every marking period since freshman year. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and is Saint Joe’s chapter’s secretary, and is also a member of Science NHS. Garrett has a love of science and is looking forward to majoring in kinesiology or exercise science in college.
Garrett is involved in many volunteering projects in his hometown of Metuchen. He volunteers with his parish in the food pantry by making and distributing food baskets to the less fortunate. He also assists the director of Christian Education with Sunday School, vacation bible school and helps run various youth group projects. Garrett has also participated as an instructor for Buddy Ball for the last four years, has fundraised for the Saint Baldrick’s Foundation since 10th grade, and has ran for the Jingle Bell 5K run to benefit the Arthritis Foundation since his freshman year. Garrett Smith is a terrific example of volunteerism, and the Saint Joe’s community congratulates him in becoming the Rotary Club Student of the Month of February!
Aidan Formisano has excelled throughout high school. Academically he has done very well, but his efforts stand out most in his desire to serve others. In school he constantly strives to help his peers in the classroom and also as a tutor. Outside of school, his most significant contributions have been working with the Special Olympics New Jersey. Aidan takes great pride volunteering as a trainer and aid in this organization. Aidan has a constant drive to make a positive difference in people's lives any way he can. He hopes to attend college to study computer and informational sciences and will of course , continue to do as much as possible to help his peers and local organizations make people's lives better
Diljeet Khokher is January Student of the Month, a young scholar who has earned numerous honors at Saint Joseph’s. Among these are National, Latin, Technical, and Science Honor Societies. He has been an active participant in many activities as well. He is leader of our Robotics Team, member of Model United Nations, Peer Mentor, Varsity Volleyball team manager and member of five academic clubs. Diljeet tutors after school, teaches music(percussion instruments), teaches Punjabi(Sikh language), makes food for the poor, with a friend promoted the Science Olympiad Club, and is considering a career in Civil Engineering. Diljeet is a busy young man who has earned recognition for his efforts. Congratulations Diljeet!
Thomas McNulty is January Student of the Month, a title so well deserved. He is a good student and outgoing young man who has made multiple contributions to our school and the community. He is Student Council Vice President, Senior Broadcaster, Campus Ministry Lector, and Peer Mentor. In the community, Tom is an Eagle Scout, Roller Hockey participant and referee, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Altar Server at his church. Nothing is too difficult for Tom. He hopes to pursue a career as a lawyer and his talent for public speaking and optimistic nature will serve him well. He is a wonderful young man and an excellent representative for Student of the Month. Congratulations Tom!