Eleven students were recognized by the Mercer County Professional Counselors Association as Caring Award winners on June 5, 2018 at The College of New Jersey.

Students represented both the Hamilton and Lawrence township school districts.

Speeches were given by each student’s counselor to describe their acts of caring toward others. The event marks the 32nd annual Caring Awards ceremony held by MCPCA.

Pictured above from left: Nancy Sotomayor with Jack V. Perelli, Alexander Elementary; Cory Rutt with Simra Shuja, Ben Franklin Elementary; Tricia Burns with Ayden Anderson, Eldridge Park Elementary; Lauren Baldasari with Elsy Deleon, Kisthardt Elementary; Melissa Wall with Mia Swingle, Lawrenceville Elementary; Caitlin Larkin with Carissa Scelza, McGalliard Elementary; Ashley LaRose with Maria Colon, Morgan Elementary; Charity Walter with Charles Sergott, Robinson Elementary; Melody Khalifa with Dominic Salvatore, Sayen Elementary; Melanie Seaman with Danielle Marcelin, Slackwood Elementary; Jennifer Braverman with Ava Bolognini, Yardville Elementary.