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Colleges, employers weigh in on Blue Ribbon status

Although the Blue Ribbon Award is only received by around 360 schools nationwide each year, the status is not widely recognized or tracked among colleges and universities. 
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Madison Beekman and Zoe Conner-Bennett

November 15, 2019

Students who attend a Blue Ribbon high school have plenty to brag about, but the distinction alone is not going to guarantee admission to a highly selective college or an internship. “I think it’s a great honor for the school to be selected as a Blue Ribbon school, but I would say that most peop...

Wheeler finds balance in politics and protons

Wheeler speaks at the New Jersey Young Democrats 2019 Endorsement Party on Oct. 25.

Jordan Durkin

November 15, 2019

All teachers are busy during the back to school season. It’s comprised of setting up classrooms, writing lesson plans, and attending meetings. However, things were even busier for Chemistry teacher Erin Wheeler. Since the spring, she’s lived a double life: one as a teacher and one as a politician...

SkillsUSA and NTHS close out Spirit Week with Homecoming dance

Students dance at the 'Black and Gold' themed event.

Emma Barofsky

November 2, 2019

After the end of Fall Spirit Week, SkillsUSA and NTHS hosted the third annual Homecoming dance on Friday, Nov. 1. The club organized its members into food, decoration, and advertisement committees during the planning process to make the “Black and Gold” theme come to life. Senior and SkillsUSA P...

Class of 2021 wins first Spirit Week

The Junior class celebrates their win at the end of the day on Friday.

Riley Forrester

November 2, 2019

The Class of 2021 was awarded their first Fall Spirit Week champions title on Friday, Nov. 1, as the five days of competitions drew to a close. Students sported outfits from different generations and competed against each other in the new “Tricks and Treats” event. The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and senior...

Students participate in Halloween Costume Parade on day four of Spirit Week

Juniors Erin Carr of Wall and Beatrice Karron of Manasquan pose as La Croix Water for the annual Halloween Costume Parade.

Lana Tomchuk

October 31, 2019

Fall Spirit Week continued on Thursday, Oct. 31, as students celebrated Halloween with the annual Costume Parade, with entries such as an Amazon Alexa, an alien kidnapping, a mouse in a trap and La Croix beverages.  The juniors and seniors won all the categories for the Halloween Parade. The winne...

Seniors win fourth consecutive dodgeball game on day three of Spirit Week

Students cheer their respective grades on during the dodgeball game on Wednesday.

Madison Beekman

October 31, 2019

Students dressed up as their favorite memes on the third day of Fall Spirit Week, Wednesday, Oct. 30, with the annual dodgeball tournament at lunch.  The SGA also required a reference to each meme, so that the teachers could count them towards their grades’ participation. Sophomore Drew Lepping of ...

Seniors mark their territory as Relay winners on day two of Spirit Week

Senior Emily Madeira of Howell untangles an obstacle as a part of the Relay, securing a win for the seniors.

Olivia Conkling and Vivianna Varlack

October 30, 2019

Fall Spirit Week continued on Tuesday, Oct. 29 with the theme of Wild West versus Wilderness, which involved students dressing up in cowboy hats, camouflage, and animal print. The lunchtime event was the Spooky Sprint Relay which included competitive activities such as the Pumpkin Pass and Broomstick...

Students start Fall Spirit Week with Make-A-Monster

The Class of 2023 performs their Make-A-Monster routine for a panel of teachers, who judged the competition

Meredith Prud'homme

October 28, 2019

Fall Spirit Week kicked off on Monday, Oct. 26 with Jersey Day and lunchtime event, Make-A-Monster. Students dressed up in their favorite sports jersey or wore clothes resembling  MTV’s Jersey Shore cast for the first day’s theme. The SGA introduced a new lunchtime activity, Make-A-Monster, described as ...

Students make strides at annual Breast Cancer Walk

Senior Jack McHugh of Manasquan and history teacher Sharyn O'Keefe walk amongst the crowd on Sunday wearing pink apparel.

Emma Barofsky

October 25, 2019

The National Honors Society (NHS) took another step towards cementing a new annual tradition, by participating in Point Pleasant’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20. The American Cancer Society, who oversees the walk on a national level, started the event as a way to u...

CHS receives National Blue Ribbon honor

This program acknowledges private and public schools across the country for “their overall academic experience or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups,” according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Madison Beekman

October 12, 2019

For the second time in twenty years, the U.S. Department of Education named Communications High School (CHS) a National Blue Ribbon School, among 362 others nationwide. Prior to this year, CHS also won the award in 2012. This program acknowledges private and public schools across the country for “thei...

Class of 2023 holds first class election

Rising Sophomore Lucy Battista of TInton Falls is present Freshman Class President.

Kristen Gallagher

October 12, 2019

The Class of 2023 held their freshman class council elections on Oct. 3 in the cafeteria. After primaries consisting of thirteen students, the candidates were narrowed down to ten. Following the two-minute long speeches, the class voted for their top five choices of council members for the 2019-2020 schoo...

PSFA hosts annual Sweets by the Beach event in Belmar

Sweets by the Beach was held both in the Belmar Pavilion and outside on the beach. Students ate inside and played a variety of games on the beach.

Emma Barofsky

October 3, 2019

The second annual Sweets by the Beach event took place on Sept. 27 at Belmar beach as students and families gathered to bond with one another, while enjoying candies, cupcakes, ice cream sundaes, cookies and more. Ran by the Parent Student Faculty Association (PSFA), this event was held both inside of...

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