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New Rochelle Nonprofit Honors 3, Awards Scholarships At Luncheon

The New Rochelle Council of Community Services honored two citizens and one area business, and awarded two college scholarships during its annual luncheon on June 9.
The New Rochelle Council of Community Services honored two citizens and one area business, and awarded two college scholarships during its annual luncheon on June 9. Photo Credit: submitted

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Three community leaders and two soon-to-be high school graduates were honored Thursday at the New Rochelle Council of Community Services' annual luncheon.

The June 9 event, held at Beckwith Pointe, recognized transFORM the art of custom storage; Milijana “Millie” Radonjic-Ilich, coordinator of Amy’s Greenhouse and creator of the Committee of the Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse; and Gustavo Barbosa, House 1 principal at New Rochelle High School.

The individuals and the business "exemplify service to the New Rochelle Community," according to a statement from the New Rochelle Council of Community Services, or NRCCS.

Two New Rochelle High School juniors also were recognized during the luncheon with each receiving a $1,000 college scholarship, according to the NRCCS.

Students Jonathan Reyes and Michelle Zhi Hui Zhang were both said to have "demonstrated the mission of the New Rochelle Council of Community Services through "extraordinary volunteer work for various New Rochelle entities, including the Youth Council and the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle," according to the nonprofit group.

The NRCCS, which this year is celebrating its 80th anniversary, adorned tables at its luncheon with oak tree cuts and branches because oak is the symbol of an 80th anniversary, according the group.

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