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Class of 2020 goes to New York City

Seniors Ainsley Vetter of Wall and Emily Madeira of Howell walk through a section of Ripley's Believe it or Not museum.

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...

Seniors consider benefits versus stigmas of art school

CHS students have many opportunities to express their artistic creativity, such as at the annual NAHS art show.

Liam Umbs and Rebecca Heath

June 20, 2019

Out of 81 students in this year’s senior class, 11 made the decision to attend an art school. Six will attend Pratt Institute, two will attend the School of Visual Arts, and the others will attend Artcenter College of Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design. It is no c...

Seniors certified after years of career technical education

Seniors certified after years of career technical education

Desiree Negrin

June 15, 2018

After four years of vocational education in CHS, the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) tested the Class of 2018 on May 22. Seniors with a passing score will earn communications workforce competency credentials from NOCTI and receive certificates validated by the New Jersey Dep...

Students driven to either get behind the wheel or not

Blot graphic by Ebbie Shim.

Emme Leong

December 18, 2017

Freedom, flexibility, fear. All of which come with the ability to drive. A handful of upperclassmen at CHS drive to and from school for a variety of reasons, ranging from convenience to independence. Nonetheless, the majority of the senior class chooses not to drive, occupying less parking spaces...

Seniors crowned champions of Fall Spirit Week

The senior Dodgeball team huddles before competing against the sophomores. The seniors placed third in the event.

Caroline Monaghan

November 3, 2017

Though students walked into school today sporting robes, slippers and flannel pants for the final day of Spirit Week, Pajama Day, it was not a sleepy day by any means. The seniors took the win for Spirit Week with 316 points, followed by the sophomores with 295. In third with 243 points were the juniors...

Mentorship gives students a taste of the workplace

Seniors at CHS sign out before they leave for their mentorship.

Evan Kuo

March 11, 2017

Mentorship has been a part of a senior’s experience at CHS ever since the school’s first senior class graduated in 2004, Principal James Gleason said. Radio and mentorship teacher Bill Bengle took over the program from English teacher Maria Sant in 2010 when he came into the school. Various ch...

First day assembly, frosty treats welcome students back

First day assembly, frosty treats welcome students back

Izzy Cavazzoni and Emma Wilenta

September 10, 2015

Students returned to CHS this morning with tanned skin and tales of their summer 2015 vacation. Seniors soaked in their last first day of school while the freshmen were exposed to completely new surroundings and classmates. Third and fourth periods were shortened to accommodate the traditional first...

Seniors take lip sync, but juniors win Spring Spirit Week

May 4, 2015

By EMMA MCCAFFREY – Freshman, sophomores and juniors came to school on Friday sporting red, white and blue, and seniors wore apparel from the college they will attend in the fall. But the main focus of the day was the annual lip sync competition during lunch. Representatives from each grade put on...

Gherkin Ball victory pulls seniors into first place

October 29, 2013

By CASSIDY DESTEFANO News Editor Tensions were high at lunchtime today as senior Gherkin Ball partners James Waring and Abigail Duddy of Manasquan faced freshmen Luke Brown and Annie Ruoff. Waring and Duddy managed to overcome the initial freshman lead in the Gherkin Ball championship round, securing a first plac...

Seniors succeed in Spirit Week’s musical chair event

October 28, 2013

                      By MARK DISPIGNA Staff Writer Fall Spirit Week kicked off today with a pajama day dress-up theme and a musical chairs competition during lunch. The Class of 2014 took the lead with senior Tony Diaz of Homdel winni...

Senior class braves rain for annual canoe trip

September 17, 2013

By ANDREW GOUDSWARD News Editor Dodging rain, cold, and traffic, the class of 2014 went to Princeton Canoeing and Kayaking and Allaire State Park in Wall for the annual senior canoe trip. The main concern throughout the day for the trip’s organizer, fitness teacher Virginia Clevenger, was the weather. ...

Rising senior class starts plans for fundraising dance

July 5, 2013

By GINA TALAMO Editor-in-Chief In the final moments of the 2012-2013 school year, the rising senior class council gathered before the class to discuss plans for September’s back-to-school dance fundraiser. Senior Class President Dylan Ablan of Middletown said plans will begin in the summer fo...

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