Thursday, April 4, 2013
The senior holds a 4.548 GPA and is captain of the Summit High School varsity swimming, tennis and softball teams.
Senior Tasha Kewalramani was named this year’s NJSIAA scholar athlete as she holds a 4.548 GPA and is captain of the Summit High School swimming, tennis and softball teams. Since she was very young, Kewalramani said athletics were ingrained in her. However, she added that balancing school and athletics each season is tough. “I love the work,” she said. “I love the challenge.” In addition to the three sports at Summit High School, Kewalramani has also been a member of the Summit Seals since eighth grade. She added that swimming is her favorite sport because she is the best at it. She holds the school record for the 100 breast and 200 Medley relay. She also placed 2nd in the county for the 100 breast and 3rd in the county for first …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The team begins the season against the strong Ridgewood Girls’ Lacrosse team on April 2.
Coach Mike Walsh has been coaching Girls’ Lacrosse, “since the dawn of time,” he said, but he has been the head coach of the Summit Girl’s Lacrosse team for two years. Walsh has also been involved in the youth level of coaching in Summit, as well as coach of other high school girls’ lacrosse teams. One of his favorite aspects of coaching is being able to see his students in a different light, he said. The Summit Girls' Lacrosse team has won the Union County tournament four years in a row and last season the team placed second in their division. Coach Walsh said the team has similar goals as last year, including winning the division this time around and defending the county crown. “I think the girls are ready to try to win a sectional…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Ben Schwartz is trying to raise awareness of the company Apple's alleged sweatshop factories in China.
Wednesday, March 27
Ben Schwartz is trying to spread awareness on the conditions at Apple's alleged sweatshop factories in China as part of his year long reform project at Summit High School. The following information was written by Ben Schwartz: If there is anything that Americans love, it’s our technologically advanced “gadgets.” Anything that can make our lives easier and more enjoyable are highly popular among us. For example why would you buy a toaster, when you could buy a toaster that also serves as a microwave, timer, alarm clock and oven! Why would you buy a device that plays music, when you could buy a phone that plays music, can browse the web and even play games. You wouldn’t! That is why the technological tycoon of a company, Apple, is so …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Peter Tierney has been coaching in Summit for 42 years. He is now preparing the Boys' Varsity Tennis team for the upcoming season.
Peter Tierney has been coaching Summit sports for the past 42 years and just three years ago he began coaching the Boys' Varsity Tennis team. Tierney said he has several long term goals for the team, but right now they are working on putting together a starting team. Last year, the team placed second in counties but lost in the state sectionals. In 2011, the team took home the win in the state sectionals. “It was really good for the kids they were so thrilled because when you don’t think you’re going to do something and then you do it, it’s great” Tierney said. “They learned how to compete.” The Boys' team has been praciting for the 2013 season through the snow, rain and cold to prepare for their first match on April 2. Tierney said he …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Abbott holds a 4.426 GPA and is captain of the boys' varsity wrestling, soccer and baseball teams.
Senior Nick Abbott was named this year’s scholar athlete for maintaining a 4.426 GPA at Summit High School, while holding captain positions on the Summit wrestling, soccer and baseball teams. Abbott was awarded Outstanding Wrestler in the District this past wrestling season and also achieved his 100th varsity win of his wrestling career. Although Abbott started out playing soccer at age four, he said he is probably the best at wrestling, which he started in the fifth grade. He began wrestling due to a push from his father who wrestled 3rd in the state of New York during his high school years and also wrestled in college. Abbott added that he still enjoys playing soccer and baseball more than wrestling. Abbott has been on the varsity …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The senior won three matches at the tournament and numerous other tournaments throughout the season.
In his senior year at Summit High School, A.J. Iarussi placed sixth at the state wrestling tournament in Atlantic City this past weekend after winning three matches in the 220-pound weight class. Iarussi wasn’t always interested in wrestling; he’s a football player who in eighth grade had a wrestling coach suggest he join the team. Originally Iarussi did not want to wrestle, but his dad suggested wrestling might make him a better overall athlete. Iarussi said he decided to join and once he did, he ended up liking and enjoying it. During the 2012-2013 wrestling season, Iarussi was a two-time district champion and a Region 3 Champion. He placed twice at the Rahway Holiday Tournament; he also placed second at the Union County Tournament and …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The annual Summit High School Music Marathon will take place on March 15.
Wednesday, March 13
The following information was provided by the Summit Public School District. Come and listen to the annual Summit High School Music Marathon Friday, March 15, 2013 Summit High School Auditorium Music Marathon Schedule 3:15 p.m. Band HS Wind Ensemble 8th Grade Band HS Concert Band 4:45 p.m. Chorus 8th Grade Chorus Treble Chorus Bel Canto Concert Choir 6:15 p.m 8:00 p.m. Chamber Ensembles Chamber Orchestra/The Apollo Quartet Chamber Choir 9:30 p.m. Orchestra 8th Grade Orchestra and HS Orchestra MS Chamber Orchestra & Quartet HS String/Full Orchestras Hilltop String Quartet
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Director Anne Poyner said the productions were a great success.
The performances of Beauty and the Beast by the Summit High School Performing arts department were meant to be more than just a fairytale, said Director Anne Poyner, they were meant to be about the power of love. In the audience were children as small as two or three years old who were really engaged in the performances, Poyner told Patch. Even adults were found crying because it such a moving story, she remarked. Poyner said Beauty and the Beast is a play that the department has always wanted to do because it is such a beautiful story. Poyner added that the reaction from the public was nothing but positive. She heard from everyone that they loved the performances and the set and costumes were beautiful. Many of the costumes are right …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Ryan Sebastian, Summit Patch's Athlete of the Week, won first in the 100 Fly and 100 Breast at the state championship, helping the Boys' Varsity Swim Team achieve victory.
Swimmer Ryan Sebastian has never lost an individual race during the 2013 season, including his first place wins in the 100 Fly and 100 Breast, which helped the Summit Boys' Varsity Swim Team win the State Title for the first time in Summit High School history on Feb. 23. The team defeated Moorestown 88-82 at The College of New Jersey. Coach Luke Piede said in a previous Patch article, “It was an extremely competitive meet.” Although it was never Sebastian’s goal to be undefeated, once Piede pointed it out halfway through the season, Sebastian thought it would be a good goal not to lose any races. Sebastian says he enjoys both events equally and he is glad he is able to represent the team in both events. “It’s an honor,” the Summit High …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Coming off a championship season, four Summit High School football players are heading to separate Division 1 schools this fall.
Thursday, February 7
Four of Summit's senior football players signed national letters of intent to play college football on Wednesday morning at Summit High School. After winning the state championship in December, it's been a year of highs for these student athletes. Place-kicker Mike Badgley will attend University of Miami. Linebacker Nick Liberato will attend Sacred Heart University in Fairfiled, CT. Running back/linebacker AJ Iarussi will attend UPenn where he has also been accepted to the Wharton School of Business. Defensive back Seth Ryan will attend Clemson. Editor's note: This information was submitted to Summit Patch from Summit Public Schools.