RFH TEAMS COMPETE IN ROBOT CHALLENGE

RobotThe members of “Team Mystery Gang” (Helena Van Hemmen, Jenny Greener, Leigh Forsyth) and “Team Transformers” (Matt Ramirez, Reed DiCenso, John Phelan, Jack Rallo) were among the teams from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional competing in the recent NJ Coast IEEE Robot Challenge.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Seven teams made up of students from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School competed — with one RFH team achieving a third place finish — during the recent New Jersey Coast IEEE Robot Challenge, hosted at the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College.

“Team Starlords,” composed of seniors JC Liang, David Mancuso and Liam Packer, was the top RFH finisher among more than 40 teams representing 15 New Jersey high schools. During the five-hour event on Saturday, May 2, each team was required to build a robot using a kit. The teams were judged on their robots’ performance in a race, and also on oral and written reports. The 28 RFH students who took part in the competition, the goal of which is to make students aware of the requirements and workplace challenges facing today’s professional engineers, were sponsored by the school’s Scientific Frontier Club.

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BIG YEAR FOR RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN CHESS

RFH_Chess_Club_Playoff_Picture_2015Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

In a record-breaking performance, the Chess Club at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School achieved its best finish in the school’s history, during the Shore High School Chess League Championship Tournament on February 25.

RFH placed fourth out of 36 teams in the tournament, held on February 25 at Monmouth Mall in Eatontown. Chess Club Advisor and RFH Math teacher Kevin Pfister describes sophomore Nicholas “Nick” Alescio as the club’s “Top Dawg”.

“Nick is the highest-rated player on our team, and his work ethic both inside and outside of school is remarkable,” said Pfister. “Last year, Nick was our ‘fifth board’ – and after one year of hard work and determination, he has landed himself as our ‘number one board’.”

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TEAM HOBBYMASTERS GOBBLES UP THE TRACK

hobbymasters 112413-1A team of Radio Control race car drivers from Hobbymasters of Red Bank ruled the roost during the 2013 Turkey Race, held November 24 at South Jersey RC Raceway in Landisville, NJ. Pictured left to right are Venom Racing / Team Hobbymasters drivers George Tsakiris, Jerry Frazee, and Connor Placer, who combined for six AMain finishes during the annual event. They’ll be donating two whole Thanksgiving turkeys to the nonprofit Lunch Break of Red Bank, on behalf of the team and track.