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Both freshman and seniors reflect on their first few days of the new school year.

Class of 2025 reignites Thompson Park tradition

Kristen Gallagher and Ella Lukowiak September 17, 2021

“A-wam sam sam, a-googly googly googly!” This chant has been sung by 21 classes of CHS freshman annually at Thompson Park and is one of many ways CHS upperclassmen and staff welcome new students. While...

Freshman Ethan Driver of Freehold, left, and Tommy Mazza, right, of Wall play a game of capture the flag at the relocated Thompson Park trip.

Class of 2023 breaks Thompson Park trip tradition

Jordan Durkin September 13, 2019

While inclement weather prevented the Class of 2023 from continuing the annual tradition of visiting Thompson Park on Sept. 6, they nonetheless carried on the custom of growing closer with classmates as...

Freshmen play a bonding game in GoodSports in Wall.

Class of 2023 continues freshmen trip tradition at GoodSports

Emma Barofsky September 8, 2019

The Class of 2023 made new friends and continued an annual CHS tradition at this year’s trip to GoodSports in Wall on Friday, Sept. 5.  For almost 20 years, the freshmen trip provides new students...

Senior and SGA President Liam Marshall of Sea Girt explains a game.

Class of 2022 continues Thompson Park tradition

Katherine Lombardi September 14, 2018

The Class of 2022 partook in CHS’s oldest tradition on Friday, Sept. 7 on the annual Thompson Park trip. Since 2000, the trip provides an opportunity for the freshman class to break the ice and develop...

The Class of 2022 bonded through a variety of games and activities on Friday.

Freshman Thompson Park trip shines through rainy forecast

Bella Reilly September 8, 2018

The CHS Class of 2022 got to know each other on the annual Thompson Park trip in Lincroft on Friday Sept 7. The freshmen played a variety of games throughout the day organized by the SGA to help the...

Many of the games, ran by  park staff, included group problem solving.

Class of 2021 continues Thompson Park Tradition

Audrey Mannion September 15, 2017

CHS freshman ended their first week of school with the traditional trip to Thompson Park, a county park in Lincroft. Organized by SGA, the goal of the day was to bring the Class of 2021 together through...

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Thompson Park 2016 in photos

Thompson Park 2016 in photos

Audrey Mannion September 18, 2016

The Class of 2020 spent the day getting to know each other at the annual Thompson Park picnic.

Blot photo courtesy of Audrey Mannion.

Freshmen break the ice at Thompson Park

Audrey Mannion September 16, 2016

After being cancelled last year, the Student Government Association (SGA) was able to once again host their annual field trip to Thompson Park in Lincroft for the freshmen on Sept. 8. The day was filled...

A history as long as Communications

Elizabeth Klemm September 16, 2016

CHS opened its doors to students in September 2000 and shortly after sent its first freshmen class to Thompson Park. The trip has taken place every year since and acts as an icebreaker for the freshmen,...

Thompson Park trip canceled

Julia Pardee September 26, 2015

For the past 15 years, CHS freshmen have visited Thompson Park during the first week of school to participate in icebreaking activities with their new classmates, but the Class of 2019 will not experience...

Freshman Thompson Park trip is shining success after cloudy start

Freshman Thompson Park trip is shining success after cloudy start

September 7, 2014

By ANNA ROBINSON Features Centerspread Editor Cloudy skies and humidity did not stop Thompson Park festivities for the Class of 2018. Although the day began overcast and drizzly, the skies soon cleared,...

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