MS CIVICS Day of Service (Day of Rememberance)
Monroe Township High School
Award Winning Youth & Government 2019
The Monroe Township Youth and Government Delegation achieved great successes at this year’s 2019 conference!
District Awards & Honors are as follows:
Outstanding Delegation –MT Youth and Government Delegation
* Outstanding State Officer – Kimvy Tran
* Outstanding Written Legislation – Jamie Cashman
* Lobby Corps President 2019 – Pranay Narang
* Governor’s Cabinet 2019 – Kimvy Tran
* Cleveland / Wilson Assembly Speaker 2020 – Yash Mathur
* Council on National Affairs (CONA – Highly prestigious selection to be a delegate at the National Youth and Government Conference): Kimvy Tran, Pranay Narang, Nidhi Shah
Congratulations to all of our delegation members on their successes due to their hard work and preparation leading up to and during the conference!
Much appreciation is also extended to Ms. Laura Granett, MTHS YAG Advisor
New York Southern Regional Competition for the National History, Academic, and Science Bee
Saturday, March 16th, MTMS hosted the New York Southern Regional Competition for the National History, Academic, and Science Bee. Approximately 450 students from the area participated in the three competitions. MTMS had 10 students participate in the various competitions- 6th graders Tejas Dasa and Andrew Osadchuk, 7th graders Youseph Abdeljaward, Marc DeBrito, Anish Korrapati, Praneil Mukkamala, Jinansh Shah and Alexandra Simms, and 8th graders Yash Anchan and Shawn Kathuria. MTMS students Tejas Dasa, Youseph Abdeljaward, Marc DeBrito, Anish Korrapati, Jinansh Shah, and Shawn Kathuria qualify for the National History Bee and Marc DeBrito, Jinansh Shah, and Shawn Kathuria for the National Academic Bee. Marc DeBrito, Jinansh Shah, and Shawn Kathuria also qualified as regional finalists for the History Bee and Academic Bee, meaning they were one of the top ten students in their grade. Make sure to wish them luck before they go to Nationals in Chicago the first weekend of June!
AP United States History And Governement
Mr. Hunt’s AP United States History and Government class is currently engaged in project intended to introduce students to formal debate. The project will introduce the process of preparing a resolution and strategy for a formal debate, and will also reinforce the components of a good argument. But more importantly, the project will promote the virtues of civil political discourse and respect for other citizens with opposing political views. The topics debated will include contemporary issues relating to immigration, the First Amendment, globalism versus nationalism, entitlement reform, health care reform, reforming the Electoral College, and reforming Congress.
MTHS AMERICAN LEGION ORATORICAL COMPETITION
Here are the final results of our 2018-2019 American Legion Oratorical Competition:
1st Place: Manan Shah (11th); moved on to the county competition on 1/26
2nd Place: Saahithi Dantuluri (12th)
3rd Place: Ashnu Cassod (10th)
Our award winning students worked with great academic dedication to learn high level civics content in regard to our Constitution and then prepared and delivered speeches to members of the Monroe Township American Legion Post 522.
Each student-competitor did an outstanding job representing youth in general, to the local American Legion members who continue to be impressed with their hard work and understanding of our Constitution.
During the competition, each student delivered one 8-10 minute speech on the Constitution, and one 3-5 minute speech on one of the following topics: 1st Amendment, 4th Amendment, 13th Amendment or 21st Amendment.
Congratulations to Manan Shah who represented MTHS and moved onto to the County level competition at Sayreville Post 211. Manan earned 2nd Place County honors on January 26th.
Our thanks and congratulations to Mr. C. Thumm, HS teacher of Social Studies, MTHS American Legion Oratorical Club Advisor.
OAK TREE STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR TEAM MONROE TOWSHIP
Oak Tree students raised close to $450 as part of our PJs for Police fundraiser to support Team Monroe Township, who for the fifth consecutive year will be riding alongside hundreds of Police Officers in Chapter 10 of the Police Unity Tour, a four day bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, DC, in honor of fallen officers throughout the country. The goal of this three hundred mile ride is to remember those officers killed in the line of duty, and to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund(NLEOMF).
The AES students are working in a pop up Makerspace to make cards for troops.
This is in support of an initiative by Bonnie Watson Coleman to give Valentines to Veterans.
OAK TREE CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS
Taking a stroll through the hallways of Oak Tree in February is like taking a trip around the world. Each class bulletin board depicts the country that the homeroom has been assigned, including flags, crafts, and words from the native language. Students researched different categories such as food, clothing, traditions, and geography. Representatives from each class were videotaped sharing the information using the program Flipgrid. By utilizing this unique technology, the children can then learn about other countries by viewing presentations by their peers. In addition, the classes will continue to represent their assigned country for World Cup Soccer and Field Day. What a meaningful way to recognize and respect each other’s differences which is the vision of our Cultural Expressions Committee.