Town of South Brunswick
New Jersey


Recognizing Courtney Rone – Miss Teen New Jersey International 2016





WHEREAS, The Mayor and Council of South Brunswick Township would like to Recognize Courtney Rone for the community service and volunteering she provided before and during her reign as Miss Teen New Jersey International 2016; and


WHEREAS, Courtney is a 2016 Graduate of South Brunswick High School, where she was a Captain of her High School Dance Team, scholarship recipient, a Bronze Award Level Girl Scout and constant volunteer. In February 2016 she entered the pageant as Miss Teen South Brunswick and won the title just 9 months post spinal fusion surgery for Scoliosis.  Courtney is currently a Freshman at Rutgers University studying Mass Media and Journalism; and


WHEREAS, Courtney underwent a 9 ½ hour life changing surgery in which the majority of her spine was fused with 2 rods and 28 pins. Courtney’s platform during the Miss Teen New Jersey International 2016 was how she could encourage others and lessen their fears when they face obstacles, “The scar shows where you have been, not where you are going”, she likes to say; and


WHEREAS, Courtney has become a beloved speaker for Setting Scoliosis Straight and has visited many people since being crowned. She has attended as many events as possible to bring a message of hope and positivity to everyone. She has worked tirelessly on social media to guide, share and alleviate uncertainties around the world, and 


WHEREAS, Courtney has been working directly with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Orthopedic Unit, and getting involved with several other local hospitals and organizations for patients going through procedures.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLED that on  August 22nd  2017 the Township of South Brunswick Recognizes Courtney Rone for her dedication and commitment to others as Miss Teen New Jersey International 2016 and for bringing distinction to the Township of South Brunswick.




Meeting History

Aug 22, 2017 7:30 PM  Township Council Regular Meeting
MOVER:Joseph Camarota, Councilman
SECONDER:Josephine "Jo" Hochman, Councilwoman
AYES:Ken Bierman, Joseph Camarota, Charlie Carley, Josephine "Jo" Hochman
ABSENT:Chris Killmurray