Senior Thomas Madeo dressed as an elf for the BHS Leo Club Respite Party. The party was held December 5th for the Warren County Advancing Opportunities Center. The Leo Club provided families enrolled with in the program with crafts, games, and holiday cheer!
The BHS Leo Club raked leaves for eight Belvidere residents on November 23rd.
Senior Andrew Kobee enjoying the beautiful day!
Based on the new grading scale, the criteria for the honor roll is as follows: High Honor Roll - Average of all grades must be a 93 or above, with no grade less than an 80 (B). Honor Roll - Average of all grades must be an 83 or above, with no grade less than a 70 (C). HIGH HONOR ROLL 12th Grade Jordan Allen, Gerrit Bailey, Madison Beaumont, Megyn Berezny, Elizabeth Dalrymple, Nicholas DeBenedetto, Alexis Deisenroth, Matthew Duckworth, Justin Garrison, Benjamin Healy, Peter Jansen, Jordyn Kane, Julie Ann Karabinus, Hannah Koch, Hunter Leef, Emily Longyhore, Hannah Mackey, Jordan McCrea, Diandra Molion, Paige Nunn, Arianna Parks, Virginia Peterson, Amanda Roberts, Ryan Salerno, Noel Sanford, Mackenzie Schanzlin, Jessica Smith, Allison Stahl, Ashley Wiedemann, Richard Woolf, Megan Wright, Zachary Zocchi 11th Grade Adrienne Amey, Brandin Baker, Christopher Campana, Sarah Casterline, James Devine, Rachel Dultz, Christopher Eisenberger, Megan Free, Michaela Giaquinto, Sarah Gross, Louise Harris, Blair Hoffmaster, Grace Jensen, Traci Kieffer, Alexa Korinis, Katelyn McLain, Danielle Mikaliunas, Adie Mitchell, Daniel Penna, Bartolomeo Pepe, Megan Rafalko, Ashley Ramirez-Urena, Rachel Rothrock, Jessica Scherzinger, Samantha Steinman, Kara Tipton, Nicholas Verkuilen 10th Grade Gabriella Ayers, James Bronico, Gabriella Caputo, Jillian Fedarick, Benen Fritz, James Geier, Julia Gross, Nicole Gubitosi, Theodore Haupin, Payton Jean, Braden Keenan, Collin Leahey, Robert Marsh, Rebecca Muscat, Jessica Rafalko, Lilly Rapps, Taylor Rasely, Nicole Rosano, Michael Seijas, Charles Stanski, Hailey Steinman, Anna Summitt, Niya Tartaglia, Patricia Woodworth 9th Grade Brennan Anderson, Emma Beaney, Shelbie Beyer, Cole Bienes, Ryan Bonamo, Matthew Bronico, Madeline Call, Christopher Cals, Morgan Carroll, Jordan Cory, Brett Dalrymple, Laura Deutsch, Samantha Dultz, Ryan Hall, Megan Hausamann, Joylin Lin, Samantha Livoti, Daniel Mannetta, Christopher McLain, Quinn Melofchik, Vasilios Nikolopoulos, Desli Norcross, Tiffany Paff, Isabella Pedraza, Cameryn Popiak, Ethan Redden, Jacqueline Richardson, Elijah Roberts, Darren Rush, Angelina Santini, Olivia Swanson, Jason Thompson, Michael Tingolie, Lauren Tordik, Francis Vandeveegaet, Alexa Verkuilen, Wyatt Zara
HONOR ROLL 12th Grade Sara Abramo, Nathan Baylor, Matthew Burgenson, Nicholas Cals, Kyle Dech, Lucy Delorenzo, Lina DiCairano, Bradley Duckworth, Emily Ent, Matthew Fritz, Jacob Gallagher-Murphy, Brandon Geier, Keegan Gross, Destinee Hartrum, Tyler Hartzell, Marlee Hornbaker, Lauren Hulser, Nicole Keegan, Andrew Kobee, Allison Korslund, Amy Kwiatek, Benjamin Laubach, Matthew Linaberry, Garrett Loyle, Robert Lyons, Kevin Mamrak, James McKenna, Erika Murawski, Sydney Niedermeyer, Joshua Pershpalaj, Micaela Piell, Joelly Ramirez Urena, Alexa Rogers, Kimberly Rosano, Christian Scaffidi, Jenna Schaffer, Ashley Sebold, Mackenzie Sera, Hunter Smith, Kurt Soergel, Kathryn Spadaccini, Scott Thompson, Rachael VanDoren, Brianne Wheatley, David Woodworth, Louis Yao 11th Grade Theresa Ackerman, James Adamczyk, Shealee Auletta, Logan Barrella, Arianna Bell, Kaitlynn Bohr, Erin Bronico, Craig Cronce, Zachary DeLuca, Sophia Demeter, Nathaniel DePinto, Jeremy Diehl, Jonathan Dow, Christopher Dragone, Hebatvallah