East Hanover Names Students of the Month Samantha Bogash, Vanessa Martinez and Domenick Merola


EAST HANOVER, NJ- East Hanover School District has named their picks for the sixth, seventh and eighth grade’s student of the month for November. These students’ achievement, dedication and attitude went above and beyond the expected and set them apart from their peers last month.

Samantha Bogash represents the sixth grade as student of the month. She was chosen for her outstanding ability in the classroom. She is an excellent student who gets consistently high scores on her examinations. She is always focused and ready to answer a question.

“Sam is always kind to others and works well with everyone,” explained East Hanover Middle School Principal, Stacie Costello. “Sam’s work habits are exceptional as well as her sense of determination. She exhibits a sense of responsibility well beyond her years.”

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The seventh graders were represented by Vanessa Martinez. Vanessa had exhibited tremendous growth between last year and this year and it did not go unnoticed by her teachers. Vanessa’s positive personality and moral character set her apart from her peers and made her an easy choice for student of the month.

“She progresses through the day with good intentions and shares her positive attitude with everyone,” Costello went on to say. “Vanessa is conscientious in the classroom and always willing to help with even the smallest of tasks. She encourages her peers to do the right thing when faced with tough decisions and sets this example for those around her. With her contagious smile, Vanessa seems to be enjoying her middle school experience and is a pleasure to have in class.”

Finally, the eighth grade student of the month is Domenick Merola. Domenick has grown immensely in his time at the middle school and his rise in maturity and confidence is something that has caught the eye of all of his teachers. Domenick is an excellent scholar athlete and his attitude and willingness to participate and help others makes him stand out from the crowd.

“Domenick’s rise in maturity over the course of his tenure at EHMS is worthy of recognition,” Costello said. “Everyone recognizes his positive attitude, his willingness to help others, extending courteous remarks as a means of encouragement and genuinely being happy to be here. Domenick continues to participate in sports and is looking forward to a successful winter wrestling season.”

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