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Class of 2014’s Dombrowski receives $20,000 Katherine Wickle-Ochipa Scholarship

Class of 2014’s Dombrowski receives $20,000 Katherine Wickle-Ochipa Scholarship

Noelia Moore, Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


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A Becton Regional High School graduate and founder of the school's Girls Helping Girls Club, Nikki Dombrowski, returned to her alma mater four years later to speak to the group’s current members about her impressive amount of volunteer experience while attending the University of Delaware. One we...

Mrs. Gatto & GHG members help BRHS ‘Light It Up Blue’

Mrs. Gatto & GHG members help BRHS ‘Light It Up Blue’

April 27, 2018


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English Teacher Mrs. Gatto, with the help of the Girls Helping Girls Club, has raised $200 this month to help promote autism awareness and support further research. All money collected will be donated to Autism Speaks whose mission is to “promote solutions...for the needs of individuals with autism...

Cybersecurity analyst educates Becton females on male-dominated career field

Cybersecurity analyst educates Becton females on male-dominated career field

Jilian Kaszka and Jenny Marcinkowski

April 16, 2018


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Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Laura Hurley visited Becton Regional High School last week to speak to members of the Girls Helping Girls Club and female students enrolled in the forensics elective offered at the school. Ms. Hurley currently works for the NJ Cybersecurity and Communications Integration...

Girls Helping Girls members focus on mental health awareness

Girls Helping Girls members focus on mental health awareness

Noelia Moore, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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An advocate for mental health, Mr. Sean Campbell, educated Becton’s Girls Helping Girls members on topics such as maintaining a healthy mental status and overcoming the stigma that is often associated with mental illness on March 23. “I want us to think about what is possible when we embrace mental...

Girls Helping Girls members learn to recognize dating abuse

Girls Helping Girls members learn to recognize dating abuse

Noelia Moore, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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Ms. April Rivkin, an Alternatives to Domestic Violence Community Educator and employee of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, informed Girls Helping Girls members about teen dating violence at their December meeting. The goal of the meeting was to teach young girls about the different...

Local therapist teaches GHG members communication skills

Local therapist teaches GHG members communication skills

Lynda DeCarlo, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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Becton’s Girls Helping Girls Club welcomed a guest speaker, Ms. Lorise Mayer, LCSW, PsyA, who took the time to speak to the girls about assertive communication on October 25. Ms. Mayer grew up in Brooklyn observing all the people around her, which led her to desire a deeper understanding of her...

Senior Soler donates 83 care packages to homeless

Senior Soler donates 83 care packages to homeless

Vicky Cruz and Simran Kaur

January 15, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Student Life

During the holiday season, Senior Taina Soler led a project, which involved creating care packages for the homeless and donating them to the Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation because she liked the fact that this specific shelter keeps families together rather than separating them. With numerous...

Upcoming Girls Helping Girls fundraisers focus on women, children

Upcoming Girls Helping Girls fundraisers focus on women, children

Samantha Saez, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015


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The Becton Girls Helping Girls Club is already underway with new fundraising ideas for the second half of the school year.  “For the month of January, if approved by the Board of Education, we will be collecting gently used handbags filled with toiletries for a local women’s and children’s...

Becton staff, students raise close to $1,000 for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Becton staff, students raise close to $1,000 for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Aneta Ostasz, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015


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          In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Becton staff and students held several fundraisers to help donate to a valuable cause. The biggest and most successful fundraiser that was held at Becton was the Jean Day and Hats Off to Childhood Cancer...

Becton cafeteria displays The Clothesline Project

Becton cafeteria displays The Clothesline Project

April 24, 2015


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On April 16, 2015, the Becton cafeteria housed numerous clotheslines, which displayed t-shirts designed by women who were once victims of violence. The purpose of the project is to address the issue of violence and encourage victims, who can be both male or female, to speak out and seek help. The...

GHG members prepare meals for the less fortunate

GHG members prepare meals for the less fortunate

Devyn Di Meola, Editor

April 23, 2015


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A handful of Becton's Girls Helping Girls members donated their time, effort, and cooking skills for a good cause on Friday, April 17. The girls spent their morning volunteering at Meals With A Mission in Garfield. GHG members assisted the volunteer team with tasks like chopping onions, shredding...

GHG empowers females through fundraisers, field trips & informational meetings

Brittany Welsch, Staff Writer

March 12, 2015


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English Teacher Mrs. De Santis and moderator for Girls Helping Girls has an abundance of upcoming events for the remainder of the school year, starting this month with Becca’s Closet. Started by a Florida student, Rebecca Kirtman, the fundraiser has made its way to New Jersey and was introduced to...

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