Demonstrating Academic Excellence

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Congratulations 
The High School North community wishes our Students of the Month continued success in everything they do, It is an honor working with each of you..  

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High School North Student of the Month

The High School North “Student of the Month” is chosen using a combination of staff survey and selection committee review. A monthly survey is sent out to teachers who not only nominate students but must provide reasons for their nominations. After nominations are received the Selection Committee reviews the monthly results along with the results from all of the previous monthly surveys. After careful consideration and deliberation students are selected for this prestigious award.

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 Excellence Through Action, You Make Us Proud!


  • December 2017 - Michaela Porter and Luke Sulsenti
  • November 2017 - Daryn Blackwell and Casey Finnegan
  • October 2017 - Victor Colasurdo and Corinne Montanaro
  • September 2017 - Kelly George and Daniel Lee
  • June 2017 - Matthew Glassoff and Madyson Reilly
  • May 2017 - Emily Pasqualetto and Joseph Signorelli
  • April 2017 - Kaitlyn Dawson and Kenneth Faber
  • March 2017 -  Calleigh McGinley and Darrion Carrington
  • February 2017 - Karly Congero and Ian Sloan
  • January 2017 - Emily Federici and Aaron Espinosa
  • December 2016 - Alexis Colasurdo and Matthew Signorelli
  • November 2016 - Kyleigh Conroy and Shaurya Kumar
  • October 2016 - Stephanie Riche and Justin Farley
  • September 2016 - Christine Apostolico and Michael DeVita

Student of the Month 2017-2017

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Luke Sulsenti December 2017
Luke Sulsenti is very active in theatre at High School North and is the president of International Thespian Society Troope #7455. This season he will be directing our school musical, “The Addams Family” after writing and directing our fall play, “Stronger Than The Storm.” Luke is a varsity pole vaulter and has performed as our school mascot, “Salty” throughout his high school career. After graduation, he would like to study animation at the School of Visual Arts and hopes to someday have his own cartoon on Netflix.  

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Daryn Blackwell November 2017
Daryn is a four year member of both our Football and Track teams. He participates in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and has been named a finalist in the Heart of a Giant campaign this fall. Daryn would like to attend a four year college and major in Sports management

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Victor Colasurdo October 2017
Victor serves as the Vice-President of the Class of 2018 and is the co-editor of the Captain’s Log. He is also involved in TEAM, Captain’s Crew, Mariner Maniacs, and SAAD. As member of nautical Stars Theatre Company, Victor has been involved several productions. He is proud to have received a Papermill Playhouse nomination for his performance in Bring It On. After graduation, Victor would like to attend NYU or Pace University, majoring in Acting with a minor in Journalism.

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Daniel Lee September 2017
Daniel currently serves as the president of our Debate Club, Community Service Leaders, and FBLA. He is active in NHS, Spanish Club, Current Events Club, Math Club and the Green Team. He has been named an AP Scholar and has achieved High Honor Roll every quarter of his high school career. Daniel proudly represented our school district at the Central Jersey Consortium for Excellence, Leadership, and Equity. Dan would like to attend Columbia, UPENN, or Harvard, majoring in Economics, Math, or History.

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Matthew Glassoff June 2017
Matthew has served as the Secretary of the Class of 2017, a writing center tutor, and is a member of NHS. He is a member of the Green Team and Buddy Club and volunteers his time regularly outside of school. An excellent student, Matt has received an academic letter all four years in high school. He is extremely proud that he was named United Synagogue Youth of the Year. He will be attending the University of Hartford and majoring in Health Science and Physical Therapy.

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Joseph Signorelli May 2017
Joe is a member of National Honor Society, Interact, Robotics Club, and our Authentic Science Research program. He won 1st place in the CSTA South Jersey Coding Competition and 3rd place in Computer Science at the 2017 Delaware Valley Science Fair. Joe will be attending George Washington University in the fall and majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Aerospace.

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 Kenneth Faber April 2017
Ken is a member of TEAM, NHS, and NAHS. He has been an Academic Letter winner for the past three years and has made Honor Roll during every quarter of his high school career. Outside of school, he volunteers at the First United Methodist of Toms River. He enjoys skateboarding, surfing and science. After graduation, Ken plans on attending the University of the Sciences, majoring in Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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 Darron Carrington March 2017
Darrion has been an active member of our football and basketball programs over the last four years. This fall, he was named to both the All-State and All-Metro teams. On the basketball court, Darrion is High School North’s all-time assist leader. An excellent student, Darrion has been involved with our Authentic Science Research program throughout his high school career. He plans on attending Yale University as a business major and member of the football team.

