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Art Teacher Ms. Maturo joins Becton staff

Art Teacher Ms. Maturo joins Becton staff

Misha Asim, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under News, Welcome new faculty and staff

Ms. Maturo, a longtime lover of art and photography, has joined the Becton faculty as an art teacher. This year, she will be teaching two digital photography classes and one art experience class. Before coming to Becton, Ms. Maturo worked as an elementary art teacher for the Wayne Public School System....

Mr. Anfang turns passion for sports into teaching

Mr. Anfang turns passion for sports into teaching

Maya Dobrygowski, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Welcome new faculty and staff

For the 2017-2018 school year, the Becton community welcomes a new physical education teacher, Mr. Anfang. For someone with a passion for almost every sport, Mr. Anfang decided to become a physical education teacher during his senior year of college.  The new gym instructor attended Cedarville U...

Becton welcomes Special Education Teacher Mrs. Termanini

Becton welcomes Special Education Teacher Mrs. Termanini

Jenny Marcinkowski, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Welcome new faculty and staff

Mrs. Termanini is entering Becton Regional High School as the new Special Education teacher for math. The new instructor was born and raised in Syria, and while living there, she attended Aleppo University. During her time at Aleppo University, she studied to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Education...

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...

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...

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