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Thursday, February 28, 2008

A.T. McWilliams III a Boston College Presidential Scholar

Word came Wednesday evening that Albert T. McWilliams III, oldest son of Darlene McWilliams and the late Plainfield Mayor Al McWilliams has been selected as a Boston College Presidential Scholar.

"A.T.", as he is known to family and friends is a senior at St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, where he commutes daily by train and PATH.

According to Fr. Bob Reiser, SJ, the head of St. Peter's, the BC Presidential Scholarship program provides approximately fifteen exceptional applicants each year with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, as well as special opportunities for academic, personal, and spiritual growth.

Boston College Presidential Scholarship candidates are “students with outstanding academic records, who hold leadership roles in their school and who are committed to and have a demonstrated interest in community service.” Those who know A.T. will agree this description fits him to a 'T'.

Both St. Peter's Prep and Boston College are educational institutions of the Society of Jesus. Jesuits have been recognized for hundreds of years for the excellence of their educational tradition and the high quality of well-rounded graduates they produce.

I know that Al would be bursting with pride at A.T.'s accomplishment, and congratulate him and his family on this singular recognition.

A high-five for A.T.!

-- Dan Damon

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