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 students recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

WOHS students recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School has announced that one student has been named a semifinalist and four students have received letters of commendation in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Criteria for recognition is based on outstanding performance on the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2019. Andrew Gart has qualified as […]

WOHS marching band tells COVID, ‘Don’t Stop Us Now!’

WOHS marching band tells COVID, ‘Don’t Stop Us Now!’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School marching band’s 2020 show is titled “Don’t Stop Us Now.” It’s appropriate, because the band has not been stopped despite the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve pressed on, albeit it with restrictions to help stop the spread of the virus. “The kids have done a phenomenal job,” […]

West Orange schools move forward with diversity, equity and access

West Orange schools move forward with diversity, equity and access

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As issues regarding systemic racism continue to figure prominently across the nation, the West Orange School District has been working diligently to change the landscape through education, research and inclusivity. In 2019, the district began laying the foundation to form the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee. Chaired by the district assistant […]

WOHS honors beloved coach during season opener

WOHS honors beloved coach during season opener

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 2, prior to the start of West Orange High School football’s season opener, beloved track coach Joe Suriano was honored and his family recognized by Athletic Director Ron Bligh, WOHS Principal Hayden Moore, Superintendent Scott Cascone, and board members Ken Alper, Terry Triggs-Scales and Cheryl Merklinger. Suriano died in […]

West Orange High School marching band rocks out

West Orange High School marching band rocks out

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers debuted their fall routine at the home opener on Oct. 2, bringing cheers from the crowd. Featuring the music of Queen, the band opened with “Don’t Stop Me Now” and ended with “We Will Rock You.” They plan to add more material to […]

WOHS announces 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian

WOHS announces 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School has announced Celia Murphy-Braunstein as valedictorian and Carlos Herbozo as salutatorian of the graduating Class of 2021. With a grade-point average of 4.8, Murphy-Braunstein has been active in the sports and culture at WOHS throughout her high school career. She has been on the varsity swim team […]

WOHS football opens its season against SPP

WOHS football opens its season against SPP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange football team opened its season against the team many consider to be the No. 1 squad in New Jersey: St. Peter’s Prep. The Mountaineers fell behind early by three touchdowns and battled back with a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter, but St. Peter’s Prep pulled away […]

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