THE NATIONAL COUNCIL of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) honored three Essex County high school students with the Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards.
The recipients of the awards were recognized for their contributions to many different causes, including working with a nonprofit to prevent the transmission of malaria, fund-raising and educating people on the importance of organ donation, and volunteering in a local first aid squad and as a firefighter. This marks the 14th year of the award.
Max Price, a senior at West Essex Regional High School in North Caldwell, was one of three award recipients.
Since the age of 13, he has been fund-raising for the NJ Sharing Network (NJSN), an organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant.
Over the past five years, Max attracted hundreds of people to join his team, Max’s Mitzvah Movers, to participate in the NJ Sharing Network 5K. He has also become a certified volunteer for the organization, a member of the NJSN cycling team, and one of their keynote speakers. In his time volunteering, Max has been able to raise over $70,000.
The two other recipients of the award include Jacqueline Smith of Mount Saint Dominic Academy and Thomas Salandra of James Caldwell High School. In recognition of their contributions, each student received a $500 scholarship and a certificate from NCJW/Essex.