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RFH Science Standout will Attend NJ Governor's School



RFH Science Standout will Attend NJ Governor’s School


Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School is proud to announce the admittance of Junior Evelyn Manelski into the New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology at Rutgers University this summer!  Evie, as she likes to go by, was selected by RFH’s science teachers as the school’s applicant to this very prestigious annual program.  Each year, the Governor’s School admits less than 25% of the best and brightest students in the state out of the 300-400 nominated by their schools through a rigorous application that considers grades, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, community service pursuits, academic and extracurricular honors and accomplishments, PSAT scores, and a student essay. It is no surprise to members of the Bulldog community that Evie stood out to the selection committee as she consistently does so inside and outside of the walls of RFH as well! 

Evie is a star among RFH’s science standouts, currently taking both Advanced Placement Computer Science and Advanced Placement Physics.  She loves math, science, and art and hopes to be able to combine all three into a career in CGI (computer-generated imagery) in the entertainment industry where she can create new applications for the technology. Evie shines outside of the classroom as well through her leadership and her diverse interests and talents.  She is the president of the Science National Honor Society, co-president of Paws and Claws, vice-president of the Key Club, treasurer of the Squash Club, a cast member of this year’s spring musical and is a member of the Math League, Tower Singers, Math Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Scientific Frontier Club, Debate Team and National Honor Society.  Evie’s guidance counselor, Ms. Brooke Tomovich, describes her as, “...a dedicated student who is committed to learning and her growth. She has always sought out opportunities to expand her knowledge and create her own path.  The thought of being able to do this actually excites her. That aside, Evie is also humble, endearing, and kind-hearted.”

    According to the Rutgers School of Engineering’s website, “The New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology at Rutgers University is an intensive residential summer program that brings together some of New Jersey's most talented and motivated high school students. Free of grades and official credit, students spend part of the summer following their junior year studying on the campus of the Rutgers University School of Engineering at no cost to their families. During the program, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with two to four students on a novel research project which will be showcased in a conference-style final paper and presentation in front of hundreds of invited guests at our research symposium.  Additionally, students will be able to participate in a variety of life-skills workshops, attend site visits to local corporations, and engage in activities that will help them connect with professors, professionals, and peers from throughout the state.”  Whether this summer’s program continues in its traditional form or moves to a virtual platform, Evie is beyond excited for the prestigious opportunity that awaits her and to show some of the state’s best and brightest all that she can offer!  



Sarah Fitzgerald, RFH Press Release Writer or 732-842-1597 x. 277