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Panthers in the News

High achievement among Point Pleasant Borough Schools' staff and students continues to elicit the attention of numerous news organizations and media outlets, resulting in more and more Panthers becoming the focus of media features.

The links featured here offer but a glimpse into Panthers' successes that have caught the attention of the media spotlight.
Superintendent Smith appointed NJSIAA Executive Committee PresidentSuperintendent Vincent S. Smith appointed NJSIAA Executive Committee President
From: NJSIAA July 26, 2018

For the 2018-2019 school year, the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) has appointed Point Pleasant Borough School District Superintendent Vincent S. Smith as president of its Executive Committee.
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Pt. Boro H.S. students honored in Washington DC for Congressional App ChallengeBoro High School students honored at Capitol Hill reception
From: Facebook April 12, 2018

Point Pleasant Borough High School students Luke Boylan, Adrian Wittmann, Jaspreet Kaur, Theresa Cardone were honored in Washington DC at the House of Code reception on Capitol Hill for their Congressional App Challenge winning app "Lunch Buddy".
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Clinician, conductor, and composer Michael John TrottaThe Inside Voice: An Interview with Boro Alum Michael John Trotta
From: JW Pepper Blog March 5, 2018

Point Pleasant Borough High School alum clinician, conductor, and composer Michael John Trotta is one of the bright young minds of modern choral music. His work has been performed at Carnegie Hall and featured at several national conferences, with recordings of his compositions broadcast worldwide.
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Mr. GattusoEngineer Turned Teacher Helps Students Build Apps for Special Needs Counterparts
From: NEA Today October 10, 2017

Point Pleasant Borough High School teacher Nick Gattuso's students have developed a suite of learning applications to assist students with disabilities, as well as an emergency-response app for school officials. Last year, his students’ work was honored by the state school boards association. Read More ›  
Sam Haber RowingBoro alum Sam Haber wins Rowing National Championship as a member of the USNA Crew Team!
From: Ocean Star June 2, 2017

Midshipman First Class Sam Haber, a resident of Point Pleasant Borough and graduate of Point Pleasant High School (Class of 2014), and his teammates won the National Championship in Rowing on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the 115th installment of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association or IRA National Championship Regatta at Lake Natoma in California. Read More ›  
Erica SchaefferYoung Monmouth fan touts Justin Robinson to NBA GMs
From: Asbury Park Press March 1, 2017

Nellie Bennett Fifth Grader Erica Schaeffer has made it her mission to secure her favorite college basketball player - Monmouth University's Justin Robinson -  place in the NBA. the 11-year-old wrote a series of heartfelt letters in which she implored the general managers from 30 NBA teams to consider the Hawks guard as a draft prospect. Read More ›  
MMS ChorusMMS Chorus honors veterans at 'Wreaths Across America' ceremony
From: News 12 December 20, 2016

Students from Memorial Middle School in Point Pleasant helped kick off the "Wreaths Across America" ceremony at the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial in Holmdel Wednesday, December 14.    Watch ›     
Pirates' David RichardsAt Point Boro, football, love and compassion intertwine
From: Asbury Park Press November 22, 2016

The Panthers Football Team has been playing alongside the Pirates since 2013; over the past four years, a symbiotic relationship has developed between the two programs thanks to a playbook based on love, comradery and compassion, learning lessons from each other in what can only be described as one of the greatest stories anywhere on the sports landscape. Read More ›  
Beth KobeskyNellie Bennett's Beth Kobesky named "NJSTA Simmons Scholar"
From: NJSTA August 12, 2016

Nellie F. Bennett 5th Grade Teacher Beth Kobesky was one of twenty two educators selected by the New Jersey Science Teachers Association (NJSTA) to attend a week-long professional development workshop held at Rowan University in Glassboro that was entitled Preparing Elementary Teachers to Implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Read More ›  
Andrew FerrieCommunity theater's music man
From: Star News Group July 29 , 2016

Andrew Ferrie, a proud Point Pleasant Borough High School alum and Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School Music Teacher and Choral Director, began his musical journey at the age of 10, appearing in the PPBHS production of “Guys and Dolls,” inspiring a lifelong passion for music and theater. Today he's directing a production of "Grease" for the Spring Lake Community Theatre. Read More ›   |   Download PDF ›  
InnovationsPALS wins Innovations in Special Education Award
From: NJSBA May 25, 2016

Panther Assisted Learning Software, or PALS, was recently recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association and Department of Education with the Innovation in Special Education Award. PALS was one of 10 programs chosen statewide as an award winner. Read More ›  
Matthew TomainoPoint Boro's Matthew Tomaino brings the Shore Conference Crowd to their feet
From: NJ.com May 21, 2016

Point Pleasant Borough High School sophomore Matthew Tomaino drew a standing ovation from the crowd of spectators at the Shore Conference Track & Field Championships.
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