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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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LITTLE SILVER: RBR HONORS TOP SCHOLARS

commendedscholarswebRed Bank Regional Principal Risa Clay (left) and RBR Guidance Director Dawn Kaszuba are pictured with three scholars recently honored by the Board of Ed: seniors Ariel Balaban, Cassie Jain and Nicole Povey (not pictured are commended scholars Niki Buechel and Kyla Robinson). 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

At its board meeting on January 28, the Red Bank Regional Board of Education honored several Red Bank Regional High School seniors who were named National Merit Commended Scholars, based on the students’ performance on the 2013 Preliminary Sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.

Commended were Ariel Balaban and Niki Buechel (both of Little Silver), as well as Mary Cassandra (Cassie) Jain of Red Bank, and Nicole Povey of Shrewsbury, all of whom represented the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013-2014 competition.

Another Shrewsbury student, Kyla Robinson, was named a National Achievement Scholar. That program, established in 1962, recognizes the top scoring African American students on the same test. It honors the top 3 percent of the more than 160,000 students who entered the 2015 National Achievement Program.

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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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