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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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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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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