Jul 29, 2014

West Orange Residents Inducted into Hall of Fame

Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair honors alumni

West Orange Residents Inducted into Hall of Fame

Two of West Orange's own were inducted into Immaculate Conception High School's Hall of Fame.

Officials with the school touted Theresa Mooney and Matthew Cunningham's achievements in sports during their time at the school.

Virginia Montemurro, Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the school said both were excellent students, involved with school activities and fine athletes.

Mooney, a 1993 graduate, and Cunningham, a 1979 graduate, were inducted to the hall of fame along with seven others on Nov. 9 at a dinner held at in West Orange.

"This honors people that have really kept in touch with us and not forgotten where they come from," said Montemurro. She said the hall of fame is 28 years old.

Individuals are nominated by the community and then voted on by a committee, Montemurro said. To be eligible, a hall of famer must be an alumni that graduated at least 10 years ago.

Mooney was a member of the cross-country team, a basketball player and a softball player. She also had a brief stint on the track team.

She is currently a senior accountant for McEnerney, Brady & Company, LLC in Livingston. She also volunteers at the Holy Trinity Food Pantry in West Orange.

Cunningham played football and baseball in school. His football team went to the state championships in 1977 and his baseball team went to the state championships in 1978. He now owns his own small business in West Orange.

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