Messages to the Class of 2022
  • Dear Alicia Acosta, we are so proud of all your accomplishments and achievements. Good luck on the next chapter in your life! We love you! Tio George, Titi Gina, Jay, Gigi & Joey.
  • Congratulations Charlie Amatrula! We are so proud of you. Love Mom and Dad. Go Cardinals!
  • Congratulations Daniel Rivera & Class of 2022! We are so PROUD of all your accomplishments over the last 4 years at NVOT. Keep shooting for the stars! We love you so much!❤️ Love, Mom, Dad & Sophia
  • Congratulations Daniel J! We are very proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad and Michael
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The Lance

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

The Lance

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

The Lance


Organ donation is a cause close to the heart of some in the NVOT community.

Saying ‘Yes’ to Saving Lives

Lara Areiqat, Emma Mor, and Caroline Tharakan May 13, 2022

Getting a driver’s license is one of the top things high school students look forward to. When the time comes to go to the MVC and make it official, excitement brims as they fill their forms out, anticipating...

Germano celebrates her 500th strikeout with her teammates post game

GermaNO Way You Get A Hit

Brooke Ackerman, Editor in Chief May 12, 2022

If you think gym softball can get intense, try getting a hit against Raegen Germano. On Wednesday, May 11, the senior threw her 500th strikeout, a milestone she accomplished in just a little over two years...

The 2022 spring sports season is coming to a close.

Good Knight: Virtual Spring Pep Rally 2022

The Lance Staff May 12, 2022

The Lance is back to celebrate one last season of sports teams.

Isabella Chugranis after making her 100th hit.


Brooke Ackerman and Jonah Kim May 12, 2022

Some students may excel in math class, others at a musical instrument, and some in art, but for senior Isabella Chugranis, her speciality is breaking pitchers' hearts and breaking records… at the same...

Cataldo poses with posters after earning her 100th hit.

100th Hit From Chicago Commit

Brooke Ackerman and Evan Chrenko April 29, 2022

When a batter steps up to the plate, the best-case scenario is a hit: making contact with the ball and running to get on base. For the average batter, they’re lucky to be getting on base at least once...

Opening New Doors

Opening New Doors

Tala Areiqat, Alicia Hamm, and Dan Ouk March 10, 2022

On March 11, 2022, The Lance published its second issue of the 2021-2022 school year. It featured the article, "Opening New Doors," an article discussing the conversation surrounding gender neutral bathrooms...

From left to right: Jonathan Meszaros, Alexa Farah, and Sophia Ashbahian.

NVOT Chorists Make It to the Top

Lara Areiqat, Staff Writer February 16, 2022

Freshman year, Alexa Farah quickly fell in love with the beauty of music and the many stories you can tell with it. Since then, she has been working towards fulfilling her musical goals, and All-National...

Mercado wrestling his opponent during his match against Teaneck.

Mercado Hits the Mat

Ava Petrilli, Special Projects Editor February 8, 2022

While most seniors dedicate their final year of high school to goodbyes, Robert Mercado celebrated a new beginning. On Wednesday, February 2, Head Coach Robert Ortiz called out the names of eight wrestlers...

Yan Landaus guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument.

Staying in Tune With Her Roots

Lara Areiqat, Olivia Connell, and Caroline Tharakan February 4, 2022

When social studies teacher Jennifer Fernandez's World History class walked in on Thursday, January 13, senior Yan Landau stood at the center of the room with her instrument at her side. As the students...

Chois skill at the viola has potentially earned her a spot at Carnegie Hall.

From School Halls to Carnegie Hall

Caroline Tharakan, Staff Writer January 3, 2022

Chloe Choi was doing her homework when she received an email from the New York Youth Symphony that caught her attention. A few days prior, she had auditioned for the Symphony’s Chamber Music Program...

The winter sports season is in full effect.

Proud to be a Golden Knight: Virtual Winter Pep Rally 2021

The Lance Staff December 13, 2021

After COVID took away an in-person pep rally, The Lance hyped up all of the fall teams with a virtual pep rally. Now, we're back to celebrate all the winter teams.

Matthew Lee and Louis Long at their apps launch party.

“Conquering” the App Store

Siena Griffin and Ava Petrilli November 24, 2021

Alumni Matthew Lee and Louis Long never imagined they’d be back at NVOT speaking to high schoolers about a business they started. But, on Thursday, October 14 they presented their app, Conquer., to students...

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