West Orange Student Film Named "World's Best 10-Day Film of 2018"

June 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Following their state win on April 13 for the student-produced film entitled “Deadlines,” West Orange High School (WOHS) students took home the award for "World's Best 10-Day Film of 2018” on June 10 at the 10-Day Film Challenge awards. The team also received the award for “Best Performances.”

WOHS film team members ...

West Orange High School Welcomes First Composer-in-Residence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the first time ever, West Orange High School (WOHS) has a Composer-in-Residence, a program that invites an esteemed composer to work with students and affords students a unique opportunity to rehearse music with a new teacher, and learn about the music through the compositional perspective.

Bruce Yurko, the WOHS Composer-in-Residence, has worked with all facets of ...

West Orange Student Stars in New LeBron James Nike Commercial

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Those who have seen Nike’s new commercial featuring a young LeBron James getting his first tattoo, “Chosen 1,” in Las Vegas, have seen West Orange High School senior and actor Dane Clarke II portraying James through computer generated imagery (CGI).

“Chosen 1” was the name of the article that appeared in Sports Illustrated on Feb. 18, 2002, ...

West Orange Resident Wins in Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – In the annual Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest, which encourages local senior citizens to write essays about the people and events that have influenced their lives, West Orange resident Joyce Swain was one of the eight seniors who was recognized for her writing talents during an awards ceremony in the end of May.

Essex County Executive Joseph ...

Students Sparkle at West Orange High School Senior Prom

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The diversity that is West Orange was on display at the West Orange High School Senior Prom held at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany on Thursday as the annual countdown to graduation on June 21 officially began.

Most of the testing has been completed, college decisions have been made, and plans are underway for the last few weeks of school, replete with Yearbook signings, ...

West Orange High School Artist Part of Gallery Showing at SOPAC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) senior and artist David Fernandez and his work "Threshold" is part of the "Inspired Minds" showing at the Herb and Milly Iris Gallery at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). The event opening was held on May 17.

"Inspired Minds" recognizes and celebrates local young artists and provides the opportunity ...

West Orange High School Spring Chorus Concert Inspires

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The award-winning West Orange High School Music Department once again proved that it is the best of the best with its spring chorus concert.

Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Jubilee Choir and Glee Club came together for an evening of contemporary, classical, Broadway and gospel tunes.

For the second year, the Edison Middle School chorus joined the Treble and ...

West Orange High School Actors Nominated for "Rising Star" Awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Gabrielle Florendo and Madelyn Machado of West Orange High School (WOHS) have been nominated for Paper Mill Playhouse "Rising Star" awards for their performances in "In the Heights."

Gabrielle ("Nina Rosario") was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and Madelyn Machada ("Carla Rosario") was ...

Introducing Luna Stage's Incoming Artistic Director: Ari Laura Kreith

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Luna Stage will have a new artistic director, and award-winning Ari Laura Kreith has big plans for the West Orange theater to go with an impressive resume.

For the last nine years, Kreith, a Montclair resident who will officially assume her new role at Luna Stage in June, was the founding artistic director at Theatre 167 in New York. She won the 2015 NYIT Caffe Cino Award for ...

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EdTA Selects Golda Och Academy Arts Department Chair for Prestigious Theatre Project

June 8, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy’s Upper School Director of Student Life and Arts Department Chair, Jordan Herskowitz, was recently selected to serve on the Educational Theatre Association’s (EdTA) Model Curriculum Framework Project.

Out of more than 100 applicants for the program, EdTA selected 12 two-member teams of high school theatre educators and teaching ...