• 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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  • Model UN Debuts

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 2/8/2016

    On Thursday and Friday afternoons last week, River Dell’s new Model UN club took a trip to Bergen County Academies in Hackensack to compete in their annual competition. This was the group’s first conference and the 12 members had a great experience going and speaking as delegates of different countries for different social and political world issues.

    Notably, two of our members took home awards Friday evening. Jake Campbell, who spoke as delegate for France on health issues in the WHO committee, took home Best Delegate award, the highest award in that category. Chris Barkachi fought valiantly as General Patroclus in the Trojan War. Chris took home an Honorable Delegate award from that war. Mr. Peter Pavone is the club's adviser.



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  • Debate Does It Again

    Posted by Lorraine Brooks at 2/3/2016

    The debate team had a great day at Northern Valley - Old Tappan on Friday, January 29!  Juniors Jake Campbell and Joe Choi earned the first place overall team award with an undefeated record.  Senior Judy Oh was named the second place speaker, and Senior Jeen Kim and Junior Emily DiMaulo-Milk tied for the third place speaker award.  In addition to host Old Tappan, Fort Lee, Dumont and Dwight Englewood High Schools participated.  Go Hawks! Ms. Geschwind is the Debate Team's coach.


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