WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Board of Education recognized students' achievements in the classroom and on the sports fields at the final regular meeting of 2019 on Monday night in the auditorium.
First to be recognized was the girls' volleyball team. Athletic Director Marc Sinclair highlighted the team's achievement under head coach Andrea Marino: an overall record of 26-8, undefeated in league play, 18-0; Meadowlands League champions; four-time League champions; fourth consecutive year Coach of the Year for Marino, who also earned her 500th career win. Each girl received a certificate and the team posed for photos.
Sinclair next recognized the boys' soccer team, under head coach Alberico DiPierro. The team finished with a record of 15 wins; second consecutive season as number one seed in the NJIC tournament; second consecutive season the team hosted a NJSIAA playoff game and won; NJIC tournament champions. Each boy received a certificate of recognition.
Next up was Joseph Sutera, the Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School principal with the student honors. First was Anastacia Matejko, the WRJRSRHS Student of the Quarter, which is awarded to a student in seventh or eighth grade, who Sutera said "was perfect for this honor."
"She is motivated, respectful, selfless, creative, and a wonderful student," he said. "With her cheerful disposition, Anya always brightens the room. She shows humility and maturity beyond her years."
An Honors student, she will have "a large inventory of her beautiful works displayed at the art show this spring."
Sutera also announced Andrew Berg as Student of the Month, "who is an exemplary example of our Student of the Month," saying he is "hardworking, personable, responsible, well-mannered, conscientious, and polite." He also had lead role in the school's musical performances and choir.
In his Superintendent's Report, Nicholas Cipriano announced a busy week of events during the final week of school leading to the break. The high school will host its winter concert on Tuesday night at 7pm, Doyle School will have their winter concert on Wednesday at 9:15am, and WRIS will hold its concert at 1:30pm on Thursday.
Cipriano also said a new camera was installed near the doorbell at Doyle School and will be monitored by the school's secretary, "it's just one of the steps to increase security at our schools, and one of many to come."
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