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Lang goes the extra mile for CHS

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Abby Silva

September 16, 2016

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

Sophomore James Sleeman on Neptune regularly performs at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

Sarah Lynch

June 17, 2016

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

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

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...

Paredes jumps for joy

Elizabeth Klemm

November 6, 2015

Junior Alex Paredes is always jumping around – either from school to gymnastics or from a trampoline to 30 feet in the air. Paredes, of Atlantic Highlands, began practicing gymnastics when she was “little” but did not stick with it at first. She began training once again in fifth grade, when...

Masciana takes center stage in school and studio

Abby Silva

September 17, 2015

As SGA president, Lauryn Masciana is always on her toes. But outside of school, the senior stays on pointe – as a dancer at the Academy of Dance Arts in Tinton Falls. Masciana began dancing at age three. Ballet was her favorite style until recently, when she began to enjoy contemporary, too. Bu...

She’s the ‘reel’ deal

May 6, 2015

By GINA MAURER Sophomore Kierin Rogers of Keansburg has been interested in film for as long as she can remember, she said. “I used to make really cheesy home videos with my sister and have mini film festival screenings with my family, and I guess being that I have a family full of movie buffs...

Sallie ‘Haas’ a passion for fashion

March 30, 2015

By GINA MAURER Broadcasting, digital video and graphic design are all common interests of CHS students, but junior Sallie Haas of Deal has a unique passion of her own: fashion. Haas said her love for fashion began at a young age. “Ever since I was really little, I was always good at putting...

Collan finds calling in music and videos

Cayla Harris

February 19, 2015

Snow covers the ground on a chilly 30 degree day in Wall, but freshman Katie Collan of Millstone arrives to school in a blue flannel, knee-high gray stockings and bright yellow shorts. Collan is known to CHS as “the freshman who always wears shorts,” but the curly-haired girl may be better summarized a...

Woods nails each performance

December 22, 2014

By EMILY WINTER Staff Writer From her well-known laugh to her charming personality, senior Emily Woods of Middletown starred as the Ghost of Christmas Present in this year’s winter play A Christmas Carol. Woods has starred in three CHS plays thus far and began her acting career when she was si...

SGA underclassman is no underachiever

November 3, 2014

By DANIELLE GOLDWERT Staff Writer Being the only underclassman on the Student Government Association may seem daunting for some, but for sophomore Leo Ross of Fairhaven, his love for Communications was all the impetus he needed to run for office. “I wanted to run for SGA because when we al...

Madeira sticks to the classics

May 1, 2014

By ALYSSA MATLOSZ Freshman Rebecca Madeira of Howell is an old soul in a modern school. She has a variety of interests and could be described as a singer, actress or bookworm. Still, she described music as one of the key components of her life. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve sung anything...

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