Newark High School senior Jeremy Hassett has been named the 2012 recipient of the Elmer J. Cunningham Educational award.

Newark High School senior Jeremy Hassett has been named the 2012 recipient of the Elmer J. Cunningham Educational award.

The son of  Bonnie and David Hassett, of 1582 Sleight Road in Newark, Jeremy will attend University of Rochester. He is an undecided major in music and science.

The Elmer J. Cunningham Educational Award is a trust fund created by the will of the late Clara F. Cunningham in memory of her brother, Elmer J. Cunningham, who was the first principal of Lincoln School. He served in that capacity for more than a quarter of a century.

In accordance with the terms of the will, a scholarship award is made annually to the “member of the senior class who, being a graduate of Lincoln Grammar School, has the highest scholastic average for his or her high school work and is accepted at a college or school where he or she will continue his or her formal education.’’

Hassett will receive the award at commencement.