RBR WRITERS GO FOR GOLD, SILVER

NationalwinnersRed Bank Regional Creative Writing teacher Dr. Gretna Wilkinson  is pictured at center with RBR students Mya Nunnaly and Liv Winnicki. Mya and Liv were respectively winners of National Gold and Silver Medals in the annual Scholastic Art Awards, with Mya also winning a prestigious Gedenk Award, seeing her poem published in the competition’s 2015 National Catalog, and meeting both Chelsea Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg at the Carnegie Hall ceremony. 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

One of the most popular Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) programs at Red Bank Regional High School is Creative Writing. Every year, Dr. Gretna Wilkinson’s students make her proud at the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and this year was no exception, with 32 RBR Creative Writing Majors winning three dozen gold and silver medals, as well as 16 Honorable Mentions at the regional level.

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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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