• Rising Stars

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 5/9/2016

    Final nominations for the Paper Mill Rising Start Awards have been named and we are proud of the following students who participated in "Les Mis":

    Honorable Mention for Best Supporting Actress:  Jenna Craig (Cosette)


    Student Achievement Award in Lighting Design-Ryan Dent

    Best Featured Ensemble Member-Kenneth Steimle (Grantaire/Bamatabois)

    Ryan and Kenneth will be attending the awards ceremony in June.  Congratulations to all!

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  • PSA Youth Showcase Winner

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 5/3/2016

    Congratulations to Sophia Traphagen whose print "Old Love" was selected as the first place photo in the photojournalism category of the 2016 PSA Youth Showcase.  Shopia won $175 and the September issue of the PSA Journal will feature an article about her.  Her photo will also be included in the Youth Showcase program at the society's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas in September.  Sophia's teacher is Ms. Gale Sasson.

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  • A Great Artist

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 4/28/2016

    Congratulations to Amanda Pike who won a second prize of $500 for her painting that was submitted to the Abe Oster Holocaust Remembrance Award for Bergen County high school students.  The painting will be exhibited at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ on May 4, 2016.  Her teachers is Ms. Gale Sasson.

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  • All State Chorus Announced

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 4/18/2016

    Congratulations to the following students who have been accepted into the New Jersey Music Educators Association All State Chorus for the 2016-17 axhool year:

    Mixed Chorus

    Mark Edelstein (Bass 1)

    Soyoung Park (Alto 1)

    Victoria Twardzik (Soprano 2)


    Women;s Chorus

    Caroline Mui (Alto 2)

    Their teacher is Ms. Kathy Zintel

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  • Photography Students Exhibit Their Work

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 3/29/2016

    The following photographic works were chosen for the Ocean County Camera Club NJ High School Photo Competition and may be sent on to the Photographic Society of America for national and international judging. Congratulations to Patrick Carney, Sophia Traphagen, Victoria Scalanga, and Polina Zafizova.  Their teacher is Ms. Gale Sasson.

    carney oldlove reappearance spiderweb

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  • Debate Season Ends on A High Note

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 2/29/2016

    The varsity debate team capped off an excellent regular season with one of our strongest performances of the year. Three of our six participating teams went undefeated, with seniors Judy Oh and Rachel Okrainsky receiving the first place overall team award. Juniors Jacob Campbell and Joe Choi, and Emily DiMaulo-Milk and Jeein Youn, also were 4-0. Junior Jasmine Song was again deemed the best judge of the tournament. Also participating were Leonia, Bergenfield, Fair Lawn, Fort Lee and Ridgefield Park High Schools. We are so proud of all of our debaters and judges for their hard work and success this season! The team's coach is Ms. Rachel Geschwind.


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  • Hooray for The Cyberhawks

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 2/23/2016

    Congratulations to our newly formed Cyberhawks who won a first place award in the state competition.  The team consists of:  Alex Chu. Samantha DeLorenzo, Kenneth Mason, Gregory Sarafian, and Michael Vasile.  The team's advisors are Dr. Chin Chu and Mr. Donald Seok.  The team won because of their outstanding technical skill, problem solving and teamwork demonstrated by placing first in the Open Division Silver Tier State Round of the nation's premier youth cyber defense competition.


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  • We Have A Winner

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 2/19/2016

    Please congratulate Sophia Traphagen, AP Photo senior, for winning a Gold Key Award in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, for her photograph entitled “Grandpa”.  She also received a Silver Key Award and an Honorable Mention for two other photos. The  award ceremony was held at Montclair Museum. Sophia's teacher is Ms. Gale Sasson


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  • A Fashion Statement

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 2/12/2016




    Congratulations to River Dell Fashion Club president Juliette DeTitta!  Juliette was selected to participate in the FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) Fashion Club x ADIDAS Originals photo shoot in New York City during Fashion Week.

    Applications were open to all Fashion Club presidents and members in the Metropolitan area and only 10 were selected. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity features a final look book that will then be distributed in stores across the country.

    Juliette also won tickets to Kanye West’s show at Madison Square Garden last night. The Fashion Club advisor is Ms. Liz Stiles.




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  • All State Symphonic Band

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 2/9/2016

    Congratulations to Giesu Ahn, a flutist, who has been selected for the All State Symphonic Band .  She will be performing at NJPAC on Saturday, February 20th at 3 p.m.  Mr. Mike O' Reilly is her teacher.

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