W. Orange celebrates American independence with pomp

W. Orange celebrates American independence with pomp

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A good time was had by all at West Orange High School on Monday, July 4, in celebration of United States’ Independence Day. The festivities included games, such as sack races, above; contests; and lots of fun. The night was capped by spectacular fireworks, their red glares bursting in the air despite […]

Liberty Middle School graduates 210 students

Liberty Middle School graduates 210 students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Parents and family members filled the auditorium at West Orange High School on June 20 as their eighth-grade Liberty students bade farewell to middle school and looked forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives. Following the processional, Principal Robert Klemt welcomed families and congratulated students on their accomplishments over […]

Orange/West Orange UNICO presents scholarships, awards

Orange/West Orange UNICO presents scholarships, awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter held its Scholarship and Awards Dinner on June 15 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. One UNICO National Scholarship winner was announced and five local area high school students were awarded individual local memorial scholarships. Two Italian language scholarships were also given to high school students. Henry […]

WOHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

At June 22 commencement ceremony, 512 classmates join the ranks of West Orange alumni

WOHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — All 512 students who graduated from West Orange High School during the 121st annual commencement exercises at Codey Arena on June 22 responded differently to the rite of passage they had looked forward to since first entering the school as nervous freshmen four years ago. Some sported large smiles, others danced […]

West Orange High School lacrosse program ends season on strong note

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School lacrosse team, under the direction of first-year head coach Pete Tourian, continues to develop and grow, finishing above .500 for the second year in a row. The team finished 9-8 and took fourth place in the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division, competing against Millburn, Columbia and […]

WO holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

WO holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

WEST ORANGE, NJ — One week ago on June 16, the West Orange community gathered at the South Mountain Recreation Complex to mourn the victims of the Orlando, Fla., massacre. Attendees at the event, which drew a crowd of more than 100, grieved for the lives lost, celebrated the township’s diversity and called for change […]

Rotary Club presents scholarships to 18 graduates

Rotary Club presents scholarships to 18 graduates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Rotary Club of West Orange granted $15,000 in scholarships to 18 graduating seniors from West Orange High School, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and the Mount St. Dominic Academy during the club’s annual luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 17. The recipients were selected following a process that saw the […]

West Orange High School students shine in Essex County Bar Competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seniors in the West Orange High School Advancement Via Individual Determination program swept the Essex County Bar Association Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ annual Disability Awareness Essay Contest. Wendy Deer and Nina Peckman of the ECBA visited West Orange High School on June 9 to present awards for […]

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