Awards and Accomplishments

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    Awards and Accomplishments for the School Year 2015-2016

    Academics

    • East Brunswick is the only district in the state to have 11 Blue Ribbon Schools. The schools are: Bowne-Munro, Central, Chittick, Frost, Irwin, Lawrence Brook, Memorial and Warnsdorfer Elementary Schools, Hammarskjold Middle School, Churchill Junior High School and East Brunswick High School.

    • “EBHS is without a doubt one of the finest schools in the nation. It is a school that has a very strong academic program, supported by ample financial resources and guided by excellent leadership.” Quote taken from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation for Growth Validation Team.

    • Seven hundred and seventy-two seniors graduated in June 2016 of which 93% will be going on to post-secondary educational experiences.

    • 8 EBHS students were selected as semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition and went on to be selected as finalists. 

    • East Brunswick High School has earned accreditation from the Middle States Association Commissions of Elementary and Secondary Schools.

    • At the Regional Level of the National Science Olympiad:

      One HMS Team placed 1st in Green Generation and 2nd in Bottle Rocket and Experimental Design. Hammarskjold ranked 4th overall and medaled in 8 events.

       

    • One CJHS team took 1st place in Anatomy and Physiology with medals in Fossils and Chemistry Lab.

       

    • One EBHS Team had a 1st place finish in Disease Detectives and overall medaled in 2 additional events as well.  All three schools competed at the state level at Middlesex County College. Advisors are Alexandra Bartfield and Beth Shobe from CJHS, Steven Vendome from EBHS and Rebecca Cobb and Kristine Kennedy from HMS.

    • At the State level of the National Science Olympiad, One CJHS team placed 1st in Invasive Species and one CJHS team placed 2nd in Reach for the Stars.

    • The EBHS IPLE team, also known as the Institute for Political and Legal Education, placed 1st in the state again for the 27th out of 28 times in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition held at Rutgers University. The team then placed 10th in the nation at the National Competition held last spring in Washington, DC.

    • Two EBHS scholars, who were among the top 50 and top 150 students, respectively, in the nation at the Chemistry Olympiad this year.

    • Thirteen EBHS students came away with individual awards in the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) Competition:

      - 10 Plenary awards

      - 1 Merit (Distinguished) award

      - 4 Excellence (Outstanding) awards

      - 2 Distinguished (Best) awards 

    • The EBHS International Studies / Model UN team won the Best Large School Delegation award at the Rutgers University Model UN (RUMUN) Competition last fall. Over sixty students contributed to this achievement.

    • EBHS students won an Award of Excellence at the National High School Model UN (NHSMUN) Competition in Manhattan last winter. Over sixty students contributed to this achievement.

    • EBHS team named Best Large Delegation at Rutgers Model Congress 2016.

    • The Mock Trial team placed first in the county and advanced to the New Jersey Regional Semifinal last spring.

    • Three Hammarskjold Middle school students won Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards for the Northeast Writing Region. Two won Gold Key awards and one was recognized with an Honorable Mention.

    • EBHS Video Students won Middlesex County's Don't Drive Dangerously PSA Contest.

    • EBHS Academic A Team was ranked #1 in NJ and qualified for High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) where they placed 13th in the nation from a field of 272. Best ranking in the history of EBHS.

    • Forty-two new members were inducted into the EBHS French Honor Society.

    • Fifty new members were inducted into the EBHS Spanish Honor Society.

    • Eighteen East Brunswick High School students participated in the nationally recognized Rutgers Waksman Scholars Program and have had their research published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database. 

    • Four students from East Brunswick High School qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), the second of the two qualifying tests used to determine qualification for the United States team for the IMO.  

    • Eight East Brunswick High School students qualified to attend the prestigious American Regions Mathematics League Competition at Penn State.

     

    • One East Brunswick High School junior was selected to attend the Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology and three East Brunswick High School juniors were selected to the Governor’s School for Science. unique summer residential programs for academically talented students.

     

    • East Brunswick High School’s FBLA club received three first place awards in the following categories:   Public Speaking I, Global Business, E- business.  All qualified to move on to the national competition.

    • Two East Brunswick High School teams participating in the 2016 New Jersey Science League, placed first in the state in Physics I and Chemistry II; and one student also had the highest individual scores in the state among all students competing in Chemistry I. 

    • One EBHS senior was named a Central Jersey's 2016 Academic All-Stars.

    Athletics

    • One EBHS athlete was crowned Girl's 2015 Tennis GMC champion for the 3rd time. She also finished in the top 8 in the state tournament.

    • The EBHS Boys Bowling team was crowned 2016 GMC champions.
      -They are also Central Jersey Group 4 Champions

     

    • One EBHS student is the GMC champion in the 400 meter run.

    • For the 3rd year in a row the EBHS Girls swim team won the GMC championship, the Boys team took 2nd place.

