Use the links above to see the achievements from the individual schools!

Congratulations to Claire Liotta who took home first place this weekend at the NJ Regional Shakespeare Recitation Competition. Claire will now move on to the national level in April. Go Claire!

Congratulations to Jonathan Dai and Sam Gilpin who competered in the USFA Junior Olympics competition in Denver, Colorado. Go Ridgers! 

GRHS Band Members with the Caldwell Honor Band at Caldwell University!

Three GRHS seniors had the amazing opportunity to perform with the Caldwell Honor Band in December. Within the full orchestra are seniors Eli Fellus (alto sax), Andrew Guardiola (tenor sax), and Lila Sargent (clarinet) who were selected alongside the best high school musicians in Essex County to represent Glen Ridge in the Honor Band. GRHS is proud!

GRHS junior Julian Novoa recently placed first at a very prestigious singing competition at Rutgers University, the Doris Lenz Festival for High School Students, sponsored and promoted by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, NJ Chapter. Dozens of students from all over the state auditioned before teaching judges accredited to the national association, and performed three songs each from their repertoire. Julian placed first in the Tenor/Baritone/Bass Musical Theatre category. Amazing work, Julian!

549 students from 37 states have participated in the National Chinese Language Contest since February 2022. Kira Walshe, a GRHS sophomore and Evan Rossi, a senior, advanced into the final competition after passing the geral screening and semi-final. During the final competition on  April 9th-10th, Kira won the honorable mention at the intermediate high to advanced low group A  and Evan Rossi won the 2nd place out of the final 10 participants at the intermediate high to advanced low group B. Congrats to both students on this great achievement!

The annual New York Times Contest has concluded and once again GR has shown to be talented. Of the nearly 4,000 entries received from young people from around the world, the judges selected nine winners, 15 runners-up and 25 honorable mentions. Congratulations to Eric Bennett-Sines for achieving Runner-Up status for his review of Blonde, Frank Ocean's album and to Poorvi Sarkar for achieving Honorable Mention for her review "Never Will I Ever: Toying With Representation”. Nice work, young critics!

Big congratulations to 9th grader Maxine Holleran who won the October Vocabulary contest! In the contest students were asked to take two words of the day and create a sentence. Her name and winning sentence was published on the NY Times Learning Network site (linked here and to the right).  

Congratulations to GRHS's 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Mia Ehatamm, Shoh Nishino, Tyler Johnson, and Evan Rossi.

Congratulations to the GRHS Marching Band who competed at the USBands Open Class National Championships in MetLife Stadium on Saturday, November 6 and were crowned Group 1 National Champions! This is the first time GRMB has won in MetLife in 20+ years.  An amazing accomplishment for an amazing team. Good work, Marching Band and Dr. Gage!

Congratulations to GRHS Junior Allie Zweig for winning "Best in Show" at the Annual Congressional Art Competition hosted by Congressman Payne.

Her photograph (attached) will hang in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. for one year. This is an honor bestowed on 435 students in total each year - one student to represent each of the congressional districts of the United States. Her image is titled "Slow Shutter Swings". 

Further recognition goes to four other GR students that placed in the event. 

For the Photography category:

1st Place: Liam Ihde

2nd Place: Abby Carlucci

3rd Place: Olivia Link

For the Drawing category:

2nd Place: Stacy Bloomfield

A big congratulations to senior Josie Lang won an Honorable Mention in the NY Times Critical Review Contest. There were over 4,100 submissions and the judges selected 11 winners, 17 runners-up and 28 honorable mentions. If you are interested in learning more about the contest, you can go here.  And if you are interested in reading Josie's review of the movie Ten Things I Hate About You you can find it here!