• This Is Rutherford

RHS' Class of 2020

By Jennifer Ersalesi

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Over the next few weeks, This is Rutherford will continue celebrating the RHS Senior Class of 2020 by highlighting an interview with the Senior Student Council Board, President Brian Inguanti, Vice-President Emilia McCarthy, and Treasurer Mia Capobianco. Within each article, inspirational quotes from RHS teachers and administration will also be included. In remaining Bulldog Strong, Rutherford High School Seniors are reflecting back on all their fond memories of Rutherford High School and how their Senior year struggles have not knocked them down.

From left to right in the photo above: Brian Inguanti, Mia Capobianco, Emilia McCarthy


TIR: What will you remember most about the four years you spent at Rutherford High School?

Brian Inguanti: It’s hard to pinpoint one thing I will always remember from my time at RHS. I’ve made so many memories. Some of my favorite moments come from the football field: winning the state championship twice and having a great senior season. I think I’ll also remember what I learned in the classroom and how it helped shape my work ethic and prepare me for life.

Mia Capobianco: During my time at RHS, I will always remember all the teachers that have helped me and have turned me into the person I am today. Every day when I went into school all of the teachers had smiles on their faces and always were happy to see us each and every day. During my time at Rutherford, there have been many amazing and memorable experiences that will stay with me forever. Everyone says that these are supposed to be the best 4 years of your life, and I can agree with this statement. Even though my time here was cut short, I personally believe that I made the most of it.

Emilia McCarthy: Something I will always remember throughout my time at RHS will be the high school pep rallies and football games. Having such fun activities within the school and boosting our school spirits throughout the halls have always made impactful memories for me.

Photo credit: Henry Ersalesi

Former Physical Education Teacher and Football Coach Andrew Howell wished to tell the Senior class, “As a Physical Education teacher, I've had the luxury to teach a wide variety of students. I've probably taught every senior at some point during their high school careers. Although this may feel like an extremely frustrating and inconvenient situation, just remember that life can always be a lot worse. Focus on all the positive aspects of your life like the fact that you and your family are healthy, or all the time you have now to spend with your family and loved ones. But most importantly, appreciate the little things in life and don't take anything for granted. We are all going to get through this together and come out stronger than ever. Remember that tough times don't last, but tough people do!”


Vice-Principal Mr. Nicholas DeBari, told the Seniors, “There is a beauty in adversity and setbacks that lies in the fact we have a better appreciation for future successes and milestones.”