Highland Regional High School

by Meghan Shott | Aug 25, 2014
Highland Regional High School Highland Regional High School, home of the Tartans, serves nearly 1200 students from Bellmawr, Gloucester Township and Runnemede, as part of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District. Sister schools in the BHP Regional School District include Timber Creek and Triton High Schools.

Highland offers a vast program of study for students, in addition to common staples found in every high school like English, Social Studies, Math, Science, etc. Notable course offerings include Sports Management & Marketing, Film Study, Vocal Technology, Forensic Science, Horticulture, Metalworking, and many others.

In addition to college preparatory courses, students also have the opportunity to take classes in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. Courses of study include Skills for Life!, Creative Food and Nutrition, and Independent Living.

Advanced Placement courses at the school include Composition III and IV, Literature, Art, Audit Calculus, Audit Statistics, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, US History, and World History.

Congratulations to the following students for their inclusion in the English Honor Society: Oluseun Dairo, Kayla Evangelisto, Katie Jorgsensen, Jason Moore, Brandon Pisani, Basem Saleh, Alain Shukdinas, Alexis Evans, Jillian Rohlfs, Alexandria Ball, Samantha Brinker, Giovanna DeFinizio, Schyler Edwards, Joseph Fasbinder, Kaitlin Fermano, Michelle Impoco, Benjamin Fuchs, Jessica Kazelis, Rebecca Lange, Michael Lombardo, Floriza Mangulabnan, Ahmed Mustafa, Jeremiah Nofrada, Eliza Octavo, Erica Onuoha, Jillian Pettit, Michael Rego, Morgan Reid, Sidney Reyes, Andrea Silva, Eric Simpson, Katelyn Viscusi, Samantha Watkins, Mallory Wynne, Megan Wynne and Lauren Zuchowski.

HRHS also offers many clubs and after school activities to students. Highland is known throughout South Jersey high schools for its’ expansive Renaissance program. According to the school’s website, “At Highland High School, the administration and staff seek to reward academic excellence, character and attitude and student improvement. Renaissance also provides recognition for Principal's List, perfect attendance, National Merit Scholars and staff recognition.”

National Honor Society recognizes students who have exemplified the qualities of character, scholarship, leadership and service. The group meets monthly and participates in activities both inside and outside of the school. Officers for the 2014-2015 school year include president Oluseun Dairo, vice president Alana Swinton, treasurer James Pildis and secretary Sean Ellsworth.

The Class of 2015 has many things planned for their senior year including their senior trip to Disney World. Officers include president Chapman Vanderslice, vice president Ashleah Hart, corresponding secretary MacKenzie Carr, recording secretary Kayla Evangelisto, treasurer Chris Catroppa, and historian Jamie Anskis.

The group put on a successful Highland Has Talent event earlier this year. Congratulations to first place winners Jerome Furlow and Robert Chandler, second place winners Samira Allen, Monique Carter and Tiana Evans, and third place winners Erika Bennetson.

The Class of 2017’s officers are gearing up to accomplish a lot during the 2014-2015 school year: president Camina Balmores, vice president Rilee Parker, recording secretary Tedezia Liddell and treasurer Taliyah Toussaint.

Sports offered at the high school include cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, tennis, cheerleading, basketball, swimming, track, wrestling, baseball, golf and softball.

The Highland High School football season kicks off on September 12 with a game against Camden. Other opponents this season include Bordentown, Bishop Eustace Prep, Triton, Woodrow Wilson, Deptford, Camden Catholic, Pennsville Memorial and Cumberland. Players on the team include Alberick Small, Alex Drumond, Andrew Baez, Brandon Paradise, Deonte Maddred, Derin Sweeney, Deron Hicks, Devon Chambers, Gabe Villegas, Isaiah Bowers, Israel Diaz, Jarret Priest, Johnathan Lovenduski, Josh Hanneman, Matthew Parker, Matthew Pendergast, Michael Tenuto, Nicholas Baselice, Orlando Council, Raekwon Randall, Ricardo Ramsey, Robert Chandler, Robert Price, Tyler Fretz, William Adams, Zachary Schafer, Gabe Martorano, John Butts, Chais Hill, Bryce Washington, Mark Gillis, Thomas Lawus, Spencer Smith, Joey Jones, and Derron Muse.

Did you know that Highland High School is on Twitter? Check them out and keep up with the latest school news: https://twitter.com/HighlandHS.

Highland’s Back to School Night for the 2014-2015 school year will be held on Wednesday, October 8 from 7-9pm.

Highland Regional High School is located at 450 Erial Road in Blackwood. For more information about the school, call 856-227-4100 or visit bhprsd.org/highland.

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