HCST Celebrates Black History and CTE Month: Saluting HTHS Supervisor Gregory Simon

For the second installment of HCST’s Black History Month celebration, and the first acknowledgement of February as Career & Technical Education (CTE) month, we recognize the work of Gregory Simon, Supervisor of the Academy for Design & Fabrication (D|Fab) at High Tech High School. The eldest son of renowned African-American sculptor Henry Simon, and beloved...Continue reading

HTHS Teachers Use Classroom Tech to Join Fight Against COVID-19

(Secaucus, NJ––April 19, 2020) A group of career and technical education (CTE) teachers at High Tech High School are utilizing their knowledge of 3D-printing to support frontline and hospital workers in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Instructors Jared Krinsky, Vanessa Batista, and Albanery Simon, have...Continue reading

Two High Tech Students to Enter Google Virtual Programs

(Mountain View, CA–May 29, 2019) The Generation Google Scholarship committee, in conjunction with the Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI), has selected two seniors from High Tech High School, Abakir Hanna of Jersey City and Bayonne resident Fady Besada, both of whom study Design and Fabrication, to participate in virtual programs, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal...Continue reading

High Tech Architectural Alumnus Hamza Qureshi to Speak at Carnegie Mellon’s Commencement Ceremony This Year

(Pittsburgh, PA–April 10, 2019) High Tech Architecture alumnus Hamza Qureshi, a resident of Jersey City, has been chosen to speak at Carnegie Mellon University’s commencement ceremony, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. Qureshi will graduate from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with an additional major in Human-Computer Interaction.  He...Continue reading

Interview with Eshaan Mangat

Eshaan Mangat, of Secaucus, NJ, received the gold medal in the Medicine and Health category of the Hudson County STEM Showcase. He is now competing to get into the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Eshaan is currently a junior in High Tech High School’s Academy for...Continue reading

High Tech’s D|Fab Academy Visits Goya Foods’ Manufacturing and Distribution Centers

(Secaucus, NJ—March 14, 2018) Students in D|Fab Academy at High Tech High School and their instructors received another opportunity for the third year in a row to tour Goya Foods’ manufacturing plant and distribution center in Secaucus and Jersey City, respectively, as part of Junior Achievement of New Jersey’s Job Shadow program, announced Dr. Joseph...Continue reading

High Tech Wood Tech Comes to the Rescue of High Tech Chemistry Classes

(Secaucus, NJ--March 11, 2019) For safety and logistical purposes, the designers of the new Frank J. Gargiulo Campus elected not to pipe natural gas into the science labs, thereby prompting High Tech chemistry instructors Bill Goold and David Cincotta to seek alternative means of igniting flames for class experiments, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of...

John Sedrak at Yale

John Sedrak Accepted into Yale

John Sedrak of High Tech’s Academy of Design and Fabrication Accepted into Yale through Questbridge Scholarship (Secaucus, NJ—December 18, 2018) Bayonne resident John Sedrak, a senior majoring in Wood Technology at High Tech’s Academy of Design and Fabrication (D│FAB), has been accepted into Yale University through a Questbridge scholarship, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of...Continue reading

High Tech’s Hamza Qureshi Earns Second Place in Third Annual National High School Architecture Competition

(Chicago, IL—June 13, 2014) The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) announced High Tech’s Hamza Qureshi, a resident of Jersey City, the winner of the second prize in its DiscoverDesign.org National High School Architecture Competition, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Qureshi, sponsored by his teacher, Gregory Simon, joined 219 teens from 28...Continue reading

Jacob Vega of A. Harry Moore High School Completes Business Computers Application Program at High Tech

(North Bergen, NJ—June 6, 2014) Jersey City resident Jacob Vega, a shared-time student from A. Harry Moore High School, has successfully completed the two-year business computer applications program at High Tech, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. Not only has High Tech honored Jacob’s hard work, but so has Berkeley College in Clifton,...Continue reading

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