SOMA BOE recognizes students, teachers

SOMA BOE recognizes students, teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its March 18 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognized several outstanding students and faculty members for recent accomplishments. The Columbia High School girls’ fencing team won the bronze medal in the State Championship. Fencing sabre are Valentina Aquino, Janine Bacchus-Joseph, Shaine Hammarberg, Christina Wright and Mia Zuckerberg; fencing epee […]

Columbia HS fencer Jack Woods completes amazing comeback journey

After long absence due to medical condition, junior earns medal in Denver; wins State gold

Columbia HS fencer Jack Woods completes amazing comeback journey

MAPLEWOOD – For many years, Maplewood’s Jack Woods has accomplished many extraordinary accomplishments in the sport of fencing as a foilist. After an absence from fencing for over one-and-a-half years, the Columbia High School junior has made an amazing comeback this season, winning a medal at the 2019 Junior Olympics in February in Denver, against […]

Columbia HS fencing teams end season with great state results; Jack Woods captures gold medal in boys foil

Columbia HS fencing teams end season with great state results; Jack Woods captures gold medal in boys foil

Jac MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School fencing teams concluded their seasons with great results. The girls fencing team won the bronze medal in the State Team Championship on Tuesday, Feb. 26, winning its meet against Northern Highlands High School.  The girls fenced extremely well and clinched the win at 14-5. Previously, at the […]

Columbia HS girls fencing team falls to Montclair, 14-13, in state team semis

MAPLEWOOD, NJ –  The sixth-seeded Cougars then lost at second-seeded Montclair, 14-13, in the semifinals of the NJSIAA state team tournament Feb. 21. CHS was scheduled to fence Northern Highlands for third-place Feb. 26. In addition, five CHS fencers are competing this Sunday, March 3, in the States Individuals: Jack Woods and Nicholas Goguen-Compagnoni in […]

Columbia HS boys and girls fencing teams excel at District 5 tournament

Columbia HS boys and girls fencing teams excel at District 5 tournament

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE – The Columbia High School boys and girls fencing teams competed on Sunday, January 27, in their District Championship.  The state is divided into five districts and each district has approximately 10 schools. The District 5 tournament took place at Montclair High School and is important because the top four high schools in […]

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

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