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Livingston Student Spotlight

September 8, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a successful school year of assisting countless New Jersey citizens in need, the Livingston Youth Organization for Human Services (LYOHS) carried forward its momentum and proliferated its efforts over the summer of 2021. “In a time where the plight of those affected by ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Inspired by relatives from Hyderabad, India who taught them about a criminal recidivism program at Cherlapally Central Prison, Livingston siblings Nidhi and Raghav Ladda journeyed to India over the summer to participate in a three-week internship at the facility. The siblings ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Noah Qi, a rising first grade student at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, was recently selected as a winner in the 2021 New Jersey Literacy Association (NJLA) Writing Contest for his piece titled “Being a Big Brother is Awesome,” which can be seen in its entirety above. This ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shona Kumar, a rising seventh-grader at Heritage Middle School, recently earned a commemorative certificate and a special "I Read, Therefore I Am" T-shirt in recognition of her outstanding accomplishment in completing the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program. In order to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the mission of creating free, high-quality education opportunities for children in need, four rising sophomores at Livingston High School (LHS) recently hosted a highly successful inaugural event for their newly established nonprofit organization Pencil2Paper. After ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In hopes of putting a smile on the faces of thousands of children currently living in foster care systems in New Jersey and beyond, Livingston High School rising junior Kathleen Zhang established an initiative called Letters to Foster Children that has delivered more than 1,400 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Livingston has named Shane Samuels, a recent graduate of Livingston High School (LHS), and Matthew Zhang, a rising junior, as its Youth Citizens of the Year for their outstanding contributions to the community in recent years. Samuels was recognized for his ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to reduce waste and repurpose school supplies, four Livingston teens who established an initiative called GreenBinz to collect new and unused items for students in need are inviting residents to participate in an upcoming drive to be held during the week of Aug.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Visitors to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange this summer will find a series of new signs created by Livingston teen and Girl Scout Helena Drakulich. With a passion for animals—especially those that are endangered—Drakulich has spent the past year working with the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After spending the last few years creating Disolv batteries—a startup that develops biodegradable and solid-state longer-lasting and eco-friendly batteries—rising Livingston High School (LHS) seniors Aryan Bansal, Dylan Benzi and Tyler Burbage recently participated in a global ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After his personal expansion initiatives as the captain of the Livingston High School (LHS) debate team doubled the size of the team over the last year, causing registration fees and travel expenses for competitions to increase significantly, Matthew Zhang has founded his own ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Compelled to educate young students in their community and to invest in the education of children globally, a group of 11 rising sophomores at Livingston High School (LHS) and one rising eighth grader at Heritage Middle School recently founded Teaching4Charity, an educational ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Livingston’s “Rockin Robos” robotics team, consisting of five students from Mount Pleasant and Harrison elementary schools, recently earned the award for “Most Innovative Construction” at this year’s First Lego League (FLL) Explore Expo and also achieved the award for ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A group of nearly 30 elementary and middle school students from Livingston recently banded together to raise money to help India battle COVID-19 after hearing about the country’s massive shortage of oxygen supply and medical equipment. Dubbing themselves “Livingston Young ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the conclusion two academic years where schools across the country were forced to close their doors—leaving many students to feel disconnected from their schools as activities were canceled and learning moved online—Livingston High School (LHS) is honoring one graduating senior ...

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GREENSBORO, NC — Macen Lantzman, a Livingston resident who graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Human Service Studies and Spanish at Elon University this spring, was recently commissioned as one of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 605’s newest officers during a ceremony held at North Carolina ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the winners of its annual scholarship competition, in which nine Livingston High School (LHS) students were among the winners of corporate-sponsored, college-sponsored or $2,500 National Merit scholarship ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Six animal-loving Livingston children took advantage of the hot weather last weekend to sell lemonade to neighbors and other passersby to benefit the Livingston Animal Shelter. Neighbors and Riker Hill students Cameron Griffith, Ryan Smith, Sebastian Dente, AJ Lenza, Bella Lenza ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) senior Rachelle Hu and junior Shourya Bansal were recently named Scholars in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition (NCSC), a rigorous 48-hour online competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation (NCSF). In order to receive ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two Quizbowl teams from Heritage Middle School (HMS) recently competed in the National Championship Tournament, where the Heritage B team placed 58 out of 112 teams by winning four out of eight challenging rounds, and the Heritage A team won five out of eight rounds on day one to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Elina Brahmandam, a fifth-grader at Harrison Elementary School in Livingston, was recently one of three outstanding young students to be recognized for their leadership during the Essex County Board of Commissioners’ 2021 Essex County Celebrates Youth Program held via Zoom on April ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of National Doctor’s Day on March 30, a group of Livingston High School (LHS) students sent 50 gift bags to Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) to show their appreciation to the hard-working and courageous frontline medical staff. Inspired by President Joseph ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three qualified teams from the Livingston Robotics Club (LRC) recently joined the 24 top teams in the region to compete in the virtual North New Jersey FIRST LEGO League (FLL) State Championship and came away with several awards. Flame Machines, a veteran FLL team and LRC member ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Heritage Middle School (HMS) FemGineers, an all-female engineering club, recently earned top honors in the 2021 Future City Design Challenge, where participants were charged with designing a city on the moon. Team “Luna Hermosa”—made up of Avery Wiener, Raya Sapherstein and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Impressed and inspired by her student’s writing, Livingston High School (LHS) Chinese teacher Xin Cai recently shared senior Angela Chen’s report about the community's 2021 Chinese Culture Day event with the community at-large. Chen’s full, verbatim report can be read ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Teams from Mt. Pleasant and Heritage Middle Schools recently competed and excelled in the virtual Essex County GT Forensics Interpretive Reading Competition, where each participant read an excerpt from a book, short story or poem using expression to project mood, theme and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Twelve students from Heritage Middle School (HMS) recently participated in ArtsEdNJ’s inaugural New Jersey Solo and Ensemble Festival, where five of them received top honors and one earned an invitation to appear at the state festival this spring. During the virtual festival, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After multiple successful service projects beginning in the fall of 2020, the student-run nonprofit Livingston Youth Organization for Human Services (LYOHS) has continued its momentum with local humanitarian initiatives and hopes to progress with larger projects and greater ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several Livingston High School (LHS) students were recently recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens. Three LHS students—Dara Seidman, Joyce He and Hannah ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston High School (LHS) freshmen sisters Kristen and Renee Ngai and their friend Annie Chi came to the realization that homeless individuals are likely struggling to afford personal protection equipment (PPE) this winter, they embarked on a mission to collect masks and ...

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