Morris County Manual

The Morris County Manual is a comprehensive resource containing the names and contact information of elected and appointed officials at all levels of government. The annual publication is designed to help simplify doing business with the various departments, boards and commissions and with all 39 municipalities throughout Morris County.

Each year, the County Clerk conducts an art contest to select a cover for the Morris County Manual. The contest is open to all high school art students within the county. The creators of the top three covers selected by a group of judges are presented with monetary scholarship awards by County Clerk Ann F. Grossi.

2017 Winning Design

Morris County ManualFirst Place Winner: Ashley Josephine George is a freshman at Morris Knolls High School in Denville. She plays for the school soccer and fencing teams and is involved with the Circle Club. Ashley enjoys watching all sports and playing them even more. She has such a tremendous love for photography, it’s rare to see her without her camera in hand taking a picture of a bug, bird or flower. She enjoys hanging with her three dogs Sammy, Candace and Dakota, watching funny movies and being with her family. Ashley loves school and strives every day for high academic standards. After high school, she would like to attend Rutgers University and have a career in media.

Second Place Winner: Kevin Roe is a senior at Hanover Park High School. His hobbies include music, movies, reading, video games, and acting in skits on the MPAC stage. He resides in Whippany with his parents, older sister Dana, and younger brothers Benny and Johnny (and his black Lab, Holly).

Third Place Winner:Ryan McEntee is a sophomore at Morris Knolls High School. He plays football and lacrosse for the Golden Eagles and also enjoys fishing and golf. Ryan lives in Denville with his parents and plans to study and pursue a career in Business Management.

Judging the art contest this year were: Frank Druetzler, Mayor of Morris Plains; Natasha Jackson, Morris County Clerk’s Office; and Sara Mojica, Morris County Clerk’s Office.

Past Winners

2016

2016 MC Manual CoverFirst Place Winner: Elisa Rose Leone is a sophomore at Kinnelon High School. She plays for the school’s lacrosse team and is a member of various clubs including The Social Outreach Club and The Give Back Club and enjoys helping others. Some of her interests include photography, volunteering, watching scary movies and caring for her two dogs. Elisa has high academic standards and works hard at maintaining good grades. After high school she plans on attending college and looks forward to exploring the many career opportunities that await her.

Second Place Winner: Margot Anton is a senior in Randolph High School and will be attending the County College of Morris in the fall. She has been drawing her entire life and will pursue a career in art.

Third Place Winner: Alyssa Smith is a sophomore at Morris Knolls High School. She plays softball and is involved in several clubs. She hopes to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse or doctor. She would like to attend either the University of Connecticut, Penn State or Quinnipiac University. Once she graduates, she would love to travel the world with friends and family.

Judging the art contest this year were: Frank Druetzler, Mayor of Morris Plains; Nic Platt, Mayor of Harding; Laura Ali, of Chatham Township; Sherri Saarloos, Morris County Clerk’s Office; and Bernadine Rea, Morris County Clerk’s Office.

2015

?????????????????????????First Place Winner: Stephen Cavallo is a senior in the Academy of Design at Morris County School of Technology. He is the proud captain of the MCST Cross Country team, plays electric guitar in the Jazz Band and is a role model to underclassmen in the Morris Tech Peer Leader program. He is currently completing his internship in the entertainment industry at Further Communications Corporation where he assists in the planning and development of stage venues. Upon graduation, Stephen will be attending college in the fall and will pursue a degree in industrial design.

Second Place Winner: Colin Nilson is a senior at Morristown High School. Some of his hobbies are mountain biking and working as an intern at his local bike shop, Marty’s Reliable Cycle. He is also a lifeguard at Sunrise Lake during the summer months. After high school he plans on attending James Madison University.

Third Place Winner: Billy Lindstrom is a senior at Morris Knolls High School. He has high academic standards and is very successful in school. Billy has a passion for business, health, and fitness, in which he chooses to pursue as a career in his near future. After graduation, he will be attending business school in Denmark, making each day that passes by, one step closer to his life goal.

Judging the art contest this year were Frank Druetzler, Mayor of Morris Plains; Michael Dachisen, Mayor of Rockaway Township; Christine Myers, of Mendham Township; Mary Ann Urso-Pecorino, Morris County Clerk’s Office; and Liz Sutula, Morris County Clerk’s Office.

