Two Randolph High School students spent their summers at two prestigious summer programs. John Yager attended the 2016 Governor’s School of Engineering & Technology from June 26-July 22 at Rutgers University’s School of Engineering while Jessica Freund participated in the N.J. Scholars Program.
“It was the most challenging yet rewarding experience of my life,” said Yager, who noted he was he also proud to represent RHS.
The Governor’s School of Engineering & Technology is a unique and intensive residential summer program that brings together some of New Jersey’s most talented and motivated high school students. Students take team-based courses in areas such as “Robot Soccer” and research projects including designing water purification systems for the developing world. The scholars work with peers and professors who are experts in their fields. The students gain hands-on experience in research and work on challenging and open-ended problems with others who share their passion for engineering and technology.
“The N.J. Scholars Program was very exciting and I feel that it helped me grow as a student,” said Freund, who attended the program in July at the Lawrenceville School.
This past summer, the program focused on the great war and was titled “The Great War Era: Cultural Splendor or the Collapse of Civilization?” The students attended daily lectures and seminars, take field trips and even attended a special graduation ceremony at the culmination of the program.
RHS Principal Debbie Iosso said she is proud of John and Jessica. “John and Jessica are absolute role models for all of Randolph High School students,” she said. “I was thrilled to hear about their wonderful experiences.”