RAHWAY. Home to Creativity and Innovation.


Nominees must have achieved excellence in their field, have impacted and elevated Rahway and will represent our town as a place for innovation, creativity and community.

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What It Takes!

Rahway is a creative community of makers and innovators making it happen. Celebrating the people and places of our collective past, present, and future, we’re sharing the stories that make up the Rahway success story; OUR STORY. We’re proud to call ourselves Rahway’s Own.

  • Nikola Tesla
  • Carl Sagan
  • Antonio Garay
  • Daphne Lee
  • Ike Igbinosun
  • Milton Friedman
  • Lloyd Garrison
  • Sayuri Jinadasa
  • Shanice Williams
  • Amen Igbinosun
  • Tricia Dower
  • Eric Roberson
  • Manny Yarbrough
  • Darrion Caldwell
  • Dion Dawkins
  • Darryl Dixon
  • James Kennedy
  • Daphne Lee
  • Dr. Ken Miller
  • Coach Fred Stueber
  • Joe Giacobbe
  • Louis Campbell
  • Al Shipley
  • Warren and Allan Vaché


Rahway’s Own all-stars

This highly visual campaign includes large-scale posters of hometown heroes and their achievements in science, technology, the arts, athletics, and leadership.  The Poster Gallery and the Rahway’s Own webisode series feature information and interviews with locals who make up Rahway’s vibrant, creative community as residents, artists, actors, business owners, and community leaders.

EPISODE 1: Gina Rodriguez, Rahway Film Festival founder/director

EPISODE 2: J.D. McGuire, local artist and college professor

EPISODE 3: Antonio Garay, former NFL player and RHS graduate

EPISODE 4: Amy Garcia Phillips, professional ballroom dancer

EPISODE 5: Angela Pryor, recycling artist and entrepreneur

EPISODE 6: Daphne Lee, professional dancer

EPISODE 7: Brien McVernon, singer/songwriter

EPISODE 8: Ballets with a Twist

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