SOURCE: Chartwells School Dining Services

Chartwells School Dining Services

June 01, 2012 09:37 ET

Chartwells School Dining Services Awards Scholarships to Fifteen New Jersey Students

FORT LEE, NJ--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2012) - Chartwells School Dining Services, a major provider of dining services for over 550 public school districts and private schools nationwide, recently hosted an Academic Awards and Scholarship Dinner. A total of $10,000 in scholarships, bestowed by Chartwells, was divided among 15 students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. The scholarship program has already donated $45,000 to date. The Academic Awards Dinner took place on May 15th at The Fiesta in Wood -- Ridge, NJ.

Chartwells was joined by over 30 additional representatives from memorial funds, corporate donors, and school associations that also presented awards. Department of Recreation Supervisor Cheryl Westeyn was inducted into the Fort Lee High School Academic Hall of Fame in recognition for her academic achievement and a lifetime of dedication to the community of Fort Lee. The Scott Vasel Memorial Scholarship fund was established in the Scott's memory after he was lost on 9-11. This scholarship was made possible with the support of teachers, staff and students who donated money for this scholarship.

"Once again the Fort Lee High School Academic and Service Awards Banquet was a huge success, with scholarships awarded to 80 deserving students," said Fort Lee High School Principal Priscilla Church. "Thank you Chartwells for all that you do to support our school. This would not have happened without your generosity and commitment to the students of Fort Lee High School."

"I look forward to attending this event each spring," said Scott Kallensee, Chartwells Director of Dining Services. "It is exciting to hear the prestigious colleges and universities our students have been accepted by and whose future has been touched by these scholarships."

The students receiving scholarships, along with their chosen colleges, were:
Allen Zeng Qin - Princeton University
Marina Zheng - NYU
Kyung Robin Kim - Boston University
Kei Kase - College in Japan
Alexander Choy - University of Rochester
Erica Park - William Paterson University
Mark Kasvin - Cornell University
Shirley Chen - Rutgers
Megan Gimson - Pennsylvania State
Jeemin Kim - Bergen Community College
Ashley Hong - Rutgers
Sophia Luppino - Fordham University
Erika Morishita - Ramapo College
Jonathan Portee - Undecided
Jeff Lu - Rutgers

About Chartwells School Dining Services
Chartwells, a division of Charlotte, NC-based Compass Group, provides dining services for over 550 public school districts and private schools, comprising over 6,000 separate elementary, middle and high schools nationwide. For more information about Chartwells School Dining Services, visit

Contact Information

  • Ayde Lyons
    Chartwells School Dining Services
    Phone: 914-935-5320
    Email: Email Contact