West Orange HS music program holds awards ceremony

West Orange HS music program holds awards ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Music Department held its annual awards ceremony outside on May 23. Supervisor of fine arts Louis Quagliato welcomed students and family members. Music educators — Elena Peres in orchestra; Lew Kelly, Erin Lagatic and Josh Zimmer in band; William Farley and John Hellyer in choral; and […]

Oranges and Maplewood NAACP celebrates teen poet

Oranges and Maplewood NAACP celebrates teen poet

TRENTON, NJ — On May 26, Makayla C. Rivera, a 10th-grade student at West Orange High School and a student-member of the NAACP Oranges and Maplewood Branch’s ACT-SO Program, received the 2022 Governor’s Award in the Arts Education in the written poetry category. The awards ceremony was held in Trenton and Rivera was nominated by […]

West Orange High School prom shows off high fashion

West Orange High School prom shows off high fashion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Prom, held May 26 at Birchwood Manor, was a joyful celebration in many ways. After making it through two years of online learning, students still shined academically, athletically and creatively. A newer trend is to attend in groups with their friends and not the required date […]

West Orange awarded sustainability grant by PSEG Foundation for bioretention systems

West Orange awarded sustainability grant by PSEG Foundation for bioretention systems

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On May 23, Sustainable Jersey announced that West Orange was one of 35 N.J. municipalities, schools and school districts selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Proposals were evaluated by an independent blue-ribbon selection committee. The Sustainable Jersey grants are intended to help municipalities and schools […]

West Orange High School hosts ‘Move the Spectrum’ event

West Orange High School hosts ‘Move the Spectrum’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students and staff enjoyed an exciting array of activities designed to engage their senses at the “Move the Spectrum” event in Suriano Stadium on May 13. “West Orange High School physical education teacher Chuck Mound decided to create the event after WOHS students were unable to attend […]

West Orange HS senior to receive prestigious scholarship

West Orange HS senior to receive prestigious scholarship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Austin Cowley has been named a recipient of the GE–Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute scholarship. According to the foundation’s website, “The GE–Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program honors the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th president by rewarding college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity […]

Global citizenship highlighted at West Orange HS world languages ceremony

Global citizenship highlighted at West Orange HS world languages ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School world language students were recognized at the school’s first honor society induction of the season on April 28 in the Tarnoff cafeteria. Students, faculty and community members gathered as juniors were inducted into the Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish honor societies, and seniors received their cords for […]

West Orange HS alumnus is part of award-winning ‘SportsCenter’ team

West Orange HS alumnus is part of award-winning ‘SportsCenter’ team

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2017 alumnus Jonathan Banks received a Sports Emmy for “Outstanding Studio Show – Daily” on June 8, 2021, for his work as a production assistant on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” The was nominated again on April 6 for the 43rd annual Sports Emmy Awards, with the ceremony […]

West Orange High School seniors celebrate Commitment Day

West Orange High School seniors celebrate Commitment Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Harvard. Yale. Cornell. NYU. Columbia. Northwestern. Rutgers. Brown. What do these prestigious universities all have in common? Graduating seniors from West Orange High School will begin their college careers at these distinguished institutions of learning, with many more students attending other esteemed halls of learning as well. On May 5, students […]