Education

June 24, 2018

MADISON, NJ -- Erin Connors always had a drive to study science. That drive and the hands-on science curriculum she experienced at Drew University are key to her success. Case in point: the New Jersey Tech Council named Connors, a 2018 graduate who majored in biochemistry and molecular biology, ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its 135th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 8 under a giant tent on the back athletic fields. The Class of 2018 marched in, led by valedictorian and class president Suraj Chandran of Edison and vice president Cathy Bi of Edison carrying ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains thanks Kelly Mehorter and Erik Kaufman, for their hard work helping officials with downtown redevelopment, complete streets, engineering, and other projects during their 2018 high school Senior Project. Mayor Al Smith and Tom Strowe, Project ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Class of 2018 celebrated its commencement at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Thursday, June 21, on the varsity football field. Here are some scenes from the festivities. 

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- It's a right of passage each spring for the graduating class of any high school: the senior prom. This year, the prom was held at Imperia in Somerset, NJ. But before the actual event, some great photo opps...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district sent a letter to parents on Friday regarding an attempted child abduction at Park Middle School. The letter, signed by Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hayes, said: I would like to alert you to the report of an attempted luring ...

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BETHLEHEM, PA  -- During Commencement ceremonies on May 21, 2018, Lehigh University conferred 1,103 Bachelor's degrees, 402 Master's degrees and 59 Doctoral degrees. Of the more than 1,500 graduates, degree recipients came from 42 states and 53 countries, majoring in 91 different ...

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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, MA -- Two Scotch Plains natives were among the more than 3,700 students who  graduated from Tufts University on May 20 during a university-wide commencement ceremony that featured the awarding of honorary degrees to a number of academic, business and civic leaders making a ...

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ALLENTOWN, PA -- Muhlenberg College held its 170th baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18. A total of 519 degrees were awarded to 511 students, and 267 students in the Class of 2018 graduated with honors and distinctions. Two local students are among the ...

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HARRISONBURG, VA -- James Madison University has announce that Scotch Plains resident Sophie Brause has been named to the President's List at James Madison University for the spring 2018 semester. Students who earn president's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Alumni Association has awarded two outstanding seniors with scholarships of $1,000 each to be sent to the college of their choice.   Anthony DiNizo will attend Hilbert College and pursue a degree in Forensic Science. He has ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Members of the Class of 2018 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison joined their parents, family, faculty and staff members and administrators at the annual Senior Farewell Dinner on Monday, June 4, in the AP Room. The event was catered by Sage Dining Services. Dr. Bob Bowman, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Educational Enrichment Foundation (EEF) this week thanked all of ifs volunteers and supporters who made the 2017-18 school year a success. Among the group's accomplishments:  The EEF's Wine Tasting Event at the Italian American Club in October was attended by ...

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EAST STROUDSBURG, PA -- Two students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood have been named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) for the Spring 2018 semester of the 2017-2018 academic year: Christian Lettieri, a Business Management major from Fanwood  Kerry Loprete, a Public Health ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison were honored for their participation and achievement at the Honors Assembly May 24 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The program began with a welcome by Dr. Bob Bowman of Scotch Plains, Assistant Head of School for ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Camila Fang of Edison, a sophomore at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, felt a wide range of emotions during her solo cello concert at Carnegie Hall on May 6. There was a huge sense of pride and excitement, some nerves and a wonderful feeling of accomplishment as the talented ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Blue caps were sent skyward and jubilant screams echoed through the air outside Union Catholic High School just as the clock struck noon on Thursday. The Class of 2018 had just completed their graduation ceremony, and the 192 members of the senior class were letting their ...

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LEWISBURG, PA -- Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. Roland Crystal, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School held its commencement ceremonies, including a baccalaureate mass and graduation, on Sunday, May 20, at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield in honor of the Class of 2018. Brother Louis Couvillon, S.C., a SJHS resident brother, ...

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EAST STROUDSBURG, PA -- East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania held its commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on May 4 and 5. Among the Class of 2018 were: Margaret Appezzato of Scotch Plains, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Special Education (Pre K-8) and ...

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WHEATON, IL -- Wheaton College student James Schetelich of Scotch Plains was recently inducted into the Wheaton College Scholastic Honor Society. The honor was announced at Wheaton College's Honors Convocation. Each year, the Wheaton College faculty selects a limited number of students for ...

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MADISON, NJ -- Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus have been named to the Dean's and Honors Lists for the Fall 2017 semester. Ryan Depaul of Fanwood  Corinne Spies of Fanwood Joseph Bonaccorso of Scotch Plains  Hannah Matysek of Scotch Plains  Brittney Oliveira ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS) is rated No. 36 in New Jersey and ranked No. 1,065 in the national rankings, according to the latest ranking by US News. The AP® participation rate at the high school is 52 percent, and 81 percent passed. Mathematics ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Mayor Al Smith and the Scoch Plains Township Council strongly condemn the racist graffiti that was written on the Evergreen playground during an aftercare program earlier this week. The Scotch Plains Police department is in touch with the Prosecutor’s office and the School ...

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MONROE, NJ -- Nine Terrill Middle School band students were invited to perform as part of the Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA) Honors Elementary Bands at Monroe Township Middle School on Saturday, April 28. As part of the event, students were sorted into three bands and put on ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini is on paid leave of absence following his recent arrest in Holmdel, where he is accused of defecating on or near the Holmdel High School athletic fields. The 42-year-old Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The SPFK12 District Art Show was held at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Wednesday, May 2. It featured works from all eight schools (Brunner, Coles, Evergreen, McGinn, School One, Park Middle, Terrill Middle, and the high school. The show was organized by ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a seventh grader at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, performed with the Central Jersey Music Educators Association Middle School Honors Band on April 21 at Monroe Township High School. This is a group consisting of outstanding Central New Jersey Region ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Park Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period of the academic year. 8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Kaitlyn Acevedo, Aliyah Adkins, Olivia Alvarez, Joseph Baldwin, Thomas Baylock, Mourik Bhattacharjee, Stephanie Brown, Camila ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School announced its Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2017-18 school year.  Grade 12 – High Honor Roll Olivia Abdy, Olivia Barcia, Pauline Wanda Bayotas, Pablo Becerra, Ashley Becker, Madeline Bord, Caitlin Bourke, Brandon ...

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