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SkillsUSA and NTHS host annual Career Day

Speaker Halie Aaron discusses her career from CHS to her current job.

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...

NAHS and SkillsUSA elect new councils

Juniors Jill Tracy of Belmar and Lila Nathanson of Long Branch.

Madison Beekman

June 4, 2019

As the school year comes to a close, clubs elect their new council members while they say goodbye to their seniors. This was just the case on May 9 for the National Art Honors Society (NAHS) and on May 23 for SkillsUSA when those clubs selected their new council members. The NAHS council will consist of President J...

SkillsUSA wins 14 medals in state competition

Junior Colin Martin of Middletown, center left, and senior Kate Dickenson of Spring Lake Heights, center right, are awarded gold medals for placing first in the audio/radio competition.

Desiree Negrin

May 10, 2019

CHS students competed in the SkillsUSA state championship competitions on Saturday, April 8 in Bridgewater, N.J. 18 students participated in numerous competitions and walked away with 14 medals: eight gold and six silver. SkillsUSA president and senior Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights said the Ski...

NTHS showcases variety of professions at Career Day

Junior RJ Franzen of Allentown listens to a speaker from Goodsports USA at Career Day.

Isabella Ji and Ella Lukowiak

March 15, 2019

Students had the opportunity to listen to speakers with careers in the communications field and beyond on Friday, Feb. 22 during the annual Career Day, hosted by SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). This year, the club welcomed 17 speakers to talk about their professional experi...

Homecoming marks the end of spirit week

Senior and SkillsUSA council member Alexis Colucci of Middletown crowns math teacher and adviser Scott Stengele as Homecoming King.

Isabella Antoon

November 21, 2018

Following the end of Fall Spirit Week, CHS students attended the second annual Homecoming dance on Friday, Nov. 2, hosted by SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA President and senior Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights said the club split into committees for food, decorations and advertisements to maximize the ea...

SkillsUSA council attends the Central Regional Leadership Conference

SkillsUSA chapters from across the state met at Mercer County Tech School for the Central Regional Leadership Conference.

Kate Dickenson

October 14, 2018

SkillsUSA took its first trip of the year on Thursday, Oct. 4 to the Central Regional Leadership Conference. Council members and seniors Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights, Alexis Colucci of Middletown, Grace McCaffrey of Middletown and Erica Sammarco of Colts Neck attended with club adviser Scott Stengel...

McCaffrey, Sammarco, Winzer attend National SkillsUSA Conference

From left, math teacher and SkillsUSA advisor Scott Stengele, rising senior Erica Sammarco of Colts Neck, rising senior Grace McCaffrey of Middletown, and recent graduate Karoline Winzer of Matawan attend SkillsUSA Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky.

Allie Beekman

July 22, 2018

Recent CHS graduate Karoline Winzer of Matawan and rising seniors Grace McCaffrey of Middletown and Erica Sammarco of Colts Neck attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, Kentucky along with math teacher and SkillsUSA adviser Scott Stengele. The competit...

SkillsUSA medalists attend kickoff to Kentucky

SkillsUSA state gold medalists will travel to compete at the national level in Louisville, Kentucky in June.

Bella Reilly

May 29, 2018

Three SkillsUSA members traveled to Forest Lodge in Warren, NJ on Thursday, May 24. The members attended the trip to be briefed on their upcoming national competition in Louisville, Kentucky. Winners of the 2018 state SkillsUSA competitions, junior Erica Sammarco of Colts Neck, junior Grace McCaff...

SkillsUSA/NTHS elects new council

Juniors and newly elected SkillsUSA council members Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights (left), Alexis Colucci of Middletown and Erica Sammarco of Colts Neck at a Skills competition. Junior Grace McCaffrey of Middletown is not pictured but was also elected to the council.

Madison Beekman

May 21, 2018

As the school year winds down and the seniors prepare to depart for college, clubs at CHS must prepare for the upcoming year and elect new councils. On Friday, May 18, SkillsUSA members elected their new council for the 2018-2019 school year. Juniors Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights, Alexis Colucci...

SkillsUSA and NTHS bring in speakers, cash on Career Day

Blot photo by Marissa Ho.

Liam Umbs

January 12, 2018

CHS's annual Career Day was presented by SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Friday, Dec. 8. Students explored careers from many industries and listened to  keynote speaker Chelsea Whittemore at the end of the day. Two of the speakers, including Whittemore, graduated from CHS ...

CHS is visited by professionals, alumni on Career Day

Deborah Piperno is the CEO and inventor of VOOM Carpool for Kids.

Lauren Tarigo

December 9, 2017

SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) welcomed 17 speakers to CHS for its annual Career Day on Dec. 8, providing students with a detailed look inside some of their future professions. Students began the first part of their day with four shortened class periods and an hour lunch....

“Power Five” competes at SkillsUSA Nationals in Lousiville

Izzy Cavazzoni

June 27, 2017

One cancelled flight, six hours in the Newark Liberty International Airport and $4589 worth of fundraising later, the five students attending the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) arrived in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday, June 21. Dubbed “Power Five” by outgoing math te...

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