Lenape Regional High School

by Meghan Shott | May 15, 2017
Lenape Regional High School Lenape High School is the oldest school in the Lenape Regional High School District, which includes its sister schools Cherokee, Shawnee, Seneca High Schools and Sequoia Alternative Program. Lenape High School opened in 1959 and has grown significantly since then. Nearly 2,000 students attend Lenape High School. Students are split between two school buildings, with Grades 9 and 10 in the North Building and Grades 11 and 12 in the South Building.

The district aims to develop students who are academically and socially prepared to succeed in a changing society. According to the school’s website, this will be accomplished through leading edge curriculum adjusted to individual student needs. Teachers at all Lenape Regional Schools have a passion for educating while using innovative teaching methods.

Congratulations to Lenape’s 2017 graduation speakers: valedictorian Saransh Chopra, salutatorian Michael Higgins, class president Evan Mufalli, and student council president Jenna Goldstein.

There are lots of opportunities for students to become involved in the school. There is a full range of sports teams, as well as many extracurricular clubs and activities. This school year has already seen some great accomplishments and the school is looking forward to many more. Other positive clubs at the school include REBEL, which is an anti-smoking group that promotes good choices; and SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions.

Congrats to three students recently recognized for their art. Emily Allen awarded 4th place for her photo titled, “Golden” in the People/Animals category of the Ocean County Camera Club student photography contest. Stephanie Evans was awarded a Judges’ Choice award for “She’s A Rainbow” in the Photographers Choice – Color category in the same contest. In the national Photographers’ Society of America (PSA) contest, Emory Alexander was accepted into the Gallery Showing category for two images, “A Great Unfinished Symphony” and “Cries She, with Silent Lips”.

Like many other schools in the South Jersey area, Lenape has an active Renaissance club. Lenape Renaissance recognizes and rewards academic excellence, personal improvement, and good citizenship. Lenape’s program was honored for its commitment to education with a Mt. Laurel Township Proclamation. Renaissance activities include Smart Cookies – Principal’s List and Perfect Attendance Award Breakfast, Bus Driver Appreciation Day, Graduating Car Award, Faculty Picnic and People’s Choice Awards and Senior Pinning.

Lenape also boasts many talented athletes who participate in sports such as football, cross country, cheerleading, field hockey, soccer, tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, basketball, wrestling, bowling, track, swimming, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and golf.

Congratulations to Lenape’s 2017 Scholar-Athlete Award winners Megan Quimby and Mike Doulong.

Lenape’s baseball team has been having a very successful season with wins against Cherokee, Timber Creek, Elizabeth, Winslow Township, Paul VI, Shawnee and Camden Catholic, just to name a few. Players include AJ Pena, Anthony Isopi, Ben Harris, Brandon Brunner, Cade Hunter, Jacob Schonwald, Jake Topolski, Mike Audet, Mike Doulong, Mike Esais, Mike Galaida, Pat Rush, Ryan Cassidy, Stephanie Cotoni, Teddy Jozwiak and Tommy Gardiner.

Lenape’s first annual 3 v 3 Tournament was a success! Champions were Andrew Sims, Murphy and Alexa Woltjen (North-Side). Runners Up were Navaeh Sutton, Max Hecht and Jake Cashmer (D12). The Most School Spirit went to Max Gordon, Lily Wolf and Dan Pruitt (Duke Blue Devils) and least points scored were Ms. Allen, Mr. Woj and Shannon Mullroy (The Answers).

Come to Lenape High School’s Art Show on May 18 at 6pm and enjoy a night celebrating the arts, featuring food, fun, art and more from the Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Design, Food, Art, Technology Education, Woodshop, Metal Working, Photography, Business Education and Graphic Design classes.

Mark your calendars for these free concerts held in the Auditorium: the Lenape Vocal Concert on May 23 at 7pm, the Lenape Instrumental Conference on May 25 at 7pm and the Lenape Piano Recital on June 7 at 7pm.

Lenape High School is located 235 Hartford Road in Medford. For more information about the school, call 609-654-5111 or visit http://www.lrhsd.org/lenapehs/site/default.asp.

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Author: Meghan Shott


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