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In Peek To The Future, Franklin Middle School Promotion Ceremony Held At FHS

In Peek To The Future, Franklin Middle School Promotion Ceremony Held At FHS

More than 500 8th Graders were challenged to “be ready” for opportunities for personal growth during their promotion ceremony held June 27 at Franklin High School. The event marked the first such ceremony for the Franklin Middle School students at the Sampson G. Smith and Hamilton Street campuses. FMS Hamilton Street Campus principal Nick Solomon […]

FHS Students Glam It Up For Senior Prom

FHS Students Glam It Up For Senior Prom

The countdown to graduation began June 21 with the Franklin High School senior prom, held at the Westin in Princeton. With only one week left until teh Class of 2019 graduates, students donned their finest for one of the last times they’ll celebrate as a class. The Franklin reporter & Advocate was on hand during […]

Central Jersey College Prep Graduates Told To ‘Be Yourself’

Central Jersey College Prep Graduates Told To ‘Be Yourself’

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School’s Class of 2019 was told on June 21 to not be concerned if, in the future, they feel lost as they chart their future. “Being lost does not mean you have no direction, it just means you haven’t chosen one yet,” Kyle Anderson, teh keynote speaker for the 2019 […]

Elizabeth Avenue School Showcases Its Diversity With Inaugural ‘Talent And Taste’ Event

Elizabeth Avenue School Showcases Its Diversity With Inaugural ‘Talent And Taste’ Event

The melting pot of cultures that is Elizabeth Avenue School was on display June 20 in the school’s first “Talent and Taste” event. Students from throughout the school’s grade levels showed off their various talents, from dancing to singing to martial arts. The talent show was followed by a multicultural dinner featuring food brought in […]

Ravally Named County ‘Superintendent Of The Year’

Ravally Named County ‘Superintendent Of The Year’

Schools Superintendent John Ravally has been named the Somerset County Superintendent of the Year by the Somerset County Association of School Administrators, the first time a Franklin Township Superintendent has been so honored. Ravally was given the honor at the SCASA’s June 14 meeting. Nominated and chosen by one’s peers, the County Superintendent of the […]

Township Residents Help Create Cybercrime Game At Rutgers Prep

Township Residents Help Create Cybercrime Game At Rutgers Prep

Submitted by Rutgers Prep. After a year and a half of development, a board game developed by 22 high school students at Rutgers Preparatory School and funded by a competitive grant from the United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) and Crime was featured at the Games for Change (G4C) Festival in New York on June […]

Third Charter School Founder Seeks Application Withdrawal

Third Charter School Founder Seeks Application Withdrawal

A member of the founders’ group for the proposed Ailanthus Charter School has told the state that they want to withdraw the school’s application.  Ailanthus had been approved, but was in the midst of a second, one-year planning stage to prepare it to receive its charter and for its proposed September 2019 opening. Ailanthus would […]

Warriors On The Academic Move

Warriors On The Academic Move

Adriel Thomas of Somerset earned a master’s degree from Georgia State University during the Spring 2019 semester. The university conferred degrees during its 104th commencement ceremonies in May. Among the students earning recognition on the Coastal Carolina University Dean’s List was Alyssa M. Kowalsky, a Hospitality Resort and Tourism Management Pre-Major major from Somerset. Coastal […]

MacAfee Road School Goes Up, Up And Away With Science Fair Spectacular

MacAfee Road School Goes Up, Up And Away With Science Fair Spectacular

The third annual Science Fair Spectacular kicked off June 7 at MacAfee Road Elementary School with the theme of “Up, Up and Away.” Highlighting the fair was a hot air balloon set up behind the school. As in the past, students during the day attended workshops about various aspects of science – ranging from the […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: Bill Grippo Retirement Roast

FR&A Photo Gallery: Bill Grippo Retirement Roast

Nearly 400 people came out to The Marigold on Hamilton Street May 30 to honor a man who, over the past four decades, has left an indelible mark on the township. In the process, they raised money for a new arts scholarship. Bill Grippo, MacAfee Road School’s principal, has worn many hats over the last […]