MIDDLETOWN, NJ – ShopRite and Dove recognized four exceptional young women, including a teen from Pine Bush, NY, 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.
Isabella Rose Sapio, 16, of Pine Bush, NY was one of four winners from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Delaware was recognized by ShopRite and Dove as Dove Right on Girls Scholarship winners for giving their talent and time to their respective communities. She accepted a check for $4,000. An athlete, honor student and longtime Girl Scout, Isabella successfully lobbied the Town of Crawford to pass a law prohibiting the use of tobacco products within 50 feet of a playground, ball field or town owned building. Isabella has also performed in summer musical workshops and plays and currently holds the title for Miss Jr. Teen Spirit of the USA.
The other winners included Tara Lynch, 16, of Cheshire, CT; Caroline King, 17, of Newark, DE, and Emily Calabro, 14, of Middletown, NJ.
- Emily Calabro, 14, a cancer survivor, 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.
- 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.