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TCNJ Bonner Scholar, Tamara Frater, Featured in Trenton Times

Tamara Frater tutoring high school students in Trenton.
Tamara Frater tutoring high school students in Trenton.

EWING, NJ – TCNJ Bonner Scholar and rising Sophomore, Tamara Frater, was featured in the Trenton Times on July 29, 2013. Tamara graduated from Ewing High School and enrolled at The College of New Jersey in 2012, where she also joined the Bonner Community Scholars program to give back to her community. The Times covered Tamara’s victory in the Fourth Annual Dream Caste Pageant. Tamara was crowned in June at the pageant held in Yonkers, NY, for which she received a $2,000 scholarship toward her education as well as a seven-day trip for two to the Dream Castle Villa in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Tamara is working at the Bonner Center this summer and will continue to work with the TCNJ Bonner Scholars program next year. To read the full Trenton Times article, click here. An excerpt of the piece can be found below.

Ewing high school graduate, TCNJ student wins Dream Castle Pageant

By Michele Angermiller/For The Times 
on July 29, 2013 at 7:30 AM, updated July 29, 2013 at 7:34 AM

EWING — As a little girl, did Tamara Frater have a dream that she would one day grow up to live in a castle?

“Of course I did,” laughed the 19-year-old when she was asked that very question. “Everyone did! Didn’t you?”

Now a sophomore at The College of New Jersey, the Ewing woman is living out her childhood aspirations as the winner of the fourth annual Dream Castle Pageant. Frater was crowned this June at the pageant held in Yonkers, N.Y.