February Students of the Month
Dylan Sinton – Dylan is currently enrolled in Child Development 1 and enjoys teaching the children, planning activities and applying weekly coursework to the program. Dylan had a great idea for his career report: In Dylan’s own words, “…I chose cardiology because my freshman year, Dr. Tozzi, from Hackensack Cardiology Center, came to our school and volunteered to have his staff scan our hearts. Since that day I’ve been very interested in this field of study and someday want to become a cardiologist, just like Dr. Tozzi.” Recalling a WHS assembly from two years ago and making the connection to this month’s career report, demonstrates applied creative thinking, an enthusiasm for learning and a proven assurance of being a life-long learner. Dylan is applauded for extending his interests in Child Development 1 and the Kids, Kids, Kids Program. Dylan is a pleasure to have in class and works well with the younger students, peers, parents and adults involved in the program.
Melissa Mojica - Melissa is a member of the Waldwick Drama Department. Throughout the years, Mel has grown into a confidant actress, singer and dancer. Past roles include Janet VanDergraff, a star struck bride to be; Gabriella, a brainiac high school student; and can be seen this year as Nikki, the love interest to the detective and murder suspect number one in Curtains, the musical comedy whodunit. Melissa is very committed to learning different ways to improve her singing and dramatic talents and expands her craft any way she can. Melissa is also involved in dance classes outside of school to improve her overall stage technique. Melissa is always ready to give a helping hand to others, both on and off the stage, and she is a very valued member of our troupe.
Douglas Palmadessa – Doug has maintained a rigorous academic schedule while achieving significant milestones in Boys Varsity Basketball this season. As a junior, Doug scored his 1,000th point on February 18 against Pascack Hills HS and led the Warriors to the Bergen County Jamboree. Together with his teammates, the Warriors advanced to the NJSIAA State Semi-Finals for the first time since 2000. Doug not only motivates his teammates, but enthusiastically promotes school spirit and pride throughout WHS.