Red Bank Student News - Week ending 12/2/11

by David Prown

While millions were pounding the sidewalks and malls on Black Friday looking for bargains,
Red Bank Middle School fourth- grader Niko Porter decided to donate his long locks to charity

Niko journeyed to Quince Hair Salon on Monmouth Street and had his 8" locks cut (which
were 2 years in the making). All the hair was donated to Pantene's Beautiful Length program
for cancer patient wigs. Well done young man. (P.S. congrats on making the honor roll here
in your first year at RBMS).

Niko and RBR Senior (RBMS class of ‘08) Patricio Vera will shortly be featured in a video for
Red Bank’s newest (and most fun) business, “Yestercades,” playing both old and new video games.
Let’s stay with RBMS and kudos to seventh-grader and Student Council President
Elijah Gray for his excellent anti-bullying presentation at the last council meeting.
RBR runs a student newspaper called The Buccaneer which includes RBCS ‘11 graduate
Cori McQuillan and RBMS graduate “Sofia Dadap — good stuff
My bad in a recent column where I gave a shout to Red Bank kids in the RBR fall
presentation of “A Midsummers Night Dream.” I forgot to mention Suzy Riegelman,
Ava Annaruma and James Fogarty.
RBMS graduate Anisa Abella just earned a position on the prestigious All State Opera
for this school year in a choral position — wow! As I remember, she also plays a
killer electric guitar (bass).
RBR just had class elections for all four grades. Congrats to Isaiah Sestito and
Tnaeja Lewis–Scott who were elected as treasurer and public relations coordinator,
respectively, for the freshman class.
RBR football team played their final game of the year on Thanksgiving day
(unfortunately lost to Long Branch). I’ve mentioned previously the more visible
players like Tyheem, Issac, Garrett, Jahmere, but let me also recognize RB members
of our JV team (as well as Varsity team) like Shomere Willams, Keyron Mitter, Yasin
Hassenbey, Vince Sapienza, James Cross, Brett MacDonald, Rene Mundo and Thomas
Flores” — best season in years boys — thank you.

About David Prown

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David Prown

Red Bank, NJ


My name is David Prown and I am the 3rd generation owner of Prown's Home Improvements here in Red Bank. I have been working in the family business since 1989. I am a 4th generation Red Bank resident (and my kids are 5th Generation). I was raised in the spirit of community service, involvement, and commitment. I spend a couple hours every day volunteering with a specific emphasis on the underdog youth of Red Bank. It is my passion, my calling, and my gift to Red Bank. I can't get enough of giving back and not giving up. This blog allows me share with fellow Red Bank enthusiasts my passion for this town.

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