Risha Surana

Stories from Risha Surana

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019


The Newspaper Club at Chatham High School has been writing articles for years on topics ranging from politics to student achievement. However, this year marks the end of this journey for seniors and club leaders, Brenna Towell and Lana DePasquale, who devoted hours of their time to manage staff, edit articles, plan meetings, and publish the monthly editions of the CHS
Chronicle, as they reach the next chapter of their lives.
Monday, March 25th, 2019


From February 7-10, 25 students went on the 4 day, 3 night, Model UN Trip at Johns Hopkins University (JHUMUNC). Complete with about 21 total hours of conferences, midnight crises, day trips, and the delegate dance, the experience was far from ordinary. Students stayed at and attended conferences at the extensive Hilton Baltimore, a fast paced and professional environment. For many participants, the best part of the conference was meeting students from across the United States (some international) and creating lasting friendships.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019


Twenty-two girls from Chatham High School celebrated Women’s Day a month in advance. The third annual Women & Girls Business/STEM Career Workshop was hosted by Junior Achievement of New Jersey and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. Way up on the fourth floor of the building, students entered a room of over 200 people and floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of New York City. In this workshop, students first listened to a panel of four women who excelled in their respective fields share their stories about triumph and failure.
Friday, February 8th, 2019


Living in New Jersey is an epitome of the east coast. A sign of this is not the Jersey Shore, the crazy roads, or the commute to New York City. There seems to be a Dunkin' Donuts around every corner, averaging to one to three franchises per town. Dunkin' Donuts was the definition of the East Coast for a very long time, rarely competing with it’s west coast competitor, Krispy Kreme.
Thursday, December 20th, 2018


Four teams from the Technology Club, representing Chatham High School, participated in the annual bridge tournament in Union County College where students tested their bridge’s ability to hold weight. Schools sent teams from across New Jersey, including neighbor New Providence and even Cranford, Edison, and Newark. Team A Novice of Chatham received 3rd place and Team B Novice received 4th place out of a total of 33 teams. The advanced teams of Chatham, consisting of several experienced members, also impressed the judges with their unique designs. Team A Advanced received 6th place out of a total of 25 teams.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018


For one thing, it’s nothing like
High School Musical.

While I can’t say that the change from middle school to high school is comparable to leaving for college (I still have to ask my parents for permission before going anywhere), several freshmen like myself have noticed the increase in freedom such as being allowed to keep our phones out during the school day.