Elnagar, Jordan Fedarick, James Foster-Morse, Christine Fox, James Galicki, Emma Goldschmitt, Megan Granitzski, Lauren Harrison, Kyle Hartzog, Lars Haugaard, Jennifer Hothouse, Cooper Kornegay, Addison LaBar, Victoria Loyle, Adam Mackey, Nicole Matlock, Raven Meehan, Nicole Montilone, Brittany Moore, Liam Mullen, Angela Murphy, Alexander Nelson, Shannon O’Hara, Corey Peschel, Holly Pongratz, Caitlin Redden, Michael Rodgriguez, Abigail Rogers, Enrique Roman, Benjamin Rose, Veronica Rose, Samuel Rush, Joseph Sena, Katie Sheldon, Jesse Smith, Melissa Strom, Anthony Tartaglia, Jazmere Thomas, Jacob Thornton, Ross Tordik, Terrell Tutka, Sean Vandervelden, Joseph Verile, Dylan Vold, Kyle Winters, Claire Zara 10th Grade Madison Barofski, Taylor Beaumont, Megan Bentley, Samantha Bittenbender, Jesse Bodine, Zoe Boyd, Taylor Burnhauser, Molly Burton, Jonathan Carlile, Michael Connors, Joshua Cooke, Joshua DePinto, Sara Desjadon, Michael Domingues, Ashley Dove, Ashley Duckworth, Taylor Eccles, Logan Farley, Casey Flynn, Sawyer Fox, Julia Gadwell, Matthew Gallagher, Tyler Gilmartin, Christopher Guydish, Kyle Hamblin, Tucker Harrison, Julie Jones, Brady Kardos, David Kinney, Ryan Kokawski, Anna Koulikova, Dashawn Lawson, Ryan Lensi, Harley Levine, Joseph Malson, Olivia Marchello, Danielle Martinez, Sarah Martowicz, Marietta McCray, Autumn McLaughlin, Alex McMurray, Parker Murzyn, John Novack, Hannah Orsini, Gabrielle Pedraza, Jason Pene, Thomas Perrotti, Austin Pisani, Kieran Quick, Daniel Resch, Shannon Richardson, Molly Riley, Hope Roedel, Kirstyn Roloson, Nicholas Rosania, Joseph Rothbart, Skylar Roye, Jeremy Sarson, Vivian Sarwinski, Mason Scott, Matthew Scott, Darren Siegmeister, Jacob Solt, Anthony Soriano, Kourtnay Southwell, Nicholas Spadaccini, Kevin Stahl, Kameron Steckel, Kevin Timberman, Kyle Timberman, Hailey Tipton, Eduard Turner, Brad Unangst, Dylan Whelan, Brandon Wood 9th Grade Christopher Allen, Ryan Baxter, Hailey Biasco, Anthony Bocchino, Abby Bronico, Lydia Bucey, Jillian Burkard, Gauge Caiazzo, Joseph Casterline, Melanie Clark, Stefanni Colao, Alexis Connors, Allison Deisenroth, Heather Delorenzo, Matthew Dunaj, Hannah Enslin, Logan Fazio, Jared Galicki, Christpher Grafer, Miranda Hannon, Julieanna Hothouse, Bailey Kasza, Mallory Keenan, Dominick Lepore, Anya Logan, Christopher Magrini, Karly March, Connor McCrea, Bailey Mitchell, Sean Molion, Lindsey Montilone, Devin Mullen, Samuel Myerchin, Francesca Palmasano, Seth Piell, Toni Popiak, Teo Prospero, Vanessa Rodrigues, Angelina Rodriguez, Derek Sager, Nicholas Santini, Carmen Sarwinski, Alexander-Joseph Scherzinger, Robert Schnezler, Casey Sena, Ashley Sendgikoski, Tyler Smith, Garrett Snook, Joshua Snook, Gina Spagnuolo, Kira Tomkins, Ezrah Torres, Timothy Toth, Maria Turker, Louis Turner, Christian Vanscoten, John Wyckoff, Luke Youngman
This year the Belvidere FFA Chapter continued its participation in a community service event called Trees for Troops. Trees for Troops is a nationwide event, held during the holiday season, that provides real Christmas trees for service members and their families in New Jersey and throughout the world. Our local and surrounding communities were asked to donate money in order to help cover the cost of the trees that will be donated. Wyckoff’s Tree Farm participates in Trees for Troops and BHS’s FFA raised over three thousand dollars and donated one hundred fifteen trees this year. The following video courtesy of WMBC-TV is the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture opening the Cut Your Own Tree season at Wyckoff’s Tree Farm and interview with the FFA President, Matthew Duckworth.
