Crusader News

December 9, 2018

CLARK, NJ -  Arthur L. Johnson High School named their Student and Crusader of the Month recently. This time the honors were given to Ivy Lin for Student of the Month and Federico Veltre is the Crusader of the Month for November. Lin is being recognized as Student of the Month for her academic ...

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Ziplines, sloths, and monkeys, Oh my! Students from Arthur L. Johnson High School will be traveling to Costa Rica during Spring Break 2020. Mr. Reyes, who runs the international trips, has announced that there was so much interest in Costa Rica in 2018, it will be repeated. An informational ...

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CLARK,NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School senior Jianna Nieves has been named a Semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.  This puts Nieves in a position to move on to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college ...

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CLARK, NJ - Rachel Papa, an ALJ senior, was one of nine students recognized as a recipient of the inaugural Joy Prescott Humanitarian Award for student leadership and dedication at the Student Leadership Conference at Kean University on Friday, November 16. According to the application, the ...

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CLARK, NJ-  After a rough season, without playoffs, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team hit their home field on a blistering cold day for the annual Thanksgiving Day rivalry game against the Rahway High School Indians, looking to add to their three-game winning ...

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CLARK, NJ - Things were a little crazy on the stage of Arthur L. Johnson High School Thursday evening as the Drama Department presented  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  There is still one more performance in which attendees can get caught up in the insanity.   Last show is  Friday, November 16 at ...

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CLARK, NJ – Four Arthur L. Johnson High School student athletes signed letters of intent to play NCAA Collegiate Athletics next year according to a statement released by the school's Athletic Director, Gus Kalikas. The ceremony took place on Wednesday morning at the school with family members, ...

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CLARK, NJ - Things are getting crazy on the stage of Arthur L. Johnson High School.  Starting Thursday evening the Drama Department will present One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a play written by Dale Wasserman and adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey. Cuckoo’s Nest first premiered on Broadway in ...

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CLARK, NJ--On Tuesday, November 13, the Arthur L. Johnson Class of 2020 will be holding their annual fundraiser at Chipotle from 4 to 8 p.m. All proceeds will go towards funding of the 2019 ALJ Prom which the juniors run. Chipotle will donate 33% of proceeds to the cause. "It's really a win/win ...

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CLARK, NJ – “On April 5, 2016, my son Joseph Anthony Lanza passed away of a heroin fentanyl overdose,” Jose Lanza begins. “This is his story.” Jose Lanza shared his son’s story in a short film, at the request of the Clark Police Department. TAPinto Clark first reported in June that the film ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson happily welcomes one of their newest teachers and staff members, Ms. Kayla White to the school. Ms. White is the school's newest math analysis and geometry teacher. She replaces Mr. Silber, who retired from teaching last year. Originally from Roselle Park, White ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Erin Heaning has been named the October 2018 Student of the Month at Arthur L. Johnson High School. According to many, Erin may be the busiest senior at ALJ. One of Erin’s major keys to success and achieving this competitive title, is taking one day at a time and always putting in one ...

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CLARK, NJ — If you’ve got it, haunt it! On Wednesday, October 31, Arthur L. Johnson High School senior students took part in the school’s annual Halloween parade and costume contest.  Students were given the opportunity to be receive multiple superlatives for their costumes. The costume ...

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CLARK, NJ—On Thursday October 25, Arthur L. Johnson High School took part in a one of a kind fundraiser to raise awareness for breast cancer. The event was sponsored by the school’s Student Movement Against Cancer Club, also known as the SMAC Club. During the week before the event, students ...

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If you’ve seen and enjoyed the original Halloween, released in 1978, you should be over-the-moon excited for the newest Halloween, released October 19. Halloween was directed by David Gordan Green and stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and - our favorite- Jamie Lee Curtis. We learn very early on that ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson’s Varsity football team won its first game in three matches over Spotswood (35-13), on October 26. The game was held at ALJ High School starting at 7 p.m. The game also marked the football team’s annual Pink Out game which is held to raise awareness for breast cancer.

