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 […]

WOHS Virtual Enterprise students advance to national semifinals

WOHS Virtual Enterprise students advance to national semifinals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Virtual Enterprise students Emily Baker, Giovanna Winning and Sam Rhew have advanced to the national semifinals of the 2020 Social Impact Pitch Competition sponsored by BNP Paribas. The girls are part of Virtual Enterprise Team Zo, which recently took first and third place in the Virtual Enterprise […]

WO students and counselors recognized for ‘Locker Slam’

WO students and counselors recognized for ‘Locker Slam’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students and Student Assistance Counselors Amadeo Chirichiello and Jacklyn Headlam were recognized at the Jan. 27 Board of Education meeting for their participation in the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking “Locker Slam” project. In recognition of January as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month,” students received stickers from […]

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