Track Stars Earn Scholarships—Rahway High School senior track stars Pierre Darisme and Ricky Draughn earned full athletic scholarships to attend college. Darisme will go to Southwest Mississippi College, while Draughn will attend Neosho College in Kansas. Pictured above are Ricky Draughn and Pierre Darsime (seated) with teammates Russell Jenkins and Chris Brown (standing). (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)
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Rahway Relay Team Wins State Championship—Rahway High School’s men’s 4 x 400 relay team won the state championship at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions on Feb. 21 at the Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River. Pictured above are team members Chris Brown, Russell Jenkins, Ricky Draughn and Chris Whyte, all seniors. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)
High School Holds Voter Drive – Earlier this month, Rahway High School sponsored a voter registration drive for students who recently turned 18. The effort, themed “Your Choice, Your Vote” was intended to encourage students to share their voices during the upcoming school elections on April 21. Pictured above, seniors Jennifer Cadestin, Samantha DeVeau and Ashley Scretchen celebrate after registering to vote on Wednesday, March 4. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)
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This week starts the Frank Cicarell Union County Boy’s Basketball Tournament.
Here are this year’s top seeds:
1. St. Patrick’s is looking to defend their title. Since 1993, St. Pat’s has been a mainstay in the county finals. This year should not be any different
2. Plainfield—With a new coach and led by Pitt-bound Isaiah Epps and Tyrone Johnson, the Cardinals have a good chance to advance and play a rematch of the 2006 finals against the top-seeded Celtics
RAHWAY—On Thursday, Jan. 22, Rahway High School held its first “Poetry Slam,” showcasing the talents of students enrolled in the creative writing elective taught by English teacher Kimberly Kiefer, as well as several other students. The event drew an audience of more than 100 people, and is the first of more to come.
Kiefer is proud of the efforts put forth by all who participated. “There were over 100 students, from every ‘group’ here at RHS on a cold January night,” she said. “I am swept off my feet by the encouragement and support they showed one another as they shared their work. I am already planning April’s Slam.”
Rahway High School sophomore Charisma Blackwell reads original poetry to an audience of more than 100.
Rahway Track Stars Headed To New York—The Rahway High School Boys’ Track Team’s 4×400 relay qualified for the prestigious 102nd annual Millrose Games to be held at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 30. This only the second time in school history a team from Rahway has qualified for the Millrose Games—the first and only other time Rahway’s track team qualified was in 1981. The 4×400 relay team that is headed to the Millrose Games this year consists of seniors Russell Jenkins, Chris Whyte Ricky Draughn, and Chris Brown. According to assistant track coach and teacher Leon Bunion, “This is a major accomplishment. We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of this particular group of young men, as well as each and every athlete involved in Winter Track at Rahway.” (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)
RAHWAY—Introduction to Business is a popular elective at Rahway High School. Students who take the class learn about the business world, the marketing aspect of business and its impact on media and culture, the issues of managing a company’s brand, pricing and distribution and how technology is used to effectively market to consumers. The class is taught by Rahway alumnus Leon Bunion.
In past two years, both Rahway and St. Mary’s of Elizabeth have raised Mountain Valley regular season champion banners. In 2007, the St. Mary’s Hilltoppers were crowned champions with a 19-5 record. Last year Rahway went through the conference like a buzzsaw reeling off 19 straight wins before their first loss in the county tournament semi-finals. Two of those 19 wins were against St. Mary’s, but that was in the past.
Second Team All County player Ronnie Sawyer is gone from a Rahway team that could easily go eight or nine deep against their opponent. That depth allowed Rahway’s lone starting junior, Jose Pena-Benjamin, to cause havoc on opposing defenses by scoring at will.
River Cleanup—On Saturday, Oct. 11, twenty students from Rahway High School’s Social Action Club joined volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America and the Rahway River Association as they participated in the annual Fall Cleanup of Milton Lake Park in Rahway. The Social Action Club, under the leadership of English and journalism teacher Elizabeth Graner Jotz, promotes the spirit of environmental volunteerism and raising awareness about injustice in the world. Proposed Social Action Club events for this academic year include an OxFam Hunger Banquet, a food and clothing drive and more community cleanups. Pictured above, girls from the Social Action Club carry trash out of the woods at Milton Lake Park in Rahway.
Halloween Art—Students enrolled in Rahway High School’s Advanced Art class recently spent the day in downtown Rahway decorating windows of local businesses as well as the Rahway Public Library for Halloween. The trip, under the leadership of art teacher JoAnne Campanelli, continues a tradition of service to the community. Above, a student from the Advanced Art class paints a window at the Rahway Public Library. Below, junior Samantha Smith concentrates on the template for her mural.
Award-Winning Band—The Rahway High School Marching Band was recently awarded first place for music and fifth place overall at the United States Scholastic Band Association Yamaha Cup competition held at Giants’ Stadium on Oct. 11. Pictured above are members of the Marching Band Color Guard as they practice for upcoming performances and competitions. Below, marching band teacher and director Robert Van Wyk conducts students during a practice.
Back to School Night—On Monday, Oct. 6, Rahway High School hosted its annual Back to School night. Parents of high school students met with teachers, counselors, extracurricular advisors and administrators, while several students volunteered their time to make the evening a success. Pictured above, business applications teacher Maria Dagiantis addresses parents.
RAHWAY – Rahway native Tricia Dower will return to the town she grew up in for the U.S. launch of her book, “Silent Girl.” Dower will take part in a book reading in the Union County Performing Arts Center annex on Irving Street, part of the Rahway Arts Council’s First Thursdays program on Oct. 2.
Dower, who now resides in Canada, published “Silent Girl” in May to positive reviews from the Canadian press. “Silent Girl” is a collection of short stories set in contemporary times that were inspired by eight different Shakespearean plays.
Starting the School Year—Freeholders Rick Proctor (left) and Chester Holmes present Paula Braxton with a resolution congratulating her on becoming the new principal of Rahway High School and on being the first African-American graduate of the school to return and become its principal.
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)
Rahway Sprinter Headed To Temple—Rahway High School senior Andrea Butler (right) recently signed to attend Temple University on a track and field scholarship. Last year, Butler was named Star-Ledger Sprinter of the Year for the winter season.