Posts tagged "New Paltz High School"
New Paltz High School Class of 1954 celebrates 60th reunion

New Paltz High School Class of 1954 celebrates 60th reunion

Approximately 20 members of the New Paltz High School Class of 1954 met last week at Pasquale’s Pizza in Gardiner for their 60th reunion. Big smiles and friendly banter didn’t stop flowing. For Wayne Wilson and his classmates, a lot has changed. Back in the 1950s, when they went to New Paltz High School, he...
New Paltz Class of ’14 celebrates graduation

New Paltz Class of ’14 celebrates graduation

For John Fullam, graduating from high school meant delivering the valedictorian’s speech. When he took the podium at graduation in New Paltz on June 27, he claimed not to have much to say. “In the words of the great Don Bartlett, the key to effective communication is brevity. So here goes – congratulations and good...
New Paltz High School stages Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella next week

New Paltz High School stages Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella next week

The Drama Club’s spring musical is a New Paltz High School tradition that never fails to pack the Otto Grassel Auditorium on South Putt Corners Road, and the production slated for April 3 through 5 should be no exception. It marks a return to one of the classics of mid-20th-century musical comedy repertoire: Cinderella, the...
Local high schools welcome freshmen, transfer students

Local high schools welcome freshmen, transfer students

Freshmen and transfer students were welcomed into the fold last week at New Paltz and Highland high schools. Both the Huskies and the Huguenots held orientation sessions to help the newbies get adjusted to their new environs. Parents in New Paltz gathered in the high school auditorium with their high schoolers for a special presentation...
New Paltz High School stages spring musical “Grease”

New Paltz High School stages spring musical “Grease”

With a 53-member cast filled with talented actors/actresses, singers and dancers, the New Paltz High School (NPHS)’s spring musical theatre production, Grease, is poised to have the audience laughing and dancing in the aisles. According to longtime NPHS musical director Nancy Owen, Grease was selected by NPHS choir director Nicole Ferrante. “Nicole has been doing...
Avery Berman wins two prestigious music awards

Avery Berman wins two prestigious music awards

New Paltz High School graduate and rising music star Avery Berman, 23, was recently nominated for three awards at the prestigious Artists in Music Awards (AIMA) in Hollywood and won two of them, including Best Electronica Artist and Best Producer of the Year. Berman, who picked up the guitar at 17 years of age and...
Drama Club performs original stage production based onpersonal accounts of World War II

Drama Club performs original stage production based onpersonal accounts of World War II

The Drama Club at New Paltz High School is mounting an exciting, original stage production this weekend that is unlike anything that it has ever presented before: a pastiche compiled from new interviews, old writings, period songs and pop culture showing the World War II era from nearly every imaginable perspective, titled Shades of War....
New Paltz and Highland best of the best for Spring sports 2012

New Paltz and Highland best of the best for Spring sports 2012

Cora Butler capped one remarkable season by winning the State Division 2 long jump title with a best-ever 18-3, which was made more dramatic by the fact that she fouled on her first jump and jumped “only” 16-0 on her second. So, talk about pressure for the top-seeded D-2 long jumper, when she just put...
The show must go on

The show must go on

With the news of the latest budget cuts to the fall drama and other extra-curricular activities, I’ve returned to write on the subject of the first article I wrote for the The Herald over a decade ago: the future of the performing arts at New Paltz High School. The multitude of extra-curricular activities I did...
New Paltz High School students to perform "Seussical"

New Paltz High School students to perform “Seussical”

New Paltz High School (NPHS)’s annual spring stage musical, Seussical, officially hits the boards next Thursday evening, March 22, and runs through Saturday, March 24. Judging by a peek backstage at rehearsals last week, all the kids (and a few adults) involved in the production are psyched up and in fine voice. The timing is...
New Paltz student journalists ready for the next issue of “The Maroon”

New Paltz student journalists ready for the next issue of “The Maroon”

When classes end at New Paltz Central High School, a core group of just more than a baker’s dozen of students meets after school to plot, scheme and develop story ideas. They draw inspiration from national events, what they see at home and they turn it into the news that other high schoolers will soon...
New Paltz Schools Recognize Commended Students

New Paltz Schools Recognize Commended Students

New Paltz High School Principal Barbara Clinton has announced that three scholastically talented New Paltz seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors the nation’s scholastic champions and encourages their pursuit of academic excellence. As Commended Students, Erin Barclay, Matthew Landolfa and Melanie Schmidt will each receive a...