Honors & Achievements

September 15, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Team of Athletes and Coaches were recognized for their award winning efforts at the 2019 Special Olympics USA Summer Games by the Township Committee at the Sept. 10 meeting.. The 2019 Games were hosted in New Jersey on June 7th – 9th at The College of New ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Five Hillsborough High School Students have been named Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Alan J. Ji, Alicia Y. Liu, Shweta Parthasarathy, Swara Ramaswamy and Yinuo Xi have been recognized for their academic achievements by the National Merit ...

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TRENTON, NJ -New Jersey’s public schools rank best in the nation in the 2019 Quality Counts report just released by Education Week. The widely respected report, now in its 23rd year, measures a number of factors, from student achievement to school funding to the success students achieve once ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will honor the Elmora Troopers, who represented the Mid-Atlantic region in the 2019 Little League World Series, at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday, Sept.12th. First pitch between the Somerset Patriots and the Sugar Land Skeeters is scheduled for 6:35 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two Somerset County 4-H leaders, Linda Rubinfeld and Sue Schurick, and two alumni, Sharon Toth and Patty Kestlinger, have been recognized for their efforts and dedication by being awarded the 4-H Outstanding Volunteer and Outstanding Alumni Award. Sue Schurick of Hillsborough ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey partnered with the Somerset Patriots for an action-packed Library Night Aug. 27 at TD Bank Ballpark to commemorate the completion of SCLSNJ’s Summer Reading Challenge. Baseball fans and Library customers connected with multiple ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Michael McMahon, a 22-year veteran of the township police force, was sworn In as the new Chief of Police Aug. 13, replacing former Chief Darren Powell, who retired Aug. 1. The Township Committee also honored Captain Charles Boyle and Lieutenant Michael Fitzpatrick at the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Township resident Alyssa Freda has been selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2019-20. A graduate of  Hillsborough High School, she now attends Raritan Valley Community College.  Her goal upon completing her associate’s degree will be to further her education with a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Dan and Nancy Bonham, who together have devoted 62 years to the Immaculata High School music department, have been awarded the school's Mackie Award. Initiated in 2008, the Mackie Award is given out at the Immaculata Annual Golf Classic, to held this year on Monday, Sept. 30th ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education designated the Somerville School District a Lighthouse District on Wednesday. Using data to assess growth over the past four years, the designation serves to recognize schools that have seen tremendous improvement in academic performance and have ...

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EWING, NJ – The Somerville school district is one of nine school districts and two charter schools statewide that have earned the designation of Lighthouse District awarded annually by the NJ Department of Education for substantial improvement in academic achievement. The 11 Lighthouse award ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has once again been rated among the top hospitals in New Jersey in the annual hospital rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital ranked 9th in the state overall and 22nd in the New York Metro ...

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MAYNOOTH, Ireland - Ten New Jersey 4-H members, including two sisters from Hillsborough, NJ are participating in the 2019 International Leadership for Life Conference hosted by Foróige, a youth development organization in Ireland from July 29-Aug. 2 at the National University of Ireland, commonly ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Amy Suraci, a graduate of Hillsborough High School, has been awarded third place in the 2019 County Officers Association of New Jersey Achievement Award Program. She received a $1,000 scholarship from the organization. The COANJ Scholarship Committee commended her for her ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Christopher Ireland has been appointed the new Supervisor of Visual/Performing Arts and Related Areas for the township school district. He was approved by the Hillsborough Board of Education at the July 22 meeting and will begin his new position with the district in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Premiere Dance Dynamics Company Dancers concluded their most recent season with armloads of trophies and accoldades from judges through the state and beyond. Dancers who would like to become part of this high-powered, high-energy tradition are invited to register for ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Somerset County Planning Director Walter C. Lane, AICP/PP, was among six champions of the Raritan River recognized for their good works at 11th annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference. Three individuals and one organization received Sustainable Raritan River Awards at the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Two young performers from Hillsborough have been selected to be part of the prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. Members of the competitive Conservatory, (including Wasif Sami and Jayson Spinrad of Hillsborough), who earned coveted spots in the ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police Lt. Michael Mc Mahon, a 22-year veteran of the township police force, has been named Chief of Police, effective Aug. 1. An official swearing-in will be held at the August 13th Committee meeting. McMahon joined the Hillsborough Township Police Department in 1997. He ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will welcome 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion Christopher Serrao to TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday, July 16th for the team’s 7:05 pm game against the York Revolution. Serrao, a 13-year old from Whitehouse Station, was among the eight spellers who ...

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LYON, France -- In a game that was scoreless through the first 60 minutes, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team scored twice down the stretch for a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday. Tobin Heath, a 2006 graduate of Ridge High School, is a member of the ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Kathleen Holmlund, a second grade teacher at Amsterdam Elementary School, has been honored as the school's Teacher of the Year for 2019 because of her outstanding level of talent and commitment to the Hillsborough School District. Holmlund has been a member of the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Eight members of the Somerset Patriots have been selected as All-Stars to represent the Liberty Division in the 2019 Atlantic League All-Star Game at PeoplesBank Park, the home of the York Revolution on Wednesday, July 10th. Pitchers David Kubiak, Mike Antonini, and James ...

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WASHINGTON - Maya Wagner, a singer/songwriter from Hillsborough, NJ, is one of five young musicians named as winners of the 2019 VSA International Young Soloists Competition, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The program ...

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      HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Michelle Klink, a fourth-grade teacher at Sunnymead School, and Loydes Lewis, a Spanish teacher at Woodfern Elementary School, have been honored as Teachers of the Year for 2019 because of their outstanding level of talent and commitment to the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A noted New Jersey food critic and man about town has selected Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro as the Number One bar in all of New Jersey after sifting through 30,000 online votes for 405 nominees and an exhaustive road trip to visit the finalists.. But the accolades and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thomas Boon, a 2019 graduate of Raritan Valley Community College, has been chosen as the new Alumni Representative to the RVCC Board of Trustees. Boon graduated in May with degrees in Biology, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Medical Professional, receiving the Academic Award for ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Hillsborough High School Varsity softball team and the Middle School softball team were both honored by the Township Committee for their success on the field this season. The Hillsborough High School Varsity softball team posted a 14-5 record but they seeded second in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Ed Webber of Whitehouse Station, NJ, will serve as Immaculata High School’s new Dean of Students. In this role Webber will be partnering with fellow administrators, working with teachers, parents, and students to maintain structure and organization, conducive to a successful ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Ten 4-H members, including three from Hillsborough, have been named recipients of Somerset County 4-H scholarships to further their education. Open to members and recent alumni of the Somerset County 4-H Youth Development Program, the scholarship program will provide a total of ...

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