Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Demonstration was conducted by engineers from Linde's North American headquarters in Murray Hill.
Tuesday, April 23
Westfield High School recently hosted a demonstration of cutting-edge cryogenics -- the science and study of extremely low temperatures -- conducted by engineers from Linde’s North American headquarters in Murray Hill. The presentation, which also included a question-and-answer session, was part of Linde's ongoing community outreach campaign. The Linde program focuses on supporting science education in local areas where the company maintains offices or other facilities. "The engineers who presented to our classes on our first STEM Day were young and enthusiastic and connected with our students,” says David N. Stoneback, the supervisor of the science department at Westfield High School. “The various demos for LN2 engaged student interest…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The recent $1300 contribution was raised through a concert held at Westfield High School.
The following information was received from the Westfield School District: Eric Herber, a Westfield High School (WHS) sophomore and WHS Community Service Club Vice President, delivered the latest in hurricane relief checks to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Bay Head. The Church continues to feed breakfast and dinner to residents in the Jersey Shore area who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The recent $1300 contribution was raised through a concert held at Westfield High School. Eric is pictured with Shirley Gilinksy, who coordinates the hurricane relief meals at the church, and other volunteers in the area.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The following was provided by the Westfield school district.
Tuesday, April 16
Four Westfield High School seniors have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. They are: (l-r) Jeffrey Marino, Andres Chang, Eric Oberman, and Eric Mikalauskas. The seniors were presented certificates of achievement by Board of Education Vice President Rosanne Kurstedt (center) at the public meeting on April 9. Dr. Kurstedt noted that their extraordinary accomplishment is a tribute to Westfield High School, which is rooted in a tradition of academic excellence. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the nationwide pool of finalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Dr. Kurstedt told the students that they have proven themselves on a national level, and that the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Westfield High School girls and boys track teams compete in the first official dual meet of the spring season.
The meet was held Tuesday afternoon at Plainfield High School.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Reunion begins Friday, Sept. 20.
Westfield High School class of 1943 graduates will have a chance to reconnect this September when the class celebrates its 70th reunion, according to The Westfield Leader. The reunion weekend kicks of Friday, Sept. 20 with an evening gathering at the Best Western Hotel in Westfield. Saturday afternoon, classmates are invited to attend a home football game followed by cocktails and dinner. For additional information, contact Bruce Malcolm, 131 Harbor Lights Drive, Salem, S.C. 29676, 864-944-2583, or at Thunderboltbruce@aol.com .
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Girls and boys swim teams and boys cross country team recognized for their achievements
The Westfield Board of Education honored 166 student athletes who earned state recognition for their achievements Thursday evening. BOE President Rich Mattessich began the presentation by congratulating Westfield High School senior Lexi Borr, whose career record is "an astonishing 85 wins and 3 losses," Mattessich said. In 2009, Borr was semi-finalist in the state singles tennis tournament. In 2010, she was a finalist and led the WHS girls tennis team to the school's first ever Tournament of Champions title. Then in 2012, she held an unbeaten record and won the Tennis Singles State Tournament. Borr was named to the Star Ledger 1st Team All American and selected to the All American High School Tennis Team. Mattessich added that the district…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Performances start tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The Westfield High School Theater Department, already a regional powerhouse for local musical theater performances and competitions, has expanded their repertoire once again with another funny, quirky, unpredictable new show. WHS cast and crew have taken a new direction and this Patch reviewer urges everyone to catch Bat Boy: The Musical, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The show was first presented off Broadway in 1997 and has become an underground hit for its story and great music. Daniel Devlin, who directs the WHS theater program said any theater buff will be able to “enjoy a musical like Bat Boy that combines, many great song themes. Our sophisticated audience will recognize other shows as one of Bat Boy’s many roots from …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
'Bat Boy: The Musical!' opens Thursday, March 14
The Westfield High School drama department will present "Bat Boy - The Musical!" on March 14th, 15th and 16th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door for $12. Approximately 50 students were cast in the show, many of them graduating seniors. Pictured from left to right, bottom row: Caity Meixner, Molly Prybylski, Maggie Tanji, Celia Childs, Marissa Garrity, Allie Hecht; middle row: Megan Ariola, Liz Griesmer, Nicole Zimmerman, Taylor Jackson, Mickey Tropeano, Megan Mulrooney, Matt Linn; top row: Rob Romano, Dan Connolly, Izzy Smelkinson, Jack Mustard, Will Cary, Chris Ick, Jeremias Oliviers.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Paralyzed former football player from Avenel shares message of hope and perserverance.
Football player Eric LeGrand may have been knocked down but he is by no means out. The defensive tackle, who suffered paralyzing injuries after colliding with an opponent in October of 2010 while playing for Rutgers, believes he is destined for greater things than simply playing football. Though confined to a wheelchair, LeGrand's inspirational spirit soared over the crowd of Westfield High School students Friday morning as he shared his message of hope, faith and determination in the face of adversity. The motivational speaker took students back to the fall day that has forever changed his life. The score was tied 17-17 in the fourth quarter, LeGrand explained, when he tackled Army’s kickoff returner, Malcolm Brown, and sustained a spinal…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Students help local families in need.
Furniture Assist, a local organization that donates gently-used furniture to families in the area who cannot afford it, recently branched out to Westfield High School through Andrew Stern, a junior, and Will Stern, a freshman. According to Andrew, the brothers got involved in the organization over a year ago when their neighbor, Chris Wronski, a board member of Furniture Assist, approached them and explained that they had a lot of donations but not a sufficient number of volunteers. Since then they have been volunteering about once a month. Said Andrew: “Talking to social workers and nuns about the families they are trying to help really showed me how many people, especially kids, are living in poverty. I think it’s important to get …