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Shubov dances her way to international success

Shubov dances her way to international success

Madison Beekman

May 20, 2019


Filed under 1 in 300, Features

Standing behind the stage on which hundreds of people would watch her perform, freshman Renee Shubov of Marlboro practiced her solo over and over. After her final run-through, she fixed the ribbons of her pointe shoes and stepped in front of the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) audience and judges. ...

Liam Umbs hits the right notes at Carnegie Hall

Liam Umbs hits the right notes at Carnegie Hall

Kaitlyn Delaney

March 15, 2019


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At the age of four, sophomore Liam Umbs of Monmouth Beach sat at the piano and plucked random notes, acquainting himself with the keys in front of him. Much to the surprise of his parents, Umbs quickly taught himself how to play nursery rhymes like “Old MacDonald.” Umbs’ mother realized her sel...

Toman adventures across both sides of scouting

Toman adventures across both sides of scouting

Tess Rempel

January 25, 2019


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Finding someone who has met the producers of Tarantino movies, explored Czech graveyards and swam with barracudas is not easy to come by. But as a Girl Scout for 13 years and a Boy Scout for five, senior Clare Toman of Spring Lake Heights has lived a multitude of experiences. Toman joined the Girl Scouts when she was on...

Megerle hits her stride in cross country career

Madison Beekman

November 21, 2018


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Growing up, senior Colleen Megerle of Colts Neck watched her parents and older siblings run. Now, her family returns the favor as she prepares for state championships. Megerle has been running since the seventh grade and now runs for her home high school, Colts Neck. She has won many awards, both in...

Martin pursues passion for medicine in Nigeria

Martin pursues passion for medicine in Nigeria

Evan Kuo

September 14, 2018


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“There is a child running around Nigeria with a scar because of me, so that’s great,” senior Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights said while recounting his trip. Despite what his story implied, Martin had only good intentions when he stitched up the child’s wound. In the summer of 2017, he tra...

Leong wins Women in Communications Award

Phoebe Drummond

June 15, 2018


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As the first bell blares through Communications High School every morning, students in every class watch their peers on the morning news; but on Monday April 23, students watched senior Emme Leong of Freehold on the “Today Show” – not “The Breakfast Club.” Leong, dressed in the red dress she picked out pr...

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Evan Kuo

May 4, 2018


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As both an artist and a diplomat at CHS, Emily Madeira got her start by following her sister’s footsteps. But, now she is forging her own path to success. A sophomore from Howell, Madeira began her artistic career when she was in the third grade. She saw that her older sister Jessica was good at ...

Rasp taps into her artistic passions

Rasp taps into her artistic passions

Michelle Moroses

March 2, 2018


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Anyone who attended Coffeehouse in the past three years probably remembers seeing junior Alyssa Rasp of Hazlet perform one of her dance routines. Rasp started dancing when she was 3 years old at a studio in Aberdeen. She began tap dancing and has continued with that style throughout the years, developing...

Schobel swims through the recruitment process

Schobel swims through the recruitment process

Jacqueline Geller

December 18, 2017


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Senior Marie Schobel of Sea Girt has a reputation at CHS for being an award-winning swimmer. She has also made a name for herself by becoming the first senior to commit to a college this year. In the fall of 2018, Schobel will attend Pennsylvania State University and she will be bringing her love...

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 than just all ‘write’

DeRosa is more than 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...

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