For 26 years the villages of Maplewood and South Orange have supported this celebration for CHS graduates.
Monday, February 25
"It takes a village to raise a child" and two villages to celebrate the graduation of approximately 450 Columbia High School graduates. The old African proverb has come to life in the villages of Maplewood and South Orange with an ongoing senior graduation project called Midnight Madness. The idea for Midnight Madness started around 1984, when a small town in Maine decided to face the drunk driving epidemic and fatalities head on by sponsoring safe, drug- and alcohol-free events for its graduating seniors on the night when most drunken driving fatalities among teens are recorded. The success of the program was immediately recognized. Maine's program drew national attention and the idea was adopted by schools across the country, including …
A day full of panels on various areas of studies — organized by science teacher Allan Tumolillo.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Is your child looking for a career as a storm chaser? Or perhaps she wants a job working with a roller coaster manufacturer on storing and re-using propulsion energy? To do either, he or she is going to need to go to college. On Monday, Dec. 19, a number of Columbia High School graduates who have gone on to top colleges and universities came back to share their college experiences and the paths they have chosen with students who will soon have to make some of the same difficult choices. Margaret Brier, who is an engineering student at Harvey Mudd, shared her interest in roller coaster technology with Jennifer Broekman's 10th grade physics class and Kristin Furlong's 9th grade biology class. On the same panel with Brier was Alex Goldstein (…