Student receives scholar-athlete award dedicated to 9/11 victim Paul Acquaviva, Esq.

Minjae Park The Record

WAYNE — Lindsey Frank, a Wayne Valley High School senior, has been awarded the $4,000 Paul Acquaviva Scholar-Athlete Memorial Award.

She is the 14th recipient of the scholarship, which was created in memory of 9/11 victim Paul Acquaviva and rewards a senior who excels in academics and athletics.

Frank plans to study engineering at Cornell University, where she will enroll in the fall. She graduated with a 4.447 grade-point average and ranked seventh in her high school class of 345 students, according to information provided by the district.

Frank played varsity sports all three seasons: volleyball, winter track and spring track. She is a member of the National Honor Society and tutors through the Kids Helping Kids program.

“From what I’ve been told by the guidance department, she’s a very outstanding young lady and well-deserving of the scholarship,” said Tom [sic] Acquaviva, Paul Acquaviva’s father. “She embodies a lot of characteristics — good athlete, top student — so we’re happy.”

Frank was expected to receive the award at the high school’s community scholarship awards ceremony on Wednesday night.

Paul Acquaviva of Glen Rock was a 1980 graduate of Wayne Valley who played basketball and football, graduated from Columbia Law School and became an attorney. He was working as vice president of corporate development for eSpeed, a company based in the World Trade Center, at the time of the attacks in 2001.

The scholarship fund was created from donations his family received after his death.

 

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