92.7 WOBM and Gateway Toyota/Scion honor Maria Paduano of the Performing Arts Academy of the Ocean County Vocational School District.

The PAA is located at OCTVS Lakehurst The school is actually a building built inside historic Hangar One, where the Hindenberg was located. (OCTVS)

President of the National Honor Society, she is founder and president of the Philosophy Club, Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine and Treasurer of the International Thespian Society.

Maria has been selected three times to represent the Performing Arts Academy at Youth Leadership Conferences, is a Two Rivers Theater Metro Scholar, played the lead in the fall Drama and was Assistant Director of an anti-bullying production.  Maria is noted for her intellect, charm, spirit and personality.

 Listen to Maria's on-air segment