...Mustang Cheerleaders recently participated in The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC), the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. The NHSCC is held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida, and nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year. Over 600 teams from around the nation attend the NHSCC! The Marlboro HS cheerleaders earned their qualifying bid when they placed 5th at the Northeast Regional on November 12 at the Pine Belt Arena. This year, the cheerleaders competed against 50 teams in the Medium Varsity D1 division. For the first time in school's history, they qualified for the semi-final where they competed again! We are honored to have had the privilege to compete against some of the best teams from all over the country. The hard work and diligence the team put forth was incomparable and truly highlighted by their act of sportsmanship. We are so proud of them!
...Senior, Christopher Eng participated in the Poetry Out Loud Regional Recitation Contest, at the Count Basie Theatre. Chris was able to score a spot in the top ten finalists. Although he didn't win region champion, he did an amazing job! Over 18 schools participated in this very competitive atmosphere.
...Marlboro HS's We the People team won the state championship! In the previous 29 years of this competition, East Brunswick has won 27 times and West Windsor Plainsboro has won twice. Those two schools are among the best in the nation. The Mustangs defeated both! In fact, our kids have finished first or second now 3 of the last 4 years. It was said about this team: "Your team did a fantastic job. More than that, it was clear they were a community. There was real love amongst them." Great Job, Mustangs! (& Mr. Uplinger)!
...the boys winter track team who finished third at the Monmouth County Championship on Friday night (1.13.17). The boys were led by Kwaku Amponsah who won the 55 meter high hurdles and came back to take second in the 55 meter dash. It was Kwaku's fourth county title in two years. Also CJ Maree won the 800 meter run and helped lead the 4x400 relay to a second place finish along with Eric Shaker, JP Edralin & Eddie McBurnie.
..."Hack of Distinction" Award winners at the inaugural HackFRee hosted on January 16-17, 2017 at Manalapan HS. The team of Terence Au, Nishaant Goswamy, Jake Karpman & Punyaha Mukherjee designed an app called "Gift Giver". The app was built to find the perfect gift for a special soemone. The app asks 6 questions about the receiver and then offers suggestions of the top one hundred items for a possible gift to give! Brett Bookbinder developed an app that helps visually impaired people tell the difference between denominations of paper money.
...The Marlboro HS Dance team took 2nd place at the Battle of the Northeast Competition (1.8.17)
...56 Marlboro HS students advanced to the FBLA State Finals! Congratulations!
...Mike Ellenberg for his individual winning submission to the New Jersey Natural Gas Conserve to Preserve contest. To view his winning entry, click HERE.
...to gymnast Melissa Astarita for winning medals on all 5 events at the NJSIAA Tournament on Saturday, 11.12.16, with highlights of 2nd place bars and 5th place All-Around. Congratulations also to Farrah Chernov for winning medals on 4 events with highlights of 4th place vault and 9th place All-Around. Great job, girls!
...Shout out to our Marching Mustangs! Watch the first few minutes of the video to hear Gregg Lerner compliment their talents!
...Melissa Astarita (11) for breaking the school record (that she set) for All-Around with a score of 38.85 in a meet on 10.25.16.
...Our very own, Dr. Richard T. Malik, science teacher, was honored on October 25th for his service as a Chief Petty Officer in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. At the ceremony, Dr. Malik was presented the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and the New Jersey Desert Strom Medal.
...The September 2016 Student of the Month: Morgan Elstad (11) & Educator of the Month: Ms. Tsakiris
...2016 Homecoming Queen, Nia Jones and 2016 Mr. MHS, Shlomo Naucum! Homecoming Prince, Sam Kamras and Miss Congeniality, Danielle Spano!
...at the Future Business Leaders of America National Convention in Atlanta – Avni Patel placed 4th in the nation in Accounting I & Alan Shenkerman placed 4th in the nation in Accounting II. Nice work!
...The Gold Medal winners at the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference over the summer in the Entrepreneurship event were seniors: Jennifer Han, Jennifer Franklin, & Neha Annigeri. Well Done!
...Congratulations to the boys and girls track and field team who recently competed at the Central Jersey Group IV State Championships. Nine team members advanced to the Group Championships beginning on 6/3/16: Kwaku Amponsah – 100; Julien Hill – 400 Hurdles; CJ Maree – 800; Danielle Spano – 100 & 200, 4x100; Giana Gomez – Long Jump; Antoinette Gyles – Shot Put; Labeeqa Khizir – 4x100; Lauren Newman – 4x100; Alicia Zhou – 4x100. Congrats and good luck!
