Town honors community leaders who embody MLK legacy

Town honors community leaders who embody MLK legacy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The town’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony on Jan. 20 honored four town residents at West Orange High School and featured performers from WOHS and the Fountain Baptist Church in Summit. Maurice Stinnett, the vice president of diversity and inclusion for BSE Global, delivered the keynote address. Councilwoman Cindy […]

WOHS alumna nominated for Grammy in World Music

WOHS alumna nominated for Grammy in World Music

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2001 graduate Nathalie Joachim has been nominated for a Grammy in the World Music category for her album “Famn D’Ayiti.” The accomplished flutist, vocalist and composer explores her Haitian heritage and the music of its iconic female artists in her first solo album, written for […]

WO Student Council wins ‘S!nergy’ Youth and Students for Peace grant

WO Student Council wins ‘S!nergy’ Youth and Students for Peace grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Student Council took first place in the Youth and Students for Peace “S!NERGY” competition, held Dec. 20 in Newark. The competition provided an opportunity for students and young adults to attend a daylong workshop and present ideas or projects that promote peace and better societies. WOHS Student Council […]

10th annual Poetry Out Loud competition amazes at WOHS

10th annual Poetry Out Loud competition amazes at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Junior Nooha Kawsar was crowned the winner of the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud competition, held Jan. 8 at West Orange High School. Junior Olivia Ridley was named runner-up by a margin of a 10th of a point. All finalists had to memorize two poems: one of 25 lines or fewer, […]

WO students to perform in Vanguard’s ‘Spring Awakening’

WO students to perform in Vanguard’s ‘Spring Awakening’

NEW YORK CITY — Vanguard Theater Company will present “Spring Awakening” for four performances only from Jan. 17 through 19 at the American Theater for Actors, 314 W 54th St. in New York City. The show includes many local young actors, including Joe and Maria Nalieth, two West Orange High School students. “Spring Awakening” is […]

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students, community members, and outgoing Board of Education members Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson were recognized at the Dec. 16 meeting, held at West Orange High School. The Dec. 16 was Mordecai and Robertson’s final meeting as board members. The parade of honors included: Gregory School’s Gabrielle Flippen for being a […]

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in WO

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission will host the township’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at West Orange High School Auditorium, located at 51 Conforti Ave.  The keynote speaker will be Maurice Stinnett, the first black male vice president of diversity and […]

Students receive awards at FCCLA competition

Students receive awards at FCCLA competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several West Orange High School students from the Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America Club attended the annual Fall State Leadership Conference in Edison and returned with medals. The theme of this year’s conference was “Action for a Better World.” Students competed against other schools in several areas of family […]

West Orange High School percussion band performs at Juilliard

West Orange High School percussion band performs at Juilliard

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Percussion Ensemble had the incredible opportunity to perform at Juilliard School of Music on Dec. 14 during the Juilliard Pre-College Inaugural Percussion Ensemble Festival. The ensemble performs under the direction of Michael Denburg. In addition to West Orange, Mantra Youth Percussion, Percussion on the Sound, […]

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