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Ruoff dazzles on the stage and on the court

Ruoff dazzles on the stage and on the court

Courtney Kushnir
April 20, 2017
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All the world's a stage for senior Annie Ruoff of Monmouth Beach. Ruoff has performed  in plays and musicals since she was in the third grade and has been a part of 18 productions from her local community theater to school shows as an actor, choreographer and more. Ruoff said she made the transition from acti...

It’s All Greek to She

It’s All Greek to She

Shannon Damiano
March 8, 2017
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Junior Delia Noone of Middletown expresses her Greek culture through dance.

DeRosa is more that just all ‘write’

DeRosa is more that just all ‘write’

Kaitlyn Hammond
February 16, 2017
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Cramped fingers and ink-stained hands are just occupational hazards for aspiring writer Vivian DeRosa of Ocean. At 15 years old, the sophomore has already finished the first draft of a novel and has plenty more writing planned for the future. DeRosa began writing seriously in fifth grade.  At the time, sh...

The girl behind the Northern Lights: Gao uses color in her artistry

Jack Mannion
February 7, 2017
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Sophomore Sabrina Gao of Freehold Township discusses her love of painting and her popular posters for this years Winter Ball.

Barth takes the big screen

Brigid Garrett
January 7, 2017
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Freshman Sawyer Barth of West Long Branch has been acting since fourth grade and was featured in Oscar nominated movie, Bridge of Spies

A magician with a passion for trading

A magician with a passion for trading

Julia Pardee
December 22, 2016
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A battery-powered Star Wars candle. A paper clip. A pair of wireless headphones. Junior Cameron DeStefano of Middletown has traded them all on his mission to upgrade from a paper clip to “trade my way higher and higher.” After hearing a true story of a man who started with a paper clip and traded...

Dixson ‘shreds the gnar’ and serves the ‘guac’

Brigid Garrett
December 3, 2016
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Senior Kevin Dixson of Wall Township is recognized around CHS for his guacamole and competed at nationals for surfing last spring.

Vetter shines on ice and at Carnegie Hall

Vetter shines on ice and at Carnegie Hall

Jacqueline Geller
November 9, 2016
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Ice skating for 12 hours a week is only part of the after-school life for freshman Ainsley Vetter of Wall. At 14 years old, Vetter has already competed in ice dance on a national level and performed at Carnegie Hall as a pianist. Vetter started skating when she was 6 years old. After a couple years, her co...

Lang goes the extra mile for CHS

Lang goes the extra mile for CHS

Abby Silva
September 16, 2016
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As the president of the senior class and NHS as well as a member of Shore Regional High School’s varsity cross country and track teams, senior Sarah Lang of Monmouth Beach is running all over the place. Lang began running in fifth grade when she participated in her middle school cross country p...

Sleeman rocks to his own beat

Sleeman rocks to his own beat

Sarah Lynch
June 17, 2016
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Not many high schoolers play an instrument, but sophomore James Sleeman of Neptune plays four and is still willing to learn more. Although Sleeman focuses on his guitar and drum set, he also plays the ukulele, keyboard, banjo and sings vocals. Because of his dedication to the guitar and drums, S...

LaRochelle competes at Miss Teen New Jersey

Elizabeth Klemm
March 3, 2016
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Sophomore Sam LaRochelle of Middletown stood confidently as Juror No. 10 in the Drama Club’s fall production of “Twelve,” but standing confidently is no longer acting for her. LaRochelle competed in her first pageant on Oct. 16, 2015. LaRochelle didn’t place in the Miss Teen NJ pageant but said s...

Darcy Darbin: poet and novelist

Elizabeth Klemm
December 23, 2015
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Not many 17-year-olds can say they’ve written and published a novel, but senior Darcy Darbin of Middletown definitely can. Darbin released her first novel, “Hopeless,” on March 25, 2015. Darbin, now 18, said she has been writing for the majority of her life. “[In] early elementary sc...

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