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Law students tour Bergen County Courthouse; witness live hearings

Law students tour Bergen County Courthouse; witness live hearings

Savannah Jones, Editor

May 8, 2017

Ms. Dizon and Ms. Ruiz took Becton’s law students to visit the Bergen County Courthouse on May 5. Students had the opportunity to see how law is used in everyday life as they spent the day learning about the different aspects of law and court systems. “I hope the students were able to see that...

Senior Beneduci places second in art contest

Senior Beneduci places second in art contest

Patrick Cao, Editor

May 8, 2017

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

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...

SAT & ACT Class inspires students to consider SHU

SAT & ACT Class inspires students to consider SHU

Sarah Tawfeek, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017

Juniors and seniors enrolled in the SAT/ACT class at Becton attended a field trip to Seton Hall University on March 28. Seton Hall University, a private Roman Catholic college, is located in West Orange, New Jersey and is home to about 9,627 undergraduates. Becton students were given the opportunity...

“Becton’s Best” Talent Show puts creativity on display

“Becton’s Best” Talent Show puts creativity on display

March 28, 2017

Junior Class Advisor and Physical Education Instructor Ms. O’Driscoll coordinated a successful talent show, which took place in the B-PAC on March 23. The talent show consisted of 12 various acts by students who attend Becton Regional High School as well as a few talented adolescents from Garfield...

Becton graduation rate climbs nearly 14% in past 2 years

Becton graduation rate climbs nearly 14% in past 2 years

March 22, 2017

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...

Student production of ‘Grease’ gets positive reviews

Student production of ‘Grease’ gets positive reviews

Matthew Krieger, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

A successful performance of the musical Grease took place in the B-PAC on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. After practicing since December, the play was a tremendous success generating approximately $4,000 dollars over the course of the weekend. Junior Tyler Koch, who played the leading role as ...

First ever Becton ‘Carnivale’ celebration a success

First ever Becton ‘Carnivale’ celebration a success

Savannah Jones, Editor

March 9, 2017

Becton students celebrated the first ever Carnivale with art, music and decorations in the gym and snacks in the main cafeteria during their lunch period on Friday, March 3. Carnivale is a national celebration that occurs before the religious observance of Lent, so the Art, World Language and Family...

Course offerings at Becton continue to increase

Course offerings at Becton continue to increase

Victoria Cruz and Simran Kaur

February 28, 2017

During the past few weeks, students have been busy creating their schedules for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, and as one already knows, over the last two years, numerous new courses have been added to Becton’s program of studies. “As students are told during their scheduling meetings, they...

Becton assembly focuses on suicide awareness

Becton assembly focuses on suicide awareness

Patrick Cao and Matthew Krieger

February 27, 2017

“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...

Leave replacement, Mr. Frangipane, steps in for Mrs. Muniz

Leave replacement, Mr. Frangipane, steps in for Mrs. Muniz

Cecilia Munoz, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

As maternity leave replacement for Mrs. Muniz, the Becton staff welcomes Science Teacher Mr. Frangipane. Already having taught at Vernon Township High School, Mr. Frangipane is very familiar with teaching high school students. The new science teacher attended William Paterson University where he...

Forensics class to solve mock assault investigation

Forensics class to solve mock assault investigation

Jana Christiano and Jessica Coleman

January 15, 2017

Science Instructor Mrs. Mackanin, along with her forensics class, is starting off the new year with a project that will mimic a real-life assault investigation. “Students are learning how to solve a crime during an in-depth investigation by studying hair evidence that shows race, gender, and whether...

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