• News and Awards
     
    Sept 2018
    Congratulations to Shalini Kurini-Vendham who was accepted into the Columbia Science Honors Program during her senior year.
     
    June 2018

    Magnet Students named Class of 2018 Valedictorian & Salutatorian
    Congratulations to seniors Achilles Dabrowski, who was honored as the Class of 2018’s Valedictorian, and Sonal Butala, who was honored as the Class of 2018’s Salutatorian, for their outstanding academic performances during their tenure at the Math and Science Magnet Program
     
    December 2017
         Megan Goulden was named an All-Academic Team Qualifier for Girls Country
     

    June 2017

    National Merit Finalists

    • Andrew Robinson
    • Thomas Smith

    Congratulations to seniors Andrew Robinson and Thomas Smith who were moved from the National Merit Semi-Finalist list to the National Merit Finalist list

         The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements

    Magnet Students named Class of 2017 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

    Congratulations to seniors Andrew Robinson, who was honored as the Class of 2017’s Valedictorian, and Thomas Smith, who was honored as the Class of 2017’s Salutatorian, for their outstanding academic performances during their tenure at the Math and Science Magnet Program.

     

    New Jersey Scholars Program


    Magnet student Ruchi Shah (class of 2018) has been selected as a finalist for this summer's New Jersey Scholars Program, The Great War Era: Cultural Splendor or the Collapse of Civilization?

     

    2017 NJ Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Rutgers University

     awards

    (l. To r.) Ms. Leonard, Oscar Dadfar (Class of 2017),  and Michael Morena (Class of 2017)

    December  2016

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized the following students for their outstanding performance on the PSAT assessments:

    National Merit Commended Students

    • Anna Reed
    • Resham Sansi
    • Kyle Seitel
    • Rima Shah
    • Aayush Sriram

    National Merit Semi-Finalists

    • Andrew Robinson
    • Thomas Smith
     
    October 2016
     
    The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized the following students for their outstanding performance on the PSAT assessments
    National Merit Commended Students
    • Anna Reed
    • Resham sansi
    • Kyle Seitel
    • Rima Shah
    • Aayush Sriram
    National Merit Semi-Finalists
    • Andrew Robinson
    • Thomas Smith
    The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.
     
     
    May 2016 
    Anna Reed has been accepted into the BASF Summer Science Academy. This highly selective residential program, which runs for two weeks this summer on the campus of FDU, exposes students to advanced science, business applications, and potential careers in chemistry. 
     
    Senior Shagun Vashisth has won the Presidential Scholars program. She is one of 3 students in New Jersey to win the award. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
     
    March 2016
     
    Ifeoma White-Thorpe has been accepted into the prestigious New Jersey Scholars Program this summer. The topic for this summers program is "The Great War Era: Cultural Splendor or the Collapse of Civilization?". 
     
    Shagun Vashisth  has been named a National Merit Scholarship winner.
     
    Congratulations to the following award winners at the 2016 North Jersey Regional Science Fair Competition, held on March 11th & 12th at Rutgers University:
    • Selene Yang - Honorable Mention - Behavioral Science
    • Aziza Almanakly - 3rd Place - Behavioral Science
    • Sophia Chan - 2nd Place - Behavioral Science
    • Mihir Shah - 3rd Place - Bioinformatics
    • Parisorn Thepmankorn - Rutgers Student Award
    • Stephan Palm - American Psychological Association Award 
     
    Congratulations to the following students who received perfect scores on standardized assessments.
     
    Nicole Cheney - ACT: English 
    Emily Marun - PSAT Writing
    Andrew Robinson - PSAT Writing
    Abdulla Hairullaev - SAT: Mathematics
    Lucas Janusik - SAT: Mathematics
    Stephan Palm - SAT: Mathematics; SAT Subject Tests: Math Level II & Chemistry
    Parisa Thepmankorn - SAT: Critical Reading & Mathematics; SAT Subject Tests:Math Level II & English Literature
    Parisorn Thepmankorn - SAT: Critical Reading, Mathematics, & Writing; SAT Subject Test: Math Level II
    Shagun Vashisth - SAT: Critical Reading, Mathematics, & Writing; SAT Subject Test: Math Level II
     
     
    Feb. 2016 
     
    Congratulations to Parisorn Thepmankorn and Shagun Vashisth who were named National Merit finalists. They were among 1,500,000 entrants for this award.

    The 2016 New Jersey JSHS at Rutgers University has announced its Presenters for this year's symposium.
    The following students were chosen to be Oral Presenters:
    • Sophia Chan
    • Stephen Palm
    • Shagun Vashisth
    The following students were chosen to be Poster Presenters
    • Shiv Khare
    • Matthew Lischin 
     
    September 25, 2015
    • Ms. Shagun Vashisth was selected as a 2015 New Jersey Scholar, through the New Jersey Scholars Program. As part of the honor, Shagun was invited to participate in the summer program Climate Change and the Human Experience.
     
     
    6/3/2015 NJ Governor's School 
    • Parisorn Thepmankorn, class of 2016, was accepted as a New Jersey Governor's School. She will attend the prestigious New Jersey Governor's School in the Sciences at Drew University this summer.  
    3/14/15 New Jersey Regional Science Fair
    • On March 13th and 14th, 8 Morris Hills Math and Science Magnet Students attended the 32nd Annual North Jersey Regional Science Fair at Rutgers University. It is an honor to be accepted into the fair as well over 300 students completed entry applications, and after a pre-screening conducted in February, 170 students were chosen to attend the fair. The students presented to official fair judges for 3 hours on Friday evening and to the finalist and special award judges for 3 hours on Saturday. We are proud to announce that our students won several awards that evening! The students who attended are listed below:
    • Pablo Audelo whose research was " Observing the Changes occurring in Manhattan because of PlaNYC." Pablo won the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award out of the environmental science division.
    • Vincent Far whose research was "The Effects of Multi-tasking on Comprehension."
    • Tony Joy whose research was "Factors that Affect the Rate of Heat Acclimatization" won 3rd place overall for his statistics. 
    • Jake Keszthelyi whose research was "A Study on the Effects of Video Games on Short Term Memory" won 1st place overall for his Statistics. Additionally, Jake won 1st place for his division, Behavioral Science.
    • Chadni Patel whose research was "Cancer Genomics of Glioblastoma Multiforme Brain Cancer."
    • Hina Shah whose research was "Twin Telepathy" won the Rutgers Student Award for unique and imaginative projects. 
    • Andrew Stasiuk whose research was "Quantum Parallelism Modeled by Parallel Processing" won the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award. Andrew also won 4th place for his Mathematics and Computer Science Division. He also won the Office of Naval Research Award and 1st place for Special Computing Award.
    • Thomas Zhang whose research was "Change in SERS Activity due to Varying Sizes of Silver Nanoparticles" won 4th place for his Chemistry and Material Science Division. 
    March 2, 2015
    • logo Congratulations to Juniors Selene Yang and Shagun Vashisth for advancing to the semifinal round of the prestigious New Jersey Scholars Program.
     
     
     
    December 4, 2014
    • Samhita Murthy (2015) was featured in Rutgers Today for her efforts to raise money for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Click here to read the article