Wednesday, September 12, 2012
More than 93 perent of Watchung Hills Regional's recent graduates continue education.
Watchung Hills Regional's Class of 2012 was a smaller class, with 474 graduates, but the students held the same lofty goals as their predecessors: the students submitted 2,555 college applications to 356 different schools across the country and overseas. And while prestigious Ivy League schools continue to draw top students' interest—100 applications to eight Ivy League schools with 14 students accepted—many are finding two-year schools a way to start college careers. WHRHS Director of Guidance Catherine Angelastro told members of the school's board of education at the Sept. 6 board meeting the number of students attending two-year schools such as Raritan Valley Community College continued a three-year increase to 17.9 percent of the …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Watchung Hills' Class of 2012's Salutatorian shares insights.
Watchung Hills' Wesley Yiin's salutatorian speech at the June 21 Watchung Hills Regional graduation was captured by his father, Henry. Enjoy his thoughts on motivation.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Wesley Yiin named salutatorian.
Michael Ma and Wesley Yiin, both of Warren Township, have earned the honor of delivering the valedictory and salutatory speeches, respectively, at the 55th commencement of Watchung Hills Regional High School, to be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school’s football field, Tozier Stadium. Ma achieved the highest academic standing in the graduating class of an anticipated 474 students, with Yiin a very close second in rank. The two top-ranking seniors mirror each other in many ways. Both students have exceptional academic records and have been named continuously to the High Honor Roll. Both are National Merit Semifinalists as well as Advanced Placement Scholars with Distinction. Both were named to the National Honor Society. Both have been deeply…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
One thing is certain—Grads and their parents won't have to suffer a stuffy gym.
Planning Watchung Hills Regional's graduation is always a challenge—there's 500 (plus or minus) students to prepare and coordinate, their families, speakers...and the weather. Generally, everyone involved is cooperative—the weather, not so much. Last year's graduation exercises were moved into the school's north gym, where parents and families members crammed into the stands, as the graduates sat in chairs filling the entire gym floor. A late afternoon storm forced the move, and drove humidity over 90 percent with temperatures in the upper 80s. It was not comfortable for anyone, to say the least. At Monday's WHRHS Board of Education meeting, officials reviewed plans for this year's graduation, set for 6 p.m. June 21, and how those …