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How Will You Relay?

How Will You Relay?

Maria Monaco, Center Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under School News, Showcase

Relay For Life, arguably the most powerful and popular social event held by the school district, is quickly approaching. Occurring in partnership with American Cancer Society within a span of 12 hours from 5 pm, June 6 to 5 am, June 7, the event unites cancer survivors, caregivers, students, and staff...

Student Shout Out: Four Years of Choir

Student Shout Out: Four Years of Choir

Hope Hanson, Ren Powers, and Joey Puzino

May 30, 2019


Filed under School News, Showcase

Of several fine arts classes available to students at West Morris Mendham is choir, which is taught at the academic and advanced level by Mrs. Danner, and is also offered as an option for an IB class. Each year, there are many freshman who join the class, and while there are a good number of choir stud...

Profiles in Gratitude: Thomas Staley and Mr. Gavin

Profiles in Gratitude: Thomas Staley and Mr. Gavin

Lindsey Ingrey, Julia Niehoff, and Kate Guthrie

May 30, 2019


Filed under School News, Uncategorized

Thomas Staley would like to thank his former Latin I and II teacher, Mr. Gavin, for being a positive influence on his high school career. Staley enjoyed his time in Mr. Gavin’s Latin class because the class was exciting and covered a range of topics. “In that class, we’d read mythology and...

Profiles in Gratitude: Anthony Grasso and Señora Lopes

Profiles in Gratitude: Anthony Grasso and Señora Lopes

Lindsey Ingrey and Julia Niehoff

May 30, 2019


Filed under School News

Senior Anthony Grasso would like to thank Señora Lopes, who had him in her Spanish II Class during his freshman year at Mendham. Grasso fell in love with Señora Lopes's class because her class instigated his passion for the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. Grasso fondly recalls, “every day br...

Profiles in Gratitude: Casper Kuczek and Mr. Ward

Profiles in Gratitude: Casper Kuczek and Mr. Ward

Lindsey Ingrey, Julia Niehoff, and Kate Guthrie

May 29, 2019


Filed under School News, Uncategorized

Senior Casper Kuczek would like to thank his public speaking and film teacher, Mr. Ward for helping him to gain confidence in his speaking and film-making abilities, as well as for creating an open and accepting environment for self-expression. Kuczek attributes his enjoyment of Mr. Ward’s classes to his r...

Profiles in Gratitude: Dan Mills and Mrs. Danner

Profiles in Gratitude: Dan Mills and Mrs. Danner

Lindsey Ingrey, Julia Niehoff, and Kate Guthrie

May 29, 2019


Filed under School News, Uncategorized

Senior Dan Mills would like to thank his choir teacher, Mrs. Danner, for all the work she puts into the choir and special performance groups, her positivity, the meaningful relationships she builds with her students, and the influence that she has had on his future. Mills was a member of WMMHS’ choir for two...

Artist of the Week: Chelsea Knoll

Joelle Beck and Mercedes Lombardo

May 29, 2019


Filed under Culture, School News, Showcase

Mendham High School is very lucky to have so many extremely talented artists. There should be a lot of recognition for those who show their skills to the entire community of the Mendham Area. This week we focused on someone that has been deserving recognition for the amazing artwork that she has ...

Athlete of the Week: Gwendolyn Lam

Athlete of the Week: Gwendolyn Lam

Maria Monaco, Center Editor

May 26, 2019


Filed under School News, Showcase

As spring sports begin drawing to an end, Mendham is preparing itself not only for another conclusion to a season but for the leaving of the seniors that have grown to become an integral addition to the community. Although Girl’s Spring Track team will be saying goodbye to only a small number of girls...

Picture of the Week: Parker Abramson

Picture of the Week: Parker Abramson

Joelle Beck

May 24, 2019


Filed under Culture, School News, Showcase

This photo was taken by Parker Abramson at John's Pass in Florida. She edited it to decrease highlights and shadows while increasing the black point. She also increased the photo's saturation and contrast while casting it toward warm colors. This made her photo more vivid and colorful.

Community Service Opportunity: Holly Manor Volunteering

Community Service Opportunity: Holly Manor Volunteering

Parker Abramson, Gaby Acevedo, and Cardie Saunders

May 23, 2019


Filed under School News, Student Resources

Holly Manor is a senior citizen home and geriatric healthcare facility in Mendham Borough. As a nursing home, they are in need of student volunteers, especially to bring in young energy and bring the elderly joy in their lives. Mostly, student volunteers keep seniors citizens company and help combat bored...

Artist of the Week: Ben Brown, Filmmaker

Artist of the Week: Ben Brown, Filmmaker

Catherine Callahan, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, School News, Showcase, Video

Catherine: How would you describe This Love of Mine? Ben: I like to describe it as a romantic horror. I think that it takes the stereotypical romance story and changes it to a horror movie. The whole thing that was really important to me when I was making it was that people have different views abo...

Mendham Borough Library Volunteering: An Opportunity to Help in a Library

Mendham Borough Library Volunteering: An Opportunity to Help in a Library

Parker Abramson, Gaby Acevedo, and Cardie Saunders

May 17, 2019


Filed under School News, Student Resources

Town libraries are publicly owned and run, so they are always in need of volunteers to keep them running smoothly. The Mendham Borough Library is no exception.   Typically, the hours for student volunteers are around 2 to 3 hours a week. Sophia Buonavolonta, a student here at Mendham, vol...

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