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CLARK, NJ—As Halloween creeps closer and the crisp fall breeze rolls in, ALJ named the Student and Crusader of the Month. The October Crusader of the Month, named in honor of extraordinary community and ALJ involvement, is senior Cody Downing.  Cody Downing is the founder and president of the ...

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Hell Fest, directed by Gregory Plotkin and starring Bex Taylor-Klaus and Amy Forsyth, follows three female friends on a triple date to a traveling scare fest, aptly named Hell Fest. Hell Fest consists of indoor and outdoor mazes in which hired ghouls scare scores of thrill-seeking teens as they ...

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CLARK, NJ - The ALJ History Club held a voter registration drive on October 3 and 4 for any students who were already 17.  US Citizens who are 18 years old on or before November 6, 2018 should register to vote and will be able to vote on Election Day. Over 100 registration forms were handed out ...

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CLARK, NJ - Ever dreamed of putting a buzzer to your teacher’s hair? In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, five Arthur L. Johnson High School staff members have volunteered to buzz their heads in an effort to raise funds for ALJ Student Movement Against Cancer Club's Annual Pink Out. Vice ...

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CLARK, NJ - On Friday October 7th, 2018, Arthur L. Johnson High School held their annual Homecoming. Beginning a new tradition, ALJ Homecoming now takes place during a Friday night football game. The Student Council moved the event to increase attendance and school spirit. The stands were filled ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School seniors Ivy Lin and Erin Heaning were recently named National Merit Scholars according to school officials. Each student received a commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. In a press release shared byt hte school it ...

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CLARK, NJ - Chris Herren, a former NBA player, spoke to the Arthur L. Johnson High School student body and faculty recently. Herren's presentation was sponsored by the Clark Drug Alliance.  Ralph Bernardo, Director of the Alliance, introduced Herren to the crowd. Herren is a motivational ...

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CLARK, NJ -  The Arthur L. Johnson High School student body held its annual Pep Rally for the Fall Season. It was a lively afternoon as students and faculty came together as one in the school’s lower gym. The students showed their school pride as the Fall season got underway. The school ...

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CLARK, NJ - Andrew Lakkis was recently named Arthur L. Johnson Student of the Month for his high academic achievement. Lakkis, as most of his friends know him, is a devoted student, focused deeply on his education. In an interview with The Crusader Today, Lakkis professed his favorite class to ...

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CLARK, NJ - Selected for being an outstanding member of the ALJ community, Victoria Zatko was named September’s Crusader of the Month. Zatko is a member of Spanish Club, Psych Club, Blue Cru, a volunteer for Special Olympics and Unified Sports. She is also the Photo Editor for the Crusader Today, ...

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CLARK,NJ - The ALJ Crusaders will take to the field Friday night for the Annual UNICO Bowl against Hillside.   Hoping to maintain the title and trophy after last year's win, the Crusaders' game will start at 7:00p.m.    Attendees are encouraged to stop by the UNICO Italian American Feast across ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School Teacher Franklin Stebbins was recently featured on Caucus New Jersey with Steve Adubato discussing Teaching Students to Unplug and Think Critically.  According to Caucus New Jersey, “This panel highlights educators who are working to help students decode ...

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SUMMIT NJ — Kaitlyn King, a Clark resident and Arthur L. Johnson High School student was among 92 New Jersey youth who were awarded a Congressional Award at the 2018 New Jersey Congressional Award Ceremony, held on Saturday, September 8. Clark Superintendent Ed Grande was quick to recognize ...

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CLARK,NJ - Friday night lights have illuminated the field, fans and Crusader football players the first few weeks of the new school year.  For those looking to get in on the action, it might be time to throw on the Crusader apparel and head to the next Arthur L. Johnson Crusader football ...

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