RFH STUDENTS HONORED BY BOARD OF ED

AJRFH junior Andrew J. (A.J.) Kelly (third from left, with his father Phillip, mother Melissa, and grandfather James) received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Outstanding Leader of Character Award and the St. Michael’s College Book Award.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

The achievements of dozens of standout scholars, athletes and performing artists were honored by the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Board of Education, in a June 16 ceremony at the school’s auditorium.

Special honors went to senior Andrew Maris, commended for achieving the status of Semi-Finalist in the Final Round of the Presidential Scholarship Competition, and to junior A.J. Kelly, who was selected for both the Dwight D. Eisenhower Outstanding Leader of Character Award, and the St. Michael’s College Book Award.

A complete list of honorees appears after the break.

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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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RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN TEENS GOT TALENT

rfh danceThe Rumson-Fair Haven Regional Dance Troupe claimed First Place — and helped raise over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society — during the 2015 RFH Talent Show.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

The stars shone brightly on the evening of April 9 — and a variety of dancers, singers, musicians, and comedians delighted a packed auditorium — during the 2015  Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Talent Show.

The 23 acts included solo musical and dance performances, group musical and dance performances, and a group routine based on a Monty Python comedy sketch. The student-musicians covered popular artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alt J, and the Grateful Dead, and presented their own compositions as well.

Proceeds from the show, organized by the Student Government Association (SGA) of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and presented on the evening of April 9, benefitted the American Cancer Society.

“I think this was the best show yet,” said RFH World Languages Teacher and SGA Advisor Yannell Maglione. “We were also able to raise $2,000 for a wonderful foundation.”

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