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Coronavirus causes concerns for clubs

The Junior State of America (JSA), which held the mock Democratic primary debate shown here, is one of the clubs not able to officially continue this school year.

Ella Lukowiak

October 9, 2020

COVID-19 has taken a toll on society, leaving people trying to find a way to assert a new normal in a world that is anything but that. With the start of September, CHS and schools all around the world have been trying to discern what will be best for their students and staff this school year. Through...

Clubs and class councils deal with fundraising issues

Senior Ryan Swanson of Manasquan performs at Battle of the Bands
2019. Due to the school closure and government restrictions, this event
will not happen this year.

Kristen Gallagher and Zaina Saif

May 8, 2020

MCVSD students were notified that schools would be closed through Mar. 27 due to the novel coronavirus. Then, they got the news that it would be extended through April 10. They did not know when schools would re-open in this time of uncertainty. Students have still not returned. School closure has...

CCC chooses 2020-2021 council with new selection process

Senior Adriana Poznanski of Middletown giving her speech at the CCC council election in 2019. This year, the club had to conduct this process virtually.

Nicola DeGregorio

May 8, 2020

The Cultural Communications Club (CCC) announced their 2020-2021 council on May 1 via email from president and senior Grace Quakenbush of Wall. The COVID-19 outbreak has changed many aspects of CHS life going beyond just online classes even to affecting clubs; this year’s SkillsUSA competitions were can...

CCC helps beyond CHS

The CCC council at their annual festival.

Isabella Antoon

March 21, 2020

The Cultural Communications Club roots its beliefs in helping others, and recently extended that aid beyond the doors of CHS to a high school student who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  The club, led by Spanish teacher Sabina Campbell, hosts events and fundraisers to raise money for non-profit o...

JSA elects council for 2020-2021 school year

The Junior State of America attended Winter Congress in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23. Five out of the six new council members attended the trip.

Maddie Lee

March 21, 2020

On Thursday, Mar. 12, the Junior State of America (JSA) held their council election for the upcoming year. The council will consist of freshman Lucy Battista of Tinton Falls, junior Erin Burke of Allentown, junior Nawaal Mudassir of Manalapan, sophomore Hannah Schwartzberg of Ocean, sophomore Sam Skolnic...

CCC brings holiday joy to underprivileged students

Physics teacher Steve Godkin, dressed as Santa, hands a Head
Start student his present on Friday, Dec. 13. Godkin was the
special surprise, along with other performances at the event.

Francesca Santaniello

January 17, 2020

As the bell rang for students to go to second period on Friday, Dec. 13, the Cultural Communications Club (CCC) welcomed children from the Lakewood Head Start program into room 107. The classroom became a Christmas spectacle that included student performances and a special visit from Santa. Head...

JSA risks losing trips, stability unless officialized

Seniors Dane Tedder of Ocean and Vaughn Battista of Tinton Falls on a JSA trip in Washington DC.

Madison Beekman

January 17, 2020

For the CHS chapter of the Junior State of America (JSA), yearly conventions aren’t just a way of racking up best speaker awards, but a chance to socialize with other students across the east coast, sharpen public speaking through debates and learn the inner-workings of American politics. These tri...

JSA attends Fall State convention

CHS entered with a strong arsenal of assigned speakers, and left with several awards for each speech.

Joey Esposito

November 24, 2019

CHS’s Junior State of America (JSA) chapter attended the organization’s annual Fall State convention in Woodbridge, N.J. from Saturday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov 17. Each fall, the national organization invites chapters from over the Mid-Atlantic region to debate with their peers. This two-day ev...

NAHS visits The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Senior Jillian Tracy of Belmar observes the art displayed in the museum.

Meredith Prud'homme

November 23, 2019

The National Art Honors Society (NAHS) traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met, in New York City on Nov. 22. It was the club’s first trip to the museum since 2016 and 40 students attended, along with four chaperones. NAHS President and senior Jill Tracy of Belmar thought the trip ...

SGA holds election for 2019-2020 school year

Junior Liam Jamolod of Howell gives his speech prior to the announcement of his presidency.

Jordan Durkin

May 19, 2019

On Friday, May 17, CHS students gathered in the cafeteria to select their Student Government Association (SGA) council for the 2019-2020 school year, equipped with two executives and three members of council. Students elected junior Liam Jamolod of Howell as their SGA President and junior Dane Tedde...

JSA debates in D.C.

Students got the chance to tour the city when they weren't attending conferences.

Tess Rempel

March 16, 2019

.Members of CHS’s Junior State of America (JSA) chapter attended the Winter Congress trip in Washington, D.C. from Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24. Supervised by math teacher Justine Lane, the trip provided an opportunity for politically active high school students to express their opinions ...

NTHS showcases variety of professions at Career Day

Junior RJ Franzen of Allentown listens to a speaker from Goodsports USA at Career Day.

Isabella Ji and Ella Lukowiak

March 15, 2019

Students had the opportunity to listen to speakers with careers in the communications field and beyond on Friday, Feb. 22 during the annual Career Day, hosted by SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). This year, the club welcomed 17 speakers to talk about their professional experi...

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