WOHS celebrates Black History Month

Dias highlights contributions of black inventors at dinner

WOHS celebrates Black History Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Janice Johnson Dias kicked off Black History Month at West Orange High School as the guest speaker at the WOHS Student Council’s annual Black History Month Scholarship Dinner on Feb. 1, talking about the importance of students learning about black history in school. Ticket funds from the dinner are funneled into […]

Annual Black History Scholarship Dinner to be held at WOHS

Annual Black History Scholarship Dinner to be held at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Student Council at West Orange High School invites the community to attend the annual Black History Scholarship Dinner in the Tarnoff Cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. Janice Johnson-Dias, founder of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the popular event. In addition […]

WOHS students receive awards at NJASC convention

WOHS students receive awards at NJASC convention

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Student Council President Selam Woldai received “Student Leader of the Year” and sophomore Rian DeVera was elected as vice president to the New Jersey Association of Student Councils on Jan. 9. Selam attended the 93rd annual NJASC convention with DeVera and Health Careers Club Vice President Siddi […]

Marley Dias named to Time magazine’s list of ‘25 Most Influential Teens of 2018’

Marley Dias named to Time magazine’s list of ‘25 Most Influential Teens of 2018’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School freshman and international activist Marley Dias has been named to Time magazine’s list of “Top 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018.” At age 13, Dias is the youngest teen named to the list. She was recognized for her 2015 #1000BlackGirlBooks initiative that provides books featuring black female […]

WOHS students meet Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey

WOHS students meet Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four West Orange High School students had the experience of a lifetime in September when they met Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey at Hearst Tower, headquarters of “O,” the Oprah Magazine. Obama was to appear on a special taping of SuperSoul Conversation with Winfrey when editor-at-large Gayle King suggested the addition […]

WO community honors King, emulators

Township recognizes those who lead by example in activism, police force, bringing about change

WO community honors King, emulators

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission hosted West Orange residents at The Life Christian Church on Monday, Jan. 15, to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration recognized police officers and community members who have forged the path that King started, and five residents were also honored with […]

West Orange unites to remember Dr. King

Township residents honor King’s legacy, respected community members at annual HRC event

West Orange unites to remember Dr. King

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The most important work one can do in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. is to teach today’s children about tolerance for all people, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial told a gathering of residents during the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s MLK Day Celebration at The Life Christian […]

South Orange girl starts program to support less fortunate peers

NEWARK, NJ — While most 12-year-old girls are thinking of different ways to decorate their own bedrooms, South Orange resident Briana Anderson is spending her time beautifying the bedrooms of unaccompanied minors at the Newark YMCA. Briana, a sixth-grader at South Orange Middle School, is one-third of a group called “BAM,” a social network formed […]

Alumna Marley Dias visits St. Cloud to donate classroom books

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School student Marley Dias returned to St. Cloud Elementary School on March 3 to deliver several sets of classroom books provided by Scholastic as well as books from her internationally successful #1000blackgirlbooks campaign. Marley, dressed in pink bunny pajamas to celebrate with St. Cloud students for Read Across America […]