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.
Today, we've also got the honorees from Nov. 30.
Congratulations to the most recent honorees!
- Joey Porchetta—(nominated by Deborah Huff) Porchetta consistently exemplifies good character on many levels. He is always the first to volunteer to put away classroom art materials and organize the room at the end of the period prior to the next teacher arriving. Porchetta is helpful to others without being asked. He is sensitive, kind, and considerate in actions, words, and deeds.
- Stephanie Owens—(nominated by Lisaa Finnis) Owens works tirelessly for the community in her role as club president. She spearheaded a Turkey Drive for the community food bank that collected 1,500 pounds of food and 73 turkeys for the needy. She coordinates volunteers for many events such as the annual Trunk or Treat for diabetes, cancer walks, and is organizing volunteers to work at the local elementary schools holiday events. As the leader of BRHS largest club, she shows enthusiasm, organization, and commitment to the community.
- Cary Brochinsky—(nominated by Alison Ward and Kristy Prybylski) Brochinsky has been a great help in classroom. He has volunteered to help other students return their netbooks at the end of class. The netbook cart is difficult to keep neat and orderly but Brochinsky’s volunteerism has made using the cart much easier and efficient. We really appreciate his willingness to help.
- Heather Tighe—(nominated by Jodi Siegal and Melissa Pierce) Tighe demonstrates tolerance, patience, and respect. Tighe exhibited the aforementioned qualities while working with students with special needs since the beginning of the school year. We think she is really an angel disguised as a student!