Westfield Particular Training Scholar Wins Scholarship For School
WESTFIELD, NJ – Rory Scialabba, a Westfield resident and a graduate of the Calais School in Whippany, is one of two recipients of the Joe Gorga Scholarship, awarded by the Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of New Jersey. The Alliance is a nonprofit group of 40 federally accredited private special schools in northern and central New Jersey committed to creating great outcomes for students with disabilities.
The Calais School is a state-approved, private therapeutic special school for students in the kindergarten through grade 12 plus with multiple learning disabilities as well as anxiety, mood and autism spectrum disorders.
Rory plans to study sports management at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. He will use the funds from the award to pay for the Misericordia alternative learning program. As a volunteer trainer for the Westfield YMCA’s Flyers Track Club, Rory also directed cross country and athletics for Westfield High School and was named captain of this year’s winter track team. In his sophomore year he was voted the best improved cross-country runner.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Rory and his accomplishments,” said David Leitner, executive director of the Calais School.
“Thank you for awarding Rory the Alliance Joe Gorga Transition to Adult Life Scholarship,” said Kim and Paul Scialabba in a note. “Rory recently graduated from Calais School and will soon be attending Misericordia University in Pennsylvania to study Sports Business Administration. He will apply the scholarship to their alternative learning program for students with disabilities such as autism, which will help Rory with time management and time management. Learning Techniques and teach him to advocate for extended testing times and other academic arrangements. Thank you again for honoring Rory in this way, and we are confident that Mr. Gorga would be proud of Rory’s accomplishments in Calais and Misericordia. “
The Joe Gorga Scholarship was created by the Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of New Jersey to support and empower educators and lawyers who serve students with special needs through education, information support, and advocacy. The late Joe Gorga was a special education and lifelong advocate for students with disabilities. He was also a leader on the Alliance’s founding board.
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