Education

June 20, 2021

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BETHLEHEM, PA — Four Millburn residents were among those bestowed with bachelors degrees from Lehigh University's Commencement ceremonies on May 24, 2021. The graduates in alphabetical order: Noah Brookhim, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations major, Highest Honors Sydney ...

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Millburn High School's (MHS) annual Battle of the Classes was canceled in December when most people were masked and unvaccinated. According to MHS principal Bill Miron, “Class officers 'begged' to reschedule the event before the school year ended.” Battle of the Classes usually draws 600-800 ...

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CHARLESTON, SC -- Millburn resident Aoife Weiss was named to the College of Charleston Spring 2021 President's List.  To qualify for President's List (Highly Distinguished), students must earn a GPA of 3.800 or higher and complete a minimum of 14 semester hours.

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LEWISBURG, PA -- Two Millburn residents graduated from Bucknell University during its 171st commencement ceremony. Lauren Chwatt was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology/Biochemistry. Lydia Palumbo earned an Interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts degree.

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David Lutsky, Millburn resident and Vanderbilt University junior, has been named to the school's Dean's List. Lutsky is in the College of Arts and Science majoring in Medicine, Health and Society.

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TUSCALOOSA, AL -- Kaitlin Speckhart was named to The University of Alabama President's List for Spring Semester 2021. Students need to earn a 4.0 grade point average during a semester to be on the President's List.

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BETHLEHEM, PA -- Lehigh University's Spring Dean's List includes 17 Millburn students. Attaining Dean's List requires earning a scholastic average of 3.6 or higher while taking at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. Millburn students on Lehigh's spring semester Dean's list: Drew ...

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CANTON, NY -- Rachael Freundlich from Short Hills has been named to St. Lawrence University's Dean's List for achieving academic excellence during the Spring 2021 semester. Freundlich is a member of St. Lawrence's Class of 2021 as well as a Millburn High school alumna. The requirement ...

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Millburn High School (MHS) hosted its second Senior Decision Day Car Parade last week. Pre-COVID-19, seniors arrived at MHS clad in college or university apparel of the school they planned to attend in the fall. In 2020, the parent-run Senior Celebration Committee converted Decision Day to a ...

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HARRISONBURG, VA -- Clare Hernon of Millburn, recently graduated Cum Laude with a degree in nursing from James Madison University. Hernon was among more than 3,600 students who received undergraduate, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees in May at James Madison University.

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    WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Scholarship Fund hit a new record for scholarships awarded during the virtual Senior Awards Night on June 3, distributing $136,650 to graduating seniors from West Orange High School.  The WOSF was organized in 1923 and awarded its ...

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BURLINGTON, VT -- Two Short Hills residents have been named to the University of Vermont Dean's List. Isabella Colarossi and Sabrina Joseph earned grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher and are in the top 20 percent of their class in their college or school. To be named to the dean's list, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On a steady stream of Instagram photos, local teens have been tagging Charles Obiagwu and sending the message to “get well soon.”  A police official confirmed that is the name of the Columbia High School student shot in the leg in last night's incident at Underhill ...

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PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES  2021 RISING STAR AWARD WINNERS Presented by the Investors Foundation   Millburn, NJ —The 2021 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards Presented by the Investors Foundation took place on Monday, June 7, featuring performances from schools representing all ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The victim who died in last night's shooting at Underhill Field has been identified as Columbia High School student Moussa Fofana, age 18, of Maplewood. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jim Duval issued a press release just before 1 ...

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Millburn School Superintendent Dr. Christine BurtonI released an email to update parents about the fall schedule. Although districts are waiting for guidance from Governor Phil Murphy, Burtoni reported, “We are scheduling for a full day of school with all students in school every day.” She added, ...

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced 3,100 plus winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by United States colleges and universities. The winners are finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend the respective higher institution of learning ...

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Last October, Millburn High School students came together to create the Millburn Chapter of The Empathy Entrepreneur Equality Mission. The club, more commonly known as TEEEM, was founded by Deniz Ekin, a French teacher at the high school. Originally, it was intended as a way to connect high school ...

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- Tony Maggio, of Short Hills, NJ, was named to the University of Utah's Spring 2021 Dean's List. Maggio is majoring in Political Science BA. Dean's List requires a student maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 graded credit hours during the fall semester.

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Millburn Middle School (MMS) teachers Claudia Sohr and Marina Reilly recently helped their Peer Leader students to “meet” students in Pakistan through a program called The Memory Project. The initiative involves students exchanging artwork. According to Sohr, “Recently, my colleague, Marina ...

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MANCHESTER, NH -- James Haggerty of Millburn was named to Southern New Hampshire University's Winter 2021 President's List. Earning the honor of President's List requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.70 during the winter term (from January to May) while earning 12 credits.  

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. “When schools across New Jersey first closed their doors in March of ...

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Sophie Araten, a 15-year-old Millburn High School sophomore, was chosen as one of the top 11 winners of The Learning Network's second annual STEM Writing Contest. She competed against 3,740 other entrants.  Araten's topic was using dogs to detect COVID-19. She began her essay with the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Ananya Mandrekar, a fifth-grader at Washington School, will be competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this summer.  After winning her school's spelling bee in March, Mandrekar won the virtual Essex County Spelling Bee, triumphing over some students that were three years ...

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The Washington School in Millburn opened its doors to fifth-graders only four years ago in 2017, promising an innovative and exciting experience for its students. This year, students and teachers teamed up to showcase the most notable ways in which the school has continued making this reality ...

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Signing Day, one of the happiest of high school traditions, celebrates student-athletes who will be playing their high school sport on their college’s team. Despite the gray and drizzly day, the joy was palpable as students wearing their college apparel posed for pictures with their families and ...

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Middle school is a trying time, especially in a highly competitive school district. Millburn Middle School, specifically, has shown a pattern of overly stressed students -- unnecessary triggers wear out students even before they reach high school. Mr. Connolly, Principal of the Middle School, has ...

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This week, students at Millburn High School and Millburn Middle School returned to a full day of in-person education. This follows thirteen months of virtual and limited in-person opportunities. Elementary schools, on the other hand, are maintaining the former system in which students come to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A school year like no other has prompted South Orange-Maplewood parents to launch the community's first independent elementary school. The Village School of South Orange is accepting applications for students starting this fall in grades kindergarten through ...

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