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June School Highlights



Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences

Graduation was held on June 28 from 7 p.m. sharp until 8:15 p.m. We were honored to have Mr. Kyle Anderson, Ms. Leslie Koppel, and Dr. Deborah Krause as distinguished guests. They presented awards and diplomas and offered the graduates words of wisdom that were also entertaining. Sixty-seven students graduated and all are off to four-year colleges. Salutatorian Owais Aftab recalled the witticism of Churchill in his address and spoke of the importance of hope in our lives. Camille Bustamante, class president, discussed the family bonding of the class over four years, and Tanvi Banota, valedictorian, walked seniors down memory lane of projects, labs, and field trips before imploring for them all to “be passionate.”


The Career Choices students of the month for June were Joshua Jensen for Construction Technology A.M., Brandy Hernandez for Digital Media Technology A.M., Joshue Rosario, Food and Health Technology A.M., Matthew Crincoli, Construction Technology P.M., Enzo Correia, Digital Media Technology P.M., and Willow Wilson, Food and Health Technology P.M.


Capstone Research presentations were delivered by the seniors from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 6, 11, 13, and 18. We were honored to have industry professionals and professors from the College of Physicians, NJIT and Rutgers judge the projects. The top three projects were completed by Pranati Ambati and Cailin Bubb, Priya Jain and Mahima Singeetham, and Rohan Singeetham and Natalia Sokolnicki. The seniors each completed over 40 hours of mentoring to complete the projects.


We completed the Rutgers School of Health Professions testing June 4 and 6. Students passed their Rutgers finals in Dynamics of Health Care in Society, Nutrition and the Lifespan, Anatomy and Physiology 2, and Medical Terminology.


Finals were successfully administered to grades 9 through 12 June 18-21, with makeup exams on June 22.


Two teachers, a parent, and 18 students attended the 2018 HOSA International Conference and Competition in Dallas, Texas, June 27- 30.


Initial PARCC testing results show that 99 percent of students met or exceeded the standards in ELA 9, 10, and 11 and in Geometry and Algebra 2.


The annual Sports Awards Evening was held on June 14.


Our spring semester Recognition Ceremony was held on June 25. Students were recognized as Best in Shop, Highest Achieving by Class, Most Enthusiastic, etc. Fifty students were awarded perfect attendance awards, and Regina Cheung, a 10th-grader, was recognized for her unweighted straight-A average for the entire year.  In addition, certificates were handed out for USA Biology Olympiad honors, Oncology Olympiad honors, Science League, Congressional Merit, Ethics Bowl, and many leadership programs on and off campus.


Seven students were inducted into National Honor Society and 16 students were inducted into the Spanish Honor Society on June 7.


Geraldine Cuesta-Aviles was recognized for her work as a coach at the Pirates’ stadium on June 13. Teachers Kathleen Wilhelmy, Marie Bowen, and Melanie Veilleux attended the ceremony with Coach Cuesta.


Class officer and study body elections were held June 15, and the elected students were revealed in a spirit assembly at the end of the day.


Spirit Week was held June 11-15, with crazy hat day, Hawaiian shirt day, backwards day, fandom day, and class color day.


We had a very successful Field Day on June 26 at Warren Park. Students ate grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers from Aramark, and watermelon was enjoyed by all. Students competed in hula hoop chains, egg toss, and filling buckets with sponges of water. Students also played wiffle ball, basketball, Frisbee and soccer. The atmosphere was that of a family picnic, and a good time was had by all.


Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies

On May 25-27, our Quiz Bowl Team competed in the National Academic Quiz Team championship in Atlanta, Ga. They also visited the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.


Guest Speaker Gabe Hurley presented June 1 to our juniors and seniors who were about to attend their prom. Gabe's life was forever changed in June 2009 when a distracted teenage driver lost control and a piece of his car came through his window striking Gabe.


MCA Red Cross Club held a blood drive with a BloodMobile outside the Academy. We collected 13 pints of blood and one double red!


An awards ceremony June 6 started out field day. Lots of awards for Math and Science League, NHS, National Spanish Honor, FBLA and Consumer Bowl, and Senior Scholarships and Awards including salutatorian Abhishek Hariharen and valedictorian Anjali Gupta.


Dev Patel got a call June 7 from Governor Murphy to congratulate him for being elected governor of JSA for the Mid-Atlantic States.


The Freshman Welcome Picnic was held June 10 at Middlesex County Academy due to inclement weather. The class of 2022 already love each other's company!



