Middletown, NJ (June 6, 2017)
-- ShopRite and Dove recognized four exceptional young women, including a teen from Middletown, NJ, as Dove Right On Girls scholarship winners during a ceremony June 6 at the ShopRite of Middletown in Middletown, NJ.
The contest sponsored by Unilever in partnership with ShopRite grants college scholarships to young women who devote their talent and time to their communities.
Emily Calabro, 14, of Middletown, was one of four winners from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Delaware who was recognized during the ceremony June 6 at the ShopRite of Middletown, where she accepted a check for $4,000.
A cancer survivor, Emily spends time mentoring young people as a volunteer religious education assistant, algebra tutor and dance instructor for children. She is also a varsity cheerleader, dancer, honor student and member of Team IMPACT, a group that “drafts” chronically ill children to become members of local college athletic teams.
Emily, right, accepted the scholarship along with winners Tara Lynch, 16, of Cheshire, CT;
Caroline King, 17, of Newark, DE, and Isabella Rose Sapio, 16, Pine Bush, NY.
- Tara Lynch, 16, was just 11 years old when she created her own initiative called Run the World: Building Confidence and Character in Girls.
- Caroline King, 17, was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and endured many medical procedures and major surgeries -- an experience that left her wanting to help others. Through her Girl Scouts membership, Caroline started a nonprofit to help sick and underprivileged children.
- Isabella Rose Sapio, 16, earned the Silver Girl Scouts Award for successfully lobbying her township to pass a law prohibiting the use of tobacco products within 50 feet of a playground, ballfield or town owned building.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $43 million to food banks that support more than 2,100 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $30 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com