MILLBURN–Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award® nominee Anne Hathaway, and Tony® award winner Laura Benanti.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Seniors and juniors were bedecked and bejeweled on the evening of June 8 as they gathered on campus at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison before boarding buses to attend their prom at Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains.
RAHWAY — Nicolas Galette, a second grader in Dyan McMillen’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway, loves science. His class has been working on an insect unit.
CLARK — Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark held commencement exercise on May 27. Sister Regina Martin, Principal, awarded diplomas to the graduates.
CLARK – Fifth grade students in Patricia Stryker’s math class at St. John the Apostle School in Clark participated in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon. The students raised $1,450 for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
EDISON — The Kindergarten students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison received their diplomas on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 8, during a special graduation ceremony.
HAMDEN, Conn. — Christopher S. Drastura of Linden, was awarded a bachelor of science in veterinary technology from Quinnipiac University during its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 16.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Keon Benton of Elizabeth was one of more than 50 students recognized for academic achievement recently at American International College.
LINDEN — Linden School No. 1 is holding a competition to find new reading talent, designed after popular reality shows like American Idol. Teacher Lindsay Guerriero and reading coaches Judy Gahr and Patty Kowalski created the concept.
RAHWAY — Students in Susan Rubino’s third grade Gifted and Talented Class at Roosevelt School in Rahway think the sun’s energy can be cool.