The Chatham High School girls golf team made a strong finish at the tournament in only their third year.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Students from Chatham High showed their artwork at the Morris County Teen Arts Festival
Students from Chatham High School's art department drew high honors for their work at the Morris County Teen Arts Festival, held at the County College of Morris on May 14. Sculptures, paintings, drawing and ceramics by Chatham High students were on display at the festival, 20 pieces in all. Chatham was one of 18 schools to participate in the festival. Judges awarded 10 "Best in Show" Gold Awards, two to Chatham High and both those to one student, Megan Gesell. Gesell is the first student in the history of the festival to win two ribbons, and those in two different art media. Gesell won Gold Awards for a ceramic sculpture and a painting, "showing her versatility as an artist," Jennifer Zimmerman of Chatham High said. Her painting of a …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
William Tomalonis will be part of Union's class of 2017.
SCHENECTADY, NY -- William Tomalonis of Chatham, NJ, has been admitted to Union College's Class of 2017. Tomalonis is soon to be a graduate of Chatham High School. Union College, founded in 1795 as the first college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers programs in the liberal arts and engineering to 2,100 undergraduates of high academic promise and strong personal motivation. Union, with its long history of blending disciplines, is a leader in educating students to be engaged, innovative and ethical contributors to an increasingly diverse, global and technologically complex society.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Team from applied physics and engineering club simulated its project during BOE meeting.
A team of students from Chatham High School’s applied physics and engineering club won second place, as well as $4,000 each, in the Panasonic Robotic Competition in April and simulated the project during Monday’s board of education meeting. Advised by physics teacher David Bandel, the trio of senior Drew Lilley and juniors Austin Barkhorn and Christopher Hartigan designed the project themselves using a pre-approved list of household items that included tongue depressors, popsicle sticks, toothpicks and paper clips. Teams were not allowed to use plywood or sheets of metal. “It was a bunch of things you’d have to be really creative with to do anything,” Lilley said. Bandel explained that only materials provided by the competition for the …
Friday, May 17, 2013
School took second place in Panasonic tournament.
Chatham High School's robotics team recently took second place in the Panasonic Robotic Competition at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Students Drew Lilley, Austin Barkhorn and Chris Hartigan each won $4,000 for their top-three performance on April 24. The three students kept a detailed logbook, totaling over 150 pages, documenting each step of the projects. The logbook and a written report were both submitted as part of the competition. Lilley, Barkhom and Hartigan also gave an oral presentation in front of a panel of Panasonic engineers. One of the presidents of Panasonic Corp. also attended the presentation, and all had commendations and praise for the team. Chatham High School was one of only 28 schools from around the state to…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Newsweek and Daily Beast released their list of best high schools in the country Monday.
Chatham High School was named the best public high school in Morris County in Newsweek and Daily Beast’s annual ‘America’s Best High Schools’ list, released Monday. The list ranked what it called the 2,000 best high schools across the country. Chatham High School was ranked No. 173. Millburn High School, West Windsor- Plainsboro High School South, Livingston High School and New Providence High School were the only traditional public high schools in New Jersey ranked higher on the list. According to an explanation in Newsweek, schools across the nation were ranked based on six criteria – graduation rate, college acceptance rate, advanced exams (AP, IB and AICE tests) taken per student, average SAT or ACT score, average advanced placement …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Natalie Smith was presented with the award on April 24.
Natalie Smith, a senior at Chatham High School, was recently awarded with the prestigious Mary Gill Art Scholarship. Smith received her award at a reception at the Morris Museum. According to Eric Hrera, art teacher at Chatham High, said Smith was chosen "out of a large field of applicants throughout Morris County." Smith showed several items of her portfolio at the museum. She was awarded $1,000 by the Mary Gill Foundation. More of her work can be viewed on the School District of the Chathams website.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dan Marino hopes sailing will soon become the newest parent-funded sport at Chatham High.
When Dan Marino asked for consideration for a sailing team at Chatham High School at a recent Board of Education meeting, he was a little unsure of what the next steps would be. These days his vision for the future is more clear. "We're going to meet with the head of the Boating Club, and we're waiting to hear back from the athletic director," Marino said. "We're trying to get the word out, trying to let people know this is possible and see if people have an interest in sailing." Marino did not grow up sailing, nor did his wife. But when their two daughters were old enough they started taking them to Barnegat Bay in the summers and the Lavallette Yacht Club. The girls have been sailing since they were young children. Now, all three say, …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Anyone ages 13 years or over can sign up for the two-day course.
Ever dream of having your own boat, or at the very least being able to drive one? Chatham High School's Boating Club is sponsoring a two-day Boating Safety Course from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on May 16 and 17 at the high school art room. Successful completion of the course gives participants a Boating Safety Certificate, which allows the holder to pilot boats up to 60 feet. Iain Langborgh, the president of the Boating Club, said the certificate "is basically a boating license." The instructor, Robert Alport of the New Jersey Boating Safety School, will teach the basics of boating. According to Landborgh, "They teach you navigation, basic boating terms, skills, safety, precautions, and New Jersey and national laws." The two-day course will end with …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Toni Chan's artwork, entitled "The Companion," took second honors at the Morris Museum.
Four students from Chatham High School competed in the 2013 Rodney Frelinghuysen Congressional Art Show at the Morris Museum on April 8. Art teacher Eric Hreha said the students, all from Chatham High's Advanced Placement Art class, brought their best work to compete in the art show against other students from all over Congressman Frelinguysen's 27th District. Toni Chan, pictures above second from left, was awareded second place honors by the show's panel of judges for her piece, "The Companion."