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RBR BOARD HONORS COMMENDED SCHOLARS

Joseph Ferguson Gabriella RecaldeRed Bank Regional seniors Joe Ferguson and Gabriella Recalde were recently recognized by the Board of Education for their honors of National Merit Commended Scholar and National Hispanic Scholar, respectively.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

At its February meeting, the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education honored a pair of RBR seniors as its commended scholars. Joseph Ferguson of Little Silver was honored as a National Merit Commended Scholar, while  Gabriela Recalde of Millstone was named as a National Hispanic Scholar (NHRP) through the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

This National Merit award is based on the commended student’s performance on the 2014 Preliminary Sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test, and represents the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014-2015 competition. The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) identifies and celebrates students who score within the top 2.5 percent among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT takers. Out of over 225,000 high school juniors self-identifying as Hispanic/Latino, only 5,000 are selected as NHRP Scholars.

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RBR AWARDS LETTERS TO ACADEMIC STARS

officialacademicvarsitylettersofficialPress release from Red Bank Regional High School

At its February board meeting, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education honored its highest achieving academic stars with their very own Varsity Letter. The tradition began many years ago when the school district sought to encourage and honor academic excellence the same way it honors its top athletic achievements, with a varsity letter. In order to earn an Academic Varsity Letter, students must maintain a straight A in every marking period of the preceding year (September of 2014 through June of 2015 in this case).

According to Red Bank Regional High School Guidance Director Dawn Kaszuba,The overall GPA average for this group was 98.04. They are not content to get the 90, but rather strive to achieve their very best…in many ways.

“In addition to being great students, these kids are also peer tutors, athletes and overall well-rounded and committed members of the RBR community.”

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LITTLE SILVER: BANG THE DRUM FOR MUSIC ED

FergusonRed Bank Regional senior Joseph Ferguson attained his Eagle Scout Rank by supervising the construction of 10 cajons (simple drums) for Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Asbury Park. He is pictured with the cajons, and the school’s music teacher Micki Stukane. 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

As a senior in the Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VPA) at Red Bank Regional High School, Joseph Ferguson of Little Silver has used every opportunity to make his passion for music part of his life, both in and out of school. A piano major, he plays the keyboard in RBR’s jazz band, and doubles as a percussionist in the concert band. He also volunteers his music talents with the summer band camp program at his alma mater Markham Place Middle School, and played in the pit band for school musical productions. Joe earned membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and outside of school has entertained at restaurants and parties.

So when it came time for this member of Little Silver’s Boy Scout Troop 126 to choose an Eagle Scout project, Joe looked to music to help him achieve the highest level in scouting. He discovered the inspiration during a visit to an Asbury Park music store, where he encountered a “build it yourself” kit for a cajon, a six-sided, box-shaped South American percussion instrument played by slapping the front or rear faces (usually thin plywood) with the hands and fingers.

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LITTLE SILVER: HONORING ACADEMIC STARS

academicletters_-_CopyAt its January board meeting, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education honored its highest achieving academic stars with their very own Varsity Letter. The tradition began many years ago when the school district sought to encourage and honor academic excellence the same way it honors its top athletic achievements. In order to earn an Academic Varsity Letter, students must maintain a straight A in every marking period of the preceding year (September of 2013 through June of 2014 in this case).

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LETTERS FOR RBR’S ACADEMIC ATHLETES

RBR acad athletesRBR celebrates its Academic Athletes, who earned a coveted Varsity letter for achieving an A in every subject from the preceding year. RBR awards these letters in the traditional of how schools celebrate athletic excellence.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Brain muscle and hard work earns Red Bank Regional High School’s top academic achievers their very own varsity letter to sew on a varsity jacket.  The tradition began many years ago, when the school district sought to encourage and honor academic excellence the same way it honors its top athletic achievements — with a varsity letter.

At a recent Board meeting, RBR Guidance Supervisor, Dawn Kazsuba told a packed audience of proud parents, “In order to earn an Academic Varsity letter, students must maintain a straight A in every marking period of the preceding year. Any one of these students will tell you that is not an easy task. It requires hours and hours of study, preparation and dedication.”

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