NHS faculty and Student Council (STUCO) from all grade levels hosted their second annual Raiderfest on Friday, May 19th. This event was held on the Oval, and began right after lunch until the end of the day. Students who purchased a Raiderfest t-shirt for their grade level were invited outside to sit in the stands and watch the events, while all students who signed up for events got to participate in them.
After seven total games of wiffle ball, the high school finally crowned a champion of this year's wiffle ball tournament held on Friday, April 28. Each game was played under a running clock of 35 minutes with physical education/health teacher Kevin Reilly as this tournament's umpire. Only 10 players were allowed on the field at a time including the pitcher, so teams were constantly rotating their field players each inning. Physical education/health teacher Eric Puzio said, “Each game was intense but it was great to see everyone out there participating.
Plans are underway for fifteen students from each physical education class to take part in a wiffle ball tournament on Friday, April 28 in the Oval. The tournament winner will take on a team composed of teachers and administrators that afternoon during the last period of the day.
Students who wish to participate should email their physical education teacher or speak to them in person.
The boys varsity baseball team secured their first win of the season against Columbia High School on Monday, April 10th at Tangora Field. Columbia High School, located in Maplewood Township, is ranked number six in the American Division of the Super Essex Conference (SEC), right ahead of Nutley who is ranked number seven.
Eric Puzio is back in the dugout as head coach of NHS varsity baseball after serving 12 years as assistant coach. Puzio replaces Coach Bob Harbison who resigned after 19 years as head coach. Puzio said, “I’m very excited to return to Nutley baseball. Being a former player and former assistant coach, it's been my dream to come back and be the head coach of this program.
The high school held their annual College Fair in the gymnasium on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The event took place from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with over 75 colleges in attendance, as well as the military, trade schools, and vo-tech schools present.
The Women’s Activism Club and the Key Club are partnering up together for the first time to host a hygiene drive throughout the high school, where the collected supplies will be donated to an organization in need. Women’s Activism member Silia Dimasi said, “While there have been school-wide drives where the proceeds go to organizations helping women, this is the first drive created with the intention of using Women’s History Month as an opportunity to give to those less fortunate.”
The drastic increase in college tuition has become a prominent factor in determining where graduating seniors attend college following graduation. These financial concerns are impacting families around the country and it is a topic that many people feel very strongly about. Anna Quinn, mother of NHS senior Adriana Quinn, said, “The increase in tuition is unsettling, especially with the current cost of living with inflation on the rise.
Seven time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady announced his official retirement from the National Football League (NFL) on February 1, 2023, the same day he had retired a year earlier, before returning back to the NFL on March 13, 2022. Sophomore Kattie Guerrero said, “I’m actually very surprised he retired just because it seemed like he was never going to leave. I’m really sad, too. I’m a Cowboys fan but was always a huge Tom Brady fan especially when he was on the Patriots.”
The Nutley High School program hosted its first ever all-girls wrestling match on Monday, January 30th. This event started at 6 p.m. and both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams participated. Presently, there are six girls on the team, but there have only been two female wrestlers prior to this year: senior Mariah Koster, who has been wrestling for the high school team since her freshman year, and junior Isabella Bobadilla who joined the team her sophomore year.