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Class of 2022 hosts Winter Ball in Venice

Class of 2022 hosts Winter Ball in Venice

Olivia Conkling and Vivianna Varlack

January 12, 2020

CHS students walked past a giant gondola with masks in hand as they headed into the annual Winter Ball held on Dec. 10 by the Class of 2022. This year, the theme was a “Masquerade in Venice” which included a gelato bar, a portrait of Italy and a mask contest. Junior Ravenna Gemignani of Oceanport won th...

Poet Gretna Wilkinson visits CHS

Poet Gretna Wilkinson visits CHS

Emma Barofsky

January 11, 2020

“There’s no sound more beautiful than the river rushing by minding its own business,” Gretna Wilkinson wrote in her poem, Down by the River.  Students at CHS gathered in the cafeteria to hear poet Gretna Wilkinson recite her poems and share her life story on Thursday, Jan. 9. After listenin...

NJ Education Commissioner visits CHS for Blue Ribbon unveiling

NJ Education Commissioner visits CHS for Blue Ribbon unveiling

Olivia Conkling and Vivianna Varlack

December 17, 2019

On Monday, Dec. 16, students at Communications High School enjoyed a visit from Commissioner Dr. Lamot Repollet and the New Jersey Department of Education team after earning the Blue Ribbon Award.  Repollet and board members arrived at around 9 a.m. to tour the school and see all of the unique aspects ...

Class of 2021 hosts Coffeehouse

Class of 2021 hosts Coffeehouse

Lana Tomchuk

December 8, 2019

The Class of 2021 hosted the annual Coffeehouse this Friday, Dec. 6, with the theme of “Amongst the Stars” and featured hosts juniors Jake Polvino of Tinton Falls and Georgia Trentalange of Middletown. The show featured 33 performances, ranging from singing to slam poetry.  Sophomore Gina Dig...

NAHS visits The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NAHS visits The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 ...

NHS and NTHS induct new members

NHS and NTHS induct new members

Emma Barofsky

November 23, 2019

The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducted 49 new members on Thursday, Nov. 21. The ceremony opened with a welcome from Superintendent Timothy McCorkell, followed by speeches from NTHS and NHS advisers Scott Stengele and Justine Lane, as well each society’s ...

SkillsUSA and NTHS close out Spirit Week with Homecoming dance

SkillsUSA and NTHS close out Spirit Week with Homecoming dance

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

Class of 2021 wins first Spirit Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Students start Fall Spirit Week with Make-A-Monster

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 ...

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