George to Receive 2023 Cunningham Award

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Newark High School senior Sara George has been named the 2023 recipient of the Elmer J. Cunningham Educational award.

George, who is the Newark High School Class of 2023 Valedictorian and is the daughter of Korrine George and the late Russell George, will attend Monroe Community College in the fall where she will major in dental hygiene.

The Elmer J. Cunningham Educational Award is a trust fund created by the will of the late Clara F. Cunningham in memory of her brother, Elmer J. Cunningham, who was the first principal of Lincoln School. He served in that capacity for more than a quarter of a century.

In accordance with the terms of the will, a scholarship award is made annually to the “member of the senior class who, being a graduate of Lincoln Grammar School, has the highest scholastic average for his or her high school work and is accepted at a college or school where he or she will continue his or her formal education.’’ George will receive the award at commencement