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OPEN SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR VITO TRAUSE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP 2021 NOW THROUGH MAY 6th, 2021 - We are pleased to announce the open submission period for the Friday Night Lights Scholarship (details herein). This scholarship is directly in line with the Fund’s mission; to honor the extraordinary life of everyone’s pal, Vito Trause and celebrates one of his most cherished activities, attending Friday Night Lights at Westwood Regional, which showcases all that is good in our extended high school community.

The Friday Night Lights Scholarship, given by The Vito Trause Memorial Charitable Fund, is a $750.00 scholarship award presented to a Westwood Regional High School senior enrolling in a two/four year college, accredited trade school, or branch of the military.

Candidates for consideration must have a minimum two-year participation commitment in the Friday Night Lights experience at Westwood Regional High School as a member of the Cardinals football team, cheer squad, marching band, color guard, or as a student-athlete that has supported Friday Night Lights with the Crazies
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The submission criteria for consideration of this award is a 350-500 word, double spaced, 12pt font essay in response to the following question:
Through knowing Vito Trause personally - or via research - how will his legendary life impact your future?

Biographic information on Vito Trause can be found below. Essay submissions should be sent to Mrs. Debrody no later than Thursday, May 6th, 2021.

 
SIGN THE PETITION -Cardinal fans - we need an outpouring of support to show the Board of Education our community wants this! We put in the request a year ago to name our stadium after our #1 fan Vito Trause. 

Please please please consider signing the petition to really let them know this is what our community wants. Please sign the petition put together by local Eagle Scout James Stickel (click here) and SHARE IT with your family and friends!

#NeverForget???? #CardinalForever???? #NoOneBetter?? #SignThePetitionNow??

 

FUND MISSION

To honor the extraordinary life of everyone’s Pal, Vito Trause, by funding charity causes, organizations, and community endeavors he held dear to his heart.
 

ABOUT 
 

Vito Trause -- standout multi-sport athletedevoted husband and father, WWII POW & decorated veteran, mentor, lifelong supporter of military service members, Township of Washington, N.J. community icon, Westwood High School Cardinals #1 Fan -- died peacefully on October 31, 2019, he was 94 years old 
 

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MOTHER SETON COUNCIL
#5427 OF THE TWP. OF WASHINGTON

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