To thine own selfie, be true: Speakers give snapshot of MHS Class of ’14

Jacqueline Reingold and Sydney Webber at the 2014 MHS commencement. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Jacqueline Reingold and Sydney Webber at the 2014 MHS commencement. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

 

If Shakespeare were writing today, he probably would rephrase a few lines.

To thine own selfie, be true…

Jacqueline Reingold, student government president for the Class of ’14, got that right at  Wednesday’s commencement.

Jacqueline Reingold, MHS student government president, pulls an Ellen, snapping a selfie mid-speech. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Jacqueline Reingold, MHS student government president, pulls an Ellen, snapping a selfie mid-speech. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Summarizing her classmates’ achievements, she underscored their infatuation with technology by grabbing her smartphone and snapping a self-portrait from the podium.

This fall, Jacqueline heads to the University of Michigan, to study public policy.

“She is a natural leader with a genuine passion for serving others,” says her guidance counselor, Elizabeth Barbone.

Jacqueline has interned for Gov. Richard Codey;  last year she was elected mayor of her mock town at NJ Girls State. At an impoverished village in Costa Rica, she volunteered on a dairy farm and taught English. She also has been accepted as a volunteer at a summer camp for children with cancer.

 

Sydney Webber, the senior class president, spoke about the power of language, and the diverse culture of Morristown High.

Her guidance counselor, Melanie Talesnick, describes her as “a leader, a scholar, a role model and an athlete.”

Sydney is passionate about track and field–and everything else she does, according to the counselor. At MHS, she is a mentor in the Heroes and Cool Kids and Peer Group Connection programs. She’s also active in the Morris County chapter of Jack & Jill, a national civic organization that encourages African American children to participate in community service.

“She is the perfect example of a ‘people person,’” the guidance counselor says. “She is a friend to all and someone others want to be around.”

Sydney is bound for the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.

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Jacqueline Reingold, left, and Sydney Webber, SGO and Class President, respectively, at MHS 2014 commencement. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Jacqueline Reingold, left, and Sydney Webber, SGO and Class President, respectively, at MHS 2014 commencement. Photo by Kevin Coughlin



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