...Nine (9) students from MHS’ Model Government team independently completed at the Central Jersey Model United Nations and Congress conference, hosted by Highland Park High School in May. Of the nine students competing, four (4) of the following students won individual honors: Seth Katz—Best Delegation (highest 1st place); Josh Levy—Outstanding Delegation (2nd place); Ledia Dobi—Outstanding Delegation (2nd Place); Devin Varela—Outstanding Delegation (2nd Place)
...In girl's lacrosse, junior, Jamie Gerringer entered the game with 97 goals in her career. On an eight meter shot she scored her 3rd goal of the game which gives her 100 in her career. For Jamie’s career she had 14 goals, 10 assists freshman yr, 48 goals, 10 assists sophomore yr, and 38 goals 4 assists this season for a total of 100 goals, 24 assists, 124 points. Jamie is the 3rd player in Marlboro school history to reach this milestone. In the same game, 1st home Christina James finished the game with 2 assists giving her 28 on the season. This is a new school record for assists on the season. 1st year varsity sophomore goalie Sam Meiskin finished yesterday’s game with a loss but on the season with 8 wins, 11 loses. The 8 wins is tie for most in a single season by a goalie. Sam also has made 163 saves this year for the Mustangs, which puts Sam in the top 30 in the state for saves by a goalie!!
...Congratulations to sophomore Gianna Gomez who The 2016 Spring Track & Field Shore Conference title in the long jump with a distance of 17 feet 11.25 inches. Gianna broke the longest standing school record, which stood for the last 29 years, of Lorelei Boggs who jumped 17 feet 9 inches.
...At the Basie Theatre, on May 18, students from around the county were recognized for excellence in theater arts. Congratulations are due to the students of the Marlboro High School Aida Orchestra on being presented with the award for Outstanding Student Orchestra in a Musical. Led by Mr. Dalton, the students of the award winning orchestra are: Jolie Wang, Serena Yau, Zach Grun, Shaun Lederman, Christian Cook, Brian Moon,Nicole Chen, Moriah Kam, Avani Muchhala, Elizabeth Pang, Peter Marchese, Eric Ginsberg, Aiden Moyer, Alex Rodenborn, Noah Schneider, Shivam Sheth, Raya Herrera, Michael Kao, Noah Lee, Jason Seto, Nicole King, Eric Schmalzried, Eric Chen, and Evan Choy. Congratulations to these fine musicians on the dedication, diligence, and sheer perseverance displayed. This is an accomplishment of which to be proud, and an award well deserved.
...The track & field team on their performances at the Monmouth County Relay Championships. Girls 4x100 County Champs: Alicia Zhou, Labeeqa Khizir, Lauren Newman & Danielle Spano. The same quartet placed 3rd in the 4x200. Girls LJ County Champs: Alicia Zhou and Gianna Gomez won by 1.5 inches and broke the school record. Girls Shot Put and 3x400IH finished 5th with Antoinette Gyles throwing an outdoor personal best in the Shot and teaming with Kaylee Maya. The 400 intermediate hurdle relay set the school record and the team was comprised of Briana Mullan, Anna Paziewska & Gabby Daum. The boys sprint medley team ran a season best and finished 2nd overall. The team was led by CJ Maree and Julien Hill. Joining them were Eddie McBurnie and Kwaku Amponsah.
...Macie Ditillo for getting her 100 hit in softball. She is only the second softball player at MRHS to achieve this milestone!
Marlboro High School’s Model Government team who participated in a four-day government simulation with high schools across New Jersey and beyond. Twenty-seven (27) students participated in Congressional and Senatorial committees, the Supreme Court, lobbying groups and current and historical cabinet “situation rooms.” For the third time in four years, Marlboro High School’s delegation was recognized as one of the top performers with the “Outstanding Delegation Award.” Fifteen of the twenty-seven students who participated over the weekend won individual honors: Best Delegate in an Advanced Committee (The highest individual honor): Amanda Vollaro (12) and Josh Levy (11)-----Outstanding Delegate in an Advanced Committee (2nd Place individual honor): Noah Genovese-Mester (12)-----Best Delegate in Committee (highest individual honor in a regular committee): Devin Varela (12) and Nadine Djailani (10)-----Outstanding Delegate in Committee (2nd place individual honor in a regular committee): Seth Katz—(11); Skylar Jaeger (10) and Chaiti Phanse(11)-----Most Improved: Aneketh Sarkar (11) and Ledia Dobi (11)-----Best Position Paper: Dean Dijour (12); Linda Sun (10); Yash Kamdar (10); Brian Moon (10); Preanka Pillai (9)
Thank you to all of the staff and students who participated in the many fundraisers that the MS for MS Club (Marlboro ‘Stangs for Multiple Sclerosis) held this year. With your help, we were able to donate $7,500 this year to the National MS Society, bringing our three year total to $18,500! This earned the Marlboro HS MS for MS Club a Top 4 position at the annual MS Walk in Belmar on April 17th. Thank you for your continued support!
