Friday, May 24, 2013
The accomplishments of more than 300 Summit High School students were celebrated at the Grand Summit Hotel.
The Summit Boosters Association held the 27th annual Senior Athletes Banquet on Wednesday, May 21, at The Grand Summit Hotel. Over 300 students, coaches and parents gathered to celebrate the athletes' accomplishments on and off the playing fields. The evening kicked off with the presentation of the Hilltopper Appreciation Award given to Jim Dietz, who retired last year from teaching at Summit High School after coaching football and basketball for over twenty years. The award recognized Dietz's countless years of support to Summit athletics. One-hundred forty-two student athletes from the 2013 graduating class received a plaque in recognition of their participation in a varsity sport as an athlete, manager or statistician. The …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Four Summit students placed in the annual contest.
Reciting poetry presents a challenge for the most dedicated student. Reciting poetry in perfect French? That takes a Hilltopper. Summit High School students participated in the 30th Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest at William Paterson University on Thursday, according to the Summit Schools Web site. The contest recognized four of the Summit scholars:
Second graders and high school students collaborated on reworking classic children's tales into new forms of literature and art.
'Once upon a time' isn't just the preamble to a fairy tale in Summit. Summit High School (SHS) students and second graders from Lincoln-Hubbard School (LHS) performed a unique task this spring. The SHS ninth graders, students in Carol Rogers-Shaw's English classes, transformed some popular children's tales by rewriting them. The students creatively reworked eight classic tales such as Aladdin, Snow White, Little Red Riding and Pinocchio and made the stories their own. After they were finished, they met with second graders at Lincoln-Hubbard who would serve as the books' illustrators. Second graders were divided into groups to work on the artwork for the fairy tales. The books, expected to be completed in June, will be bound and a book-…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Summit native Sara DiMassino, a student at Colgate University worked to convert an old barn into a hands-on nature center.
The following press release was submitted by Colgate University. Sara DiMassino, of Summit, a member of the Colgate University class of 2014, is one of five students in biology professor Krista Ingram's spring semester Community-based Study of Environmental Issues course that worked to convert an old barn into a hands-on nature center designed to spark the curiosity of preschoolers. See the video here. "The whole idea behind the course is that the students do projects in the community," Ingram said. "The amount of work they put in was absolutely phenomenal ... they did a lot of research on New York state standards for what teachers would be looking for at different age groups, and they looked at other nature centers in the area. There's …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Summit High School earned 19 nominations in the Paper Mill's Rising Star Awards. The cast and crew of "Beauty and the Beast" earned accolades.
For the eighth year in a row, Summit Performing Arts has been nominated for Best Overall Production of a Musicial by the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards. Again this year, Summit leads the list with the most final nominations — 19 — of any participating school, following it's successful production of "Beauty and the Beast." Ninety-two schools entered this award program. The Awards Ceremony will be June 4 at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Summit will once again perform a number on the stage as one of the six nominated outstanding musicals. SHS FINAL NOMINATIONS: Best Overall Production of a Musical; Best Actress Honorable Mention- Allison Scott as Belle Best Actor - Brad Przedpelski as Beast Best Supporting Actor- Greg Archer as Lumiere …
Monday, May 6, 2013
There were 2,000 schools ranked on the publication's best-high-school list.
Summit High School landed at No. 461 on Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools, released Monday morning, May 6. The list encompassed the top 2,000 high schools in the nation. Summit's score was 3.25. The highest ranked high school, Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, scored a 4.84, and the lowest score on the list was 2.4. The list names the top high schools for producing graduates ready for college, and is based on graduation rate, college acceptance rate, and AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student, which all account for 25 percent of a school's rating. Average SAT/ACT scores account for another 10 percent, average AP/IB/AICE scores accounts for 10 percent and percent of students enrolled in at least …
Here's a listing of scores from Summit Hilltopper games and matches for the week of May 6.
Your Summit sports scores for the week of May 6. This list will be updated daily. Editor's note: This information was compiled from various sources including Summit Hilltopper Sports and NJ.com.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A comeback in the seventh inning gave the Hilltoppers their 11th win of the season.
It's all about perseverance. After trailing for several innings, the Summit baseball team came back strong, scoring seven runs in the last three innings to conquer neighboring New Providence 10-3 Thursday night at Summit High School. "The guys never gave up the fight," Summit Coach Kevin Zaleski said after the game. "That was probably the best comeback I've ever seen." New Providence (7-9) held onto the lead up until the seventh inning, when sophomore Kyle Brown managed a two-out double to tie the game. From there, it took a base hit to left field by senior Justin Vitti to give the Hilltoppers (11-5) the 10th run that won the game. Zaleski said that despite the fact that New Providence held the lead for much of the game, he continued to …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
U.S. News and World Report placed Summit High School among the top in the state. What's your opinion on where the local high school ranks in the report?
Summit High School has placed 18th in New Jersey, according to U.S. News and World Report's "Best High Schools" ranking for 2013. Nationwide, the local high school, which serves grades nine to 12, also ranked 252 in the survey, giving it a "gold medal" based on U.S. News ranking criteria. The rankings takes several factors into consideration, including students' performance on state exit exams, student-teacher ratio, proficiency in college-level and advanced placement courses and participation in advanced placement classes. The survey ranked 295 school districts in the state. "It is great news to be recognized at this level. It's an honor for the staff, past, present and future students of SHS, parents, and the entire Summit community," …
Aldana Munoz was one of several local middle and high school students who attended the 2013 Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program.
Thursday, April 25
A culturally diverse group of middle school and high school students, some from Summit High School, spent their spring break participating in job shadowing, a State of the Union challenge, a career and college fair, panel discussions with senior company leaders, a mock marketing challenge and a community service project as part of the 2013 Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program hosted by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) in East Hanover. The weeklong event in April brought 200 students from more than 25 schools together with Novartis employees for activities designed to help the students set higher personal, academic and career goals by bringing them face to face with successful multicultural role models in a corporate …