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SCVTHS TOPS and NTHS students with items they collected for the Animal Shelter

(standing l-r)  Emily Jones of Branchburg, Michael Gaspar of Raritan, Chase Craig of South Bound Brook, Ivan Rogalsky of Bridgewater;
sitting l-r) Kye Taran of Bedminster, and Bryanna Pasternak of High Bridge gather with some of their collected donations for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter in Bridgewater.


During the month of February, students in Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and the TOPS Student Council joined forces to help support the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter in Bridgewater.

“Through no fault of their own, the neediest pet population is found in shelters and rescues,” said National Technical Honor Society President Bryanna Pasternak of High Bridge. “Our local animal shelter, the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, takes in 1,000 animals yearly. The NTHS and TOPS supplies and fundraising drive has given SCVTHS students a vehicle to support this amazing organization and has helped to raise awareness about all of the animals in shelters waiting for their forever home. So many animals will be impacted by the efforts of SCVTHS students; so thank you to everyone who donated to and supported the drive.”

Approximately 60 items and $125 in monetary donations were collected for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter.  

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