Final honor society induction of school year recognizes journalistic talent

Final honor society induction of school year recognizes journalistic talent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rising seniors at West Orange High School meeting the rigorous Escriptus Honor Society requirements joined the ranks of the prestigious honor society on June 11, while graduating seniors received their cords. To qualify for Escriptus, students must receive a grade of “A” in all language arts classes for all years of […]

Liberty Middle School graduates 251 eighth-graders

Liberty Middle School graduates 251 eighth-graders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School graduated 251 eighth-grade students on June 19 in a midday ceremony at West Orange High School. Families of the graduates filled the auditorium as Principal Bob Klemt congratulated the students and parents on their accomplishments. “Ceremonies such as this provide opportunities to reflect on achievements and memories from […]

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 282 eighth-graders

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 282 eighth-graders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In his inimitable style, Roosevelt Middle School Principal Lionel Hush brought laughter and tears as he welcomed families to the early evening graduation of 282 eighth-grade students on June 19. As the curtains opened to present the students onstage, applause broke out. Graduating student and author/activist Marley Dias led the crowd […]

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

High school confers diplomas on 524 graduating seniors on June 21 at Codey Arena commencement

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The seats of the Richard J. Codey Arena were packed with family and friends of the 2018 graduating class of West Orange High School on Thursday, June 21. Their cheers and applause echoed throughout the arena as the seniors walked onto the transformed hockey rink, united with their blue caps and […]

WOHS nurse receives award for dedication, expert care

WOHS nurse receives award for dedication, expert care

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School nurse Denise Makri-Werzen has received the 2018 New Jersey State School Nurses Association Award for Essex County. Werzen was nominated for the award by Daria Napolitano, co-president of the Essex County School Nurses Association. With a student population of more than 2,000 students, Makri-Werzen serves a large […]

Lions Club donates funds to Project Graduation

Lions Club donates funds to Project Graduation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange chapter of the Lions Club donated $500 to the West Orange High School PTA on June 11 to support Project Graduation, which was held June 21 following graduation at Codey Arena. Roger Schneider, co-owner of Schneider Hardware, presented the check to WOHS PTA Board members Robin Mincolelli and […]

West Orange Scholarship Fund awards $92,000 to graduating seniors

West Orange Scholarship Fund awards $92,000 to graduating seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund distributed $92,000 in scholarships to graduating West Orange High School seniors at Senior Awards Night on June 7. The evening began with a welcome from West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore, followed by student recognition for academic excellence and community service. A series of military […]