Avery_Pagano_Photo_1Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Although he has only been shooting competitively for a few years, Avery Pagano has learned many things from the sport of archery — and recently, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School sophomore was selected for the Junior Dream Team, consisting of the most promising junior and cadet Olympic-style archers in the county.

The son of two RFH faculty members — Science teacher Susan Pagano and RFH Industrial Technology teacher Dino Pagano — Avery is one of 30 athletes chosen for this year’s Compound Junior Dream Team. The JDT program was developed to “fast-track” archers between the ages of 12 and 18 who show early potential, and bring them together for training camps, coaching, and competitions.

Athletes are selected based on a number of criteria, including their participation and performance in the annual Team Selection Camp, and will experience training camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Graduates of the program include 2012 Olympian Miranda Leek, as well as several World Archery Youth Championships Team members and USA Archery resident athletes.

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RFH HaitiStudents from Christine Berg’s French II Class with the “big books” they created in French after learning about a shortage of reading resources in Haiti.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Youngsters at the La Creche Orphanage in Haiti recently received a meaningful gift from students studying French at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

The RFH students created colorfully illustrated “big books” that were transported to the orphanage by a grateful Pierre LeRoy, co-founder of the Haitian People’s Support Project. A nationwide shortage of resources is creating a stumbling block for the organization’s goal of increasing literacy rates among Haitian children.

Upon hearing about the shortage of reading materials, the students in Christine Berg’s French II classes and Lauren Thieme’s French IV class took matters into their own hands. They created original story books written in the Haitian children’s native language of French.

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