RFH ACHIEVERS HONORED BY BOARD OF ED

rfhRumson-Fair Haven junior Hannah Stamer (center) was among the RFH students recognized for academic and athletic achievements at an April 14 meeting of the RFH Board of Education.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

At a scheduled meeting on April 14, several individual students and athletic teams from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School were recognized by the Board of Education for academic and athletic achievements.

“It is becoming increasingly commonplace for us to begin our meetings here in the auditorium to accommodate all of the students who are accomplishing amazing things,” RFH Superintendent Peter Righi told the assembled students, parents, coaches, and club advisors. “The certificates awarded tonight are not just another piece of paper – they have a much deeper meaning as the ‘end game’ result of a lot of hard work.”

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RFH STUDENTS VISIT THEIR ‘SISTER’ IN CHINA

fei_lai_fengStudents from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School students immersed themselves in the culture and language of China, during a recent visit to Hanzhou Entel Foreign Language School.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Eleven students from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School recently traveled to Hanzhou Entel Foreign Language School in China, as part of the RFH Study Abroad Initiative. The students participating in the visit to Hanzhou Entel were Eleanor Belluscio, Willis Manelski, Thomas Martello, Caroline Mindnich, Leigh Mueller, Maxwell Nitto, Peter Righi Jr., Elise Roncace, Brigid Schutsky, Stefani Sciametta, and Payton Wall. Chinese teacher Rebecca Wang and Superintendent Peter Righi acted as chaperones.

The trip — the first of its kind — took place from April 9 to 21, and marked an important first step toward building a bridge between language programs at RFH and those in China.

While at Hanzhou Entel, a private residential school that is RFH’s “sister school” in China, the students lived on campus and spent their weekend with nearby host families (also known as “buddy families”).

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RFH ATHLETES SIGN UP FOR SPORTS

RFHsigningCollege sports-bound RFH seniors Schuyler DeBree and Bridget Miles, left to right in front row, and Eamon Kitson, Donald Bedell, Peter Righi, and Jason Bryan left to right in back row.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Six student-athletes marked a milestone by signing National Letters of Intent at a ceremony on February 5, in the Lower Library of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

The National Letter of Intent serves as a binding agreement between student-athletes and their collegiate sports programs. The letter, signed on what is known as National Signing Day, marks the last step in the recruitment and commitment process.

Donald Bedell, who appears at number 23 in The Star Ledger list of “New Jersey’s Top 50 Senior Recruits”, will be a defensive end for the Rutgers University football team.

Bedell, who stands 6’4″ and weighs 230 pounds, made a verbal commitment to the Scarlet Knights in June 2013.

His RFH teammate Peter Righi, a 6’3″ 285-pound offensive lineman, signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Monmouth University in West Long Branch.

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BOARD OF ED HONORS RFH STUDENTS

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Rumson-Fair Haven High School junior Frank Delaney, manager of the school’s football team and recipient of this year’s “Unsung Hero” award from the Shore Chapter of the New Jersey Football Officials Association (NJFOA), is congratulated by RFH Superintendent Peter Righi.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Over 100 Rumson-Haven Regional High School students were recently honored by the school’s Board of Education for outstanding academic achievement, as well as unprecedented athletic success.

Proud parents and other supporters were in attendance during the ceremony that took place on the evening of January 7 in the RFH auditorium, where the students were presented with certificates and praised for their hard work, both in the classroom and on the turf.

Three students attained perfect scores on Sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and SAT II, and four fall sports teams — football, girls’ cross country, girls’ field hockey, and girls’ soccer — attained state titles. In addition, the football team student manager received the school’s first “Unsung Hero Award” award from the Shore Chapter of the New Jersey Football Officials Association.

RFH senior Matt Sheehan achieved a milestone for RFH by receiving the school’s first perfect score of 800 on the U.S. History Sub-Section of the SAT II.

Senior Tucker Briggs attained a perfect score of 800 on the Math Section of the SAT and RFH senior Nick Hawke received a perfect score of 800 on the SAT Writing Section.

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RFH ANNOUNCES STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

RFH ChinaRFH staff and students recently welcomed visitors from Hanzhou Entel Foreign Language School in Hanzhou, China. Pictured from left to right are RFH Chinese Teacher Matthew Yang, RFH Supervisor of World Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Business, and ESL Michel Salazar, Hanzhou Entel English Teacher Hu Yeubo, RFH Chinese Teacher Rebecca Wang, and Hanzhou Entel Chinese Teacher and Vice Principal Zheng Minfeng.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Teachers Hu Yuebo and Zheng Minfeng recently had an unusually long commute to school. They traveled from Hanzhou, China for a week-long visit to Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

While at RFH the two observed lessons, interacted with students and teachers, enjoyed dinners in their honor, participated in a bowling event, and even ate lunch in the RFH cafeteria.

“The chicken fingers were highly recommended by the students,” said Yuebo, who teaches English at Hanzhou Entel Foreign Language School, where Minfeng teaches Chinese and is the Vice Principal.

But this visit was about a lot more than chicken fingers. It represented a big step forward for the Study Abroad Program at RFH, which received its official approval by the RFH School Board at a meeting on November 12.

The inaugural study abroad trip for the new language immersion-based program, which took root at the high school in 2007, is planned for April 9-21, 2014.  That is when eleven RFH students will travel with two chaperones to the Hanzhou Entel Foreign Language School in Hanzhou, China.

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