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SCVTHS students at United Nations

SCVTHS students at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City:
(left to right) Christopher Santos of Branchburg, Christopher Warren of North Plainfield,
Alok Pillai of Hillsborough, Emily Siniscalco of Flemington,
Gabrielle Jacob of North Plainfield and Chloe Jen of Bridgewater.


Thirteen senior students in the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School were selected as poster winners at the 18th Annual CTAUN Conference 2017 entitled, “The Refugee Challenge of the 21st Century,” held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on January 27, 2017.

The SCVTHS students were called in front of more than 800 attendees at the conference to present their posters and receive certificates. The SCVTHS students who were selected are Aishwarya Anand of Somerset, Malak Akinlabi of Franklin Park, Robert Bender of Hillsborough, Shubhamkumar Gohil of Hillsborough, Gabrielle Jacob of North Plainfield, Chloe Jen of Bridgewater, Jack Kinst of Hillsborough, Kristen Marcinek of Green Brook, Alok Pillai of Hillsborough, Christopher Santos of Branchburg, Emily Siniscalco of Flemington, Nichole Sorge of Milford, and Christopher Warren of North Plainfield.

SCVTHS Supervisor of Academics Teresa Morelli spoke of the trip saying, “The day-long event increased awareness of the refugee movement, and students strategized with other participants to find possible solutions to this problem. Students also networked with both peers and with educators.”

For more information, contact James Strickhart at or (908) 526-8900, x7169.