Voorhees High School


Voorhees High School

Infobox_School
name = Voorhees High School


imagesize =
motto =
established = 1975
grades = 9 - 12
district = North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District
type = Public high school
principal = David Steffan
asst principal = Mickey Cassu
Ernest Kovacs
enrollment = 1,231 (as of 2005-2006)
faculty = 99
ratio = 12.5
nickname = Vikings
conference = Skyland Conference
colors = Cardinal & Gold
publication =
location = 256 County Route 513
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
information = 908-638-2199
website = [http://www.nhvweb.net/VHS School website]

Voorhees High School is a four-year public high school located in Glen Gardner Borough. The school is one of two high schools in the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, serving students from six municipalities in northern Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.

Students in the high school hail from Glen Gardner Borough, Lebanon Township, Tewksbury Township, High Bridge Borough, Califon Borough, and Hampton Borough. [ [http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc07/narrative/19/3660/19-3660-060.html Voorhees High School 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 16, 2008. "Voorhees High School has consistently ranked among the top high schools in the state. With an enrollment of 1200 students in grades 9-12, the school serves the communities of Califon, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Lebanon Township, and Tewksbury Township."] David Steffan is the current principal.

As of the 2005-2006 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,231 students and 99 classroom teachers, for a student-teacher ratio of 12.5. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3411610&ID=341161003026 Voorhees High School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 18, 2007.]

The school was the Consumer Bowl 2007 state champion, a program that evaluates the skills of students as informed consumers. [ [http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases07/pr20070522a.html Voorhees High School Wins 2007 State Consumer Bowl Competition] , New Jersey Attorney General press release dated May 22, 2007. Accessed February 27, 2008. "Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner, Hunterdon County, is the State Champion in the 11th Annual New Jersey Consumer Bowl, a quiz show-style competition that encourages students to become well-informed consumers."]

Awards and recognition

The school was the 41st-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 314 schools statewide, in "New Jersey Monthly" magazine's September 2008 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools". The school was ranked 30th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state. [ [http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/highschoolrankings/top-new-jersey-high-schools-by-rank.html "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank"] , "New Jersey Monthly", September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.]

In "Newsweek's" May 22, 2007 issue, ranking the country's top high schools, Voorhees High School was listed in 1118th place, the 36th-highest ranked school in New Jersey. [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18757087/?sort=State&count=1257&search=&start=700&limit=100&year=2007& "The Top of the Class: The complete list of the 1,200 top U.S. schools"] , "Newsweek", May 22, 2007. Accessed May 24, 2007.]

Athletics

Voorhees High School competes in the Skyland Conference, which is composed of public and parochial high schools in Hunterdon County, Somerset County and Warren County in west central New Jersey. The conference operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).

Voorhees High School's football team competes in the annual Milk Can Game against rival North Hunterdon High School. After the conclusion of the game, a golden milk can is awarded to the winner. This school receives bragging rights and ownership of the can until the next year's game. The 32nd annual Milk Can Game was played on November 16, 2007, with North Hunterdon winning 24-14 at Voorhees.Kimsy, Rich. [http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071117/SPORTS03/711170351/1013/NEWS06 "Delia, Thorne help Lions regain Milk Can"] , "Courier News", November 17, 2007. Accessed November 17, 2007. "Friday night, North Hunterdon won the rivalry game 24-14, extending its series lead to 20-11-1 while breaking Voorhees' two-year winning streak with a heavy dose of running from junior Ted Delia, who carried 38 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns."] [http://olschool.net/gallery/sports/football/high_school/varsity/voorhees_vs_north_hunterdon_11-16-2007/ Pictures from the 2007 Milk Can Game] , "Olschool.net", November 16, 2007. Accessed November 29, 2007.] The 1995 Voorhees football team won the state championship.

Voorhees is currently seeking to update its football field with an all-purpose artificial turf. The Community TURF Project Committee is in charge of raising the necessary $650,000 to cover the cost of the project, and they hope to have the project completed by September 2007. [ [http://www.nhvweb.net/vhs/Adobe%20PDF%20Files/VHS%20Turf%20Fact%20Sheet-2-14-06.pdf Voorhees High School Community Turf Project Fact Sheet] , accessed May 14, 2007.]

The field hockey team won the 2002 North II, Group II sectional championship, edging Madison High School 3-2 in the final game. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=24677&tclass=North%20II%2C%20Group%20II 2002 Field Hockey Tournament - North II, Group II] , NJSIAA, accessed May 14, 2007.] The 2006 team won the North II, Group III tournament with a 1-0 win over Ocean Township High School. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=185498&tclass=North%20II%2C%20Group%20III 2006 Field Hockey Tournament - North II, Group III] , NJSIAA, accessed May 14, 2007.]

The girls basketball team won the 2000 Central, Group II title over Delaware Valley Regional High School, 62-42. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=325&tclass=Central%2C%20Group%20II Public Sectionals - Central, Group II] , NJSIAA, accessed May 14, 2007.]

The school won the 2005 Boys Fencing State Championship, defeating Ramapo High School 14-13 in the tournament final. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=93562&tclass=Boys%20Fencing 2005 Fencing - Boys Fencing] , NJSIAA, accessed May 14, 2007.]

Administration

Core members of the school's administration are: [ [http://www.nhvweb.net/VHS/mainoffice/ Administration > Principal's Office] , Voorhees High School. Accessed August 20, 2008.]
*David Steffan - Principal
*Mickey Cassu - Assistant Principal
*Ernest Kovacs - Assistant Principal

Notable alumni

*Michele Mary Smith (born 1967), two-time Olympic Softball Gold Medalist with the U.S. National Team, having played in the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics. Smith set school records for wins, strikeouts and no hitters and was inducted into the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1998. [ [http://www.njsiaa.org/NJSIAA/HOF_years.aspx Hall of Fame] , New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 26, 2008.]

Alma Mater

:In the midst of Jersey's woods:On a hill overlooking a gorge:Proud of our school and heritage:A future we must forge.:Born like the young child:Who struggles from the first,:It's with trust and confidence:We pledge ourselves to search:And find; to make of life some sense. :Voorhees High School, Viking quest:Traditions made to hold,:Blending beauty with true grace:Stark, majestic and bold :Voorhees High School, Viking brand.:We'll ever to cardinal and gold:Building strength and confidence:We gain the knowledge that we:Do seek: to make of life some sense. LYRICS: Lowell Snare N.H.H.S. 1963, MUSIC: Jim Hoffman, V.H.S. 1977

See also

*North Hunterdon High School, which serves Clinton Town, Clinton Township, Bethlehem Township, Franklin Township, Union Township, and Lebanon Borough.
*List of high school football rivalries (less than 100 years old)

References

External links

* [http://www.nhvweb.net/VHS/ Voorhees High School website]
*NJReportCard|19|3660|0|North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3411610 Data for the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District] , National Center for Education Statistics


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