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West Orange High School Graduates 491 in Outdoor Commencement Ceremony

June 26, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – It was a picture-perfect evening in West Orange as 491 seniors graduated from West Orange High School on June 22 in an outdoor ceremony in Suriano Stadium amid blue and white balloons, cheering families and tearful remembrances.

Prior to the awarding of diplomas the emotional high point of the ceremony came as West Orange High School principal awarded posthumous ...

Rotary Club of West Orange Awards Annual Scholarships to Local Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Rotary Club of West Orange distributed $19,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors at its annual Awards Luncheon, held on June 9 at Mayfair Farms.

Students from West Orange High School and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School were awarded scholarships based on academics, community service and leadership skills.

Deborah Alabi received the Outstanding Foreign Language ...

Orange/West Orange UNICO Awards Annual Scholarships to Local Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO (O/WO UNICO) National held its 2017 Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

Three UNICO National Scholarship winners were announced and six local area high school students were awarded individual local scholarships. Italian Language Awards were also given to high school students. 

Local scholarships in ...

West Orange High School Students Receive NJDOE Seal of Biliteracy​​​​​​​

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In the inaugural year of distributing the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Seal of Biliteracy, 19 West Orange High School seniors have received it.

The distinction is awarded to those high school seniors who are able to speak, read, listen and write in two or more languages at a high level of proficiency. In order to be eligible for the Seal of ...

West Orange African Heritage Organization Sponsors Annual STEAM Event

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The annual “Fun with STEAM at Edison Middle School” event earlier this month featured a wide array of professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics professions that introduced students to their careers and what they do.

Each year, the anticipated information program and guest speakers are presented by the West Orange African ...

West Orange Scholarship Fund Distributes Record $108,500 at Senior Awards Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Scholarship Fund (WOSF) distributed a record $108,500 to 79 graduating seniors of the West Orange High School Class of 2017 at the Senior Awards Night held earlier this month.

WOHS Principal Hayden Moore thanked all the organizations that provided scholarships as he welcomed students, administrators, families and presenters to the event. He also ...

West Orange High School Holds Math and Science Recognition Ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The annual Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics and Science National Honor Societies at West Orange High School (WOHS) recently inducted its new members and presented cords to seniors graduating this week.

The evening’s guest speaker was Shira Rosenblum, a 2011 WOHS alumna and former Science National Honor Society co-president. Rosenbaum is currently workings towards a ...

West Orange High School Seniors Learn About Dorm Fire Safety from SHU Survivors

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School seniors were captivated by a recent visit from Shawn Simmons and Alvaro Llanos, two well-known survivors of the infamous Seton Hall University dorm fire on Jan. 19, 2000.

The fire began on the third floor of the Boland Hall freshmen dorm at approximately 4:30 a.m. following a SHU basketball victory. It was bitterly cold and a series of false ...

National Honor Society Induction Recognizes Outstanding Juniors at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Fifty-one West Orange High School juniors were recently inducted into the National Honor Society in a ceremony.

The requirements for induction as a junior in the National Honor Society includes a cumulative 3.5 GPA requirement in both freshman and sophomore years. During the application process students must demonstrate the four pillars that form the foundation of the ...

West Orange Jr. AFROTC Holds Annual Military Formal and Awards Ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School Jr. Air Force ROTC celebrated several major successes at the annual Military Formal and Awards Ceremony, held on June 1 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

More than 200 cadets, family members and friends were on hand to recognize outstanding cadets and graduating seniors, and to enjoy several milestones achieved by the Jr. AFROTC program in just ...

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