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 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!


Senior Ryan Henry attended the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology this past July. There, he and his peers conducted research and wrote a paper on their findings (viewable to the right). The paper and findings were exceptional and as a result, Ryan will be presenting the research paper at the 2018 IEEE MIT URTC (Undergraduate Research Technology Conference). After the presentation, the paper will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. It is an amazing accomplishment. Good work, Ryan!

Synthesis & Characterization of Nuclear Waste Glasses Containing Mo.pdf

National Merit Scholarship Program

Alex Rovalino, Ethan Che, Ryan Henry, and Julia Ludwig (left to right) have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended student sare recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to each recipient. Great job!

The GRHS Marching Band was at Edison High School on Saturday, competing for the first time in the highly competitive 2 Open division. The Band won 1st place in that division and earned the awards for Best Music and Best Visual. Come out and see the Band at this weekend's home football game!

GLEN RIDGE STUDENTS ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE ON AP TESTS

71 GRHS STUDENTS HONORED BY COLLEGE BOARD

Glen Ridge Superintendent Dirk Phillips announced today that 71 Glen Ridge High School students were honored by the College Board for scores earned on Advanced Placement (AP) tests given during the spring of 2018.

A total of 32 students attained AP Scholar status, earning scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

11 Glen Ridge students were designated as AP Scholars with Honor, receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

The designation AP Scholar with Distinction is awarded to those who received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. For 2018, 26 Glen Ridge students were named AP Scholars with Distinction.

Two Glen Ridge students were named National AP Scholars, the highest honor awarded in the American AP program. These students received an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken,and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

“We are proud of every student who takes an AP course and completes an AP exam,” said Superintendent Phillips, “because these courses allow our students to experience a high level of academic rigor.” He added, “The fact that so many of our students received honors from the College Board should be a source of pride to the students, their parents, teachers and the entire community.”

2018 National AP Scholars!

Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Ethan Huang Carter Sargent

2018 AP Scholars with Distinction

Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

CJ Anello Guy Anello Maxwell Auborn

Alec Black Lucas Burke Cadmus Cai

Jacqueline Chirco Erin Chung Ethan Hackmeyer

Elizabeth Hauschild Ryan Henry Alexander Kostas

Matthew Lamberson Jacqueline Landi Simon Low

Julia Ludwig Jacob Richardson Alexander Rovalino

Robert Silvera Julia Sterling Collin Wehr

Katrina Weissman Lyla Wotring Estee Wu

2018 AP Scholars with Honor

Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Lily Barnett Ethan Che Colin Gilmore

David Gray Sarah Kwakkelaar Collin Miller

Erin O'Gorman Julian Reda Kevin Richardson

James Weston Benjamin Wyatt

2018 AP Scholar

Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

Lucas Abernathy Louiza Benhamou Isabella Blanda

Kaya Bond Alexander Chang Samuel Collins

Ava DeBartolomeis Daryush Dehnavi Samuel Dixon

Naomi Dressler Louis Farenci James Graham

Rachel Henry Fiona Ihde Juliet Kunkel

Fiona Latifi Daniel Lawson Lily McHale

Elizabeth O'Connell Aaron Pacheco Daphne Patton

Myles Platt Kate Reynolds Briyana Richardson

Arran Robertson Frederick Schmitt Matias Tolone

Grace Twitchell Ryan Twitchell Timothy Van Bloem

Victoria Woznick Jessie Zuiderveld