Over the past weeks, the Covid-19 virus has changed the world socially and physically. Closure of schools, shops, and distancing guidelines have been put in place to make sure that everybody was staying away from one another and keeping healthy.
The 2019-2020 school year had many twists and turns, which led to school closure, no graduation ceremony and social distancing. While the class of 2020 is leaving NHS this year, they aren’t leaving alone. Mrs. Sharon Larcara, a physical education teacher, will be retiring and leaving Nutley High School at the end of the year, this June.
On March 16, 2020, Nutley Public Schools started virtual learning at home due to the rapid outbreak of COVID-19. Students and staff are all at home trying to make the best of this time and are trying to stay connected and active with school work. While this was something to adjust to, many are doing their best to keep up with learning and teaching at home.
On February 28, 2020, the Italian and Spanish National Honor Society held a 5 vs. 5 soccer tournament after school in the small gym of Nutley High School. It was run by Mr. Gaetano Sollazzo, who is an Italian teacher and head of the Italian National Honor Society. The event was created to raise money for the Italian and Spanish Honor Societies.
Within Nutley High School, there are many courses and programs that help benefit the students. One of these programs is the Rutgers Allied Health Program. Over the years, this program has been present and has taught many students about the medical field and also helped prepare them for college.
In Nutley High School, many students come and go, leaving their mark behind them as they graduate. Many are remembered as someone who played sports, got good grades, or for being a great role model. A senior, who will graduate later this year, embodies all of these things, Samantha Gabriele. Samantha, or also known as Sam, is a student-athlete on the varsity girls soccer team and track teams who works hard at what she does to make sure her goals are accomplished.
Catalena is a 15-year-old freshman at Nutley High School and a Features Reporter for the Maroon & Gray. She is on the Nutley girls varsity soccer team and is in clubs around the school. She aspires to write and wants to pursue a career in sports.