Cumberland County TEC to be Renamed After a Generous Donor

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VINELAND, N.J.—Cumberland County TEC will be going by a new name now thanks to a monetary donation by a generous benefactor.

A dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, June 15th, to officially rename the school as the John F. Scarpa Technical Education Center of Cumberland County, or Scarpa Tech.

The new name was given as a way to thank Scarpa and his foundation for pledging $1 million to help fund a new scholarship program for students to give them the opportunity to advance their education so they can turn their dreams into reality.

"Education is the most important thing that we can bring to Cumberland County through this beautiful technical institute, number one. Number two, is because we have to give all their young students, these young men and women in this county, an opportunity to become somebody and they can, they can do whatever they put their minds to and I'm here to try to help that," said John F. Scarpa, benefactor of Scarpa Tech.

The ceremony also gave out varsity letters to 149 full-time freshman students who maintained a 3.5-grade point average or higher during their first three marking periods.

The dedication and student ceremony included the reading of various proclamations from state officials including Congressman Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey State Assembly President Stephen Sweeney, and even one from President Donald Trump.

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