Jessica Manzon (9) and Jacqueline Karlin (9) won first place in film for the NJ Protect Me with 3 competition. Hannah Lee (11) won 3rd place for the graphics portion of the competition. To view their entries, visit: http://protectmewith3.com/winners/
Four students received Honorable Mention in this year’s Moody’s Mega Math Challenge (under Mr. Nesi’s direction). They are Rhea Rijhsinghani, Alan Shenkerman, Andy Gao, Tyler Merzer.
Our Digital Media students, Ashley O'Conner (9) who won second place for her Landscape entry "Smokey River" at the PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA YOUTH SHOWCASE. Her work was also chosen as the Directors Choice for her "Railing in Blue" Architectural entry ( #10 and #41). Carly Cooper's (10) "Turning Wheel" entry was also chosen as a Judges Choice. (#40) Many of the students who submitted photo's will be sent to the National Photographic Society of America's National Competition. If you have a moment please check out the link to view all of the winning pieces: oceancountycameraclub.photoclubservices.com/default.asp
Brett Bookbinder (11), a three year student in the Technology Education department had his film Magic: The Community accepted to screen as part of the 12th season of the West Chester Film Festival!
Mr. Nesi and the Mega Math Challenge Team for being selected to advance to the second round of the Challenge! Only 174 of the 1,084 teams that submitted viable solution papers were selected to advance to the second round of judging. Good luck in the next round!
This year’s Caring Award recipient, sponsored by The Monmouth County Guidance Director Association, is senior, Emily Braisted. She was selected as a result of her exceptional caring/compassion to a cause, group or program during her high school career. Her various contributions that led to the nomination and selection can be viewed HERE. All award winners will be honored at a ceremony at Brookdale Community College on March 17th. To view all of the Monmouth County recipients and their video links, visit HERE.
Senior, Tyler Merzer was recently highlighted in the News Transcript for all his efforts in the creation and movement behind the club "My Hometown". For the news article, click HERE.
On February 22nd 42 students attended the DECA States competition at Cherry Hill. Each individual had to prepare a presentation in ten minutes and present it to a judge. Out of the 42 students 18 made it to be finalists. As finalists they had to prepare yet another 10 minute presentation for a new judge. The finalists were as follows: Bjaargava Arnala, Antara Nag-Chaudhuri, Soorya Das, Ralph DePalma, Nirvi Desai, Danielle DeVito, Alana Flores, Rachel Huang, Chaitanya Kadimisetty, Zachary Labkovski, Christy Lee, Rohan Parihk, Rhea Rijhsinghani, Alan Shenkermen, Lee Stern, Heather Torkel, Gavin Weimer and Evan Deng. Congratulations to the following as they qualified for Nationals which are being held this year in Nashville, Tennessee! Antara Nag-Chaudhuri, Alana Flores, Zachary Labkovski and Alan Shenkermen.
All students worked hard and tried their best at this competition. I am very proud of each and everyone of them.
The members of the boys swim team for winning the A-north division title. The boys also placed 3rd overall this weekend at The Shore Conference Championships. Jimmy Rush placed 1st overall in the 100yd freestyle. Also, Senior James Rush finished first in the 50-yard freestyle race at the Monmouth County Swimming Championships. In 21.98 seconds, James became the fastest swimmer in Monmouth County! Congratulations James!
Congratulations to junior, Antoinette Gyles for her winning essay recently celebrated at the 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast hosted by the YMCA. Her essay focused on how she demonstrates social responsibility to improve the welfare of others and serve her community.
Kwaku Amponsah (junior) who won the 55 meter High Hurdle Championship at The Shore Conference Championships. Kwaku ran a career best time of 7.77 seconds. Also scoring points were Alicia Zhou in the pole vault, and Matt Linder in the High Jump.
The 2015-2016 Educator of the Year, Mrs. Angela Rivera (English Department) and the Educational Services Professional of the Year, Mr. Mark Bramble (Athletic Trainer). Proud that you are Mustangs! Thank you for all you do!
In Winter Track & Field, congratulations to junior Kwaku Amponsah who won the Monmouth County Championship in the 55 meter hurdles. Kwaku was also 5th in the 55 meter dash. Christy Handel (High Jump), Antoinette Gyles (Shot) CJ Maree (800) all medaled as well.
Congratulations to junior, Brett Bookbinder who recently won the Protect Me With 3+ Video contest! This video contest was designed to raise awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations. His video can be viewed HERE.
The Winter Track & Field Team competed at The Spiked Shoe Holiday Festival meet in December. Junior, Matt Linder won the high jump and set a school record with a jump of 6' 6". Junior, Kwaku Amponsah was 2nd in the 55m high hurdles and the 55m dash. Junior, Danielle Spano finished 3rd in the 200m dash.
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Marlboro HS Support Staff Member of the Year, Ms. Rose Cretella. Thank you for your dedication, committment, & care for the students of MHS!
Great job, Mustangs!