2014

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First Place Winner, Jonathan Loesch is a senior at Parsippany Hills High School. He is an avid golfer and plays on the varsity team. During the winter, he enjoys snowboarding. Jon is hoping to attend Syracuse University this fall and pursue a degree in business management.

Second Place Winner: Giovanni DiAngelo Nieves is a junior at Randolph High School. He’s always had a love of art for his entire life as well as a passion for games. After high school he plans on becoming a game designer and would like to open up his own game company. In order to achieve his goals, he hopes to one day get a scholarship to an art college.

Third Place Winner: Patrick Hebert is a sophomore at Hanover Park High School. His hobbies include paintball, lacrosse, snowboarding, collecting new sneaker designs and dabbling in Adobe Photoshop. After high school he intends to stay involved with paintball and lacrosse, and study graphic design in college.

Judging the art contest this year were Frank Druetzler, Mayor of Morris Plains; Melissa Florance-Lynch, Mayor of Pequannock; Christine Myers, of Mendham Township; Adam Smith, Morris County Clerk’s Office; and Violetta Vasilas, Morris County Clerk’s Office.

2013

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First Place Winner: Emily Sinegra is a sophomore attending Morris Knolls High School. She has been a cheerleader for 11 years and is now on the Rockaway Township Competition Cheerleading team and is enjoying cheering competitively for the first time. She enjoys taking pictures in her spare time and hopes to fulfill her dream of being a wedding photographer and possibly one day having her own business. She wants to attend Montclair State University and hopes to travel all around the world once she graduates.

Second Place Winner: Joseph De Rose is a senior at Morris Knolls High School. He is currently a varsity baseball player and plans to continue his love for baseball at the college level. Still undecided as to which college he plans to attend, Joey plans to pursue a degree in Astronomy/Physics.

Third Place Winner: Maria Acosta-Sanchez is a freshman at Morris Knolls High School. She enjoys music and has recently learned how to play the guitar. Maria is looking forward to the next three years in high school and finding creativity in each day.

Judging the art contest were Morris Plains Mayor Frank Druetzler, Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall and Confidential Aide to the Morris County Clerk Larry Brown.

2012

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First Place Winner: Kim Felix is a junior at Morris Knolls High School. She plays soccer and softball for the high school. She also plans to pursue a career in either Nursing or Elementary Education.

Second Place Winner: Katrina Venturini is a senior at Morris Knolls High School. She enjoys drawing and going to visit her family’s horse. Katrina is planning to major in Education in college.

Third Place Winner: Patrick Kosmowski is a senior at Morris Knolls High School. He enjoys computer art, snowboarding, watching and making films. Patrick plans on pursuing a career in graphic design.

Judging of the art contest this year were Mayor of Morris Plains Frank Druetzler, Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall, Local Arts Director Kadie Dempsey and Confidential Aide to Morris County Clerk Larry Brown.

2011

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First Place Winner: Jessie Tredinnick is a senior at Morris Knolls High School. She was a varsity field Hockey player and currently volunteers with her church and students with disabilities. Jessie plans to attend Monmouth University in the fall, majoring in Early Childhood Education.

Second Place Winner: Hayley Conklin is a senior attending Butler High School. She is looking forward to attending college next year.

Third Place Winner: Julia Larrabee is a junior at West Mendham high School. She is hoping to study graphic design or advertising in college.

Judging of the art contest this year were Mayor of Morris Plains Frank Druetzler, Morris County Housing Commissioner Betty Denecke,Freeholder Gene Feyl, John Bonanni County Administrator & County Clerk Joan Bramhall. Two new members Fred Snowflack Former Daily Record Editor & Kadie Dempsey, Director of Arts in Morris Area Art Council.

2010

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First Place Winner: Michael Jalkio is a junior in Networking Information Technology and Communication Academy at the Morris County School of Technology. He plans to pursue a career in digital design or engineering.

Second Place Winner: Rebecca Syracuse is a senior at Morris Knolls High School, a member of National Art Honor Society and enrolled in AP Art Studio.

