Summer melts away with return of school

First day festivities include annual Italian ice truck, courtesy of the SGA


Marissa Ho

Senior and SGA President Liam Marshall, left, announces the rest of the 2018-19 SGA: senior and Vice President Emma Hecht of Wall and junior council members Dane Tedder of Ocean, Evan Kuo of Tinton Falls and Liam Jamolod of Howell.

Allie Beekman and Emily Toro

In true CHS fashion, students kicked off the 2018-19 school year with welcoming activities organized by the National Honor Society (NHS) and Student Government Association (SGA).

Students ended the day with two short welcome speeches from principal James Gleason and senior and SGA president Liam Marshall of Sea Girt. To conclude his speech, Marshall announced the arrival of a Weaser’s Italian Ice truck on the back patio.

Marshall and the SGA worked throughout the summer to ensure that this CHS tradition would continue, but he said that planning with the SGA is always a fun endeavor.

“First day traditions, especially the ice truck, are always fun to coordinate,” Marshall said. “This year’s SGA’s first planned event, without assistance from last year’s, was a success.”

For seniors like Marshall, Thursday began their last year at CHS. Senior Marissa Ho of Marlboro said she can’t believe how her years in CHS have flown by.

“It kind of feels unreal. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been here that long,” Ho said. “I just want to take on every opportunity that comes my way this year,” Ho said.

On the other hand, Freshman Michele Roman of Neptune said her first day was a great start to her high school experience.

“I noticed how welcoming both the faculty and student body were to the freshmen,” Roman said. “I can already tell how great this year is going to be.”

Marshall, too, is optimistic.

“I can’t wait for another great school year!”