The Debate Team continued its success On October 28th, with seniors
Joon Seo and Charlie Lee placing an impressive third out of 28 teams
competing. The tournament, held at
Northern Valley Demarest, involved teams from Demarest, Cresskill, Tenafly,
Leonia and Dumont. Ms. Rachel Geschwind is the adviser.
Several social studies classes took a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday, October 22nd. They learned a lot despite less than perfect weather! Ms Rivas, Ms. DiRenno and Ms. Lauterhahn chaperoned!
The River Dell debate
team had a wonderful start to the season! At Friday's varsity tournament
held at Northern Valley Regional High School - Old Tappan, Juniors Dylan DeBaun
and Brianna McCarthy went 4 and 0 and secured the second place team award.
Seniors Joon Seo and Charlie Lee tied for the third place speaker award
and Senior Jenny Park was named best judge of the tournament. We are so
proud of all of our debaters and judges! Ms. Rachael Geschwind is their adviser.
Congratulations to Jonas Tyler who has just been named an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. He is among 3100 outstanding participants whose names are being referred to 1500 colleges and universities in the United States. Jonas scored in the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 Black Americans who requested consideration in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program when he took the 2013 PSAT. We are all very proud of Jonas and all of his accomplishments.
Congratulations to Matt Guido who has been selected to receive a 2014 Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist Award. The committee that selected Matt was impressed by his achievement in science courses, commitment to addressing advanced scientific questions, and leadership in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Matt will receive his award on October 9th and the Science Department will receive a $500 gift in honor of Matt. We are all proud of Matt!