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

Congratulations goes out to GRHS Freshmen Dan Baur and Eric Bennett-Sines for placing in the top ten of the NY Times Vocabulary Video contest. The contest, which had a total of 800 submissions from high schoolers nationwide, is a fun and creative contest where students were required to define a word in a video that lasted 15 seconds or less.

The winning videos can be seen below:

Dan Baur--anachronism

Eric Bennett-Sines--mellifluous

The rest of the NY Times winners and other student work can be found in the whole article on the Times site.

Two GRHS students recently placed in the Honorable Mention category of the NY Times Critical Review contest. Sohini Sarkar, who critically reviewed the Netflix special “Hasan Minhaj Homecoming King”, and Tommy Pennington, who crafted a review entitled “The New York Athletic Club: A Hidden Gem”, were both recognized amongst the over 2, 300 entries from across the country.

The two winning entries and many others can be viewed through the whole announcement here.

Two graduating GRHS students recently placed in the New York Times Second Annual Student Podcast Contest. Out of around 900 entries--12 winners, 15 runners-up and 12 honorable mentions, now-GRHS Alumni Sophie Marsden and Khrystyna Karpyn made it to the runner-up category. Sophie and Khrystyna's podcast "The Message Behind the Lyrics" can be found on the New York Times site.

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Recently students were given the opportunity to submit an entry to The New York Times Vocabulary Video Contest. This is the sixth year the Times has offered a Vocabulary Video Contest, in which students are challenged to define one of the newspaper's Words of the Day in 15 seconds or less. Finalists are chosen based on their originality, how well each showed an understanding of the word and its use in a specific context, and how clearly that was communicated.

Out of the nearly 1500 students who participated, GRHS had three winning teams. Ethan Che and Lucas Abernathy, both seniors, placed among the 15 Winners with their depiction of cacophonous. Ninth graders Kaitlyn Degnan and Anna Sullivan placed among the 14 Runners-up with their video of don and fellow ninth graders Ryan O'Neil, Cooper Sharp, Caroline Weinstein and Dephne Zeybek earned one of 21 Honorable Mentions with their interpretation of loquacious. Congratulations to these creative students!


GRHS Junior, Garrison Huddleston, competed against the best French horn players in the northern seven counties of New Jersey and earned himself a spot in our region's top music ensemble, the North Jersey Wind Ensemble. Garrison will perform with the group at Parsippany Hills High School on January 27. As one of the best in our area, he is now eligible to audition for the 2019 New Jersey All-State Band. Good luck, Garrison!

The annual New York Times Review Contest once again recognized several Glen Ridge student writers. Of the 1,964 submissions, Molly Sullivan place as a Runner-up and Carly Centanni, Tara Feenaghty, and Sarah Looney all placed as Honorable Mentions. Congrats to the young writers!

Read the student written reviews here!

Congratulations to GRHS Seniors Lily Kinley, Lindsey Campbell, Sam Landis, and Halinka Prussak for winning awards in their respective committees at Rutgers Model UN!

The Marching Band competed against the best the country has to offer this past Saturday at US Bands National Championships on the turf at MetLife Stadium. Glen Ridge earned their highest score of the season, 93.45, and earned the award for Best Music. This is the first time GR has won Best Music nationally in 20 years. Congratulations to the Band on a very successful season!