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Honors and Awards
2016-1017
12.01.16
Eleven RHS band students have been selected to perform in the 2017 All Bergen County Band.  More than 300 students auditioned yesterday for 85 positions.  Congratulations to: Katlyn Tagliabue, principal bassoon* (10); Joshua (Jaehyeok) Yang, clarinet (11); Tony (Jongyun) An, clarinet (9); Colleen Duffy, clarinet (12); Kieran Corcoran, tenor saxophone (9); Chris Morse, principal baritone saxophone* (10); Jonathan Negron, trumpet (11); Teddy Trent, trumpet (12); Stefanie Haas, trombone (9); and Ethan Glenning, principal euphonium* (12).The All County Band will perform in January. 

In addition, two students have been selected to perform in All Eastern ensembles that will perform in April.  These students have been recognized as among the top performers on their instrument for the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Congratulations to: Maxwell Caine, guitar (All Eastern Jazz Ensemble) (12); and the other student, an oboe player (11), whose name is withheld pending media permission.

*highest score

11.03.16
The RHS Marching Band performed at their fifth competition of the season in Basking Ridge on October 29 as part of the US Bands competition circuit. The RHS Marching Band placed first in Group VA, with a score of 94.500, their highest score all season. ​

10.25.16
The Ridgewood Crew team
competed in their first regatta on October 8, the Tail of the Passaic. The team garnered two first place finishes, including  the Men’s Varsity 1x; and the Women’s Varsity 4x Ridgewood Crew also took home five second place finishes​.

9.27.16
RHS  Boasts Four National Merit Semifinalists
The following four RHS seniors have been designated semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition: Katherine Bonfiglio, Rachel Bradley, Sung Min Kim and Ryan Mahtab. Before they can be considered for Merit Scholarship awards, semifinalists must advance to the finalist level of the competition by fulfilling additional requirements.  These include having an outstanding academic record throughout high school, being endorsed and recommended by the high school principal and submitting SAT I scores that confirm the earlier PSAT/NMSQT performance and finally, they must have a social security number.


In addition to the four semifinalists, 25 students have been identified as Commended Students in the most recent competition.


9.12.16
Advanced Placement Scholars are Announced

One hundred thirty six students at Ridgewood High School have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Examinations.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the students’ performance on AP exams. At RHS:
  • Six students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4.0 or higher on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
  • Twenty-nine students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
  • Fifty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher.  
About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million high school students worldwide who took AP Examinations in May 2016 performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.

Twenty-one award recipients are juniors. These students have at least one more year in which to do college-level work, and possibly earn another Advanced Placement Award.  


9.01.16 
Ashby, Tradition of Excellence Awards are Announced


The 2016 Ashby Award and Tradition of Excellence Award were announced at Staff Convocation on September 1. Two RHS veterans, Assistant Principal Jeffrey Nyhuis and now-retired History Teacher John Domville were co-recipients of the Ashby Award. The Tradition of Excellence Award for support staff went to now-retired RHS secretary Sue Wasserman.
Photo: (from L) John Domville, Daniel Fishbein, Jeffrey Nyhuis





Photo: Sue Wasserman
Last Updated: 12/1/16
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