NEWTON, NJ-- With the announcement of schools being closed for the remainder of the year, comes the realization that Newton High School Class of 2020, along with seniors throughout the state will be missing out on events many have been looking for to for years including:prom, graduation, Awards Night, senior trip, College Acceptance Breakfast, final season of sports and hanging out with their friends before they part ways

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Newton High School seniors have been invited to submit information about their plans for the fall, following graduation in June.  This is the second installment of a multi part article.

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  • Jocelyn Mull will be attending Sussex County Community College where she will playing for the women’s soccer team and majoring in Exercise Science in her path to a Sports Medicine Degree to become an Athletic Trainer. “The Coronavirus has affected me in many ways. Many of the events I have been looking forward to have been canceled, which is very disappointing. However, I know that things could be much worse. From my personal experience, my grandmother was hospitalized with COVID-19 and it was a very scary time. Although I am upset about events being canceled, I am grateful to know that my grandma is recovering and that my family is staying safe and healthy. I will continue to follow the rules of quarantine until everyone is safe and healthy, because I feel that that is the important thing to focus on. Better days are ahead!”
  • Maria Fiore will be attending West Virginia University and majoring in psychology. “She is actively involved in school. Maria is a part of peer leaders, co-president of the senior class, homecoming queen and in student council. Maria likes to hang out with family and friends any chance she gets. Maria is very excited to go to West Virginia University in the fall HORNS DOWN!!”
  • Isobel Costello will be attending Loyola University New Orleans in the Fall, Majoring in Political Science and Minoring in Psychology. Working towards a career in politics and/or Industrial Organizational Psychology. “With my senior year ending sooner than I expected and definitely not how I thought it would, I am extremely upset, not being able to fully enjoy my last year at Newton High School is something I did not envision happening when I had my first day of school Freshman year. Yet I look back on all the memories and friends I have made, the experiences I have had and opportunities I was given and doing that I look forward to the future, knowing that this is an inconvenience to all but sooner or later we will all be off to better and bigger things. The amazing thing about life is that it is constantly changing, and this is just one of those changes you cannot control. So you go on with your life and keep moving on.”
  • Abigail Wittig will be attending FDU Florham Park in the fall studying Marketing. “Like most other 2020 seniors Abby is extremely upset about missing prom, her senior trip, graduation and her last season playing softball for NHS. She was a 4-year varsity starter and 2-time team captain had the season taken place. Abby was also the lone senior on the softball team and missed out on a senior day that would have been dedicated to her. As her parent I am as upset as all other senior parents and my heart breaks for her and the other kids, this was to be a year to remember and now it’s one to forget.”
  • Grace Young will be attending James Madison University to study Psychology. “The virus has made me realize that you can’t take things for granted and that you should appreciate every moment. I will miss Newton High School but I hope I am given the opportunity, along with my classmates, to say goodbye. I will always cherish the memories and friendships I made throughout high school. It’s always a good day to be a Brave!”
  • Olivia Rebecca Kaiser will be attending University of Rhode Island where she will be majoring in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. “With this year coming to a sudden end, I will be missing out on the best time of high school!  Although I will not be able to experience the same things that seniors in the past and in the future get to experience, I’m trying to stay positive. I won’t have my senior trip, senior prom, or walk for graduation, but I can look towards the future and the great experiences I will have in college.”

To have your graduate recognized or to be recognized as a graduate, please email with graduate’s name, school they will attend and what they will study, a picture of them in their Braves’ gear or new school gear, and a small bit about how COVID-19 has affected their senior year.


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