In The Schools

June 4, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - The Empowering Kids Organization (EKO) celebrated its first anniversary by receiving a $24,000 grant from Summit’s Central Presbyterian Church (CPC), funds that will be used to expand EKO’s English-as-a-second-language afterschool program for Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Students interested in being part of the uber-successful Summit High School Speech next year are invited to 'attend' a Zoom information session on May 26, beginning at 6 p.m., an event that will provide information about the team, competitions, summer workshops, and various ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The cast, crew and production team of Summit High Schools fall 2019 production of 'Clue, On Stage' has been honored with the Overall Outstanding Production of a Comedic Adaptation of a Literary Work Award at the Montclair State Theatre Awards. The honor marks the second year in a ...

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - The National World War II Museum has named Kent Place School senior Sophie Schmitz a 2020 Billy Michal Student Leadership Award recipient. The honor is bestowed on one student from each state who has maintained a strong record of volunteerism, demonstrates school and community ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) recognizes students who contributed significantly to the performing arts at Summit High School -- primarily through their participation in theater, Speech and Debate, dance, and related performing arts classes, clubs and events -- ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning on April 8, applications for the Beverly Jeanne Welsh Scholarship Fund will be available through the guidance offices at Kent Place School, Oak Knoll School and Summit High School. The Welsh Scholarship is open to young women who demonstrate financial need, who are permanent ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - What's better than winning an Ethics Bowl crown? Earning a pair of titles, of course. Kent Place School's Upper School team claimed the New Jersey High School Ethics Bowl and then, just three weeks later, the Middle School team took home a matching New Jersey Middle School Ethics ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Theatre Department will perform the Broadway musical version of 'Little Women' on March 20 and 21. 'Little Women the Musical' is based on the semi-autobiographical 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, which has been adapted for the stage in a book ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Utilizing a theme of "What My Municipal Government Does Best,” the New Jersey State League of Municipalities will again offer three, $1,000 awards through the 'Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition'. Three winners will be chosen from throughout the state by The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Kent Place Upper School (KPS) Mock Trial Team has been crowned 2020 Union County Mock Trial Champions, beating out five teams over the course of several weeks and clinching the victory by defeating Oratory Prep. This is the first time that Kent Place has won the Union County ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nine Summit High School student-athletes have announced their collegiate destinations, where each will continue their academic and athletic endeavors beginning in the fall. The nine Class of 2020 students are: Jacob Pantoya, Track and Field, Cornell University Eva ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Looks like the Summit High School Performing Arts Department has finally met their 'Waterloo' -- in a great way. That is because, beginning March 4 and continuing through March 7, the award-winning group -- under the stewardship of Summit High School Drama Director Anne Poyner ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child will host a 'Women in Sports Leadership Panel' on February 3, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Held in celebration of 'National Girls & Women in Sports Day' the event will feature female leaders in the business, college or education, media and medical fields ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Providing keys to recognize the signs of teen substance use in the home, the Consortium of Summit, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn and New Providence School Districts will host 'Hidden in Plain Sight', the next event in the annual Parent Wellness Series. Parents and caregivers of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools will host 'Incoming Student Ninth Grade Parent Night' -- for parents and guardians of students set to attend Summit High School in the fall of 2020 - on January 9 in the school's Auditorium on the Kent Place Boulevard campus. Tours, led by peer leaders, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The fall whodunnit theme in the Summit Public Schools' theatre arts department continues as -- fast on the heels of the high schoolers staging 'Clue: On Stage' -- the students at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School will act out their own murder mystery when they present 'That's the ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - Welcoming nearly 100 students with disabilities to its campus from a dozen New Jersey schools -- including a group from Summit High School -- Novartis recently hosted its 12th annual 'Disability Mentoring Day', an event that sees area colleges, companies, and a non-profit with ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - They say you can't argue with success, but it seems like a group of Summit High School students and their coaches have made of a habit of debating to gain it. Lots of it. Another Sweepstakes trophy is now on display in the Kent Place Boulevard campus' trophy case, and the talented ...

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WARMINSTER, PA - Taking top overall spot in a field of 25 participating schools, the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team delivered a big performance at the William Tennent High School Tournament. Summit also claimed the first place in Speech Sweepstakes prize and finished third in the Debate ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The second Parent Wellness Series Event -- 'Cyberbullying and Your Reputation: The Lasting Effects of One Text, Tweet or Post' -- will be held November 4, beginning at 7 p.m., at Governor Livingston High School Auditorium. The event will feature a presentation by school counselor and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Based on the 1985 cult classic film and the iconic board game, the Summit High School Theatre Arts Department will stage the comical whodunnit 'Clue' on November 14-16 in the school's Auditorium. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening. A group of oddballs named Scarlet, ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - They came, they debated, they dominated. The Summit Speech and Debate team surged to a First Place Sweepstakes victory by a whopping 50 points at the Phillipsburg High School, their  first local tournament of the season. The team took home 40 individual trophies and several ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Holocaust and Genocide Studies class will host a panel discussion featuring Maud Dahme and Fran Malkin -- each survivors of the Holocaust -- on October 30, from 7 - 8:30 p.m., in the Summit High School Auditorium. The event is supported by the Jewish Federation ...

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BRONX, NY - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team claimed the Second Place Sweepstakes prize in the highly competitive New York City Invitational held at Bronx Science HIgh School. Hilltoppers placing in the final rounds include: Humorous Interpretation Beatrice Halper - fourth ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Kent Place Upper School Theater Department is set to present the Radium Girls November 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. each evening, in the school’s Hyde and Watson Theatre. The play is open to the public and admission is free.  In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - BlinkNow co-founder and 'CNN Hero' Maggie Doyne, who opened a children’s home and school in war-torn Nepal when she was only 21 years old, will speak at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child November 5, at 11:30 a.m. Doyne’s efforts to build what would become the Kopila Valley ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Food, fun and friendship will all be served up in copious amounts when Jefferson Elementary School hosts its 'Fall Festival' on October 12, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 'Fall Festival' will feature games, pumpkin decorating, photo booth, dunk tank, petting zoo, bounce house and an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 'Cabaret', an event showcasing the talents of more than 30 Hilltopper musical theatre students, will be held October 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Summit High School cafeteria.  Featuring performances of numbers from a variety of Broadway musicals, 'Cabaret' benefits the Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The consortium consisting of the Superintendents and Student Assistance Counselors (SAC) from the Summit, Chatham, Millburn, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence School District will once again -- for the fifth consecutive year -- offer programs to families that focus on student needs ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The perennially uber-successful Summit High School School Speech and Debate Team is readying itself for another trophy-tastic season, and will host its annual 'Blast Off' event for prospective team members on August 26 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Open to all students ...

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