    • At the GMC tournament in wrestling, East Brunswick had three 2nd place finishers.
      -One wrestler placed 6th in the state at 120 lbs. weight class.

     

    • EBHS Girls Basketball team were the 2016 GMC Champions with a season record of 22-4.

    • One EBHS tennis player is a 3 time Boys GMC First Singles Champion. He also placed in the top 8 in the bracket for 2016.

    • EBHS Boys Golf are GMC Red Division Champions for the third year in a row.

    • EBHS Girls Golf team won the GMC Championship for the fourth year in a row.

    • EBHS Boys Volleyball team are the GMC Red Division Champions.

    • EBHS JV Baseball team are GMC Champions.

    • EBHS Varsity Baseball team are GMCT Champions

    • The EBHS Softball team is the Central Jersey Group 4 sectional champion.

    • The EBHS Boys Volleyball team is the Central Jersey sectional champion. 

    •          The EBHS Varsity Cheerleaders are GMC Champions. 

    Arts

    Congratulations to student musicians selected for Honors, Regional and All-State Ensembles:

    • One EBHS student was named 2016 NJMEA Governor's Award in Arts Education recipient at the HS All State Concert.
    • HS All State Symphonic Band (3)
    • HS All State Wind Ensemble (2)
    • HS All State Orchestra (6)
    • HS All State Chorus (1)
    • HS All State Women's Chorus (2)
    • All State Intermediate Orchestra (6)
    • NJAJE Region II Junior High School Jazz Ensemble (2)
    • CJMEA Intermediate Regional Chamber Orchestra (5)
    • CJMEA Intermediate Regional Chorus (15)
    • CJMEA Intermediate Regional String Orchestra (17)
    • CJMEA Intermediate Regional Symphonic Band (1)
    • CJMEA Regional Chorus (7)
    • CJMEA Regional Orchestra (9)
    • CJMEA Regional Wind Ensemble (5)
    • CJMEA Regional Wind Ensemble (1)
    • CJMEA Regional Jazz Band (1)
    • CJMEA Elementary Honors Orchestra (58)
    • CJMEA Elementary Honors Band (11)
    • One EBHS Marching Band color guard member was selected to participate in the prestigious Macy’s Great American Marching Band.
    •  One 10th grade trumpet player was accepted to the 2016 New Jersey Association of Jazz Education (NJAJE) Region II High School Jazz Ensemble.
    • One Warnsdorfer student was the Middlesex County Improvement Art Contest winner. 
    • Forty Seven new members were inducted into the Tri-Music Honor Society.
    • Two CJHS students had their art work (paintings) chosen for the Middlesex County Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibit at Middlesex County College.

    Staff

    • Lawrence Brook School was awarded a Gardening Grant from the NJ Agricultural Society.

    • $3,560 was raised by our Staff from a District-Wide Denim Day in October 2015 and donated locally to the Rutgers Cancer Institute Foundation.

    • The East Brunswick High School Girls’ Volleyball Program hosted their annual "Pink Out" Volleyball Tournament Fundraiser on October 15th to benefit Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Awareness and raised $3,200 .   In addition, the EBHS staff and students raised $600 for this worthy cause.  

    • The East Brunswick Education Association held a district-wide Jeans for Troops Denim Day. Our staff raised $3,254. The donation will to the GI Go Fund.

    • A District-wide Denim Day raised $3630 for National Go Red Day sponsored by the American Heart Association to go towards awareness, research and community programs.

    • EBHS Coach Spishock was named GMC Boys Bowling Coach of the Year.

    • EBHS Coach Glen Pazinko received the 2015 NJSIAA Sports Award for Wrestling.

    • EBHS Music Teacher Marjorie LoPresti is the recipient of the TI:ME – Technology Institute for Music Educators 2016 Teacher of the Year Award. 

    •  Dr. Daniel Moran, Supervisor of Social Studies/Media is the recipient of the 2015 New Jersey Association of School Librarians Administrator of the Year Award. 

    • EBHS Coach Keith Lane was named 2016 Home News Tribune Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

    • Hammarskjold Middle School teacher, Melissa Novak, was honored as the winner of the Barnes & Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest” by the East Brunswick Barnes & Noble at Brunswick Square Mall.    

    • District staff collected $3683 for this year's Denim Day for Autism Awareness.  The money collected was donated to Autism NJ, Central PTA, and the EBEF.     

    • Hammarskjold Middle School raised $25,000 for the American Cancer Society at their 7th Annual Relay Field Day.        

    • On the two district-wide Denim Days our staff raised a total of $4,900 for the East Brunswick Education Foundation.

    • In total, our educational community collected 12,250 pounds of food for MCFOODS.

* 2015-2016 Staff Award Winners
*2015-2016 Years of Service Awards