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Cumberland Regional High School


Cumberland Regional High School, located in the northwest part of Cumberland County, serves students from Deerfield Township, Fairfield Township, Greenwich Township, Hopewell Township, Shiloh Borough, Stow Creek Township and Upper Deerfield Township. Ground was broken on the school on May 12, 1976 and there were 322 members of its first graduating class in 1978. According to the school’s site, more than 6,400 students have graduated from the high school since then.

The school enables students to reach their full academic potential, and provides many opportunities for them to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. CRHS aims to inspire and encourage not only the students within their building, but also staff, family and the surrounding community. The school’s colors are orange and brown; their mascot is the colt. Course areas include Agricultural Education, Fine Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Student Community Service, Technology and World Language.

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Cumberland Regional High School offers many clubs, organizations, academic teams and non-athletic activities in which students may participate. Outside of their coursework, participating students continue to learn valuable lessons in leadership, cooperation, character, teamwork, decision-making and communications, according to the school. Offerings include A-Team Tutors, Audio Visual Club, Concert Choir, Marching Band and Band, Colt’s Tale Newspaper, FCCLA, Gay-Straight Alliance, Invictus Yearbook, Key Club, National Honor Society, Native American Awareness Club, Peer Mediation, Step Team, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Team Theatre, and many others.

Members of the 2011-2012 Student Council include President Erin Manksi, Vice President Katelyn McCormick, Secretary Kellie Burke, Treasurer Derek Swanson, Public Relations Johnathan Morris, Student Board of Education Representative Derek Swanson, as well as Other Members Bianca Birney, Casey Burke, Colleen Fralinger, Michaela Hitchner, Samantha Malestein, Michael Marino, Jordan Pierce, Kevin Pierce, Taylor Rowe, Alison Table, and Kaitlyn Williams.

Key Club is open to students in all grades who are interested in helping throughout the community. Each year the group participates in the Bridgeton Thanksgiving Parade, Rosenhayn’s Harvest Festival, as well as local Rotary Club functions. Key Club is affiliated with the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs.

The SADD Club’s goal at CRHS is to make the student body more aware of the harmful effects of drinking and drugs. The organization sponsors events during Red Ribbon Week, promotes an alcohol and drug free semi-formal and prom, as well as sponsor safe, fun alternative activities like 3vs3 basketball, powderpuff football, and a Rock-n-Roll concert. The school’s Red Cross Blood Drive is also sponsored by SADD.

Many students also participate in athletics at the school. Sports include basketball, cross country, diving, field hockey, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, winter track and wrestling. Congratulations to CRHS’s Lauren Whelen for scoring her 1,000th point at a basketball game on January 10. The senior shot the basket that scored her 1,000th point just prior to halftime in a game Cumberland won against the Woodstown Wolverines, a Tri-County Conference Interdivision game. Lauren was highlighted in a NJ.com article posted on January 10 by Eric Goldstein. Other girls basketball players this season include Katie McCormick, Jodi Cook, Nicki Larro, Brittany McNair, Felicite Diorio, Emily Pettit, Caroline Jorgenson and Asia Hester.

Congratulations to the CRHS wrestling team for earning their first win of the season on January 7. Cumberland beat Atlantic City 42-36. Team members this season include William Elliott, Joseph Roman, Gordon Irvine, Cruz Flores, Dylan Huff, Julian Harris, Maximillian Smead, Michael Coombs, RIan Lamanteer, Richard Morris, Johnny Irwin, Nicholas Andersen, David Griner, Miguel Lebron, Nicholas Rio, Robert Blume, Tre Harris, Andrew MacDonald, Jesse Swope, Juan Chavez, Justin Hoy, Hector Marrero, Domonic Williamson, Patrick Fazzio, and Brendan Irwin.

Plans are being made for the CRHS Class of 1981’s 30th Reunion. For more information, contact Tom Davis at crhsclassof81@gmail.com with your current contact information.

Cumberland Regional High School is located at 90 Silver Lake Road in Seabrook/Bridgeton. For more information, call 856-451-9400 or go to www.crhsd.org/.

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For more information about what’s going on in our local schools and what today’s students are up to, visit our South Jersey Schools page.


Author: Meghan Shaginaw

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