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Pine Grove Manor Students Receive Backpacks, Supplies, Collected By Assemblyman Danielsen

Pine Grove Manor Students Receive Backpacks, Supplies, Collected By Assemblyman Danielsen

About 85 Pine Grove Manor School students received back-to-school gifts Sept. 29, courtesy of state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen. Danielsen, (D-17), delivered backpacks filled with school supplies for the children. The delivery was made possible by donations from groups ranging from township Police PBA Local 154, to Enterprise Rent-a -Car, to St. Matthias Church. Danielsen made […]

FHS Class Of ’65 Celebrates 50th Reunion

FHS Class Of ’65 Celebrates 50th Reunion

Submitted by Arthur Westneat. Franklin High School’s Class of 1965 celebrated 50 years since their graduation at a dinner/dance held at the Hotel Somerset, Saturday evening, September 26.  Attending the reunion were 60 members of the class and 39 guests. In his welcoming remarks on Friday, Franklin Township Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Ravally recognized the […]

Township Resident Takes First Place In National Student Pharmaceutical Conference

Township Resident Takes First Place In National Student Pharmaceutical Conference

Sefa Kploanyi, a third-year Touro College of Pharmacy student, recently won first place in the 2015 Student National Pharmaceutical Association Conference in Orlando, Fl. Kploanyi, a township resident, won the prize in the Kroger Clinical Skills Competition with teammate Justice Kwansa. The two competed against students from 20 other pharmaceutical schools. The pair each won $1,000, […]

Investors Bank Donates $15K For MacAfee Road School Playground

Investors Bank Donates $15K For MacAfee Road School Playground

The fundraising drive for MacAfee Road School’s new playground received a huge boost Sept. 17 in the form of a $15,000 donation from Investors Bank. The ceremonial check was presented to school principal Bill Grippo by three representatives from Investors – vice president and Somerset branch manager Michael Harris, senior vice president and regional manager […]

MacAfee Road School Students Commemorate Sept. 11 By Thanking First Responders

MacAfee Road School Students Commemorate Sept. 11 By Thanking First Responders

More than 450 “thank-you” cards and letters written by MacAfee Road School students were delivered to township first responders on Sept. 11. The event was the school’s first official commemoration of the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. On hand were representatives from the township police department and […]

Cedar Hill Prep Students Honored By Township Council For Fundraising Effort

Cedar Hill Prep Students Honored By Township Council For Fundraising Effort

A group of Cedar Hill Preparatory School students who raised money for the Franklin Township Food Bank were honored for their work at the Sept. 8 Township Council meeting. The students raised the money – $275 – during a dance at the school last June. The dance was part of the students’ “Give n Get” […]

Dignitaries On Hand To Greet Pine Grove Students On First Day Of School

Dignitaries On Hand To Greet Pine Grove Students On First Day Of School

Students arriving at Pine Grove Manor School for the first day of the 2015-16 school year weren’t just greeted by their teachers and administrators. Also on hand on Sept. 3 to welcome the students was the newly minted schools Superintendent, John Ravally, and Board of Education president Ed Potosnak. Oh, and Tuxedo, the school’s mascot, complete […]

Students Dunk MacAfee Principal, Teachers As Reading Reward

Students Dunk MacAfee Principal, Teachers As Reading Reward

MacAfee Road School students June 12 were rewarded for once again exceeding their reading goal in the “Grow A Garden Of Readers” program. Last year the prize was given by the school’s principal, Bill Grippo, who spent a night on the school’s roof. This year, Grippo and 10 of the school’s teachers took turns getting dunked by their students. […]

SGS Theater Alumni Launch Scholarship Program

SGS Theater Alumni Launch Scholarship Program

Alumni from the past 10 years of Sampson G. Smith theater productions gathered at the school May 30 for a reunion and to announce a scholarship named after one of their own. Director Terri Seggio, who has led SGS productions for the last decade, said the evening had two goals: “one was to celebrate 10 years […]

FR&A Gallery: FHS Seniors Enjoy ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

FR&A Gallery: FHS Seniors Enjoy ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

The Princeton Hyatt was the scene May 15 for Franklin High School’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” senior prom. Students were “dressed to impress” as they arrived at the venue in their cars and limousines. After the preliminary “cocktail hour,” the students entered the hotel’s ballroom, where they enjoyed dinner and dancing. The FR&A tagged along for a […]