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Nick Mitoratunda named Player of the Week by NJ.com

Nick Mitoratunda named Player of the Week by NJ.com

Sarah Oehlmann, Editor: Sports, Clubs & Student Activities

January 15, 2020

Becton is home to one of New Jersey’s top ‘Players of the Week’! Nicola Mitoratunda was named Player of the Week for the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference by NJ.com for the week of January 7-12. Here at the Cat’s Eye View, we were able to catch up with Nick to discuss this honor. CEV: How does...

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...

The New Year Brings New Wins to Becton Basketball

The New Year Brings New Wins to Becton Basketball

Sarah Oehlmann, Editor: Sports, Clubs & Student Activities

January 10, 2020

Hey Wildcats, are you ready for basketball season? Well, it looks like our basketball teams are. To start the season, the Varsity Boys won the In-Season Tournament by defeating long-time rivals, the Aviators. Unfortunately for Hasbrouck Heights, they were unable to catch up, leaving the score at 69-56....

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...

Last Minute Gifts For Everyone on Your Nice List

Last Minute Gifts For Everyone on Your Nice List

Sarah Oehlmann and Nicolle Okumura

December 18, 2019

There is only one week left until Christmas and just 4 days until the first night of Hanukkah. If you are still having trouble finding the perfect gift for a special someone, look no further. We put this list together for all of you last-minute shoppers. From moms to best friends, little sisters to ...

Saving the Earth One Water Bottle at a Time

Saving the Earth One Water Bottle at a Time

Jessica Szewczyk, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Environmental club’s ultimate goal is to be aware of what's happening in this environment and finding small ways to have a big impact on our planet. We spoke with Junior Natalie Molina, who joined the club to be more aware of what's happening in the environment, also to be with other students who want...

The Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy enters its 3rd year with a “Big Thank You” to Unsung Heroes

The Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy enters its 3rd year with a “Big Thank You” to Unsung Heroes

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

November 26, 2019

Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy is in full-force this year and has begun using their time for volunteering and donating items to charity. This is the academy’s third year at Becton and they have already completed two of their service projects. This school year, roughly 27,500 high school students are...

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...

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