For over a decade, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR), through its BUC Backer Foundation, has observed a warm tradition of honoring its most distinguished alumni. Our students celebrate their lives in prose and music at a special ceremony and luncheon reception. We are seeking nominations from the public for this worthy honor which will take place at the high school on Friday, May 3, 2019. Nominees should have graduated from RBR or its predecessor, Red Bank High School. They should be role models to our young people, have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or served their communities with honor and significant commitment.
The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Theatre Company will present The Diary of Anne Frank from November 29 through December 2. The play’s leading roles of the Frank Family are portrayed by Charlotte “Charley” Novara (Anne), Little Silver; Peter Deverin (Otto Frank), Little Silver; Gillian Andresen (Edith Frank), Oceanport; and Penny Hill (Margot Frank), Little Silver. The play was originally adapted for the stage in 1955 by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett. This performance reflects the re-adaption of Wendy Kesselman in 1997.
By any measure, Red Bank Regional (RBR) female football player and junior Liva Helt has lived an unconventional life. A Danish citizen born in the Czech Republic, she lived in Vienna and California before settling in New Jersey in the seventh grade. Liva Helt has made headlines in pursuing her ambitions while honing her amazing talents. Every summer she travels to her home country to play on the Danish National Youth Soccer team. During her school year in America, she constantly travels to Somerset, NJ, to practice with the PDA –Players Development Academy.
On October 19, just when the weather finally began to feel like fall, a brigade of Red Bank Regional (RBR) studio art majors gathered at the Little Silver shops near the Little Silver train station to decoratively paint the display windows for the autumn season. The students are part of the schools Visual and Performing Arts Academy which offers their students experiential exercises in their field of study, in this case commercial painting of storefronts.
At its September 27 second annual dinner, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee honored 23 individuals and four teams that have contributed to RBR’s rich athletic history over the past nine decades. These included student athletes, coaches, athletic directors and a long-time beloved groundskeeper. The individual inductions commenced with Class of 1927 four-sport athlete Eddie Leddy who played baseball, basketball, football and ran track. The honors concluded with Class of 2003 Mary McCue who was described as one of RBR’s most talented swimmers.
Red Bank Regional Multicultural Club students hosted a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with attention to the diversity of Hispanic culture. Advisors to the club Gabriela Castro and Keith Savarese were instrumental in bringing the program to fruition. Julie Flores-Castillo and Charleen Turrubiarte greeted their fellow students in both English and Spanish stating, “When we speak of Hispanic and Latino Heritage, we speak of a rich, diverse culture. This culture extends from Mexico to El Salvador, from Puerto Rico to DR, from Panama to the United States of America.”
While Red Bank Regional (RBR) students were on holiday for Columbus Day on October 8, their world language and ELL teachers took a class in German. It was a very lively, gesticulating class taught by Blaine Ray, the inventor of a special foreign language instruction method called Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TRPS). RBR Italian teacher Amy Eagelton underwrote a grant from The Red Bank Regional BUC Backers to finance the all-day workshop.
On Friday, September 21, NJ Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Dr. Linda Eno, Monmouth County Superintendent Dr. Lester Richens, a large contingent of officials from the NJ Department of Education and state board members visited Red Bank Regional (RBR). The group’s mission was to learn firsthand about the schools long-standing, award-winning CTE programs. CTE or Certified Technical Educational programs are colloquially known as Red Bank Regional’s career academies.