The DNA Club competed June 11 at the Waksman Institute's Student Scholars Program at the Rutgers Busch Campus Student Center. Students helped sequence Duckweed DNA to be published in GenBank, the international repository of all known DNA.


Thanks to Middlesex County Academy alum Sabeeh Baig from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health for speaking June 12 to our AP Statistics class on behavioral science research.


Senior Showcase 2018 was held June 13.


The Computer Science Club worked with the New Brunswick Police Department June 19 to invent a device that shows seconds, tenths of seconds and hundredths of seconds. This device is the only one in existence and is used along with traffic cameras to measure speeds during accident investigations.


Academy senior Malavika Vivek spoke June 22 at the European Commission’s Conference for Women in Tech. She also recently spoke the Digital4-H’er International Conference in Brussels, Belgium as part of an initiative to foster the participation of women in the tech sector.


The Academy's TSA teams competed June 25 the National Conference. TEAMs T-1 (Kevin, Swathi, Anna, Parth, Glenn, Nicole, Yoga, Sudheshna) were in the Top 10 in Team Problem Solving. The team won first place overall in Digital Media.


Sophomore Carnival 2018 was held June 26.


East Brunswick Campus

The East Brunswick Campus Future Ready Team submitted for Bronze Level Certification through the Future Ready Schools New Jersey School Certification Program.


Senior student-athletes Ronald J. Jobin and Kayla Morales participated in a school

sponsored college signing day on June 8 in the East Brunswick campus gymnasium.


Mrs. Moschera and her FFA chapter had their annual FFA banquet on June 15 at the East Brunswick Campus.


Mr. Mercadante and his Pre-Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing students participated in Celebrate Middlesex Day on June 16 at Roosevelt Park in Edison.  His students displayed many of the programs and equipment they work on in his career

major program. 


The East Brunswick Campus had their annual Sports Awards Night on June 21 in the East Brunswick Campus Auditorium.  Coaches from all three seasons participated and presented their teams’ awards, certificates, and accomplishments. 


The East Brunswick Campus had their annual Senior Awards Night on June 26 in the East Brunswick Campus Auditorium.  Principals, Michael Cappiello and Robert Feldman presented awards to students for Best in Shop and Best in Academics.  Select students were also presented with scholarships that are offered to our campus’ students.


East Brunswick School of Career Development

In Mr. Delena’s Auto Services class, students are able to take a test and get ASE certified in nine different areas.  Rarely do students pass all parts and, if they do not succeed in one area, they can test again the following year.  The certifications included; Maintenance and Light Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Automatic Transmission and Transaxle, Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Brakes, Suspension and Steering. 


At the annual Senior Award Ceremony on June 26, Arianna Trent won the Office Personnel Award worth $75 and Jynree Thorpe won the Aramark award worth $1,000. 


Perth Amboy Campus

The Perth Amboy Campus is proud to announce that the following students in Ms. Haghighat’s Computer Systems Technology class have earned the following certifications in their career major: Network +, Gabe Garcia; A+, Ronald Negro; MS Outlook, Krzysztof Grochal; MS Excel, Krzysztof Grochal; Desktop Pro, Erika Davis, Edwin Espinal, Jonaishia Freeman, Caitlin Rivera, Alexandra Trujillo, Emely Murillo, Nicolas Konwai, Jeremy Rivera; PC Pro, Alex Mejia, Stefany Ortiz, Kelvin Diaz, Christopher Gomez, Jeremy Ryan; Network Pro, Ricoardo Velez, Gabriel Garcia, Manvir Singh, Piero Coronado, Ronald Negro,  Alex Mendez.


Piscataway Campus / Piscataway School of Career Development

Tenth-grader Ayanna Washington has been accepted into the "Camp College" at Caldwell University in August.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counselors, Ayanna was selected based upon her college and career aspiration essay.


Mrs. Ciesielski’s Senior Cosmetology students all passed their State Board Licensing Practical Exam.


June 4 the senior class enjoyed a day of fun activities at the Pocono Valley Resort. Activities included an obstacle course, hiking, and paddle boating. They concluded their activities with an ice cream sundae bar and a dance.


June 4 star athletes Isabella Sosa and Branden Barnes were honored at the GMC Scholar Athlete awards dinner at the Pines Manor in Edison.


June 5 the Johnson and Johnson Girls Leadership Group concluded their year with a luncheon and workshop to help the girls enter the workforce for the summer.