Summit H.S. Forensics Team Captures Fourth First-Place Sweepstakes Win of Season, Seventh Overall

February 13, 2014 at 9:40 AM

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Forensics Team won the First Place Sweepstakes Trophy at the Montville High School Speech and Debate Tournament.  The event was the largest local tournament of the year, with 33 schools competing.

The win marks the fourth First Place Sweepstakes Trophy, and seventh overall, for the Summit Team, who have placed in the top three at all seven of the New Jersey tournaments this year.  The team will next travel to the Harvard Speech tournament, February 15-17.

Individual team members placing in the final rounds included:

Abin Alexander - First

Sukrut Sonty and Rachel Schwatz - Fourth


Phoebe Li and Nick Ritter - Sixth
Caroline Wohl and Jeff Berkowitz -Fifth
Doug Huneke and Jai Padalkar - Third

Maddie Collins, Catie Floegel, Kira Ross - Semi-Finalists
Aissa Guindo - Fifth

Zack Olson - Third
Alana Gartenberg - Second

Dana Berkowitz - Fifth
Zack Rissman - Fourth
Allison Scott - Third
Maginnis Buckley - Top Non-Advancing Novice
Aissa Guindo  Second

Matt Wilson -Sixth
Matt McGinn - Fourth
Bella Anidjar - Third
Sean McManus - Top Advancing Novice
Helen Hardiman - Fifth
Chris Melka - Third

Samantha Theriot and Keller Gordon - Fourth
Sean and Keegan McManus - Third

Hope Kovera - Semi-Finalist
Keenan Buckley - Second

Kira Ross - Top Non-Advancing Novice


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Summit’s Unfortunate Message to Its Kindergarten Students

November 30, 2016

When we drop off our five-year old daughter at the public school where she currently attends kindergarten in Summit, New Jersey, she and her friends all appear quite similar. I see the same smiles, the same backpacks and the same level of excitement about learning. However, there is one difference among the students. Some of the children attend a full-day kindergarten program, while others, a ...

Summit Police Blotter

December 5, 2016

11/15 - At 0905 hours a report was taken for a theft from a business. The incident occurred between 11/4 at 1500 hours and 11/9 at 0830 hours at a business on Beauvoir Avenue. The victim reported that two HP Chromebooks were taken; valued at approximately $500.00 each.

11/17 - Sandra M. Cruz-Huertas, 33, of Bound Brook was arrested and charged with theft by deception. Ms. Cruz-Huertas was ...

Frosty Fun Holiday Camp at The Connection

December 7, 2016

The Connection is holding a Frosty Fun Holiday Camp this winter break for children ages 4 and up. The camp runs Tuesday, December 27 - Friday, December 30.  There are morning (9am-1pm) and afternoon (1pm-5pm) times as well as an all day (9am-5pm) option with early drop off and extended pick up times available.

Children will have fun with friends and reunite with their favorite summer camp ...

Summit Area YMCA Holds Drive to Support Local Animal Shelters

Donate cat and dog food, treats, clean blankets, towels, collars, leashes and more to help local animal shelters this holiday season. 

WHEN:   December 6 - December 22

WHERE: Summit Area YMCA

View the full wish list to see needed items.

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

To Be a Better Investor, Be More Rational!

Many posit the theory of rational man, who coolly and carefully calculates his self-interest in a logical manner. We all fall somewhat short of that ideal.  In the financial markets, irrationality can be costly. What are some of the common foibles, and what can we do to minimize their damage to our portfolios?

Don’t Make Decisions Based on What You Paid For an Investment

How ...

Ain't That Grand?

'Tis The Season to Enjoy 'Off Peak' Pricing for Weddings and Special Events at Legendary Destination

The Grand Summit Hotel in prestigious Summit has been synonymous with high-end social events for more than 145 years. Long considered to be among the most prolific food and beverage programs in North Jersey, the culinary program strives to stay ahead of the latest trends under the direction of Executive Chef Charles Burke.

It has been an industry secret for years, that the best deals can be ...

Hair Matters

Dry Scalp?... RELAX

As we approach the time of year that can become hectic and sometimes stressful, finding time to relax and take care of "you" can become a bit of a challenge.  Also this time of year, many of us start  to experience a dry scalp. Did you know that in less than a half an hour a nice, soothing scalp massage can ease you through the stress of the season and ...