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Senior Class President Zak Kandiel reflects on high school career

Senior Class President Zak Kandiel reflects on high school career

Cecilia Munoz, Staff Writer
June 2, 2017
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Becton’s senior class president, Zak Kandiel, is currently taking a look back on his high school years as he prepares for his graduation speech on June 19. “[In my speech] I will incorporate a reflection of the Class of 2017 and how we’ve changed from freshmen to seniors,” said Zak. The...

Senior art student, Beneduci, wins first place award at Teen Arts Festival

Senior art student, Beneduci, wins first place award at Teen Arts Festival

Sarah Tawfeek, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
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Becton’s art and music students attended the annual Teen Arts Festival trip on May 19. Teen Arts, a New Jersey statewide festival,which takes place at Bergen Community College in Paramus, celebrates the art created by teenagers and other professional artists. It focuses on acknowledging work from ...

Becton to launch new college credit program through Bergen Community

Becton to launch new college credit program through Bergen Community

Sarah Tawfeek, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
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Beginning this fall, the Henry P. Becton Regional High School curriculum will include a new program that allows students to earn college credits through Bergen Community College. Becton students are already familiar with an existing dual enrollment program that allows the juniors and seniors to earn...

Senior Beneduci places second in art contest

Senior Beneduci places second in art contest

Patrick Cao, Co-Editor
May 8, 2017
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Senior Gina Beneduci placed second in the Congressional Art Competition with her pastel drawing of Blink-182’s drummer, Travis Barker. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 in order to offer an opportunity for members of Congress to view and judge the artistic talents of young participating...

Select Becton juniors to attend Girls & Boys State this June

Select Becton juniors to attend Girls & Boys State this June

Savannah Jones and Matthew Krieger
April 30, 2017
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A handful of Becton juniors have been chosen to attend this year’s American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and American Legion Jersey Boys State, which will take place in June. Juniors Victoria Gramlich, Victoria Gatopoulos, and Ashley Konopka have been honored with the opportunity to attend the American...

Becton graduation rate climbs nearly 14% in past 2 years

Becton graduation rate climbs nearly 14% in past 2 years

March 22, 2017
Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, News

The Henry P. Becton Regional High School administration and staff is proud to announce that the high school’s adjusted cohort graduation rate has significantly increased for the second consecutive year reaching 92.81 percent in 2015 and rising to 97.5 percent in 2016. The adjusted cohort graduation...

Becton assembly focuses on suicide awareness

Becton assembly focuses on suicide awareness

Patrick Cao and Matthew Krieger
February 27, 2017
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“Today, we want to remind students that help is always there,” said Steve Sefcik to the Becton student body on February 16 regarding the death of his 16-year-old son, T.J. Sefcik, on December 1, 2010. T.J.’s life has never been forgotten with his parents, Steve and Wendy Sefcik, spreading their...

Forensics Case SOLVED!

Forensics Case SOLVED!

Tamia Anderson
February 16, 2017
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Breaking News! We have arrested the culprits. Mrs. Mackanin's forensic students have been working for almost a month on the case of the assault of Mrs. Settembrino. Even though this was not an actual assault, students still investigated the offense, interrogated each suspect, and examined evidence to solve t...

Becton ‘Grease’ production to star Gatopoulos, Koch

Becton ‘Grease’ production to star Gatopoulos, Koch

Sarah Tawfeek, Staff Writer
January 15, 2017
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Grease, the famous 1978 romantic comedy musical, is being brought to Becton at the beginning of March, and the cast of the play will star Junior Victoria Gatopoulos as Sandy Dumbrowski and Junior Tyler Koch as Danny Zuko. “We’re doing Grease, which is a classic musical and a lot of high schools...

Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo win awards at January home debate

Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo win awards at January home debate

Gina Beneduci and Ryan Strauss
January 13, 2017
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At the home tournament this past Friday, Becton’s debate team performed exceptionally, with Seniors Ryan Strauss and Zak Kandiel winning third place and Junior GaHyun Yoo being nominated for Best Judge. January 6 was the only home debate tournament this year, and teams from schools all across Bergen...

Junior class fundraisers at ‘full speed’ while other classes prepare for profit

Junior class fundraisers at ‘full speed’ while other classes prepare for profit

Matthew Krieger and Savannah Jones
December 8, 2016
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Last week’s speedball tournament was not only a successful fundraiser for the junior class, but it also served as a great means of entertainment and competitive play. Eight teams came out to battle for the championship title held by Senior Marc Micco’s team also known as G.O.A.T. Although every team...

Business Instructor Mr. Siracusa to be new math league adviser

Business Instructor Mr. Siracusa to be new math league adviser

Anthony Cioce, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
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Business Teacher Mr. Siracusa is excited to be the new adviser for Becton's math league. “I wanted to be the adviser because I have a love for math, and I have the capability of motivating our students to take their skills to the next level,” he said. Mr. Siracusa said he particularly enjoys advising...

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