2018-19 New Jersey Youth of the Year Announced

Last night, over 300 guests gathered at Montclair State University for the 2018 – 19 New Jersey State Youth of the Year Celebration. The 19 honored youth received $60,000 in scholarships and the evening culminated with the announcement of the 2018 – 19 NJ State and Military Youth of the Year winners.


2018-19 New Jersey State
Youth of the Year

Fradely D.

Boys & Girls Club of Vineland

Fradely is a Senior at Vineland High School where she has been on the Honor Roll for the past four years. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Secretary of her class, President of the Health Occupations of Students in America (H.O.S.A) club, Lead Chemist of the Wizardry Chemist Club and received her varsity letter for managing Track & Field. She was awarded regional and state medals in H.O.S.A medical competitions and is Miss Monogram. Fradely has been a Club member for three years, and is the Secretary of the Keystone Club. Her community service activities include work with Adopt the Shelter, Dane Barse Family Fun Day and the Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America. She plans on attending Monmouth University and major in Biology.

Click to Watch Fradely’s Interview


Career Interest: Medical Science


“The Youth of the Year experience has helped me to grow as a leader in the field of STEM and has given me the opportunity to educate society on how science can champion human rights.”
– Fradely D.


We would like to thank our sponsors:

Comcast NBCUniversal, Robert Half, Wakefern Food Corporation,

Novartis Pharmaceutical Company, ADP, B&G Foods, BRAM Auto Group,

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, PNC, PSEG, Sobel Family Foundation, 

Sudler Foundation, Merck, NBA, New York Football Giants, PMC Associates, TD Bank,

Wells Fargo, Zoetis, American Pool, Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation,

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Garden State Community Bank,

Gertrude and Michael Hancouski Foundation, Jin Y. Hwang, Esq., Investors Bank,

Bill Johnston, Kohl’s, Mazars USA LLP, Neiman Marcus, New Jersey Realtors,

NJM Insurance Group, RWJBarnabas Health, Jo Standish, Sheea Sybblis,

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, Wegmans,

Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, Wise Foods.