RHS grad helps CHIRP receive $15,000 grant

Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks (CHIRP) has received a $15,000 grant from the state’s Office of Economic and Community Development. Abby Fennell, who graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2018, helped secure the grant for CHIRP as a summer intern last year. Fennell is a freshman at Northeastern University in Boston. “While I put the finishing touches on the grant … read more

UConn, Delaware top list of colleges for Ridgefield students

Members of the Ridgefield High School class of 2018 will be seeing some familiar faces this fall — depending on where they go to college. The University of Connecticut and the University of Delaware were their two most-applied-to schools, according to the school’s guidance department. UConn and Delaware were also the top two schools that the now-graduated seniors will attend. … read more

High school graduation: A class of activists and athletes

And so, they move on to the next chapter. Ridgefield High School’s Class of 2018 assembled before teachers, guidance counselors, deans, and principals one last time on June 22, filing in to the O’Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University to the tune of Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” in the black robes and decorated mortarboards. They were a class … read more

In this week’s Ridgefield Press

Here’s a look at some of the headlines from this week’s Ridgefield Press: The high school shooting in Parkland, Florida has students around the country united. Ridgefielder Lane Murdock has played an integral role in that movement, and is planning a protest on April 20. The schools are planning to upgrade some security items in their capital budget this year, … read more

Vaping ‘common’ at RHS; ERMS reports use

For Ridgefield teens, smoking is nothing new. While cigarettes were once widely accepted, a concerted effort in recent decades to stub out smoking among middle and high school students led to a drop in overall tobacco use. But now, electronic cigarettes — commonly known as Juuls, or “vapes” and “vape pens” — are quickly filling the void left by traditional … read more

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