Prospective students tour CHS for the first time


Tess Rempel

Sophomore, junior and senior students line the back hallway to direct prospective students and their families to the cafeteria.

Isabella Antoon

CHS opened its doors for the third information session of the year on Saturday, Oct. 20, allowing prospective students the opportunity to see and learn more about the school.

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., students and parents heard from principal James Gleason and district superintendent Timothy McCorkell, as well as seniors Liam Marshall of Sea Girt, who serves as SGA president, and vice president Emma Hecht of Wall. Led by science teacher and SGA adviser Leah Morgan, current sophomores, juniors and seniors then guided groups throughout the school, providing information and answering questions.

The first and second information sessions, held on Oct. 6 and Oct. 17, respectively, opened in similar manners, where Gleason spoke to potential applicants on topics including the application process, curriculum and student life of the school.

Tours cycled through four locations, each presenting information on major components of the school such as Visual Communications and Journalism, English and Technology. Current students also answered individual questions and gave insight into the experiences and memories they’ve had while attending the school.

Junior Elena Perez of Hazlet, who attended her second open house of the year on Saturday, said the sessions provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the school.

“I thought the session was super organized and ran smoothly,” Perez said, “I loved talking to the parents and students to give them information on the school.”

The final information session will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m., offering students and parents and students a final opportunity to visit the school before the application process begins this winter.