Education

Governor Livingston Alumni Association Offers 2016 Scholarship, Membership Soars

0537ce9b4c3684cd71a3_alumni_logo.jpg
GLHS Alumni Association - Highlanders Staying Connected
0537ce9b4c3684cd71a3_alumni_logo.jpg

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The newly created Gov. Livingston Alumni Association is off and running and has tripled its membership in just the past three months. All former Highlanders, teachers, coaches and administrators are encouraged to join to stay connected to GLHS, as well as to the Berkeley Heights and Mountainside communities. The next meeting of the GL Alumni Association will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 in the Conference Room at GLHS. 

Gov. Livingston Assistant Principal Mark Cantagallo has also announced the first annual GL Alumni Association Scholarship, to be awarded to a male and female graduating senior who meet the following criteria: academic achievement, participation in a club/activity all four years of high school, a propensity to be a leader, community service, and plans to attend post graduate educational program.  

The Alumni Association Scholarship recipients will be selected by the GLHS Scholarship Committee as part of the GLHS Annual Awards Ceremony, which currently awards approximately 30 scholarships each spring.

Sign Up for E-News

The Alumni Scholarship will initially be funded by alumni contributions made to the association. The GLHS Alumni Association is hoping to expand on this award in the future with the help and generosity of new donors, sponsors, and friends. Donations for the scholarship fund are currently being accepted. Checks should be made payable to Governor Livingston High School and mailed to: GLHS Alumni Scholarship, Attn: Mark Cantagallo, 175 Watchung Blvd., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922. 

To learn more about the Gov. Livingston High School Alumni Association or becoming a member, please visit the district website and click register to join. Further questions about the Alumni Scholarship can be directed to Mark Cantagallo at MCantagallo@bhpsnj.org.

____________________________________________________

Shining the Spotlight on GLHS Past and Present

The GLHS Alumni Association is asking for you to Shine the Spotlight on former classmates, teachers, or anyone connected to GLHS to celebrate and  recognize their accomplishments. Let us know of  any GL Alumni whose professional, athletic, cultural, spiritual, community, or philanthropic accomplishments or endeavors you would like to share. The GLHS Alumni Association is proud to feature the following students, alumni and teachers.
 

moody

The prestigious Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge, a one-of-a kind national math competition which drew over 5,000 students, awarded third place to a team of five students from GLHS earning them $10,000 in scholarships. The students were asked to use mathematical modeling to determine the best solutions for issues facing the future of mobility, from car-sharing to driverless technologies. The competitors (teams) were initially given 14 hours to develop a solution to this multi-faceted problem. The field was then narrowed down to six schools including the GLHS team, who were invited to NYC to present their solutions to a panel of judges. The GLHS "Math Dream Team" consisting of seniors Alex Ju and Anna Song and juniors Gianna Miggins, Michael Wu, and Niyant Narang delivered an outstanding mathematical solution to the real world problem at hand and secured an amazing third place finish. GLHS Students Finish Third in the National Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, Meet Accomplished GL Grad David Baraff

Coincidentally, one of the guest speakers happened to be Dr. David Baraff, a 1983 GL grad, who is a Senior Animation Scientist at Pixar. Dr. Baraff has done some pretty amazing things since leaving GL, including receiving a Scientific and Technical Academy Award (2006) for his work in the motion picture industry. (More on our GL math stars and Dr. David Baraff)

Sharon Leahy Named GLHS Educator of the Year

Thumb_a542807066fd9b9521d1_leahyeoy

Social Studies teacher Sharon Leahy has been named the GLHS Educator of the Year for her outstanding creative work in the class room. This is the second time (2010), in the past six years that Leahy has been recognized as the high school's educator of the year. In addition to her great work in the classroom, Leahy also serves as an advisor to the Interact Club and is the Highlander varsity golf coach. In 2013 she was honored by the Courier News as their Golf Coach of the Year as she led the golf team to the Union County Tournament Championship.

