Toy distribution brings cheer to West Orange children

Toy distribution brings cheer to West Orange children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Hispanic Foundation, West Orange teachers and administrators, and even the West Orange High School JAFROTC helped to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of local children during a toy giveaway at Washington Elementary School on Dec. 12. The West Orange Hispanic Foundation, under the leadership of Rodolfo […]

West Orange JAFROTC brings holiday cheer to town event with Santa

West Orange JAFROTC brings holiday cheer to town event with Santa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Junior Air Force ROTC Mountaineer Squadron donned elf and character costumes on Dec. 5 to bring holiday cheer at the drive-through Santa Claus event hosted by West Orange Township. The enthusiastic squadron members assisted Santa in the reimagined holiday happening, always a popular community event. “I’d like to give a […]

West Orange family needs help following tragedy

West Orange family needs help following tragedy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A longtime West Orange family is struggling in the wake of a devastating tragedy. Bryan Cowley was a loving father to six children and a caring husband to his wife, Tammy. He died suddenly last week. He has worked up to three jobs at a time to support his large family, […]

WOHS Air Force JROTC celebrates cadet milestones

WOHS Air Force JROTC celebrates cadet milestones

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Air Force JROTC program has much to celebrate as this unique school year comes to a close.   Mountaineer Squadron’s Major Joseph Marchesini announced that several senior cadets will be entering military academies and programs: Elijah Millington will be attending the Naval Academy. Jonathan Roberson will […]

WOHS senior commits to West Point prep school

WOHS senior commits to West Point prep school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Jonathan Roberson has committed to West Point Military Academy Preparatory School. Cadets committing to the prep school spend one year honing their academic and athletic skills and then enter the military academy. “Before I could remember, the military has been a big influence in my life,” […]

West Orange High School AFJROTC hosts tri-state drill competition

West Orange High School AFJROTC hosts tri-state drill competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School AFJROTC Mountaineer Squadron hosted a drill competition on Nov. 23 that included hundreds of cadets from across the Tri-State Area in friendly competition. Twelve schools participated in 15 different events throughout the day, including armed and unarmed color guards, drills, inspections, exhibitions, and even academic […]

WOHS senior Elijah Millington accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

WOHS senior Elijah Millington accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Elijah Millington has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., for the 2020-2021 school year. “I am very excited to be attending the Naval Academy,” Millington said. “To not only have the ability to participate in the engineering major of my choice but […]

West Orange honors veterans

West Orange honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at War Memorial Park in front of Town Hall on Nov. 11 for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, honoring locals who have served in the military. Hosted by resident and Vietnam War veteran Joseph Brennan, the ceremony also featured the members of the West Orange High School Junior […]

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