Twenty-three Piano Studio students along with Mrs. Koch and Mr. Riday ventured to the United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere on Monday, November 23rd. Mr. Riday demonstrated how to play the church’s pipe organ, and each student had an opportunity to play a musical piece they have been practicing from the opening section of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Afterwards, the students had a lunch break of pizza before returning to school.
Belvidere High School’s Drama Club presented their fall play, “Murder in the House of Horrors” on Friday, Nov. 20th and Saturday, Nov. 21st in the BHS auditorium. The cast and crew of thirty students, along with Director Stephanie Golda, kept the audience captivated with a whodunit murder mystery written by Billy St. John.
The play begins with immediate action, plunging the audience into the Hamilton Museum's lecture on “Monsters, Murderers, and Madmen.” After a slightly befuddled start, Professor Dick Carlton, a renowned Egyptologist, tells of his discovery of the Pharaoh Menkaura's tomb. Suddenly, while watching a slide of the ruler's sarcophagus, the projector turns off, plunging the auditorium into darkness. When the lights are turned on, the professor is dead and the priceless jewel he was holding has vanished. The audience is now drawn into the mystery, both as witnesses and potential murderers. When Lt. Dan Morrow arrives, he narrows the suspects to seven. Was it the jealous wife? An angry benefactor? The exotic Egyptian who cursed the expedition? Congratulations to our drama club and Miss Golda for a play that “packed the house” and captivated all who attended.
Here is YouTube Trailer created by the Drama Club:
Belvidere High School’s NHS hosted its annual fall blood drive on Tuesday, November 17th. Thanks to students and staff, thirty-two units were donated. Special thanks to custodial staff for setting up the gym, and our Physical Education teachers for their cooperation.
The powder puff game was held Thursday, November 12th on the football field. Over one-hundred juniors and seniors were involved as players, coaches, cheerleaders, or announcers. The sophomore class sold baked goods. One of the highlights of the evening was the awesome performance by the senior male “cheerleaders” at half-time. Congratulations to the junior class on their win!
Seniors, Juniors and Coaches
Male Senior Cheerleaders
On November 11th, 2015, the Belvidere High School National Honor Society was pleased to welcome: Members of the Class of 2016 Inductees Lina DiCairano Benjamin Laubach Jordan McCrea Zachary Zocchi Members of the class of 2017 Inductees Adrienne Amey Rachel Dultz Louise Harris Traci Kieffer Danielle Mikaliunas Daniel Penna Megan Rafalko Katie Sheldon Hannah Spronz Samantha Steinman Melissa Strom Kara Tipton The NHS was addressed by Mrs. Angela Merrick of the BHS Science Department, who spoke to the students about the importance of the NHS cornerstones of Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service as they relate to their lives not only in high school, but as they move forward toward their post-high school endeavors.
NHS 2015 Inductees
2015 NHS Members
The Belvidere High School Marching Band participated in the annual Belvidere Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on November 11th. Gabby Pedraza, along with the BHS band, performed the National Anthem at the ceremony, and the BHS band led the parade.