The Lance

  • Kelly Unanue, We are so incredibly proud of the woman you are becoming. You are talented, smart, and brave beyond
  • Love, Your Entire Family
  • Congratulations Paul and Tommy! We are so proud of you! Here’s to an exciting future ahead!
  • Chloe Frisch, We don't know where the years have gone but we are so proud of you at any age! Congratulations Chloe! And
  • look out Monmouth University...here she comes!!!!! with love, Mom, Dad, Bubba, Mimi, Cooper and Charlie xo
  • Anthony and Louis, Congratulations on your graduation! This is such an exciting time, and we
  • are so very proud of you both! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness and success. Our door is forever open to you both
  • Through it all, these boys have remained the best of friends. Wishing you all a lifetime of success, love and happiness! Love,
  • Allison, Hiram, Jacob, Justin and Jayden
  • Jacob Torres, You did it!! Congratulations on this amazing achievement and milestone in your life. Wishing you the very
  • best of luck in college-we know you’ll do amazing!! Love you always and forever, Mom, Dad, Justin and Jayden
  • Jacob, Making a “splash” into the next chapter of your life! I am so incredibly proud of you, and what you have
  • accomplished in the past 18 years. No idea how time flew so quickly, but I am looking forward to seeing your incredible
  • future and making many more fun memories together. Love you forever and a day! Congratulations! Love, Mama
  • Hi brother! Congratulations on your graduation! We know you are going to do great things with your life. We love you so
  • much and will miss you next year when you are away at school. Love you! Justin and Jayden
  • Olivia Salerno, Congratulations on your well deserved success. We are so proud of you Olivia! UTAMPA is lucky to have you!!
  • Brianna Piehler, Congratulations on your graduation!! We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished
  • over the last 4 years at NVOT. Keep up all your hard work. We know you will do amazing things at Manhattan College. We
  • love you to the moon and back. Love, Dad, Mom, Samantha, and Jen
  • Nicholas Morelli, Nicholas, You have navigated life changes with courage, acceptance, excellence and humor. We couldn't
  • be more proud of you. Continue to follow your dreams, as we will always be proud of the honorable young man you are and
  • continue to grow to be. Love Dad, Gabrielle and The Morelli Family
  • Jonathan Carson, “What a long strange trip it’s been...” Congratulations to the entire Class of 2020 & to our Eleanor
  • Roosevelt aka Jonathan Carson. Please visit your parents once in a while.
  • Michael Cerverizzo, best of luck in this next chapter of life, you deserve the best life has to offer! You have made me so
  • proud to be your mom!! I love you!!
  • compare. Keep making good choices and believing in yourself. Good luck at Marist and beyond! – Love, Mom, Dad, Teeny,
  • Jason, Jeremy and Matt
  • Congratulations Katie we are bursting with pride, and excited to see what you conquer next. We love you! Dad, Mom,
  • Tara, Claire and Willie
  • Tyler Mulliken, you have worked hard these past four years to achieve your goals. No doubt success is in your future.
  • We are so proud of you! Congratulations! We love you!!!! Dad, Mom and Hayley
  • Morgan, We are so excited to see all the future has in store for you. We will always be with you to cheer
  • you on and share in all your joy. It’s going to be a beautiful journey. We love you! Mom, Dad, Michael and Alex
  • Ava Klein, congrats! We are so proud of you! We love you! Love, Mom, Dad, Livi and Skylar Grandpa Ralph and
  • Grandma Barbara, Grandma Myrna, the Sabatini's and the Klein's
  • Alex Chrenko, congratulations! We are so proud of you! You have worked so hard these past four years and it shows.
  • You should feel very proud of yourself. We can’t wait to see what the future brings for you! Adventure Awaits! Love Mom,
  • Dad, Evan and Kyra
  • Congratulations, Alex, on your high school graduation! Hard to believe that your K12 education is done and
  • that you are off to Stevens this fall. We wish you an amazing college experience. Reach for the stars! We love you! Mom,
  • Dad, Niko and Luke.
  • Congrats to Devin Pastras and every great 2020 NVOT Graduate!
  • Jake Caunedo, congratulations! We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Max, Nina and Alexa
  • Alexander Klapowitz, we are so proud of the hard work you put in these past 4 years!! We can't wait to see you
  • enjoy the next 4. We love you very much!! Mam, Dad, Matthew and Nicole
Polls

Who is NVOT's biggest sports rival?

  • Pascack Valley (78%, 64 Votes)
  • NVDemarest (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Ramapo (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Other (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Pascack Hills (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 82

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Olivia Franceschini, Editor in Chief
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During the school day, sophomore Vinni Yu wears the mask of an average NVOT student, but outside of school, his mask protects him from swords handled by some of the top-ranked fencers in the nation. Although his accomplishments (Yu is currently ranked 8th nationally in his age group) may seem impressive...

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The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan