Three WOHS musicians perform with N.J. All-State Band

Three WOHS musicians perform with N.J. All-State Band

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three West Orange High School musicians performed with the New Jersey All-State Concert Band at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Feb. 23. They were: trumpeter Stanley Lim, euphonium player Matthew Veal and percussionist Vincent Egan. Hundreds of talented students from across the state underwent the rigorous audition process for acceptance […]

WOHS delegation attends Pan Africanism lecture with Newark mayor

WOHS delegation attends Pan Africanism lecture with Newark mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Student representatives from the West Orange High School Unity Club, Student Council and African American Heritage Club attended the ninth annual Garvey/Nkrumah Lecture Series on Feb. 19, featuring Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. West Orange resident Akil Khalfani, director of the Africana Institute and associate professor of sociology at Essex County College, […]

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,” […]

WOHS step teams will head to national competition

WOHS step teams will head to national competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ab-Salute, the West Orange High School boys step team, and Nu Theta Omega, the girls step team, took first and fourth place, respectively, at the Youth Step USA New Jersey Regional High School Stepping Championship, held Feb. 15 at West Orange High School. Both teams will now compete at the 2020 […]

WOHS senior wins prestigious Scholastic Silver Key award

WOHS senior wins prestigious Scholastic Silver Key award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior and AP art student Ruth Donagher has been awarded a Silver Key in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards competition for her self-portrait. More than 100 arts and literary organizations partner with Scholastic annually to select top works of art and literature from students spanning grades […]

Black History Scholarship dinner connects past, present and future

Black History Scholarship dinner connects past, present and future

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange High School Black History Scholarship dinner, held Feb. 7, connected the community to the past, present and future history of the black experience locally and worldwide through words, song and dance. Guest speaker Lawrence Hamm offered a powerful historical perspective of black history in New Jersey, describing […]

WOHS cheerleaders place eighth nationally

WOHS cheerleaders place eighth nationally

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Varsity Cheerleaders spent a whirlwind weekend in Orlando competing in the National High School Cheerleading Championship and took eighth place nationally on Feb. 8 in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble Division. The team outscored more than 20 teams to place eighth nationally. The National High School Cheerleading […]

Parisi gives State of the Town

Community members, first responders, students honored at WOCC event

Parisi gives State of the Town

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast was held at the Wilshire Grand on Feb. 5, featuring Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Township address and the presentation of the Citizen of the Year and Employee of the Year awards. West Orange Fire Capt. William Holder and firefighter Matthew Keenan […]

Vanguard to present ‘For the Love of Charlie Brown’ at Montclair Art Museum

Vanguard to present ‘For the Love of Charlie Brown’ at Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Students from Montclair, South Orange, West Orange, Newark and other towns in Essex County will present “For the Love of Charlie Brown” at the Montclair Art Museum this weekend. The musical features all of the beloved “Peanuts” characters and songs from “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Snoopy” and various Peanuts television […]

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