Wayne teen wins award named for 9/11 victim

By Shawn Boburg The Record

WAYNE — Kathleen Hopkins, a Wayne Valley High School graduate, has received the $4,000 Paul Acquaviva Scholar-Athlete Memorial Award.

The scholarship, in memory of 9/11 victim Paul Acquaviva, was the 13th given annually to a senior who excels in both academics and athletics.

Hopkins, a co-valedictorian at Wayne Valley, played tennis and lacrosse for four years. She plans to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and major in chemistry or math.

“She’s a very deserving young lady,” said Tom Acquaviva of Wayne, Paul Acquaviva’s father. Tom Acquaviva’s grandson, Jack Hadfield, a sophomore at Ridgewood High School, presented the award last week.

Paul Acquaviva, of Glen Rock, was a 1980 graduate of Wayne Valley who played basketball and football and later graduated from Columbia Law School and became an attorney.

The scholarship fund grew out of donations his family received after the attacks.

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