GRADUATING - Janet Thompson Memorial Award
In 2018 Jim Kelly graduated with honors and a GPA of 4.0 from Ocean County College. As a non-traditional student working full-time and raising a family, the scholarships Kim earned encouraged him to persevere despite the challenges he faced while earning his degree. He dedicates his determination to the smartest and hardest-working person he knew, his mother, Janet Mary Thompson. Janet’s grit and intelligence despite the monumental hurdles she faced in life served as an inspiration to Jim to succeed. This scholarship is meant as an encouragement to those who faced similar obstacles with that same determination.