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Scholarship Annual Dinner

The annual Arthur L. Johnson High School Alumni Association’s Scholarship and Hall of Fame dinner was held on May 5 at the Gran Centurions. Over 185 guests attended to support the association's 2016 Scholarship winners and Hall of Fame inductees.   

 Scholarship chairperson Dolores Toth introduced the four recipients of  2016 scholarships:

Kelsey Briscese (ALJHS Alumni Association Scholarship) Amanda Banek ( Susan Bakum Carovillano’61 Scholarship), Joseph Scardilli (Donald Storms '59 Scholarship) and Andrew Kamichoff (Ralph Marano,Sr.'65 Scholarship).

L-R: Lundgren, Amanda Banek, Kelsey Briscese, Joseph Scardilli, Andrew Kamichoff

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ALJHS Establishes Alumni Association

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ALJHS Establishes Hall of Fame

In the fall of 2013 the Clark School District announced the establishment of the ALJHS Hall of Fame as an appropriate way to recognize former students and administrators for their accomplishments as ALJ alumni.

The Arthur L. Johnson High School Hall of Fame honors distinguished alumni individuals associated with the high school, who have contributed in a positive manner to their profession, their community, or to the students of Arthur L. Johnson High School.  There are five categories for which an individual can be nominated. The 2014 Inaugural Hall of Fame induction was an integral part of the program of the Annual Alumni Scholarship Luncheon in May, 2014, with over 80 alumni in attendance at Clark's Gran Centurion to celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding individuals. The Hall of Fame was also part of ALJHS Senior Awards Ceremony that June, and is featured on the school's Hall of Fame website and in the permanent displays in the high school foyer.  



Details announced.


Details announced.


The annual Arthur L. Johnson High School Alumni Association’s Scholarship and Hall of Fame dinner was held on May 5 at the Gran Centurions. Over 185 guests attended to support the association's 2016 Hall of Fame inductees and the ALJ scholarship winners.  

 ALJ Principal and alumnus Richard Delmonaco introduced each of the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees and presented each with a plaque and a Crusader blanket.  The inductees were:

  • Mildred Midriff  (Distinguished Faculty)
    Award accepted by Al Lundgren
  • Eugene Castagna ‘63  (Accomplished Professional)
  • Meg Columbia-Walsh ‘81  (Accomplished Professional)
  • Steve Shohfi ‘71  (Crusader Pride)
  • Vincent and Eileen Vaccaro ‘72  (Community Contributors)
  • Art Lundgren ‘59  (Volunteer/Crusader Pride)

While Shohfi was introduced, his song "To Be A Crusader" played. In addition, all the guests honoring Midriff sang "The Lord Bless You and Keep You” led by Phil Frowery.

The emcees for the evening were Delmonaco and Lundgren. The committee chairperson was Bettyanne Tortorello. During the buffet dinner, attendees watched a video, edited by Phil Scardilli, that highlighted remarks made by previous Hall of Fame recipients. In attendance were original Hall of Famers Dr. Ken Hauswald '63 and Alan Richer '72. Representing the 2015 inductees were Henry Varriano '61 and Robert Kastner, a distinguished faculty member who taught at ALJ for over three decades.

To close the evening, Valerie (Kastner) Boyle led the guests in singing the ALJ Alma Mater (original words and music by Dr. Natalino Carrea ’58, EDD).



Our alumni association is proud to announce its selection of Sporting Stiches as its exclusive partner in the sale and distribution of a wide variety of ALJHSAA apparel items on-line. Sporting Stiches is owned and successfully operated by our own alumnae Mary Weisensee There is an extensive line of "standard" products along with the ability to design custom items, quickly and at reasonable pricing.

Got a milestone reunion coming up? And yes, we have 3XLT in stock!   Simply click on "Additional Details" at the bottom of this article and get started.

(note: this apparel model is an uncompensated alumni volunteer.)


Sporting Stitches offers a wide variety of apparel and accessories which can be personalized through embroidery or screen printing for businesses, schools, teams, and clubs. There are no minimums required. We can provide the apparel items or we can customize items that you provide.


