Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Both Woodbridge and JFK will move onto the next round of the tournament.
Woodbridge defeated Somerville during the first round of the NJSIAA Baseball Tournament, while JFK defeated Newark East moving both teams onto the second round of the tournament. Woodbridge, who is part of the Central Jersey Group 3, won 3-1 on Monday and will match up against Lawrence on May 24. According to NJ.com, Jesse Lammers went 2-for-3 with a home run, double and two RBI. Also, Woodbridge’s Nick Bradshaw allowed a run on six hits, seven strikeouts and five walks in seven innings. JFK beat out Newark East 7-1 in the North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 on Tuesday and will face Roxbury on May 24. Joe Stone of JFK allowed one run with seven strikeouts and went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Tuesday, according to NJ.com. Also, Adonis Hernandez, …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Students from Woodbridge Township's three high schools are going to show what they learned in the Jazz House Program
Woodbridge students who have learned jazz at the hands of masters will be showcasing their skills this Saturday. The Jazz House Kids, the group that helped instruct student musicians from the township's three high schools will hold a free concert 6:30 pm on January 26 at the Woodbridge Middle School on Barron Avenue. Jazz House Kids, a program based in Montclair, exists to celebrate one of America's native musical forms, and "to share, appreciate and learn about the jazz experience," as they say on their website. In addition to hometown musicians from Colonia High School, John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and Woodbridge High School, the concert will feature performances by national jazz pros Ted Chubb, Mike Lee and Lee Hogans. “The …
Friday, May 4, 2012
But thanks to the quick work of the janitorial staff, the damage was quickly minimized.
When the students and staff showed up for school at John F. Kennedy High School in Iselin Tuesday morning, they had an unpleasant surprise waiting for them. Somewhere between Monday evening, April 30, and the opening of school at 8 am on May 1, vandals had struck the school's stadium, field house, and concession stand, and wreaked havoc. Police said they met with JFK Athletic Director Paul Postorino to survey the damage at the school. Vandals had pried open the door to the men's bathroom in the fieldhouse, plugged up the sinks with paper towels, turned on the faucets, and flooded the bathroom. A stainless steel water fountain was pried off the outside of the field house, placed in the middle of the football field, with the word "LOL" - …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Carl Buttitta, a John F. Kennedy High School student, will be wrestling on a televised cable show for two worthy causes.
Top high school wrestlers from New York and New Jersey will be competing in the "NJ/NY Charity Challenge," on the MSG Variety channel. Wrestlers from each state will earn bragging rights and also benefit two great charities—The Adam Frey Foundation and Pinning Down Autism. Carl Buttitta, a wrestler from JFK High in Iselin, will be competing in the event, which will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, March 25, at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack, NY. The program will be aired on Cablevision. Buttitta will be teamed up against Nick Piccinini from Ward Melville High in New York. Both charities benefiting from this event were created by members of the wrestling community. The Adam Frey Foundation is a non-profit organization formed by Adam…
Friday, February 10, 2012
High school students from Woodbridge and the surrounding area earned scholarships to the business college, officials said.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Students from area high schools, including several in Woodbridge, have been awarded academic scholarships to Berkeley College, announced Dario A. Cortes, the college president. “We are proud to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College,” said Dr. Cortes. “As a college that values diversity, fosters academic growth and recognizes the potential of each student, Berkeley College looks forward to welcoming these scholarship recipients to our campuses in the coming year.” The scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of achievement. The scholarships are renewable based on the recipient’s cumulative grade point average …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Students at the Iselin-based high school will use the money from a BASF science grant to study baby tilapia.
Science students at JFK High School in Iselin won a $5,000 grant to purchase a fish farm. The students were from one of ten selected schools in Morris and Middlesex counties to benefit from a $50,000 science education grant from BASF Corporation, which has research and development facilities in Iselin. The grant money for JFK will be used to purchase a mini-fish farm which will allow students to raise baby tilapia, a fresh water species. Students will conduct water sampling tests and learn how to preserve wild fish populations. The data, school officials said, will be used for students to experiment with changes in water temperature and food to see how it affects the fish population. “Today’s students will be the thinkers, innovators and …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
High schoolers throughout Woodbridge will help pick up and distribute food donations on Election Day from township voters at the polls.
Students at JFK High School are hoping voters in Woodbridge will be as generous on Election Day as they are the rest of the year. That's the day where township residents can do more than vote, but also help the needy with a simple food donation at the polling place they attend. The high schoolers at JFK in Iselin were helping to publicize the township's "Cast a Can" program, which encourages voters to bring a non-perishable food item to polling places throughout Woodbridge to help those facing hard times. Mayor John McCormac joined the students Wednesday to publicize the program, which with other charitable efforts throughout the township, has collected almost 100,000 pounds of food donations this year to help those in need. The JFK …
Monday, June 6, 2011
JFK High School students rocked the latest fashions in tuxedos and gowns at this year's prom, held at the Renaissance Hotel in Iselin.
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Monday, June 6, 2011
It was a night of glitz and glamour, just the thing of which memories are made. That was the scene at the Renaissance Woodbridge Friday night for the seniors of John F. Kennedy High School, as they arrived at the Iselin hotel which was to host the school's annual prom. As the members of the senior class arrived, queuing up for the entry into the ballroom, the feeling of excitement and anticipation was palpable. "I'm looking forward to a fun night with good food and lots of dancing," said Tiffany Araujo, a student at JFK high school who brought her date Neco Williams to the prom. David Exantus and his date Alexandra Rodriguez, both JFK seniors, could barely contain their joy. "This prom night is going to be epic!" they exclaimed. As the …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Colonia High School hosted a science symposium, where students spoke and displayed their work.
Showcasing the efforts of students laboring in science research, Colonia High School hosted Science Symposium 2011. It was an opportunity for the science students of Woodbridge's three high schools to strut the stuff they've worked on all year to an appreciative and frequently fascinated audience. “The students are the scientists,” explained James Danch, a Science Research teacher at Colonia High School. The program is modeled after graduate-level science programs, with the teacher acting more as a mentor towards students who do research in fields of personal interest. “They are the ones discovering new things,” Danch said. Science Research, which is designed as a three-year program, requires that students design their experiments, …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Joe Coutinho went 7-for-9 in the series while Mike Gallagher and Ellery Ramos both earned wins
The Colonia Patriots swept Iselin Kennedy in a two game series by the scores of 12–5 on Thursday and 8-4 on Friday. The wins mark the first time the Patriots beat Kennedy in over four years. “It feels good to beat those guys, but more importantly our team is playing well right now,” said Colonia head coach Tom Hennessy. The Kennedy Mustangs traveled to Colonia for the first of the two game set Thursday afternoon to face Colonia’s number two pitcher, Alex Villon. Villon struggled a bit in the opening innings yielding all four Kennedy runs before the team’s ace, Mike Gallagher, came in to shut the door. Sophomore Joe Coutinho went 4-for-4 with three singles, a double, two runs scored and an RBI, while freshman Ryan Pennell had a double and …