LITTLE SILVER: RBR TEENS, ALUMS HONORED

AndrewKroonScholThe Red Bank Regional students selected as winners of this year’s Andrew Kroon Memorial Scholarship Award are pictured with members of the selection committee. Left to right: Manuel Sandoval Valverde and Wendy Galdamez; committee members Dan Levine, Coni Lefferts and Chris Rumph; and Javier Veliz.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

At the 16th annual Source Foundation Awards Reception, Red Bank Regional High School Source Director Suzanne Keller introduced the school-based youth service program’s mission as “removing all obstacles that impede a student’s success”  — and on the evening of June 2, several community members were recognized for doing just that.

Motivational speaker Matthew Stevens was honored for his work with Source clinician Sean Macon’s Boys 2 Men program, in inspiring father and son relationships as well as a “dress for success” motivational program.

Three other community volunteers — Jessica Kostenblatt of the Monmouth County Mental Health Organization, Monmouth University student Gianna Cusanelli, and RBR alumnus Luke Roskowinski — shared the Community Partnership award for answering a sudden need that developed in the RBR community.

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RBR TEEN SPURS PEERS TO ‘DO SOMETHING’

Sam LaRocca Emma Craven Moragn GrantRed Bank Regional students Samantha LaRocca, Emma Craven and Morgan Grant display some of the more than 650 cigarette butts they collected around town for the “Get the Filter Out” initiative, one of a number of dosomething.org campaigns aimed at making a difference in their communities.  

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School 

According to Red Bank Regional High School senior Emma Craven, “My Generation has a bad rap for being lazy and not so motivated or engaged to change things…this website (dosomething.org) is trying to encourage people our age to get out there and help.”

As the Red Bank resident explains, the website “lists all types of campaigns you can do, depending on any cause you might be interested in and the blueprint to do it.” Since the summer, Emma and her friends have made maximum use of this unique platform for volunteering — collecting over 600 pieces of clothing for the poor; sending 100 pounds of candy to our troops overseas; donating funds from a retro-board game party to a family shelter. They also collected over 650 cigarette butts — in this case, to keep the non-biodegradable materials from choking local landfills.

All of the above activities were based on ideas found on the dosomething.org website. The campaigns can be as incredibly simple as using reusable water bottles versus plastic ones, and collecting aluminum cans — or as involved as teaching a senior citizen how to use a computer.

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LITTLE SILVER: RBR HOSTS ALL-SHORE CONCERT

allshorepressOn February 8,  Red Bank Regional High School was very proud to be the host school for the annual All Shore Concert, with 13 student singers representing RBR in the honor chorus.  Pictured above (left to right) are: (back row) Mackenzie Clark, 18, Shrewsbury; Ricci Bigelow, 16, Lake Como; Shannon O’Donnell, 16, Little Silver; RBR vocal teacher Kristopher Zook; Jaclyn Gisondi, 17, Shrewsbury; Victoria White, 15, Union Beach;  Brian Healey, 16, Union Beach; (front row) Erin Ostrowski, 15, Little Silver; Kalei McCarthy, 17, Little Silver; Danielle Wolf, 15, Shrewsbury; Allison LaRochelle, 17, Middletown; Eliana Swartz, 17, Little Silver; Alexa DeAnna, 16, Keansburg; and Emma Craven, 16, Brielle.

RBR VOCAL MAJORS MAKE ALL SHORE CHORUS

RBRchorusPress release from Red Bank Regional High School

A total of sixteen students from Red Bank Regional High School made the prestigious All-Shore Chorus, performing with the best voices from Monmouth and Ocean counties in the 51st annual honor chorus concert held recently at Neptune High School.  Pictured above from right to left are: (front row):  Allison LaRochelle, Middletown, Kathryn Robinson, Shrewsbury, Alexa DeAnna, Keansburg, Jazmin Graham, Lake Como, Eliana Swartz, Little Silver; (back row):  Emma Craven, Brielle, Dana Brown, Red Bank, Patrick Martini, Union Beach, Shannon O’Donnell, Little Silver, Amanda Strydio, Keansburg, Dannielle Wolf, Shrewsbury, Lauren O’Brien, Little Silver, Courtney Ravelo, Union Beach, Mackenzie Clark, Shrewsbury and RBR Choral teacher Kristopher Zook.  Missing from the picture were Shurmila Dhar, Little Silver, and Kacey Greico, Keansburg. The Honor Choir was conducted this year by Andre Baldasserini from Matawan-Aberdeen Regional High School.

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