Excited about being chosen for the Plainfield High School Hall of Fame, Class of 2013!

PHS_connectedWhen you’re in high school, you’re thinking about fun, friends, fun, preparing for the real world, fun, preparing to get a job one day, and oh, did I say fun? In high school, I was serious about my classes, and I was on the college-prep track, but I never dreamed that “x” years later I would be nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame on June 15, 2013. What an amazing honor! THANK YOU to my nominators, classmates, supporters past and present, and to all of the committee members!

For those of you who met me post high school, I’m from Plainfield, New Jersey, and I went to Plainfield High School, home of the mighty Cardinals! I love my school!  When I was in high school, I felt like we had to fight for our reputation. We had so much to offer, and only a few media outlets chose to recognize the greatness that was within the walls of our high school. If you look at my classmates, and others from other classes, you’ll see leaders from all walks of life! We have business owners, civil servants, members of the military and law enforcement, teachers and principals, professors and administrators, lawyers, entertainers, etc. We have a lot to be proud of.

Since many have been asking for details about the Induction Ceremony and Luncheon on June 15, 2013, I am providing the information that I have received here. Thank you in advance for buying a ticket. The proceeds support scholarships and other organizations that support students at PHS. I will update this page regularly in the comments section with information as I receive it.

Plfld HS Flyer 2013

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Plainfield High School

950 Park Avenue

Plainfield, NJ 07060

Hotel Information:

 The Official Hotel for the Plainfield High School Hall of Fame:
Holiday Inn South Plainfield-Piscataway
4701 Stelton Road
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
908-753-5500 (phone)
908-668-1252 (Fax)
Special Room Rate: $85 per room per night plus tax, based on up to 4 people per room.  Not all rooms can accommodate 4 people. Roll-away beds are not available. Rooms feature either king beds or two double beds. The rate is available from Thursday, June 13, 2013 until Sunday, June 16, 2013. The special rate must be reserved before May 15, 2013.

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    (From the Alumni Association)

    In 2013 we are supporting 30 PHS Organizations and others that benefit “Our Students” and our goal is to Fund 100 Scholarships. This is the list of the organizations that we are supporting this year:

    PHS Class of 2013

    PHS Class of 2014

    PHS Class of 2015

    PHS Class of 2016

    PHS Incoming Class of 2017

    PHS Marching Band

    PHS Dance Ensemble

    PHS Robotics Team

    PHS Milestone Yearbook

    PHS Library Book Club

    PHS Debate/Junior Statesman Club

    PHS Henry Banta Chapter of the National Honor Society

    PHS New Entree Newspaper

    PHS Lady Cardinals Basketball

    PHS Cardinals Basketball

    PHS Lady Cardinals Track Scholarship (Paid to the College or
    University in the students name)

    PHS Cardinals Track Scholarship (Paid to the College or
    University in the students name)

    In 2012 this support was in the form of Scholarships for track team. Members to attend the J. Clark-Diggs Olympic Track Camp.


    Outside Organizations:

    Plainfield Aquatics Club (funding provided in ealry 2000’s and returned 2013)

    Donald Van Blake Tennis & Education Foundation (Added 3/28/13)

    Plainfield Shut in Council (funding provided in early 2000’s and returned 3/28/13)

    “Big Frank” Giejda Memorial Scholarship (since 2011)

    Reading Sisterhood Hope Mclean Austin Scholarship (since 2004 and returned 2011)

    Yolanda Van Fleet Scholarship (since 2012)

    Albert T. McWilliams Memorial Scholarship (since 2013)

    Stone Square Lodge #38 Reginald Warren Scholarship (added 3/28/13)

    New Horizon’s College Club (added 3/31/13)

    Plainfield Public Library Local History Department (added 3/29/13)

    PHS Hall of Fame Plaques (Expansion & Upkeep since June 2012)

    Neighborhood Health Services Corporation formerly known as the
    Plainfield Health Center (added 3/28/13)


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