As part of a new program at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School instituted by new principal Brett Charleston, at least one student is chosen every week to be honored for his or her contributions to the community at some point that week.
In this new column, we will honor those students each week, with the information included in Charleston's weekly principal's column, on the school's website.
Congratulations to the most recent honorees!
- Jackie Pine—(nominated by Sandra Baranowski and Mr. Casey) Pine has been doing an outstanding job in physical education and has assumed a leadership role in the class. She goes out of her way to include students with special needs by helping them form teams or finding them a partner.
- Nachiket Bhujbal—(nominated by Steve Kane) Bhujbal has been coming to my classroom after school and assisting with extra help for all levels of physics, and he’s doing an amazing job. While I was off in one corner working on pre-calculus, Bhujbal was explaining very difficult physics concepts as well (and as patiently) as any teacher I’ve ever seen. Afterwards, one student was smiling ear to ear and saying “I finally get it!” This is not the first time Bhujbal has helped me out; he’s usually in at least once a week. He’s helped AP physics students as effectively as he’s helped students who struggle with basic algebra. It’s great to see a student like him working so well with other kids, and it’s great to see how much the kids appreciate his help. Bhujbal isn’t helping out to satisfy some kind of service requirement. He helps out simply because he’s a good guy. I’ve seen him stick around at the library long after his own work is done just to help other kids, and in the often-competitive culture of high school, it’s refreshing to see a student helping kids he barely knows.