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Parsippany Conference, County Champs Recognized

Also, 30 Parsippany Hills High students are going on an overnight Washington field trip in February.

The School District and Board congratulated and presented awards to multiple students at their Tuesday board meeting.

Parsippany High School Principal Denis Mulroony recognized Field Hockey Head Coach Rebecca Lilienthal as well as assistant coaches Amanda DeJessa, Stephanie Fasano, Michele Nicoletta and Colleen Smith.

Here are your 2013 NJAC Conference Champions in the Freedom Division:

  • Faye Cabaccang, honorable mention all conference
  • Kelly Carmona
  • Jasmine Chen
  • Catherine Chiarolanza
  • Bernadette Corpuz
  • Valerie Cruz
  • Emily Davis, 2nd Team all conference, 2nd Team all County
  • Juliana DeIntinis, 2nd Team all conference, 3rd Team all County
  • Skylar Gohn, honorable mention all conference, honorable mention all County
  • Natlie Hall
  • Julie Krevis
  • Sienna LaFuente
  • Catherine Lanigan, honorable mention all County
  • Katherine Lips, 1st Team all conference, 1st Team all County, 1st Team all North Jersey
  • Krysten Mayers, 1st Team all conference, 1st Team all County, 1st Team all North Jersey
  • Megan Maxwell
  • Amanda Maxwell
  • Antonia Muro
  • Alexyss Panfile
  • Kaitlynn Pinero
  • Victoria Rossi, 1st Team all conference, 1st Team all County, 2nd Team all North Jersey
  • Brittany Scannelli
  • Manuela Serna
  • Ishani Shah
  • Nargess Sharafi
  • Auletto Taylor
  • Lilian Tran

Central Middle school Principal Norman Francis recognized Boys Soccer Coaches Joseph Gillespie and Pedro Hernandez.

Here are your GMCJSCA County Champions Group IV:

  • Sebastian Abreu
  • Haydar Aran
  • Angelo Cascio
  • Connor Devens
  • Christopher Ferri
  • Bailey Gano
  • Ethan Kaplan
  • Brendan Kopec
  • Zack Loux
  • Chahzod Mashrabi
  • Julian Mejia
  • Jeremy Mostillo
  • Michele Pantaleo
  • Michael Pereira
  • Michael Peterson
  • Daniel Pico
  • Daniel Rodriquez
  • Nicolas Rodriquez
  • Daniel Ruggiero
  • Justin Stanton
  • Miguel Tan
  • David Ton

The board also approved an overnight field trip for Parsippany Hills HS. Students Grade 8-12 are heading to the Junior States of America in Washington D.C. from Feb. 21-23. Thirty students will be staying at the Double Tree Hotel in Crystal City. The cost for parents came out to $270, with $80 of it going to transportation and $190 for admission and registration.

They will “engage in debates, write bills and perform duties similar to a U.S. Congressman” as well as “have the opportunity to fraternize, compete and debate not only with their contemporaries in the Mid-Atlantic Region, but with political leaders in our nation’s capital,” according to their overnight field trip approval form. The program is “a student-run simulation where students take on the role of members of Congress in order to better understand the legislative process by participating in it.”

This ties in with current curriculum. Freshmen and Sophomores are studying World History and US I, which includes government and constitutional issues. Juniors and Seniors are studying US II, civics and government, which includes constitutional issues.

To prepare for the trip, “each student team researches and develops a bill which is then submitted to a committee where the best bills are chosen based on a set criteria” and after the trip, students will analyze and debrief the research and debate process, continue practice of rhetoric and research skills and continue discussion of current events.  

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