New Jersey Hall of Fame Essay Contest announces winners

The New Jersey Hall of Fame was thrilled with the great response to its annual essay contest. Several hundred well-constructed essays arrived and selecting a winner was difficult for the panel of judges. Entries were divided into two age categories: Intermediate (grades 4 through 8) and High School (grades 9-12). Each winning student gets an NJHOF Mobile Museum visit for his or her school.

The Intermediate winner is Kyra Fischer, a fourth grader at Parkway Elementary in Mt. Laurel. She wrote about Meghan Vizzard, a 14-year old who started Cozies4Chemo, an organization which makes blankets for cancer patients.

The High School winner is Scott Berger, a junior at Pascack Hills High School, who write about his Biology teacher Dr. Martin Edelberg.

Meet the Inductee Class of 2013

2013 Inductees

Front row (left to right): Joetta Clark Diggs, Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick, Kathleen DiChiara (the Unsung Hero Award recipient as founder of Community FoodBank of New Jersey), Bunny Jenkins (Grover Cleveland), Bobbi Brown | Back row (left to right): Governor Tom Kean, Ray Chambers, Joe Piscopo, J. Seward Johnson, Jr., Dave Howell (Grover Cleveland), Billy and Vincent Cream (“Jersey Joe” Walcott).