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CCC festival unites CHS in celebration of culture

CCC festival unites CHS in celebration of culture

Kristen Gallagher

March 9, 2020

As guests arrived at CHS on Friday, March 6, they were greeted with the smell of Belgium waffles and Australian meat pies. Guests tasted food from around the world, visited replicas of famous landmarks and watched different cultural performances when they attended the 16th annual CCC cultural festiv...

SkillsUSA and NTHS host annual Career Day

SkillsUSA and NTHS host annual Career Day

Riley Forrester

February 25, 2020

CHS students explored the job market by listening to various speakers on Friday, Feb. 24 during the annual Career Day hosted by SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Parents, alumni and other guest speakers from different industries shared their experiences as students circulated the clas...

CHS students are pumped to give blood

CHS students are pumped to give blood

Emma Barofsky

February 16, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, students, faculty and parents participated in the annual CHS mobile blood drive. The event was in collaboration with Vitalant, a nonprofit medicine organization with more than 125 donation centers nationwide. Blood drive committee head and senior Grace Quakenbush of Wall did many thin...

JSA hosts mock Democratic Primary debate

JSA hosts mock Democratic Primary debate

Meredith Prud'homme

February 1, 2020

The six democratic candidates took to the cafeteria and began to debate on some of the country’s most pressing issues in the CHS mock Democratic Primary debate on Friday, Jan. 31. The Junior State of America (JSA) hosted the event, with club members representing each of the six democratic frontrunn...

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...

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