Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Almost all members of the class of 2011 went to college.
Julie Patterson, the director of School Counseling at Chatham High School, gave her presentation on the class of 2011 to the Board of Education Monday. Of the 245 most recent graduates from the high school, Patterson said, 98 percent went into two- or four-year colleges. The remainder, a total of five students, went into technical schools or straight into employment. Of the 98 percent who went to colleges and universities, 92 percent chose to attend four-year institutions. Of the classes of 2010 and 2011, 68 percent stayed in the eastern U.S. for college but only 10 percent stayed in New Jersey. "We were thinking that number might increase somewhat. There are lots of perks for students to stay in our state, especially our top students, but…
Monday, August 15, 2011
As the class of 2011 heads to college, take a look at the scholarship winners.
Some of the members of the class of 2011 have already left to begin their college careers, and many others will soon follow. As the (former) seniors revert to freshmen, here is a list of the scholarships awarded at Chatham High School's graduation ceremony. Chatham Patch wishes the best of luck to the graduates of 2011. All descriptions of scholarships provided by Chatham High School.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Valedictorian Katie Hurt: '20 years from now, we'll all look back on our Chatham days and smile.'
Throughout the 23rd Commencement Exercises at Chatham High School on Friday night was an eye on the past, back to when the first class of Chatham seniors graduated in 1911. "There were six students in 1911, three boys and three girls," Principal Darren Groh said in his speech. "Today, the class has grown to 246 seniors, 123 boys and 123 girls." Groh also noted that the salutatorian from 1911 and Sabhyta Sabharwal, the salutatorian in 2011, both chose to attend Middlebury College. For video from Chatham's graduation ceremony, click here. Superintendent Jim O'Neill, in his last Chatham graduation before he retires on June 30, also had one eye on the past in his speech, joking that he wished the superintendent from 1911 had started the …
A nighttime boat trip around Manhattan concludes the commencement traditions at Chatham High.
After the commencement ceremonies ceased Friday, graduates returned to Chatham High School for Project Graduation. Volunteer parents organized the sign-in and bus assignments for the students, and gave away gift cards, head phones and flat-screen TVs in a raffle drawing. At 11:30 p.m., the students loaded their buses for a trip to New York City, where they were to board a boat for a nighttime cruise around the city.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Of 218 graduates among the class of 2011 who have made their decisions, 52 will attend colleges in Pennsylvania.
Chatham Patch has made a map detailing where Chatham High School students are going to college next year. It's color-coded and broken up by how many students are attending each school. Chatham High will graduate 246 students this year, and of those 246, 218 have shared their decision about where they will attend college. Check out the map here, and to find the graduates by name, check out our list of where each graduate will attend.
A list of the college destinations for the members of the class of 2011.
Chatham Patch has made an interactive map showing where the graduates of the class of 2011 from Chatham High School will be going to college. Chatham High will graduate 246 students this year, and of those 246, 218 have shared their decision about where they will attend college. Of those 218, five students will attend the County College of Morris, and five will attend the College of New Jersey. Four students will attend Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and one student each will attend Drew University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Valedictorian Katie Hurt will attend Amherst College in Massachusetts, and salutatorian Sabhyta Sabharwal will attend Middlebury College in Vermont. Bates College, Colby College, Connecticut College, …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The youngest of three, Sabharwal will attend Middlebury College in the fall.
It might have been easy for Sabhyta Sabharwal, as the youngest of three children, to stay in the shadows of her older siblings. Her brother Samir and sister Simran graduated from Chatham High School in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and she says teachers still stop her in the hallways to ask after them. Sabhtya, though, has accomplished one thing which her siblings have not. In May, Principal Darren Groh told her that she was the salutatorian for the class of 2011. "When I got called down [to the office], I was actually in math," she said, "and thought it was a parking issue." Because of the parking shortage at Chatham High, Sabhyta said, students often parked in the wrong spot or anywhere they can find a space. The administration monitors …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Hurt, the valedictorian for the Chatham High class of 2011, will attend Amherst College in the fall.
Kathleen "Katie" Hurt is guarding her valedictorian speech very closely. "I want it to be special," she said. "I want it to be a surprise." Though she did show part of her draft to at least one friend – the class salutatorian, Sabhyta Sabharwal – Katie said she does not want elements of the speech to get out before the graduation ceremony Friday. Hurt said she was surprised when Chatham High School Principal Darren Groh told her that she was the valedictorian for the class of 2011. The school does not release class rankings, so "it's not like everyone's fighting to be at that No. 1 spot," Hurt said. "People talk about their GPAs, but no one really knew, so it was a nice surprise." Making a Decision Hurt fits most people's idea of a …
Monday, June 13, 2011
The students finished their high school educations.
Six Chatham students graduated from The Pingry School Sunday in the school's 150th commencement ceremony. Chatham residents Keri A. Forness, James Brendan Goldberg, Lucas Andrew Johnston, Ethan Surmay Kenny, Michael T. Lucciola and Pranav Maganti completed their high school eudcations at The Pingry School on Sunday. Pingry's Class of 2011 included 132 graduates from from the area and took place at the Hauser auditorium on the private school's campus in the Martinsville section of Bernards Township. The Pingry School is this year celebrating its 150th anniversary celebration. Founded by Dr. John Pingry in 1861 as a small boys school in Elizabeth, the institution grew into a co-educational independent K-12 country day school with more than …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Limos and lace and full length gowns invade the Short Hills Hilton
It was a beautiful warm evening at the Short Hills Hilton when cars, buses and limousines arrived with young men and women filled with the anticipation for their senior prom. They were dressed "to the nines" in all the colors of the rainbow, adorned with corsages and wearing smiles from ear to ear. A beautiful night to remember with friends, classmates and teammates, one they will remember forever.