Essex County students named Governor’s STEM Scholars

Essex County students named Governor’s STEM Scholars

CHATHAM, NJ — The Governor’s STEM Scholars recently announced the admission of Isabella Castillo, Ashley Diaz Saguay, Alexandria Hall, Emmanuel Ishola and Mrunmayi Joshi, all of Newark; Alexis Halm-Owoo, of South Orange; Kosisochi Okaro, of Montclair; and Jeffrey Xu and Daisy Yao, both of Livingston, into the 2022-2023 class. The cohort is made up of […]

Fifteen Columbia HS students earn academic honors from College Board

Fifteen Columbia HS students earn academic honors from College Board

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Fifteen Columbia High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs, which grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions […]

Columbia HS senior named a 2023 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Columbia HS senior named a 2023 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the annual 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Among the academically talented high school seniors named is one senior from Columbia High School, Holden U. Reeves.  The semifinalists will compete for more than 7,250 National Merit scholarships […]

Two towns rally against plea deal in Fofana case

Two towns rally against plea deal in Fofana case

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Maplewood and South Orange community came together on Thursday, Sept. 15, to protest the purported plea deal between the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Yohan Hernandez, 21, of Newark, the defendant in the Moussa Fofana murder case. The rally and march, which began at Columbia High School and concluded […]

SOMSD holds virtual safety and security forum

SOMSD holds virtual safety and security forum

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Monday evening, Aug. 29, the South Orange–Maplewood School District held a virtual safety and security forum. Though there were some technical issues with the video, the event provided a lot of reassuring information regarding the safety of district students and staff. The event’s panelists were Superintendent of Schools […]

South Orange–Maplewood schools to hold forum on safety, security

South Orange–Maplewood schools to hold forum on safety, security

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District will host a virtual town hall forum on school safety and security on Monday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. During this forum, representatives from the school district will share general information regarding safety and security practices within the district with a more […]

Bikales completes Air Force pilot training familiarization course

Bikales completes Air Force pilot training familiarization course

COLUMBUS, MS — South Orange and Millburn resident Elias Bikales, 15, has completed a U.S. Air Force–led program in Columbus, Miss., that offers Civil Air Patrol cadets the opportunity to train side-by-side with Air Force pilot trainees. Bikales trained with military flight simulators, pilot oxygen masks, nausea-inducing spinning machines and other high-tech equipment during the […]

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