|JOHN F. CONE HUMANITIES SCHOLARSHIP 2017:
John Frederick Cone '44 was an educator and an author. He began his teaching career at Montclair Academy in New Jersey in 1949. He taught at Scarsdale High School from1952 to 1969 and worked briefly as academic dean at North Carolina School of the Arts before joining the faculty at the public high school in Red Bank, NJ. He taught at Red Bank Regional High School from 1970 to 1988 and supervised the English, Art, Music and Foreign Language Departments during his tenure there. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in English from New York University When he was not teaching, Dr. Cone conducted research into aspects of opera history. He turned what he learned into books and articles for scholarly journals and reference works such as The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. Dr. Cone also designated the Salem High School Alumni Association the beneficiary of his retirement annuity. The John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship, funded from the $112,606.84 annuity, was given for the first time in 2011. The criteria for the scholarship reflect Cone's interests in literature, music, art, and foreign languages.|
Aarika Denton '98 received the $5,000 John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship.