Crusader News

February 4, 2020

CLARK, NJ – Connor Hayden was named the Arthur L. Johnson Crusader of the Month for January 2020. According to administrators, Hayden was chosen as a result of his positive attitude and active participation in school related activities.  Hayden applied to Montclair State University, Centenary ...

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CLARK, NJ - Hundreds of pounds of pet food, training pads, pet beds, blankets, towels and more found their way to the ALJ Spanish Honor Society's Pet Supply Drive. The supplies will go the Plainfield Area Humane Society which takes in strays and homeless pets as well as providing training classes ...

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CLARK, NJ - Daniela Thompson was named Student of the Month for January at Arthur L. Johnson High School.  Thompson said she is very proud of her academic achievements and involvement on the cheer team.  Thompson has been on the cheerleading team since freshman year. “I enjoy cheer because I ...

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CLARK, NJ - Alexa Grasso is the winner of the Anti-Text and Driving Public Service Announcement Contest hosted by Arthur L. Johnson High School  teacher Laura Bundy.   Grasso, an ALJ sophomore competed with fellow students in the contest hosted by Bundy, her Driver Education teacher. The contest ...

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CLARK, NJ - What language do dogs and cats speak? Maybe they speak Spanish. “Gatos y perros tienen hambre,” means “Cats and dogs are hungry." The Arthur L. Johnson Spanish Honor Society is sponsoring a pet drive in for the Plainfield Area Humane Society from January 21 through 24.  The shelter ...

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CLARK, NJ –  While in high school, Clark native David Viana earned extra cash by working at nearby T&L Catering and Clark Lanes. From an early age he loved cooking, however, having been discouraged by his pastry chef father from entering the trade, Viana graduated from Arthur L. Johnson High ...

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CLARK, NJ - If it’s January at Arthur L. Johnson High School, then it’s probably time for recent graduates to come visit the school to talk to upperclassmen. On Friday, January 3rd, Anthony Bogash, Gabriella Cuccaro, Rico Veltre and Victoria Zatko graduates of the Class of 2019 sat on a "College ...

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CLARK, NJ - On Monday, December 16, the Arthur L. Johnson Crusader Achievement Program class, accompanied by their teacher Mrs. Gordon and school psychologist Ms. Nacht, visited the Clark Preschool.  Each high school student selected an age appropriate holiday book that they wished to read to the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School has chosen Taylor Turek as the December Student of the Month.  According to school officials, Turek is an all-around student scholar being active and successful in sports, school activities and the classroom.  Her passion in Field Hockey has garnered her ...

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CLARK, NJ - As the month winds down and students run home for their winter break and to celebrate the holidays, Arthur L. Johnson announced Patrick Brennan as the December Student of the Month. The honor is given each month to a member of the senior class who has had a deep impact on the school ...

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CLARK, NJ - “Let’s Go Johnson!” could be heard throughout the halls of Arthur L. Johnson as students gathered for the annual Winter Pep Rally. Grouped by graduating class, students sat in the bleachers and waited to cheer for their favorite sport.  As usual, social studies teacher, Mr. David ...

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CLARK, NJ - Whether anyone at Arthur L. Johnson knew it was National Ugly Sweater Day or not remains a mystery, nevertheless, many donned their fashion-questionable attire in celebration of School Holiday Spirit Week according to school officials.  Many students, teachers and staff participated ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School announced that Aedan Kelly was honored as the Crusader of the Month for November. This award is given to an outstanding student who is involved in school and community organizations.  Kelly believes the key to his success is a sense of humor and his ...

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CLARK, NJ – Several members of Arthur L. Johnson’s varsity football team recently participated in a charity football tournament to raise money for a pediatric cancer foundation. Varsity player and ALJ junior Anthony Morreale, whose sister Julia is currently fighting cancer, enlisted several of ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson high School 2019 Fall Athletic Awards ceremony was held Tuesday to recognize the contributions of teams to the athletic life of the school.   The Crusader Athletic Booster Club sponsored the night held in the Arthur L. Johnson Auditorium. The evening included a ...

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CLARK, NJ – Nicole Randazza might be feeling extra thankful this week as she was recently named Student of the Month at Arthur L. Johnson High School for November. Randazza, a senior at ALJ is involved in many clubs such as Heroes and Cool Kids, Scrub Club, and Student Council. Randazza is also ...

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CLARK, NJ - It was a cold autumn evening, perfect football weather and another great setting for the exciting “Friday Night Lights” contest between the Dunellen Destroyers and ALJ Crusaders.  On this special “Senior Night” neither the weather nor their opponent was going to dampen the mood for the ...

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CLARK, NJ -  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Varsity Cheerleading team recently participated in the Clark Give and Share Program entitled “A Bag of Sides”.  Program participants work to create a package of side dishes with boxed, canned, and other foods to enhance holiday meals of those in ...

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CLARK, NJ - On Wednesday, October 31, Arthur L. Johnson High School hosted the Annual Senior Costume Parade. Prizes were awarded for several categories including funniest, scariest, best couple, most original, best group and best overall. Every category received an individual gift card to a ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School welcomed Robert Perez as a new Business and Special Education teacher this school year. Perez was born and raised in Clark and graduated from ALJ in 2009. Perez attended Rowan University for his undergraduate studies in history and subject matter ...

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CLARK, NJ - Jenna Wiese has been named Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Crusader of the Month for October.   Wiese is involved in many clubs and activities such as French National Honor Society, Science League, Peer Leadership, Heroes and Cool Kids, and NJ Kiwanis Key Club. “Key Club is the most ...

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CLARK, NJ - As the leaves began to fall, Arthur L. Johnson High School announced Heidi Compton as the Student of the Month for October.   Compton is in the National Honor Society and is involved in clubs such as the Science League and Peer Leadership. Compton is also the president of the ...

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CLARK, NJ - This article is part of a series showcasing new teachers and administrators at Arthur L. Johnson High School.  The sound of the Arthur L. Johnson Band could be heard far and wide as they began practicing for competitions late in August. At the helm was the face of one of ALJ’s newest ...

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CLARK, NJ - On Sunday, October 6, 2019, a number of Clark residents participated in celebrating Polish-American Heritage Day, by marching in the Annual Pulaski Day Parade. The group walked with the Clark Polish Cultural Foundation in a parade held on Fifth Avenue in New York City.  The parade marks ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson High School Student Council recently held the Annual Class Color War. This is a long-standing tradition at ALJ which includes Penny Wars for charity, hall decorating and a class color competition. Each grade was assigned a color. Freshman were silver, sophomores ...

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On Friday October 11th, ALJ students, family, friends and faculty gathered for another Friday night lights game at Crusader Field. The Johnson Crusaders prepared to compete against the Roselle Abraham Clark Rams. The Crusaders came into Friday night’s game with a record of 1-3. After starting the ...

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CLARK, NJ - The halls were 'pretty in pink' on Friday, October 11 as ALJ's Student Movement Against Cancer hosted its Annual Pink-Out Event.  Activities included t-shirt and pink hair scrunchie sales, as well as face painting, adorning the halls of the high school in pink, and a bake sale. In ...

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CLARK, NJ - Patrick Brennan, a senior at Arthur L. Johnson High School needs the community to vote now.  Brennan is a 2019 Heart of a Giant Award Nominee.  According to their website, the USA Football’s Heart of a Giant Award, aims to recognize high school football players who demonstrate ...

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On Friday October 4th, the stands at ALJ were filled with cheering students clad in white from head to toe, to participate in the evening’s theme of “white out.” The crowd was particularly large for two reasons: The team was up against their long-time rival Governor Livingston, and it was ...

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CLARK, NJ – The stands were filled with cheering spectators on Friday, October 4, for the Annual Arthur L. Johnson Homecoming Weekend festivities and football game. The excitement of Homecoming was in the air throughout the first half of the game as the ALJ Crusaders took on their long-time rival ...

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