BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The school district recognized two students who won a national championship, earning the first ever of its kind award for Bridgewater-Raritan.

Aakash Rangan and Vishnu Pathmanaban were named the New Jersey Division National Speech and Debate Association Junior Varsity State Champions.

This is the first time Bridgewater-Raritan has ever been named a state champion. The two were coached by advisor Geraldine McKnight.