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Union High School's JROTC Drill Team Dominates at Central Regional Drill Competition

January 20, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union High School’s Army JROTC continues its dominance by placing first at the Central Regional High School Drill Competition last weekend.

The Unarmed Drill Team, named the Infantry Guard, took first place in the New Cadet Color Guard, Platoon Inspection, Platoon Regulation and Exhibition categories at the Central Region High School Drill Competition in Bayville, ...

"Mr. No Days Off" Visits Jefferson School

UNION, NJ - Fred “Mr. No Days Off” Rosser - better known by his former WWE ring name Darren Young – spoke to Jefferson School students last week about challenges, motivation and inspiration.

Rosser is a WWE Veteran Superstar and a relentless advocate for the LBGTQ community.  He was the first WWE wrestler to publicly come out as gay while still signed with the ...

Connecticut Farms School's Ugly Sweater Contest Raises Money for Santa in Blue

UNION, NJ – It was ugly sweater time again at Connecticut Farms School.

For the 3rd Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest, staff members donated $5 for the Santa in Blue program and raised $155 which was donated to the cause.

Students gathered in the auditorium to sing carols and voted on their favorite ugly sweater.  Art teacher Colleen Cannon’s ugly sweater took home ...

Annual 7th and 8th Grade Open House at Union High School

UNION, NJ – Union High School opened its doors last week to welcome 7th and 8th grade students and their parents.

The annual Open House saw hundreds of attendees tour the school and meet with some of the high schools teachers, staff and students. 

Union High School Acting Principal Althea Bossard and Supervisor of Counseling Nicole Ahern spoke with the 7th and 8th grade students ...

Union High School's JROTC Drill Team Dominates at South Jersey Drill Invitational

UNION, NJ – Building upon their long and prestigious record, Union High School’s nationally-recognized Army JROTC Drill Team won the South Jersey Drill Invitational on Saturday in Franklinville, NJ.

The competition included 20 schools from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  The Union High School team took either first or second place in six out of the six categories, ...

Battle Hill School Helps Families in Need During Holidays

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill School students continued their philanthropy by helping families in need during the holiday season.

The Battle Hill Student Council Board elected to collect monetary donations and toiletries for the St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth.  The Battle Hill Student Council Executive Board members visited each classroom, grades pre-K to fourth.

Connecticut Farms School Students Collect for the Connecticut Farms Church Food Pantry

UNION, NJ – Students at Connecticut Farms Elementary School continued their lessons on giving by bringing in and donating canned and dry goods for the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Food Pantry.

According to School Counselor Jennifer Parkhurst, students, teachers and staff collected 1,495 items for the food pantry.  Donated items included cereal, peanut butter, macaroni and ...

Holy Spirit School Inducts Student Government Officers and Representatives

UNION, NJ – New student government officers and class representatives were inducted into office on Friday morning at Holy Spirit School.

“It’s an honor to be here with this student government, said Township Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo.  “This is the beginning of a possible lifetime representing others.  It is rewarding for me to be here to acknowledge their ...

Hannah Caldwell School Students Learn the Importance to Preserving Our Waterways

UNION, NJ – Some Hannah Caldwell Elementary School students recently participated in a presentation about pollution and how to care for the watershed.

Students in Mrs. Jayne Minitelli’s second grade class and Ms. Angela Saavedra’s third grade class learned how to take care of the waterways by actively participating with a hands-on Enviroscape, a 3-D watershed model and ...

Two Union Catholic Students from Union Honored as Rising Scholars

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. – Two Union girls were among six Union Catholic students who are recipients of the 2018 New Jersey Rising Scholars Student Recognition Award.

Royell Douglas and Nya Spencer of Union, along with Shemaiah Brackett, Jordan Dodson, Myaya Morton, and Maya Walker were honored in a special ceremony in Trenton at the 2018 New Jersey Rising Scholars Student ...


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