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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 ...

Students make strides at annual Breast Cancer Walk

Students make strides at annual Breast Cancer Walk

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

CHS receives National Blue Ribbon honor

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

Class of 2023 holds first class election

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

PSFA hosts annual Sweets by the Beach event in Belmar

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...

Class of 2020 goes to New York City

Class of 2020 goes to New York City

Meredith Prud'homme

September 26, 2019

The class of 2020 kicked off their final year at CHS together by traveling to New York City on Wednesday Sept. 25 for the annual senior trip. Students toured Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum, ate lunch at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co., and saw the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” Senior Julia...

Students rock out at 80s themed back to school dance

Students rock out at 80s themed back to school dance

Meredith Prud'homme

September 26, 2019

Scrunchies and neon attire filled the dance floor as the Class of 2020 hosted the first dance of the school year on Friday, Sept. 13. The annual back to school dance was ‘80s themed, and the cafeteria was lined with bright colors, cassette tapes and other classic 80s paraphernalia. A total of 140 s...

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