Archives for December 2020

Avery Williams Featured in Upcoming Publication 2020: The Year That Changed America

Junior Avery Danae Williams’ essay titled “Faith from a Distance,” will be included in an upcoming book 2020: The Year That Changed America. It is an anthology consisting of blogs, posts, journal entries, essays, and prose relating to the coronavirus pandemic, the racial pandemic, and other striking events that happened this year. It will be released in January 2021 as both an eBook and a paperback. The author’s name is Kevin Powell; he is an award-winning poet, journalist, civil rights activist, and Rutgers University – New Brunswick alumnus. He also grew up in Jersey City but has been living in New York City for many years now.

Avery is president of the African American Appreciation Club as well as a member of Glee Club and Link Crew.  When asked about her accomplishment, she stated “What makes me even more excited is that I will be elevating the voices of Generation Z with my narrative. I can’t wait to be a primary source that future generations may be studying in their US History classes many, many years down the line, so that they understand how teenagers in 2020 dealt with this global health crisis.”  Her essay is linked below. Faith from a Distance

Seniors Jennifer Parra and Miya Morrison Awarded The Kathryn Budinich Scholarship

On September 21, 2020, 15 Fox Place hosted a Golf Outing at Skyway Golf Course in memory of Kathryn La Prete Budinich ’65. Monies raised at this event were used to fund scholarships in Kathryn’s name for two high school rising seniors that have demonstrated a spirit of creativity, vision and entrepreneurship in their high school careers. The 2021 recipients of The Kathryn Budinich Scholarship are Miya Morrison, (left) and Jennifer Parra (right). Kathryn Budinich was a scholarship student herself, proudly attending SDA. With her many accomplishments in business, she was the embodiment of SDA’s mission of empowering young women for leadership in a global society. She used her creative vision and love of life to spread joy through her businesses. Both Word of Mouth Catering and 15 Fox Place nurtured an appreciation for family, food and friendship in all who had the pleasure of enjoying her hospitality. 

Jennifer Parra

Miya Morrison

Announcement from Board of Trustees