Rumson-Fair Haven student volunteers worked with designer Liz Balogh of Lin’s Linens, to transform the living space of an area cancer patient.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Members of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School recently put their talents to work,to brighten the living space of an area woman being treated for cancer.

The students worked with the non-profit organization Lin’s Linens, Inc., which supports female cancer patients by re-decorating a room within their homes to encourage rest and healing. With the help of area interior designers and numerous volunteers, Lin’s Linens, Inc. is able to create an inviting new space within the time span of just one weekend at no cost to the recipient.

Students participating in the project included seniors Chelsea Chinery, Matthew (Matt) Dell, Matthew (Matt) Hervilly, Rachel Knochenhauer, Enzo Lucarelli, Kate Sherman, and Jacob (Jake) Sillen  and sophomores Sheridan Camarata, Christian Capanelli, Jacqueline (Jackie) Kho, and Kiera McKay.

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KateShermanIn a local event recorded for the ABC program 20/20, RFH senior Kate Sherman recently participated in an open forum with former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, who was fired from the program earlier this year for bullying behavior. (click to enlarge)

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

The Central Jersey Chapter of the Gay Straight and Lesbian Education Network (GLSEN) recently presented a unique opportunity to local students. GLSEN planned to host an open conversation between New Jersey students and former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice on November 9, with the forum taking place that morning at Hoops, a recreational basketball facility located in Neptune. The network TV news show 20/20 planned to air segments of the conversation.

Local GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Advisors were asked by GLSEN to put a clarion call out to their student members. One of these was art teacher Kate Okeson of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

Would any of the students in her organization be willing to make the trip to Neptune and back, early on a Saturday morning, for the possibility of having a face to-face conversation with Rice?

As it turns out, she didn’t have to ask Kate Sherman twice.

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