Friday, May 17, 2013
They beat Vernon 14-9
After being defeated on Tuesday against Montville on the road, Morristown girls lacrosse came strong into the state tournament on Thursday. Ranked No. 5, the Colonials beat No. 12 Vernon, 14-9. Coach Evan Mager said on Tuesday that the team needed to focus in this tournament because it only takes one bad day to get sent home. “We need to figure it out going into state because in playoffs, any team can play,” said Mager. “Everybody needs to realize that it’s one (bad) game and you go home. Luckily we have a day tomorrow to prepare. We’re ranked fifth in the conference so we have a home game, which is Thursday at 4:30 p.m.” Did you go and get pictures or video of the game? Share them by adding yours to this photo gallery.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Colonials face Vernon on Thursday.
After being defeated on Tuesday against Montville on the road, Morristown girls lacrosse is looking ahead to the state tournament on Thursday. There was much excitement Monday night after the girls defeated Randolph for the first time, which continued their perfect season. However that ended the following day. Coach Evan Mager said that up until Tuesday's loss, the girls had not lost a single game among the seven teams that make up their southern conference. “We need to figure it out going into state because in playoffs, any team can play,” said Mager. “Everybody needs to realize that it’s one (bad) game and you go home. Luckily we have a day tomorrow to prepare. We’re ranked fifth in the conference so we have a home game, which is …
The Colonials fell to the Mustangs 23-16.
After coming off of a high from defeating Randoph on Monday, Morristown girls lacrosse had a bit of a let down with a loss Tuesday on the road against Montville, ending their perfect season. The Mustangs defeated the Colonials 23-16. “Because of our win today, we got a piece of the conference title,” said Montville coach Jen Mulvaney. “They were the only undefeated team in the conference. We had one loss and Roxbury had one loss so us beating them today gave us a three-way tie for the conference title.” In this three-way tie, Morristown lost to Montville, Montville lost to Roxbury, and Roxbury lost to Morristown. The last time Montville Township High School girls lacrosse won a conference title was 2009. As for Morristown, the team is …
Town, school and Morris Plains teen will meet to find a solution to two-hour parking rule resulting in tickets.
Parking in Morristown is a constant tug-a-war to balance the needs of residents, businesses and institutions. After hearing feedback from residents, the town set two-hour parking limits on the residential streets surrounding Morristown High School. However, because of the limited parking in the high school’s lot, students parking in these surrounding neighborhoods have accumulated quite a few tickets and fines. Vincent Leahey, of Morris Plains and the senior class vice president, brought up student concerns to the town council Tuesday night. Student Parking “Recently, we lost the ability to park on Colonial Road, Gallagher Road and Milton Place, which is in addition to losing parking previously on Early Street, Harrison Street and Hazlett …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
They beat Randolph 18-11
To continue their winning streak, the Colonials defeated Randolph 18-11 on Monday. They play on the road against Montville on Tuesday. “Girls lacrosse is playing against Montville Tuesday. If we win, we win our league for the first time ever,” said Grace Campbell. On Monday, “they beat Randolf for the first time and by a lot. It’s so exciting to see the team doing so well after all these years,” said Teresa Murpy, school board member. Coach Evan Mager said that the girls had not lost a single game among the seven teams that make up their southern conference.
Monday, May 13, 2013
This Morris Township resident is part of Troop 39 of Morris Plains
Morristown High School has another student to be proud of. Boy Scout Troop 39 of Morris Plains recently held a Court of Honor to recognize its 78th Eagle Scout since its founding in 1930: Daniel English of Morris Township. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouts. This Morristown High School freshman designed and built four fitness stations on Jockey Hollow Preserve Top Trail, off Rolling Hills Drive in Morris Township. More than 30 volunteers, including Troop 39 Boy Scouts and their families, contributed more than 300 volunteer hours to complete this project. Troop 39 meets every Monday at 7:15 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Morris Plains. For more information, visit the troop’s website at www.troop39bsa.org.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
MHS was in Newsweek’s annual list of the top 2,000 high schools in the nation
Morristown High School was named one of the country’s best high schools in the Newsweek and Daily Beast’s annual ‘America’s Best High Schools’ list, released Monday. The list ranked what it called the 2,000 best high schools across the country. Morristown High School was ranked No. 1272. According to an explanation in Newsweek, schools across the nation were ranked based on six criteria – graduation rate, college acceptance rate, advanced exams (AP, IB and AICE tests) taken per student, average SAT or ACT score, average advanced placement score, and percentage of students enrolled in at least one advanced placement class. Newsweek asked more than 5,000 high schools across the country to report their data from the 2010-11 school year. …
Monday, May 6, 2013
One senior is 1 of 20 picked as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and the other was chosen as a Presidential Scholar.
One Morristown High School senior has received many accolades for her nationally recognized achievements in science but this well-rounded student is also being recognized for her writing. Catherine Wong, is one of 20 students in the country to be selected as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts for her writing. Also selected as a Presidential Scholar is Thomas Hartke, who attends Delbarton School in Morristown. The full list of presidential scholars is attached to this Patch article. Robert (Brett) Harvey, a MHS senior, was also nominated as a Presidential Scholar. Like Wong he scored 2400 on his SATs, is a national merit finalist and merit scholarship recipient. He has also received the bronze, silver, and gold youth congressional medals …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
One was also inducted into the MHS Teachers' Corner.
Five notable Morristown natives were recognized on Friday as Morristown High School’s Heritage Club hosted its 17th annual Heritage Day celebration. “It’s a privilege to honor some of our past (graduates),” said Principal Ethel Minchello. “The students do the research about these people, they select them and then they honor them.” Here’s a look at those that were honored and presented with a plaque. Inducted into the MHS Teachers’ Corner: MHS Wall of Fame Inductees: “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by my high school after all these years. I’m deeply honored,” said Link Dibble. “It’s wonderful to be back in Morristown. I haven’t been back in more than 10 years now. It’s great to see the school and see some old friends … Since the …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Class of 2014 ran a food drive collection at Junior Prom on April 20. Donations were brought to the local Interfaith Food Pantry.
The Class of 2014 collected canned goods and non-perishable food items at their Junior Prom held on April 20, 2013. Donations were then brought to the local Interfaith Food Pantry. Shown with the donated items are Homeroom Representatives: Kristen Simon, Brandon Blaise, Gabrielle Ferrara, and Elizabeth Nagidi (from left)