Highland Regional High School

by Meghan Shott | Sep 26, 2016
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 opened in 1967 and is celebrating 50 years this school year. They offer 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.

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 2016-2017 school year include president Kimberly Fermano, vice president Amira Guy, secretary Dianna Rahmey and treasurer Daniel Nable.

The senior class officers for 2017 have already been hard at work planning their senior trip to Disney next April. President for the class is Camina Balmores, vice president is Julia Anskis, recording secretary is Tedezia Liddell, corresponding secretary is Olivia Abate and treasurer is Zach Covely.

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

Highland’s girls soccer team includes star athletes Camina Balmores, Gianna Dipierro, Hayley Kudzmas, Isabella Conti, Jenna Carter, Kaitlyn Bannan, Kalin Priest, Lauren Hoelke, Madison Kohl, Samantha Masino and Shannon Martina.

The Highland High School football season kicked off with a win against Woodrow Wilson. Since then, the team has also faced Cherry Hill West and Moorestown, with upcoming opponents to include Buena, Sterling, Cumberland, Oakcrest, Bishop Eustace Prep and Triton. Players this fall include Orlando Council, Naiem Furlow, Juwan Pratt, Daejuan Sanders, Matt McBride, Freddy Schellenger, Stephen Callahan, Jerry Fuller, Jamael High, Matthew Parker, Biagio Bisicchia, Brian Cooey, Dahmir Barefield, Max Bauer, Cameron Barber, Brandon Phillips, Ah’ree Nellom, Nick Teschko, Terrence Randall, Davaun Payton, Nick Mellace, Mark Hurst, Kyree Butts, Javon Randall, Kasim Randall-Dale, Austin Acoff, Brandon Williams, Gabe Villegas, Tre Seaman, John Seaman, Sammy Messina, Harold Edwards, Tacere Smith, Davaunte Payton, Brandon Paradise, Brad Small, Stephen Isler, Joe Tripoli, Jared Colbert, Antonio Francis, Dante Delgiorno, Doug Nchinda, Matthew Pendergast, Devon Chambers, Jeff Haliburton, Devon Starks, James Sweeney, Josh Ortiz, Aiden Fitzgerald, Charles Bullard, Raekwon Randall, Jimmy Pryor, Austin Nwoga, Chris Duddy, Billy Bahm, Kyle Fuchs, Alex Graham, Mike Lovenduski, Brandon Simmons, Antonio Perez, Pierce Jones, Liam Flite, Mike Aloi and John Peeples.

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.

Save the date for Highland’s 25th Annual Holiday Craft Show. It will be held on December 3 from 9:30am-3:30pm in the cafeteria. Vendors can still sign up by emailing Valerie Zoladz at vzoladz@bhprsd.org or calling 856-227-4100 x7491. Tables are $30 each or two for $50 and all proceeds go to the world language clubs at the school.

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

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Author: Meghan Shott


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