May 19, 2021- The New Jersey School Counselor Association has awarded Arielle Cherilus, a fifth-grade student at Hooper Avenue Elementary School, its Most Resilient Student Award. The NJSCA bestows this award to only four students annually throughout NJ in grades 4-8, and created it to honor students who have demonstrated perseverance through hardship and who have shown growth as a result of their efforts.
Arielle has faced many unique challenges and life-altering changes this year. Through all of this and more, she continues to log into virtual learning platforms and complete her work. She has been a responsible student and taken on the role of an adult at a young age. Most importantly, she has a smile on her face everyday and remains a respectful, kind and hard working student. Everyone at Hooper Ave and throughout the district is so proud of Arielle!