Environmental Club Establishes Compost Committee at HTHS

(Secaucus, NJ––June 16, 2020) Led by senior Rishika Bandamede, High Tech’s Environmental Club has established a Compost Committee to advance sustainability efforts at the Frank J. Gargiulo campus, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School. In October of 2019, Rishika Bandamede approached Ms. Cathy Yuhas, Environmental Science Academy teacher, and...

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HTHS Students Present Research on Global Food Security

(Secaucus, NJ––May 27, 2020) Seven students from High Tech’s Academy of Environmental Science and Sustainability presented their research on global food security at the New Jersey Youth Institute World Food Prize at Rutgers-New Brunswick in March, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School. The seven students––seniors Kennedy Christiana, Elena Gurczeski,...

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High Tech Environmental Students Compete and Win at Virtual Convention

(Secaucus, NJ––May 27, 2020) Students from the Academy of Environmental Science and Sustainability at High Tech High School recently participated in the virtual State FFA Convention, taking home first and second place in two events, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School. As part of the National FFA (formerly Future...

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2020 Earth Day Celebrations Go Virtual at HTHS

(Secaucus, NJ––May 15, 2020) Under the challenging circumstances of a state-wide school closure, High Tech High School’s Environmental Club members created a virtual Earth Day Challenge to ensure the annual festivities remained part of the community experience, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School. The Earth Day Challenge consisted of...

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High Tech’s Kate Neal Creates Pilot Program to Replace Plastic Utensils at Frank J. Gargiulo Campus

(Secaucus, NJ--June 3, 2019) High Tech sophomore Kate Neal, a resident of Bayonne, created a pilot program in the hopes of enacting a permanent schoolwide policy to replace plastic forks, knives, and spoons with metal silverware throughout the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Neal, a...

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High Tech Students Attend YSAP Student Symposium and Win Awards

(Bedminster, NJ–June 5, 2019) High Tech High School students in AP Biology and Appiculture classes, under the direction of Dr. Nina Lavlinskia and Dr. Arun Srivastava, attended this year’s Young Science Achievers Program (YSAP) Student Symposium and Celebration Event at AT&T Headquarters, where two High Tech groups won awards, including the YSAP Alumni Award...

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High Tech Student Rimsha Reem Wins First Place in 2019 New Jersey ArcGIS Online Story Map Competition

(Trenton, NJ--June 6, 2019) Bayonne resident Rimsha Reem, a High Tech freshman in the Academy of Environmental Science and Sustainability, won First Place in the 2019 New Jersey ArcGIS Online Story Map Competition, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. Reem took part in the course Geospatial Technology with High Tech instructor Catherine...

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High Tech Students Attend New Jersey State FFA Convention

(West Long Branch, NJ--May 23, 2019) Eight students from High Tech’s FFA Chapter, comprised of members from the Academy of Environmental Science and Sustainability, attended the 2019 New Jersey State FFA Convention at Monmouth University, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Representatives of High Tech’s FFA (formerly, the Future Farmers...

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High Tech Freshmen and Sophomore Environmental Science & Sustainability Students Help in Cleanup of Laurel Hill Park

(Secaucus, NJ--May 22, 2019) The Hackensack Riverkeeper welcomed the efforts of Freshmen and Sophomore Environmental Science & Sustainability students, who participated in a cleanup of Laurel Hill Park, just steps from the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus of Hudson County Schools of Technology, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. “We couldn’t have asked for...

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