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Board of Education Celebrates District Accomplishments at Special Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ - District highlights and accomplishments were celebrated in Second Annual Parade of Honors Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by WOHS Council President Selam Woldai and Vice-President Mike Petros.

Featured below are photos of students, teachers, and community members recognized at the event. To see the complete list, go here.

To see all the photos from the event, go here.


BOE Recognition

Recognition of outgoing Board members Ron Charles and Irv Schwarzbaum.

(L-R) Ken Alper, Ron Charles, Irv Schwarzbaum, Sandra Mordecai, Mark Robertson.


BOE Recognition

Outstanding Citizenship - Master Pizza

(L-R) BMELC Principal Connie Salimbeno, AJ Fusco, Jennifer Fusco. 



Outstanding Citizenship: West Orange African American Foundation (Tutoring Program), CORESWCC (Financial Literacy)

(L-R) Mark Robertson, Rosary Morelli, CORESWCC representative, Cynthia Hadley-Bailey, Althia Tweiten, Sandra Mordecai, Ron Charles.


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Outstanding Citizenship - Bethany Center of Champions

(L-R) Ron Charles, coaches, Rev. Zach Guyton, Sandra Mordecai.


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NJ Schools Public Relations Association Recognition

(L-R) Irv Schwarzbaum, WOHS teacher Kim Szalkai, CORESWCC.


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Media Relations recognition - Buzz1441, First and Third Place awards

Perry Bashkoff, Ron Charles.


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Kelly Elementary School Student Social Media Ambassadors

(Principal Dr. Joanne Pollara, left, with students, board members, and Acting Superintendent Eveny De Mendez, right).


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The Educator Collaborative - Dr. Joanne Pollara Laura Amendola, Stephanie Coia, Amie Navarro, Amy Pacifico, Stephanie Ross, Ron Charles.


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Edison Middle School Future Ready Schools New Jersey Bronze Certificate

(L-R) Ken Alper, Sandra Mordecai, Kristen Carsen, Patricia Romanchuk, Kelly Gambutti, Arturo Rodriguez, Maheen Ahmad, Christina Ferinde, Sandy Bocchese, Principal Xavier Fitzgerald.


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Roosevelt Middle School Community Service Recognition - Madison Gough, Grade 8

(L-R) Mark Robertson, Madison Gough, RMS Principal Lionel Hush.


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Recognition of new WOHS student Board of Education liaisons

(L-R) Ken Alper, Irv Schwarzbaum, Ron Charles, Sandra Mordecai, WOHS Principal Hayden Moore, Aarushi Bhatnager, Sessina Dani, Advisor Catherine Connors, Mark Roberston.


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Department of Athletics West Orange High School Varsity Cheerleaders - UCA Empire Regional Championship.

Ron Charles, Athletic Director Ron Bligh, Assistant Coach Ashley Rhodes and Varsity Cheer team. 

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Girls Varsity Soccer Team - Super Essex Conference, County and State Champions.

(L-R) Ron Bligh, JV Coach Sebastian DelPinho, Mark Robertson, Ron Charles, Head Coach Sean DeVore, Varsity, Assistant Coach Chris Maillet.

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Essex County Player of the Year -  Natalie Nevins


(L-R) Mark Robertson, Ron Charles, Natalie Nevins, Acting Superintendent Eveny De Mendez, Hayden Moore.


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New Jersey State Soccer Coach of the Year - Sean DeVore.

(L-R) Ron Charles, Sean DeVore, Eveny De Mendez, Hayden Moore, Mark Robertson.


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Department of Career Education Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club - Nancy Mullin, Supervisor, Advisor Jill Kantrowitz.

FCCLA Fall Conference 2018 Banner Project, Silver: Ashley Azana, Faith Nzegwu.

Caregiver Carry-All, Silver - Amy Butcher, Blessing Ezebube, Jordyn Raymon.

Communty Counts, Gold - Ashley Azana, Nanma Biju, Kori Isaac.

Cupcake Challenge, Silver -Marissa Edelman, Samantha Joseph.

Go Green Desk Organizer, GoldAbun Adegbite, Jordan Fenske.


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Skills USA: Nancy Mullin, Supervisor,  Advisor Cheryl Ann Dunlap.

SkillsUSA National Statesman Award Val Chindea, Shrey Sanghvi, Brett Zeligson.


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Department of Technology and Engineering Dynamism Design Challenge, Second Place, Jaycee Greer and Alynna Sanchez.

(L-R) Hayden Moore, Eveny De Mendez, teacher Cindy Celi, Jaycee Greer, Alynna Sanchez, Ron Charles, Supervisor Ryan DelGuercio.


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Technology Student Association Third Place, Picatinny Arsenal Pumpkin Chuck.

(L-R) Hayden Moore, Eveny De Mendez, Advisor Max Grossman, Ameera Seetaha, Brian Balthazar, Max Dickman, Daniel Feinblatt, Advsior Rudy Petrella, Ryan DelGuercio, Mark Robertson.


BOE Recognition

West Orange High School Marching Band North Jersey School Music Association Regional Championship, Best Overall Band.


(L-R) Hayden Moore, Ron Charles, Eveny DeMendez, Anika Fernandes, Orianna Carter, Band Director Lew Kelly, Lou Quagliator, Supervisor.

Cynthia Cumming
Dec. 17, 2018