Education

August 17, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the community at Coles School are mourning the passing of Michelle Crisafulli, a first grade teacher at the school for the past 16 years and for 20 years overall.  The news came via a letter addressed to parents from principal Karen ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has hired Greg Fahey as its new head boys’ basketball coach. Fahey, 27, is excited to bring his energy, experience and work ethic to a program that has struggled in recent years. The Rams are coming off a 4-17 season under Eugene Maxwell, who ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Real estate website Niche.com has issued its annual rankings of the Best Public High Schools in New Jersey. Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School came in No. 64, one notch ahead of Cranford High School. SPFHS received an overall A grade. Specifically, the grades for Scotch ...

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KINGSTON, RI -- Five local students were named to the University of Rhode Island's Spring 2018 Dean's List: Shannon Patrice Costello of Scotch Plains Jessica S. Florendo of Scotch Plains Julia Marie Napolitano of Fanwood Nicole Silverman of Scotch Plains Lauren Elizabeth Szpond of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Scotch Plains-Fanwood ranks No. 35 among 243 school districts in the State of New Jersey, according to Niche.com's newly released annual K-12 school state rankings. Millburn finished first in the study, followed by Princeton and West Windsor-Plainsboro. Summit was the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Seton Hall University has announced that the following students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood have qualified for Spring 2018 Dean's list: Darby Debonis of Scotch Plains John Ferry of Fanwood Alexandra Gale of Scotch Plains Samantha Hui of Scotch Plains Cara Lamastra ...

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MADISON, NJ -- Drew University awarded a bachelor of arts degree to the following Fanwood residents at the school's Spring 2018 commencement. Erin Connors,  Keith Costello, Klint Kaevalin. Speakers at the ceremony included Tony Award-winning actor John Leguizamo and acclaimed alumna ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Manya Trehan, a rising senior at Union Catholic, has been selected for the 2018-2019 class of the Governor’s STEM Scholars, the Research & Development Council of New Jersey has announced.   Trehan, the founder and president of the first-year “Girls Who Code Club” at UC, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr announced that following the signing of the new state budget by Governor Murphy and a redistribution of school funding, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District will receive an additional $396,000 in state aid. The district has the option ...

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BALTIMORE, MD -- Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its spring 2018 Dean's List. To qualify for the Dean's List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum GPA of at least 3.50 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison finished the 2017-18 academic year with a solid performance in the classroom. Nearly one-third of the Upper School earned Honor Roll with Distinction status, as 70 students achieved at least a 93 average. Another 84 ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library has been named Library Champion of the Year by the New Jersey Library Association. The award is given annually in recognition of an exceptional contribution to a state library, group of libraries, or library community. The Fanwood ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Terrill Middle School has announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period of the academic year.  Grade 8 Distinguished Honor Roll Andrew Abrantes, Mary Adekunle, Aditya Aggarwal, Alice Bachman, Janet Bai, Brooke Boissonneault, Julia Bonhote, Meagan Bourke, ...

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HARRISONBURG, VA -- James Madison University announced that two students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood graduated during the May 4, 2018 commencement exercises. More than 4,400 students received undergraduate, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Brandon Scott Meyers of ...

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TUSCALOOSA, AL -- Three local students enrolled during the 2018 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's).  Students named to the University of Alabama Dean's ...

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca College congratulates students named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester. The following local students were named to the Dean's List: Rebecca Mehorter of Scotch Plains. Avital Abraham of Fanwood. Founded in 1892, Ithaca College is a residential college ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Seven students from high schools in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood area Have received a total of $13,750 in scholarships from the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund at a dinner held Tuesday, June 12th, at the Spain Inn in Piscataway. The scholarships are financed by a bequest ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Seventeen Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School senior students were awarded the 2018 New Jersey State Seal of Biliteracy by the New Jersey Department of Education.  In order to receive the Seal of Biliteracy, the students had to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign ...

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CLEMSON, SC -- Two local residents have been named to the spring 2018 President's List at Clemson University. They are: Tyler Costas O'Brien of Scotch Plains, who is majoring in Industrial Engineering. Lindsay Rebecca Ratner of Scotch Plains, who is majoring in Genetics. To be named ...

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ALLENTOWN, PA -- Seven local students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher at Muhlenberg College were recognized for their academic achievement and named to Dean's List for Spring 2018. The following local students were recognized: Ashley Veglia of Scotch Plains Samantha Tropper of Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education honored the SPFHS Varsity Boys’ Volleyball team for its remarkable first season as a varsity program. This team earned an overall record of 20 wins and just four losses thereby earning the Hackensack Tournament Championship ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —The  Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) Foundation has awarded four local high school seniors $1,000 scholarships each toward their college education. Each winner is a Business major with a solid academic and community service record. The GWACC represents the towns ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 2018 Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Varsity Spring Track Team was honored for its outstanding year by the Board of Education on June 14. Individual athletes, as well as relay teams, earned championship at the County and Conference levels and advanced to the State ...

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SCRANTON, PA -- Local residents were among more than 1,650 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2018 spring semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit ...

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BETHLEHEM, PA -- Four local students at Lehigh University attained Dean's List in Spring 2018: Jackson Cooney of Fanwood Yelena Kudryashova of Fanwood Alyssa Riporti of Scotch Plains Jordan Wolman of Scotch Plains This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average ...

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HARRISONBURG, VA -- Two Scotch Plains-Fanwood residents were among the students who graduated during the May 4, 2018 commencement exercises at James Madison University. More than 4,400 students received undergraduate, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Brandon Scott Meyers ...

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BALTIMORE, MD -- Loyola University Maryland recognized the class of 2018 at its 166th Commencement Exercises on May 19, 2018. Two Scotch Plains residents were among them. Alexander Favreau received a BS degree in Biology. Justin Giacona received a BBA degree in Accounting. Established ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 2018 Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Golf Team endured a season of dramatically cold and rainy weather and finished the season with a 13-3 record. At the start of the season, the Raiders were successful in defending the Bomber Tournament Championship in ...

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READING, PA -- The Alvernia University Class of 2018 earned associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees on May 12. Sara C. Hayes of Scotch Plains earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. She graduated magna cum laude. Jessica Ann Howard of Scotch ...

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GETTYSBURG, PA -- Two local Gettysburg College students were recently placed on the institution's Deans' Commendation List for Spring 2018. Samantha Anastasiou of Scotch Plains Brian Taylor of Fanwood Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential ...

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