Friday, June 22, 2012
Board president speaks about government's impact on public education at Montville graduation ceremony.
Though high school will officially be a memory for the Montville Township High School Class of 2012, speakers at Thursday night's commencement ceremony encouraged graduates to be inspired by what they learned throughout their years of education in Montville and strive for more than just good test scores in college. Valedictorian Farrah Liu spoke about an empty trophy case in the high school lobby that is only empty because the trophies are currently being cleaned. She asked her fellow classmates to seek passions in life so that even if they do not have something physical to show for their accomplishments, they know they have done a great deal. "I hope that our dream is and will always be real," Liu said. She also reminded her classmates …
Warm summer weather did not stop smiles and cheers during commencement ceremony Thursday.
Half a ton of ice and hundreds of water bottles were donated by community organizations and people for Thursday night's Montville Township High School Class of 2012 commencement ceremony. But the sweltering temperature had no bearing on a night of reflection of student accomplishments, excitement for the future and pride over time well-spent in the Montville Township Public Schools district. Three hundred and fifty one students graduated from the high school Thursday, according to Board of Education President Dr. Karen Cortellino's speech, with those students completing a total of more than 16,000 hours in a classroom, high school Principal Doug Sanford said. Check out where the seniors will be headed in the fall and photos of the …
Monday, June 18, 2012
As the school year winds down to a close, help Patch celebrate Montville's graduating seniors.
It won't be long until the Montville Township High School Class of 2012 takes the bleachers, students draped in gowns and covered by caps, awaiting the moment they can move their tassels and call themselves "graduates." To share in the excitement of the students, and their parents, Montville Patch will be bringing together a collection of articles that relate to this year's senior class. We already have a few articles up to get our Montville Township Class of 2012 topic page started, but make sure to bookmark it and check back for photos, videos and stories post-graduation. Check out the Montville Township Class of 2012 topic page here. As the students graduate Thursday night, Montville Patch will be there snapping photos and capturing the…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Liu fulfills a lifelong dream by learning from those around her.
When Farrah Liu was a third grade student at Montville Township’s Hilldale Elementary School, her teacher, Tammy Minsky, predicted Liu would be the valedictorian of her high school graduating class. Minsky’s words inspired Liu. This Thursday, Liu will make her second valedictorian speech to the Montville Township High School (MTHS) Class of 2012. Liu’s first speech was presented four years ago at her eighth grade Lazar Middle School graduation, where she was also the valedictorian. “I was really happy,” the 18-year-old Pine Brook resident said about learning that her third grade dream had been achieved. “In the end, ranking is not that big of a deal. But, I am really honored that I can give a speech and say something to my class.” Liu’s …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Students celebration four years of work, fun and friendship.
Montville Township High School held its senior prom Friday night at The Skylands at Randolph. Students in elegant gowns and tuxedos exited limos and cars to enter the venue for an evening of food, music, dancing, photos, crowning of the king and queen and celebration. School administrators, staff, class advisors and Montville police were there to chaperone, share memories with students, and enjoy this last celebration together before graduation on June 21. Rain came down as the night came to an end. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.