Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan recently presented the FIVE-STAR
STUDENT AWARD to Jakub Zak, a sophomore at Ramapo College.
The Wallington resident was recognized for the work he has done to support the small business community during the pandemic while interning with New Jersey’s Small Business Development Center at Ramapo College. While doing so, Jakub maintained a 3.88 GPA. Jakub Zak received a certificate, along with a $500 check from the John S. Hogan Foundation.

Jakub Zak Receives Award.

The Five-Star program encourages students to submit their stories with photos/videos showing why they merit the “Five-Star Student Award” recognition. Clerk Hogan is looking to award students for their exemplary achievements, whether it be helping their community through volunteer work, student entrepreneurs who have developed a creative business model or individuals who have overcome some form of adversity and have found a meaningful way to give back to their community.

Upon presenting the award, Clerk Hogan stated, “Zak got it right when he said, ‘You see the sign on the door—you’re authentically helping someone.” Your efforts are truly admirable and meet the criteria for the award’”

The FIVE STAR STUDENT AWARD is awarded on a quarterly basis so students are encouraged to continue to make submissions. If a student’s submission has already been received, that submission will be reviewed and considered for future quarterly awards. For questions, please feel free to contact Clerk Hogan’s office at (201) 336-7006.

Email (Subject: Five Star Student) or mail your submission to:

Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan
One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

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