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HARP students are participating in the HOSA-Future Health Professionals competition with multiple entries including this Public Service Announcement (tap to watch the video on YouTube):

HARP student groups participated in the regional competition for National History Day on March 9, 2019.  

HARP students holding ribbons for qualifying for State level History Day 

Nuzha, Jazmin, Jose, and Tania are State Qualifiers with their project "Flight from Castro's Shadow" for National History Day. Other projects researched and exhibited by HARP students at the event include "Larry Doby: Hero Out of the Shadow," "Lady Martyr: Inez Milholland and Women Sufferage," and "Testimony & Conviction: Black Women, Sexual Assault, and the Civil Rights Movement." 

Congratulations to all those who participated in primary and secondary historical research to tell these important stories.  Thank you to Ms. Opromollo for sharing her passion, expertise, and guidance! 

Healthy snacks for a healthy heart

Ms. Williamson's (Rutgers Dual Enrollment) Fundamentals of Health and Wellness students presented recipes for healthy, delicious snacks for Healthy Heart Month.  Emanuel, Nicole, and Lari created a video to show viewers how to make an Avocucumberlicious snack.  Gulianna and Luisaura put together a slideshow to share the recipe and nutritional benefits of a Tropical Immunity Acai Bowl. 

HARP students and staff walk for breast Cancer research

52 students and 6 staff members made strides against breast cancer at the 16th annual Breast Cancer Awareness walk at New Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, NJ. 

Ten Join NHS at HARP

Ten Academy of Health Science (HARP) sophomores, juniors, and seniors were inducted recently into the prestigious National Honor Society (NHS). The 10 inductees met all the requirements with grade point averages of at least 3.25 and 100 community service hours. The beautiful dual language (English and Spanish), student-led ceremony was planned by advisers, Melissa Wright and Maria Yoplac. Interact Club students served as hosts. Following the ceremony,

75 parents, faculty members and students enjoyed a catered dinner reception. Principal K.A. White served as the keynote speaker and stressed the importance of scholarship, leadership, service and character. 



Freshmen at The MET

HARP 9th graders were at the Met, the Museum, not the Opera, though they were singing high praises at the Michelangelo Exhibit on Friday, January 12th “There are so many beautiful things here!” was the most frequently repeated comment by students, and it was music to the ears of their history teacher-chaperones!


Students eagerly followed a focused itinerary in the form of a scavenger hunt, searching for the cultural representations of the historical content they have covered thus far in World History. But many of our future medical professionals found  themselves stuck on item one, enraptured by the exhibit of famed Renaissance Master Michelangelo Buonorotti, whose sculptures and sketches captured the anatomical accuracy and Renaissance techniques the era is best known for.