CLARK, NJ - Article and photos courtesy of TapintoClark
Joseph Turek, senior at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, was recently named Scholar-Athlete of the Week by News 12 New Jersey & NJEA.
According to school officials, students nominated for this award must excel in both academics and athletics and demonstrate leadership skills in the school and involvement in the community. Turek was nominated for the award by Coach Anthony Delconte and Athletic Director Gus Kalikas.
"Joe is an exemplary student-athlete who we are most proud of. We are excited for what the rest of his senior year holds for him," said Superintendent of Schools Ed Grande.
According to Turek’s father Bob Turek, Joe is looking to play football in college too. Joe is currently eyeing Holy Cross, Bucknell and Kutztown as possible school choices.
Turek’s dad expressed his appreciation for the recognition his son received through this award. “The responsibility of a scholar athlete is to be a role model on the field, in the classroom and in the community as well. We are very proud that Joe has been recognized with this honor by his coaches and NJ News 12. He is a great kid and well deserving of this award,” said Bob Turek.
Having won this honor, Turek is now eligible for a $5,000 scholarship at the end of the school year.