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2013 Valedictorian Can Sing, Act, and Speak Chinese

Jackie Noyes

June 14, 2013

Not every student can speak Chinese, lead an award-winning marching band, and captivate audiences with a wonderful singing voice and riveting acting skills all while  maintaining near-perfect grades.  But Michael Hardenberg...

VHS Bids Goodbye to Mrs. DeVita

Tyler Ballantyne, Reporter

June 6, 2013

“I like to tell people I am moving to Hollywood and becoming a movie star or that I won the lottery but in reality, it’s just time.” So says special education teacher Elaine DeVita who has been working at VHS for 21 years...

Music teacher Honored by Former Students

Cassidy McKeen

May 17, 2013

It’s late August in the quiet town of Verona. You walk outside your house and you can’t help but hear the distant thunder of drums and the quiet melody of other various instruments. What is that? You ask yourself. Band Camp....

Student Profile: Ned Denton

Kelsey Attamante

March 15, 2013

VHS Senior Ned Denton may be quiet in the classroom, but proved to be loud on stage. On February 7-9 nights in the Verona High school play 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Ned made his acting debut playing the role of Mitch...

VHS Junior a Budding Musician

Morgan Plessner

March 14, 2013

Not many high school juniors can say that they are recording artists, but Lucas Freschi can.  Lucas has begun recording his own songs and posting it on the music download site “After years of intense practice...

A Different Kind of Camp Story

Catherine Macowski, Reporter

March 14, 2013

“It is the most strenuous, disgusting, and ridiculous job, but I guess there must be something that keeps me going back,” VHS Junior Sam Garrison says with a smile. “My campers mean the world to me. It’s hard to communicate...

A Star of the Show: Alex Karpinski

Ryan McLoughlin, Reporter

March 14, 2013

You may only know him as the voice that advertises the plays at the end of the day during theatre season, but there is much more to the VHS Spotlight Players star, Senior Alex Karpinski. Alex has been in eight shows at VHS...

Student Spotlight: Colleen Farrell

Chloe Strippoli

February 26, 2013

You may know VHS Junior Colleen Farrell as your classmate, your teammate, the boys’ basketball manager, VHS’s record-breaking track star, or just as the girl who knocked down the napkin dispenser during lunch freshman year. What...

It’s All About the Music: Giancarlo Cordasco

Tyler Ballantyne

February 26, 2013

VHS senior Giancarlo Cordasco has revolved his life around music.  Recently his commitment was rewarded when he was chosen for New Jersey’s  Region One Percussion Ensemble. He says “that music has always been a big part...

Painting Her World: Emily Gagliostro

Taylor Lavery

February 26, 2013

“Ever since I was little, art was the thing that stuck,” says VHS junior Emily Gagliostro who claims she has always found her passion in art.  Emily says she can even recall a time when she was a child and would draw in the...

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