Thirty-nine Shore-area high school seniors were each awarded $1,000 grants by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Jersey Shore during an awards dinner honoring their academic achievement.
Red Bank Catholic High School seniors were among the grant recipients. The students were selected from among more than 300 applicants from Monmouth and Ocean counties for The Brother Peter Mannion Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Jersey Shore Foundation Grants-in-Aid awards.
The grants award program honors Christian Brother Peter Mannion, who died recently. Brother Peter was for many years the guiding light behind the awarding of some $500,000 in aid to college-bound high school seniors of Irish heritage.
The grants-in-aid program is made possible by the successful fundraising efforts of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick-Jersey Shore Annual Black Tie Dinner, Commemorative Journal and the annual Golf Classic at Manasquan River Golf Club.
The students, their parents and members of the Board of Trustees of the Friendly Sons participated in the awards ceremony at Doolan’s Shore Club, Spring Lake Heights.