LHS Administration

Edward Bertolini
LHS Principal
(201) 302-5200, ext. 5200
bertolini@leoniaschools.org
Charles Kalender
LHS Vice Principal
(201) 302-5200, ext. 5201
kalender@leoniaschools.org
Adrienne Stein
Director of Student
Services and Testing
(201) 302-5200 ext. 5210
stein@leoniaschools.org 
Steve Perrotta
Athletic Director
(201) 302-5200, ext. 5208
perrotta@leoniaschools.org 

Leonia Student Presents Syrian Refugee Photography Exhibition in Washington DC

On December 2, 2016, Leonia High School Senior Sinem Oguz presented her photo exhibit, On the Border: Syrian Women and Chil+dren, during a discussion panel at NYU’s satellite campus in Washington DC. The collection features images from the Syrian Refugee camp in Akcakale, Turkey and focuses on resilience of childhood innocence in the face of ongoing conflict.      

As a young woman of Turkish descent, Sinem has remained acutely aware of the Syrian Civil War’s impact back home. Last year, Turkey’s National Disaster Response Program (AFAD) approved Sinem’s request for access to specific refugee sites. On the Border chronicles Sinem’s experiences in Akcakale and provides a human connection to a conflict half a world away. Sinem’s visit included a helicopter tour of the entire camp and visits with a number of families in the camp.

The NYU panel is the fourth time Sinem’s exhibition has been showcased since 2015. Sinem has expressed immense joy in being able to use her hobby to make a difference. Sinem is currently enrolled in the Leonia Academy of Science and is considering a future in Doctors Without Borders to combine her prospective career in medicine with her passion for activism.

LHS National Honor Society Hosts Blood Drive

On Wednesday, November 16, members of Leonia High School’s National Honors Society hosted their biannual Blood Drive in coordination with Community Blood Services. Seniors Minna Abdelaziz and Mayuri Nagpal chaired the November Blood Drive with guidance from NHS faculty advisor Nicole Bozik.  

Throughout the day, National Honors Society members assisted donors by providing snacks, walking students back to class, and completing much needed tasks for Community Blood Services personnel. The Blood Drive was open to all, and saw a strong response from the entire school community. Parents, teachers, and students donated a total of 53 pints of blood for local blood banks, which can save over 150 lives.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors, and participants.

The National Honors Society will host another Blood Drive on March 1, 2017 at Leonia High School.