38 Congratulates Class of 2017

Andrew Santos became a member of the Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Co #3 back on November 17th, 2014 just shortly after his 16th birthday. He now has 2.6 Years of Service.  On June 20th Andrew graduated from Hillsborough High School. In H.S. Andrew was on the track team and competed in the 200 Meters, Pole Vault, 4X200 Relay, 4X400 Relay, 4X800 Relay and 1600 Meters.  Recently, Andrew was selected for the 2017 Mark P. Guattery Scholarship which is awarded by the Somerset County Fire Chiefs Association and is in the memory of Mark who was a beloved Fire Chief, Fire Official, Fire Instructor and one of the founding fathers of the Somerset County Firemen’s Association Fire School which preceded today’s Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy.  Andrew was also awarded the Adam P. Arias Scholarship who passed away during 9/11.  After high school, Andrew will attend Temple University and will major in Biology. He is unsure of his summer plans at this time.

Brian Nagy became a member of the Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Co #3 back on August 15th 2011 just shortly after his 16th birthday. He now has 5.9 Years of Service. Brian is a past recipient of the Mark P. Guattery Scholarship which is awarded by the Somerset County Fire Chiefs Association and is in the memory of Mark who was a beloved Fire Chief, Fire Official, Fire Instructor and one of the founding fathers of the Somerset County Firemen’s Association Fire School which preceded today’s Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy. After high school, Brian was accepted by TCNJ (The College of New Jersey) into their School of Culture and Society and majored in History & Secondary Education. Along the way, Brian continued his Raider duties as place kicker and punter for the Division III Lions football team. Brian was NJAC (New Jersey Athletic Conference) Special Teams player of the week and TCNJ Student Athlete of the week after his game winning kick against Southern Virginia University in quadruple overtime. Outside of football, Brian was active in the Alternate Break Club where one year over winter break they traveled to New Orleans to help repair homes impacted by Hurricane Katrina.  Brian earned his baccalaureate in History & Post-Secondary Education and was a scholar athlete having attained a minimum GPA of 3.3. Brian has passed his Social Studies praxis exam and now awaits state certification. He is currently searching for employment to teach history in grades 6-12 and over the summer Brian will be employed by HRC Fitness as assistant summer camp director.