Jackson Liberty student Danielle Notarfrancesco and Jackson Memorial student Jacie Van de Zilver were recognized by the NJSIAA and Women’s Sports Foundation for their excellence in sports and academics in January.
The award is given to girls who demonstrate their ability to excel in athletics and to be role models for other girls. The NJSIAA said in 1982, just 57,789 female student athletes participated in High School Sports. Through their hard work and the hard work of many administrators, parents and faculty in the state, the number is now 117,840. New Jersey is host to 17 sports for girls and 24 state championship events, the most of any state in the United States.