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HHS Journalists Hear from Harvard


Natalie Tousignant, Staff Writer
June 16, 2014

Two Hawthorne High School students, junior Shamel Dishack and freshman Jessica Layton, received honorable mention in the Harvard Crimson National Journalism Awards, a journalism competition run through Harvard University which “recognizes superb journalism produced at the high school level.” Both... Read more »

HHS Rang in Spring at the Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Staff Writer
June 16, 2014

From dancing, to playing cornhole, to snapping a picture in the “selfie”booth, the second annual Spring Fling, a school-wide dance held in Hawthorne High School’s courtyard, was once again a huge success. This year, the event took place on Friday, May 30, and was hosted by the Class of 2015 with... Read more »

Stone Cold: Hawthorne Police Make Students Aware of the Dangers of Drunk Driving


Olivia Meier, Staff Writer
June 16, 2014

The Hawthorne Police Department hosted the annual Stone Cold assembly for Hawthorne High School seniors on May 30, June 2, and June 6, 2014. The assembly, which is given the week of Senior Prom, educated students on the dangers of drunk driving. Lieutenant James Knepper and Lieutenant Robert King, the... Read more »

Physics and Pre-Calculus Classes Study Motion

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Ruqaiyah ElSaawy, Staff Writer
June 15, 2014

Hawthorne High School’s physics and pre-calculus classes, along with teachers Michael Davidson, Cheryl Smith, and Ryan McMann, took a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure to study and ride the roller coasters on Friday May 23, 2014. In addition to being fun, the Six Flags trip was also educational as... Read more »

HHS Students Experience Local Government Firsthand


Jessica Layton, Staff Writer
June 15, 2014

Hawthorne High School’s AP History class attended the annual Youth in Government field trip, supervised by history teacher Christopher Ward, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The trip was designed for the students to experience their own local government firsthand and gain insight into what it is like to... Read more »

HHS Ecology Club Visits the Hackensack River

Hackensack River

Sarah Kearsley , Staff Writer
June 12, 2014

The Hawthorne High School Ecology Club, along with the club adviser and HHS science teacher Scott Crimmel, took a trip to the Hackensack River on Friday May 30, 2014, to teach students about the history of the river and how it is being successfully cleaned up from its very polluted past. The trip consisted... Read more »

HHS Literary Magazine Launch Party at Bookstore

HHS literary magazine

June 4, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Hawthorne High School literary magazine, The Empyrean, debuted on June 3 at a launch party hosted by Well Read New & Used Books. The party was a celebration of the hard work required of members of the high school’s Creative Writing Club who are responsible for the content,... Read more »

Marching Band Takes on Virginia


Ruqaiyah ElSaawy, Staff Writer
May 31, 2014

Hawthorne High School’s Marching Band, led by band and music director Robert Dubois, took home a first place trophy after competing in the Music in the Parks competition in Williamsburg, VA. The HHS Marching Band left on May 15 and returned on May 18, 2014. According to sophomore and band member,... Read more »

Hawthorne High’s Latino Festival is a Success!

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Ricky Dockray, Staff Writer
May 30, 2014

The first annual Latino Festival transformed rooms 217 and 218 of Hawthorne High School on May 2, 2014, into a festive, authentic Cinco de Mayo celebration. The Latino Festival was a successful fundraiser run by the HHS Spanish Club and Spanish Club advisor Karina Rivas. The Latin extravaganza, which... Read more »

World Language Poetry Recitation at WPU


Ruqaiyah ElSaawy, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

Hawthorne High School’s Italian and Spanish classes, led by Italian teacher Karen McSherry and Spanish teacher Karina Rivas, competed in the annual Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Recitation at William Paterson University on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Out of the 900 middle and high school students... Read more »