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Senior Gianna Penna is chosen as January’s Student of the Month

Senior Gianna Penna is chosen as January’s Student of the Month

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

January 15, 2020

Senior Gianna Penna has been chosen as Becton’s January Student of the Month. Gianna expressed that she is “beyond grateful that [she] earned this honor in recognition of [her] hard work.” The Senior finds the most challenging part of high school to be managing her time and schoolwork. She has...

High Hopes For High School Musical Play

High Hopes For High School Musical Play

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2020

Becton’s Theater Arts Department is setting the stage for its upcoming production of High School Musical: On Stage! the last weekend in February. Directing the play is Mrs. Michele Morrell, who previously directed Becton’s Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella last school year. This time around, resident Engli...

Becton’s (Holiday) Spirit Week was Merry & Bright

Becton’s (Holiday) Spirit Week was Merry & Bright

Sarah Oehlmann and Jenny Marcinkowski

January 9, 2020

Becton’s annual holiday spirit week was full of festivities including hallway decorating, the pep rally, and dress-up days. Students worked on the hallways from the 9th to the 16th, each hallway with a different theme. The hallway that is decorated the best receives points that go towards the Battle o...

Salome Siradze Secures December’s Student of the Month

Salome Siradze Secures December’s Student of the Month

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

December 18, 2019

Salome Siradze has been selected as December’s Student of the Month. “When I stop to think about all of the voices that contributed to making this decision, I can’t help but feel grateful. It fills me with a lot of pride to be recognized for all the work I’ve done,” said the Senior. Salome...

Take a bite out of Thanksgiving with Becton’s Culinary Team

Take a bite out of Thanksgiving with Becton’s Culinary Team

Anthony Berrios, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving is a holiday where you get to spend time with family and celebrate your traditions. But while it’s great to be thankful and spend time with family, the question that’s always on your mind is... “What are we eating?”  Thanksgiving is the day where you forget your healthy mindset and go all...

New Members Bring a Fresh Perspective to Debate

New Members Bring a Fresh Perspective to Debate

Sarah Oehlmann, Editor: Sports, Clubs & Student Activities

November 18, 2019

Becton’s “nearly famous” debate team has another amazing season underway, going up against schools including the Bergen Academies, Fort Lee, and River Dell. Debate’s advisor Mr. Carr, who’s been coaching for the past 30 years, expressed “I’m wicked optimistic about our team this season. We a...

Nozka Nabs November Student of the Month

Nozka Nabs November Student of the Month

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

November 14, 2019

Miss. Alyssa Nozka has been chosen as November’s student of the month. “It is such a rewarding feeling to be chosen for this amazing recognition, being one of the few chosen for this title is an honor,” said the Senior. Alyssa finds that the most challenging part of high school is understanding t...

Becton Senior Class Experiences the American Dream on Opening Day

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

November 11, 2019

How often do you get to be apart of the opening of the second largest entertainment complex in America? Becton’s Senior class, along with class officers, got the opportunity to visit the American Dream mega-mall on its soft opening date of October 25th. The mall finally opened in East Rutherford after...

Becton’s Halloween is a Hallo-win

Becton’s Halloween is a Hallo-win

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

Becton showed some spooky Wildcat pride at its second annual Nightmare on Wildcat Way pep rally on Halloween. The frighteningly fun event consisted of themed competitions between teachers and students, as well as the announcement of the costume contest winners. DJ Tropical, aka Junior Bryan Mendez, provid...

Chinese Delegates Admire Becton Technology

Chinese Delegates Admire Becton Technology

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

October 25, 2019

“In hindsight, it was a cultural exchange,” said Assistant Principal Mr. Bononno about Becton’s hosting of delegates from Hangzhou, China on October 9, 2019. The visitors included Commissioner of Education for the province of Zhejiang, as well as other educators from China who seek to explore ...

Beating Cancer One Step at a Time

Beating Cancer One Step at a Time

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2019

“I thought we did a great job!” Physical Education Instructor Mrs. Jessica O’Driscoll expressed. The gym teacher and students Javier Pose and Francesca Dato won first place in each of their age divisions at the run. The school raised $2,359.25 in donations for children living with cancer, surpa...

Becton Dedicates Production Studio to Philanthropic Donor

Becton Dedicates Production Studio to Philanthropic Donor

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

September 26, 2019

At the start of the new school year, Henry P. Becton Regional High School unveiled the nearly $850,000 Katherine Wickle-Ochipa Production Studio. The studio is dedicated to Wickle-Ochipa, due to the costs of the studio being partially covered by her generous endowment. “[Ms. Ochipa] wanted to ma...

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