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AP Gov. & Politics students conduct, interpret polls ahead of Election Day

AP Gov. & Politics students conduct, interpret polls ahead of Election Day

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Features

Mr. Carr’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class conducted a public opinion poll during the week of October 22. Students enrolled in the class were responsible for polling 105 of their peers on various topics, which included Homecoming attendance, the proposed Wellness Center, going out...

Mrs. Robitaille completes student teaching experience alongside Mr. Carr

Mrs. Robitaille completes student teaching experience alongside Mr. Carr

Blaze Grabowski, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under News

Mrs. Robitaille, who is currently working alongside History Teacher Mr. Carr, has returned to Becton from May of last year to continue her student teaching experience. The soon-to-be full-time history instructor observes all of Mr. Carr’s classes, which include APUSH 1 and 2, United States History...

Becton Debate Team successfully participates in Penn Model Congress

Becton Debate Team successfully participates in Penn Model Congress

Sarah Bourouf, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Activities

The Becton Debate Team visited the University of Pennsylvania to compete against 600 students from over 40 schools at its twenty-first high school conference from March 22 to 25. During the conference, all three Becton seniors had their bills pass out of the committee, and Freshman Blaze Grabowski...

‘Slow but steady’ wins the debate

‘Slow but steady’ wins the debate

Maya Dobrygowski, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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The Becton Debate team is currently making “slow but steady progress” five debates into the school year, according to Debate Coach Mr. Carr. Just two weeks ago, Becton hosted a debate with several other high schools in attendance including Leonia, River Dell, Ridgefield Park, Bergenfield, Wood-Ridge,...

Senior Yoo earns Most Valuable Judge Award

Senior Yoo earns Most Valuable Judge Award

Cindy Muco, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Class of 2018 News

As part of the Becton Debate Team, Senior GaHyun Yoo has earned the title of Most Valuable Judge. This award is granted to debate judges that reflect neatness in their writing and fairness in their scoring as well as detailed and beneficial advice to fellow debaters. The Becton senior was chosen for...

Becton Debate Team sees growth in size, experience

Becton Debate Team sees growth in size, experience

Konrad Messyasz, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities

This year’s Becton Debate Team is comprised of 24 members in total with nine members competing at the varsity level and 15 participants at the junior varsity level, which includes three varsity judges and three trainee judges. The freshmen who joined this year are Aleksander Chernaev, Tenzin Jorden,...

Coach Carr notes ‘concrete improvement’ at Penn Model Congress

Coach Carr notes ‘concrete improvement’ at Penn Model Congress

Ryan Strauss and Gina Beneduci

April 7, 2017


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A select few members of the Becton Debate Team just returned from Penn Model Congress after a successful conference, which took place at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Students was responsible for writing a bill whose policies and subject area pertained to the committee that they...

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...

Seniors Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo earn debate awards

Seniors Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo earn debate awards

Ryan Strauss and Gina Beneduci

December 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Becton’s debate team has had many recent successes, both at home and at Yale’s 2016 Session of Model Congress. The Model Congress session took place from December 1 through 4 and is an attempt to simulate the Congress of the United States as best it can. Students are first divided up into either...

New members & strong wins for Becton Debate

New members & strong wins for Becton Debate

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


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Becton’s debate team began this year on a strong note, solidifying its place as one of the Bergen County Debate League’s strongest teams. Seniors Ryan Strauss and Zak Kandiel brought home individual speaking awards in the first tournament of the year and later went on to win first place at the second...

Successful Penn Model Congress leaves seniors nostalgic

Successful Penn Model Congress leaves seniors nostalgic

Akemi Yara, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015


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Becton Regional’s debate team departed for the eighteenth annual Penn Model Congress on March 26. Penn Model Congress is an entirely student-run organization which hosts a high school conference where 700 delegates from across the nation join at the University of Pennsylvania to debate their own legislation...

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