( a portion of all purchases will assist our alumni association in fulfilling its Mission as a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation)




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2016  DONORS
Susan Alacchi Sarah Antonelli M/M Banek M/M Rich Bogart
Donald  Boos Valerie Boyle Nancee Braan M/M Joseph Briscese
Henry Buoni Linda Bykowski M/M P Cacchione Jim Carovillano
Gene Castagna Bill Castagno Cheryl Chapin M/M David Chinchar
Patricia Christopher Pam Colonna Eleanor Cosgrove Jill Curran
Elizabeth Daloisio   Rick Delmonaco  Amy Efchak/McGowan
Harry Farnham   Karin Fernandez  John Flynn   Phil Frowery
Lisa Gannon Theresa Garrity Connie Godleski  Susan Gotwalls
Marie Grossman   Dr/M Kenneth Hauswald   William Himple
William Hoover   Charles Jarvis   M/M Robert Kastner,Jr
M/M Robert Kastner,Sr   Ruth Kawko   M/M Robert Keller
Joseph Lafferty  Janet Lange  Mary Lee  Carol Leys  M/M Ed Lieb
Joyce Locasio Isabel Lies Brian Luciani  Art Lundgren   Al Lundgren
Ellen Magliaro   Doug Maier    Ken Maragni    Ralph Marano,Sr
M/M Vincent Marino Joe Martz  Dorothy Maxemow Warren McKeon
Joyce McManamy Gail & Tom McManamy Henry Miller Eileen Miller
Tracy Monari   Bob Nadasky  Nicholas Nugent   Louise Ozolins
Carol Pantalano Bob & Eileen Parkinson Carol Parks Elaine Pasqua
M/M Lou Peragallo  Carl Peterson  John Petronko  Steve Petruzzelli
M/M Rich Pieper   Mary Pizza   Connie Pollock   Mary Ellen Pyar
M/M John Ravally   Robert Reick   Alan Richer   Carol Riddlestorfer
Erik Rosenmeier  M/M Phil Scardilli   Frank Schiller   Gayle Sharpe
Steve Shofi  Jessica & Sarah Shofi  Claire Silber  Patricia Sinclair
Tim Spicer   Susan Stankiewicz   Russ Stanley     Don Storms
M/M Neil Swartz M/M Joe Szper Robert Taylor  Bettyanne Tortorello
Dee Fracasso Toth   Eileen & Vincent Vaccaro  Louis Van Bergen 
 Henry Varriano  Patti Votypka   Ed Wepprecht   Michelle Wysocki
M/M Jack Foulks  M/M Walter Wronski  M/M Jake Cregge  
M/MBob Ruzak   Linda Underwood Jackie Wronski Isabel Lies
 Christine Baykowski
2015  DONORS
Donald R. Storms '59  Lou Peragallo(F)  Philip Guido'79
Ralph Marano Sr '65 Eleanor Airey Cosgrove '61 Bert Maier '64 
Dee Fracasso Toth '61 Art Lundgren '59 Ken Maragni '59 
Marie Choborda Grossman '59 *Eileen Choborda Miller '61
Bob Parkinson(F) Eileen Bergstedt Parkinson '60
Russ Stanley(F) Harry Farnham '61 Gary Hunsinger '61
Carol Davenport Parks '59 Connie Brewer Godleski '59
Matt & Beverley Poskay '02 Gus Kalikis '90 Bob Nadasky '57 
Nancee Braan '64 Phil Frowery '62 Al Lundgren '64 Doug Maier '64 
RuthAnn Hollander Kawko '61 Ginny Harris Cozzi '62 Grace O'Brien
Carol  Leys '66 Joyce McManamy '68 Warren McKeon '64 
 Ed Wepprecht '64 Bob Leonard '64  Richard Keller '61
Marilyn Mayer Keller '61 Tom and Gail Peterson McManamy '59  
 Ken and Pat Hauswald '63 John Petronko '59
Bettyann Hollander Tortorello '64 Alan and Claire Ford Silber '64
Jill Belverio Curran '85 Alan Richer '72  Valerie Kastner Boyle '67
Bob Kastner,Sr (F) Janet Gais Papetti '71 Bob Kastner,Jr '64
Linda Heinz Kastner '67 M/M Lancellotti Henry Varriano '61
Eric Berliner '59 Fred Kumpf  '61 Harold Kessler '65
Tim and Phyllis Spicer '64 Frank Schiller '59 Bob Reick '65
U.N.I.C.O. Allison Gara Bonnie Gara Melissa Gara Jack Ford
Frank Stebbins '99 Frank DiGiovanni Henry Buoni  '64
Lois Roth Schmidt '62 Susan Mantz Gotwals '67 John Flynn '64
Cecilia Mantia Cacchione Family Kirk Family Marzano Family
William Hoover Karen Infantono Principal Rick Delmonaco
 FFLPhil FroweryparK
Alumni Scholarship Recipients since 2012 include  Loretta Vill,John Ferrentino,Jaclyn Calo,Joseph Bonaccurso, Emily Curran,Shane Lynes,Louis Cacchione, Emily Kirk  and Danielle Marzano.
 In 2016  Kelsey Briscese, Amanda Banek,Joseph Scardilli and Andrew Kamichoff joined this distinguished group of Crusaders.
(ALJHS Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation)