Third Place Winner: Tommy Dreisbach is currently a junior at Morris Knolls High School. He plans on attending college and pursuing a career in graphic design.

Judging of the art contest this year were Mayor of Morris Plains Frank Druetzler, Star Ledger Reporter Larry Ragonese, Executive Director of the Morris Area Arts Council Anne Aronovich and Freeholder Director Gene Feyl. Standing in for the Commissioner of Morris County Housing Authority, Betty Deneke, was Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall.

2009

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First Place Winner: Brandon Cook is a junior at Morris Knolls High School. He plans to study and pursue a career in graphic arts. His hobbies include playing video games, drawing and reading in his free time.

Second Place Winner: Chiko Oblina is a junior at Morris Knolls High School. He plans to study engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He lives in Denville with his parents and enjoys playing video games, drawing and reading in his free time.

Third Place Winner: Olivia Moore is a junior at Madison High School. She enjoys all forms of art, particularly drawing and digital art, and hopes to attend Art College after high school.

Judging of the art contest this year were Mayor of Morris Plains Frank Druetzler, Star Ledger Reporter Larry Ragonese, Executive Director of the Morris Area Arts Council Catharine Vaucher, County Administrator John Bonanni and Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall.

2008

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First Place Winner: Jessica Egbert is a junior at Morris Knolls High School. She is currently taking two art classes and has been accepted into National Art Honor Society. She plans to continue her art studies throughout her senior year and wishes to attend Art Institute of New York City to major in graphic design.

Second Place Winner: Lena Chung a junior at Morris Knolls High School. She loves art and would like to attend Fashion Institute of Technology and plans to major in fashion business..

Third Place Winner: Ryan Wright is a junior in Networking Information Technology and Communication Academy at Morris County School of Technology. In his free time he enjoys drawing, photography and skateboarding. He plans to pursue a career in graphic design.

Judging of the art contest this year were Mayor of Morris Plains Frank Druetzler, Star Ledger Reporter Larry Ragonese, Executive Director of the Morris Area Arts Council Catharine Vaucher, County Administrator John Bonanni and Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall.

2007

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First Place Winner: Samantha Dahl is a junior in Digital Design and Advertising program at Morris County School of Technology. Samantha, who comes from Denville, spends half of her school day at MCST and the other half she is home schooled. In her free time Sam enjoys drawing, photography, reading and video games. She plans on pursuing a career in graphic arts.
Second Place Winner: Tim Williams is a senior at Morris Knolls High School. He plans to attend County College of Morris next year to pursue a career in graphic or web design. His hobbies include cars and golfing and he also comes from Denville.

Third Place Winner: Miranda Scarpone is a freshman and honor student at Kinnelon High School. She wishes to attend the University of California Davis. She looks forward to receiving a degree in equine veterinary practice. She informed us that one of her hobbies involves a highly competitive level of horseback riding. She resides in Kinnelon.

Judging the competition were Freeholder Frank Druetzler, County Administrator John Bonanni, Morris County Housing Authority Commissioner Betty Denecke, Star Ledger Reporter Larry Ragonese, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Morris County Carolyn Ward, along with Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall. The contest was open to all high school students in Morris County. There were 116 entries from 4 schools.

2006

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First Place Winner: Nick Mondello is a freshman at Kinnelon High School. He made the honor roll for the first marking period and his goal is to be accepted into a good college. He has not decided on a major for his college education but is currently thinking about becoming a doctor. He enjoys music and he studies piano and bass guitar. “Whatever my future holds, there is one thing I can be sure of, I have a supportive family that will always be there for me.”

Second Place Winner: Melissa Foy is a freshman, who also hails from Kinnelon High School. In her spare time Melissa likes to draw, play tennis and swim. She plans on attending New York University.

Third Place Winner: Lauren Weltman is a freshman at Kinnelon High. She came to Kinnelon High from New York Military Academy. Lauren excels in mechanics and computers.

Judging the competition were Freeholder Frank Druetzler, County Administrator John Bonanni, Morris County Housing Authority Commissioner Betty Denecke, Star Ledger Reporter Larry Ragonese, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Morris County Carolyn Ward, along with Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall. The contest was open to all high school students in Morris County. There were 116 entries from 4 schools.