Incoming Freshmen Find "Mountaineer Pride" at West Orange High School Co-Curricular Night

Advisor William Farley with members of the Boys and Girls Step Teams Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Coach Mark Navata and the Swim Team Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Principal Hayden Moore, Assistant Principal Dr. Kim Mancarella, and Athletic Director Ron Bligh Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The Thespian Troupe Credits: Cynthia Cumming

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Incoming freshmen, new students and their parents were welcomed to see all the co-curricular activities West Orange High School has to offer at the annual Co-Curricular Night April 20.

Principal Hayden Moore welcomed parents and future Mountaineers, saying, "The purpose of this evening is to encourage your social growth. At West Orange High School we encourage our students to grow holistically, both socially and academically. We have something for everyone."

"It is a proven fact that students do better academically when they are involved in co-curricular activities," noted Assistant Principal Kimberly Mancarella.

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"Become involved! Attend events and be part of our school community," she continued. We have late buses on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to offer you lots of opportunities to get involved," she said, adding, "Welcome, class of 2020."

"The high school has college-level athletic facilities," commented Athletic Director Ron Bligh. "My advice is try sports that you're interested in; come to the pep rallies and Mountaineer Fan Fest; make this your school and show Mountaineer Pride."

"Your involvement in high school co-curricular activities is not only important to your college resume but will contribute to everlasting memories and lifelong friendships," concluded Moore.

Following the short video presentation in the auditorium, students and parents proceeded to the Tarnoff gym and cafeteria, where co-curricular sports and clubs held sign-ups and welcomed new families. 

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