Highlander Alumni Newsmakers

Thumb_89f0c82c724b2f5e20a8_shallcross

Tim Shallcross -GL Class of 1978 – Now an Ironman Triathlete Shallcross, at 55 years old, recently placed second in his age group at a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event which qualified him for the USA Triathlon Age Group 2016 National Championship in Omaha in August. A former multi-sport athlete at GL and Div. I college wrestler, Shallcross, a recently retired Wall Streeter (35 yrs.) is sharing training, leadership, and motivational techniques as a Director at Walton Endurance. (More on Tim Shallcross)

Thumb_441081ffccb3a754df87_roof

Chris Roof - GL Class of 1992 - Coach Chris Roof, who has guided the GL baseball team for the past 14 seasons, has the Highlanders once again playing great baseball this spring. He has a young Highlander squad in the up coming semi-finals of the UCT and will be looking to defend his 2015 State Championship later this month. Coach Roof, who has a career record at GL of 259-107, has led the baseball team to two NJ State Baseball Championships and assisted on another. (More on Coach Roof and GL baseball)

Thumb_42042d3c4fa07887a8ce_10372211_1181107125247791_2311333481496960969_n

Kevin Ferguson- GL Class 2011- Will be graduating from Army West Point (DI) this spring being a 4-year basketball starter. The 6-10 center will be leaving West Point as the Black Knights All-time leader in field goal percentage (.627) and blocked shots.(205). He led Army to 19 wins this past season, the most the Black Knights have had since 1978 and scored 1059 career points. (More on Kevin)

Thumb_8986c9b5cc89dafc7525_fba8be5babc63b146c31_rp_primary_skinner

Keith Skinner - GL Class of 2012 - Skinner is hitting .406 with 58 hits, 2 homers, and 27 RBI through 40 games this season for the University of North Florida(DI) leading the Ospreys to a 26-15 record. His .406 average is currently good for the 22nd highest in NCAA Division I Baseball this season.  If you want to catch Keith in action one last time locally, UNF will be playing NJIT in Newark for a 3 game set May 19-21. (More on Keith)

Upcoming Reunions and Events

  • GL Alumni Association Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on May 11th at Gov. Livingston HS
  • The GL Class of 1971 will be holding their 45th reunion at the Red Oak Grille, Basking Ridge, NJ on July 9th from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
  • The GL Class of 1974 will be hosting a Class of '74 60th Birthday Party at the Murray Hill inn, New Providence, NJ at 7 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 1st 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Free Living History Event Showcases World War I Centennial

April 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to experience battlefield life as a World War I American Salvation Army volunteer, featuring Ms. Laurie MacDonald-Gaulke, actress and storyteller, in a special free presentation of “Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salvation Army Lassie in France.”

Doughnuts for Doughboys takes place on Tuesday, April 25 at ...

Softball: Justina Benvenuto Named Union Catholic's Girls Conference Athlete of Week

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After bursting on the scene with a fabulous freshman softball season at Union Catholic last year, there was a lot of hype surrounding Justina Benvenuto as she entered her sophomore season.

Benvenuto has more than lived up to all the lofty expectations, both on the mound and at the plate as she has sparked the Vikings to a 6-1 record this spring.

Benvenuto has been ...

Lunch & Learn: 'Israel at 70: Its Meaning and Value in Jewish Identity' with Professor Kenneth W. Stein Apr. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - For four decades, Kenneth W. Stein has taught Middle Eastern History and Political Science at Emory University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, modern Israel, and the Arab-Israeli negotiating process. Stein earned awards at Emory for excellence in teaching and life-long mentorship of ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 16, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

New Providence Borough Council to Cultivate Relationships with County Officials

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Robert Robinson touted the importance of personal relationships with Union County representatives at the Monday, April 9 council meeting.

Union County Freeholders Angel Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Street Smart campaign kick-off event prior to the meeting providing the council members with the opportunity to chat face-to-face with the two ...

Chatham Township Committee Unanimously Adopts Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Retail Sales; Cannabis Advocates Disagree

April 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and Thursday night he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, manufacturing facilities and retail stores' in the township.

The Chatham Township Committee ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_11433c9e92ddbc063eae_103a27776b9f3cdaaab1_img_2579

Sat, April 21, 11:00 AM

Our Lady of Peace , New Providence

Our Lady of the Peace Church Holds Healing & ...

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Self-Care Event

Health & Wellness

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Self-Care Event

Health & Wellness

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Sheep to Shawl Festival

Other

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Sheep to Shawl Festival

Education Other

Getting Real About Retirement – Will You Have Enough Money to Remain Comfortable?

Let’s get real about retirement. Will you have enough to remain comfortable in retirement for 30 years or more?  Studies show this is a recurring fear many Americans have - and for good reason. Many Americans are completely unprepared to fund a comfortable retirement, and remain naive about the actual costs involved.  As a Fee-Only financial advisor, my number one priority is ...