LITTLE SILVER: PLAYING IT SAFE AT PROM TIME

MockcrashLocal responders staged a mock crash outside Red Bank Regional High School on May 27, as part of Project Prom activities to encourage students to make safe choices during Prom. 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Every year, Red Bank Regional High School sends off its seniors to have a wonderful, safe time at the prom. Just prior to that, they try in the most elaborate ways to discourage bad choices of drinking and distracted driving in what is known as the Project Prom Program.

On May 27, a mock crash was conducted on the school’s front campus, with the help of the sending towns’ fire, police and emergency medical services. The Little Silver and Shrewsbury Fire Departments employed their “jaws of life” equipment to extricate the mock student victims from their potential death-trap automobile wrecks.  The New Jersey State Police South Star helicopter crew landed at RBR and simulated a medi-vac flight of one victim to the nearest trauma center, while another went to the neighborhood hospital. A hearse from John Day’s Funeral Home took away one certain fatality.

Project Prom was created 11 years ago by Little Silver Police Officer Peter Gibson, who subsequently served as RBR’s first School Resource Officer (SRO). The present SRO, Robert Chenoweth, coordinates the program at RBR under Officer Gibson’s community leadership.

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RBR STUDENT ATHLETES SIGN FOR FUTURE

RBR signingWhile there is an official fall and winter signing day for Division I athletes, many other student athletes wait for May to decide where they wish to continue their education and athletic careers, including this group of student athletes from Red Bank Regional High School. Pictured back row, left to right are Ricky Wild of Belmar (Football, St. Anselm College), Jacob Curtis of Little Silver (Men’s Soccer, Monmouth University), Andrew DeRose of Shrewsbury (Men’s Outdoor Track, Rochester Institute of Technology), Tom Hinz of Allenhurst (Wrestling, SUNY Cortland), Brian Fagan of Little Silver (Men’s Lacrosse, Pace University), Michael Calao of Little Silver (Men’s Soccer, Loyola University), Righteon Johnson of Red Bank (Football, Kean University). Pictured front row left to right are Victoria Pierce of Shrewsbury (Rowing, College of the Holy Cross), Rachel Weir of Neptune City (Women’s Soccer, Penn State- Brandywine), Shea Cody of Shrewsbury (Women’s Cross Country, Pace University) and Katie Peter of Avon, (Field Hockey, Endicott College). Not pictured is Ryan Gilmartin of Little Silver (Men’s Lacrosse, Mt. Saint Mary’s College).

RBR TEAM SCORES HIGH IN TECH MEET

TSA_Group_2015_-_CopyA team of Red Bank Regional students competed in this year’s Technology Student Association state conference contests, including (left to right) Elisa Orsini, Vincent Novellino, Jose Ramirez, Erick Camerino, Ricky Wild, Javier Molina and Edwin Castillo (not pictured: Jorge Benavides). 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

A team of eight Red Bank Regional High School students competed in this year’s Technology Student Association (TSA) state conference contests, which were held on May 5 at the College of New Jersey.  More than 1400 students from all over the Garden State competed in over 60 technology-based events.

During the event, RBR senior Elisa Orsini (Shrewsbury) placed second in Flight Endurance, and junior Jose Ramirez (Red Bank) placed third in Transportation modeling. The other students who represented RBR were Jorge Benavides (Red Bank), Erick Camerino (Red Bank), Edwin Castillo (Red Bank), Javier Molina (Deal), Vincent Novellino (Millstone) and Ricky Wild (Belmar). All of the students are members of RBR’s TSA Club, which is advised by RBR Pre-Engineering teacher Kathryn Hawley.

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