Nancy Bridgman-Morris reports that on April 9, 2016, her Arthur L Johnson High School Class of 1986 held its 30th year reunion at the Gran Centurions in Clark. A total of 50 classmates got together to catch up after all these years. A full buffet was offered,including a dessert table consisting of cannoli cones, cookies, éclairs, cream puffs and cake. The guests enjoyed a DJ and large photo booth for entertainment. The night consisted of 80's music, fun with props in the photo booth and great conversation. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it a night to remember. The committee had a great time organizing the event! Mark your calendars for 2021!






Reunion Planning

So you've been crowned organizer of your class reunion. It's time to celebrate life's successes and renew old acquaintances. It's also time to start losing the pounds, covering the gray and planning a reunion to remember. Here you will find everything you need to know about planning a successful high school reunion . . .

So what are you waiting for?  Start planning and sharing your event today! Ed Wepprecht '64 is a reunion mentor that you can reach through this website and is anxious to share his approaches with you and your Committee.

Ed headed up his 50th Reunion committee and attributes their record attendance and remarkable success in large part to an early start and their detailed organizational planning. His tips include....



ALJHS' Television Channel  interviewed the president of our Alumni Association and provided live coverage of the 2013 Scholarship awards to Jaclyn Calo and Joseph Bonaccurso. Take a peek......

2014 Funding - All stipends traditionally are given at an annual ALJ Awards Night. Those of us that attended the 2014 event, in the high school auditorium on the night of June 4th, applaud the recipients of this year's Alumni Association scholarships. Miss Emily Curran plans to study psychology at Monmouth University while Shane Lynes will attend Stevens Institute to study Bio-Medical Engineering.

L-R: Mr/Mrs Curran,Emily, Dee Toth, Art Lundgren


L-R: Mr.Lynes,Dee Toth,Shane Lynes,Mrs.Lynes, Art Lundgren

Best wishes to all other 2014 Scholarship Applicants!

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    Class of 1964

    Donald R. Storms '59

    Peragallo Family

    Joe Szper '63

    Eleanor Airey Cosgrove '61

    Dee Fracasso Toth '61

    Ken Maragni '59

    Eileen Choborda Miller '61

    Eileen Bergstedt Parkinson '60

    Gary Hunsinger '61

    Carol Davenport Parks '59

    Henry Miller

    Theresa Garrity

    Gus Kalikas '90

    Bob Nadasky '57

    Phil Frowery '62

    Al Lundgren '64

    Doug Maier '64

    Michelle Kawko Wysocki '84

    Ginny HarrisCozzi '62

    James Jeskey

    Carol McManamy Leys '66

    Warren McKeon '64

    Ed Wepprecht '64

    Bob Leonard '64

    Harry Farnham '61

    Dave Chinchar '61

    Richard Keller '61

    Marilyn Mayer Keller '61

    Tom McManamy '59

    Ken Hauswald '63

    Gail Peterson McManamy '59

    Art Lundgren '59

    Principal Rick Delmonaco

    John Petronko '59

    Bettyann Hollander Kawko '64

    Ruth Ann Hollander Tortorello '61

    Claire Ford Silber '64

    Jill Belverio Curran '85

    Alan Richer '72

    Dennis Krowe '64

    Diane Green Kolfenbach '59

    Bob Kastner,Sr (faculty 30years)

    Bob Kastner,Jr '64

    Valerie Kastner Boyle '67

    Linda Heinz Kastner '67

    Bert Maier '64

    Susan Alacchi '72

    Anita Stryker McClymont '64

    Henry Varriano '61

    Alan Antolick '64

    Vic Cordone '64

    Kenneth Ham '83

    Marilyn Carpini '65

    Tim Spicer '64

    Frank Schiller '59

    Bob Reick '65

    Bob Peters '59

    Joyce McManamy '68

    Joe Margeton '64

    Ray Caswell '61

    Colleen DeTrolio Gialanella '94

    Carmen Gaito

    Sandy Cantillo

    Thank You For Your Continued Support!

    Alumni Award Recipients


    2012 - Loretta Vill & John Ferrentino

    2013 - Jaclyn Calo & Joseph Bonaccurso

    2014 - Emily Curran & Shane Lynes

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