WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills homecoming king and queen were crowned as a crowd dressed in white cheered on the Warriors’ football team in their quest to beat Elizabeth for the first time in eight meetings. It was not to be. Watchung Hills fell to Elizabeth on Friday, 42-0.
“Hats off to Elizabeth, they beat us in all three phases of the game,” said WHRHS head coach Rich Seubert. “We need to focus on our mistakes and learn to improve as a team. We will never quit and will keep fighting to find a way to get it right. Week in and week out it doesn’t get easier so we must improve.”
At the half, the diversity club explained the White Out Against Bullying, the cheerleaders performed and the homecoming king and queen were crowned. 2018 Homecoming King and Queen are:: Brad Pinho and Anna Baitel.
Watchung Hills Regional High School has been at the forefront of the anti-bullying campaign.
"Led by teachers Jamie Lott-Jones and Mary Sok, Watchung Hills Regional High School has become a model for Facing History and Ourselves partnerships. In a school of 2,200 students, Jamie and Mary's classrooms have become incubators for creating upstanders, said Peter Nelson, FHAO Director. Watchung Hills students have led the effort to get the word upstander in the dictionary and in 2013 created ‘White Out,’ a district-wide effort to raise awareness of bullying and promote tolerance.”
Graduates Monica Mahal and Sarah Decker began fighting bullying by encouraging their peers to be upstanders and working to raise awareness by joining Senator Kean’s effort to add “upstander” to the dictionary.
And they succeeded
Watchung Hills Falls to 0-4 on the season and next plays Hunterdon Central away on Friday.
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