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Karly Congero February 2017
Karly Congero serves as the President of the International Thespians Honor Society and a member of the Nautical Stars Theatre Company. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Captain’s Crew, and our field hockey team. Outside of school, Karly works with the Holy Cross Theatre Group and has played club soccer. She hopes to attend McDaniel College in the fall.

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Aaron Espinosa January 2017
Aaron Espinosa is wasting no time making the most of the new year. He was selected as this month's "Student of the Month" a prestigious honor. Aaron plans to major in Physical Therapy at either the University of Delaware or Rowan University. He is an excellent student, ranked 9th in his class, and has been on the High Honor Roll throughout his four years at North. He runs spring track and is a member of NHS, The Green Team, and Spanish Club.

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Student of the Month 2017-2018

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Michaela Porter December 2017
Mia Porter currently serves as the vice president of National Honor Society and served as a captain of the varsity field hockey team this season. She is a member of the Thespian Honor Society and has achieved high honor roll, receiving academic letters throughout her high school career. Outside of school, Mia works as a sailing instructor. After graduation, she hopes to study Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience at Villanova University.

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Casey Finnegan November 2017
Casey currently serves as the President of NHS, Co-President of Key Club, captain of the Gymnastics team, and is a student ambassador with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She is a member of the Torch and Laurel Society and qualified for both the Shore Conference and State Section Gymnastics Meets this season. After graduation, Casey would like to major in both Chemistry and Biology on the Pre-Med track.

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Corinne Montanaro October 2017
Corinne is the Captain of our Varsity Cheerleading team and very involved with the Mariner Maniacs. She is proud to have earned the TRN Cheer Outstanding Team Player Award (2015-16) and the TRN Cheer Leadership Award (2016-17). Currently undecided on her college plans for next year, Corinne would like to major in Fashion Design.   

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Kelly George September 2017
Kelly is a member of NHS, Interact, Paws, and the Ski Club. She is the captain of our Varsity Gymnastics Team. Outside of school, Kelly volunteers at the animal shelter. Achieving High Honor Roll every marking period in high school, Kelly proudly received a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Women Engineers for Excellence in Math and Science. She would like to major in biology or chemistry concentrating in pre-med.

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Madyson Reilly June 2017
Madyson has been a mainstay on our cross country and track teams throughout the last four years. She is a member of TEAM and Captain’s Crew. Mady has been on both the regular and high honor roll each year. She is proud to have been named MVP during the 2016 cross country season as well as being named to the 2016 All Shore team. During the Indoor Track season, Mady set the school record for 1600 meters. She plans to continue her academic and track career at George Mason University.  

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Emily Pasqualetto May 2017
Emily has served as both the class Vice-President and Secretary. She is a member of National Honor Society, Captain’s Crew, and was voted Most Spirited by her fellow classmates. Outside of school, Emily has participated in dance for 16 years. Next fall she will begin the 6 year doctorate program for occupational therapy at the University of the Sciences.

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Kaitlyn Dawson April 2017
Kaitlyn is a member of NHS, Buddy Club, and a mainstay in our theater group. She has been an Academic Letter winner for the past three years and has made Honor Roll during every quarter of her high school career. Having danced at Lillian Dean dance Studio for many years, Kaitlyn currently instructs two classes of 2-4 year old students as well as a special needs dance class. After graduation, Kaitlyn plans to attend either Penn State or the University of Connecticut, majoring in either Biomedical Engineering or Business.

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Calleigh McGinley March 2017
Congratulations to our March Student of the Month Calleigh McGinley! Calleigh is a varsity cheerleading captain and the president of SADD. She has been inducted into National Honor Society as well as the National Arts Honor Society and is an active member of the Class of 2017 and French Club. She is proud to have been named a Scholar Athlete and made the Honor Roll during each of the last four years. Calleigh is unsure of her college plans but would like to major in Psychology. 

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Ian Sloan February 2017
Ian currently serves as the Editor in Chief of The Captain’s Log and is a member of the Nautical Stars Theatre Company. He is an Academic Letter winner. Outside of school, Ian serves as the Vice President of Communications for the Toms River United Synagogue Youth. A lover of movies, Ian writes his movie blog on www.letterboxd.com/theian_sloan.

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Emily Ferderici January 2017
Toms River North is pleased to announce that Emily Ferderici is our "Student of the Month." Emily is an excellent student who has been very involved throughout her career at North. She is a member of NHS, Captain’s Crew, TEAM, and currently serves as our Student Council President. She has been on the regular or High Honor Roll during every marking period and plans to major in Nursing. Outside of school, Emily volunteers at the Ocean County Library as well as Saint Joseph’s Church.

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