RAHWAY – School officials are inviting community members to a “grand opening” of Rahway High School on Saturday, Oct. 12, to showcase the recently expanded and renovated facility.
“Our science classrooms will enable our students to pursue their dreams in the area of science exploration and become the future doctors, scientists, engineers and researchers of tomorrow. The new Performing Arts Center will enable our world class program to stay at the pinnacle of comparable high school programs. The remaining renovations throughout the building including our technological upgrades will continue to allow our graduates to compete with the best and brightest students in the world,” said Superintendent Edward Yergalonis, a member of the Rahway High School Class of 1974.
From 10:30 a.m. – noon and from 3-4:30 p.m., the high school will be open for tours. At noon, there will be a march to Veteran’s Field to support the football team, where Rahway will play Summit at 1 p.m. in a matchup of undefeated teams.
At 5 p.m., there will be a program in the high school auditorium. Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, a former CEO of Merck and Co., and Rahway High School alumnus, is scheduled to speak. Vagelos is credited with changing student expectations by creating a scholarship program that allowed some Rahway High School students to attend the top universities in the nation. His legacy at the high school includes an Advanced Placement program which allows students to take advanced courses and potentially earn college credits.
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