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
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

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

The Lance


The graduation ceremony has been moved up.

Breaking News: Graduation ceremony time changed

Tala Areiqat, Editor in Chief June 23, 2022

On June 23, Principal Bruce Sabatini announced in an email communication that the graduation ceremony has been moved up to 4:00 pm due to anticipated rain. Graduates should report to their respective...

Goodies & Goodbyes

Goodies & Goodbyes

Tala Areiqat, Editor in Chief June 21, 2022

On June 21, the annual senior picnic and yearbook signing was held on the field outside the school. Seniors were served ice cream, pizza, and other treats while signing their yearbooks and playing games...

A Great Day To Be a Knight

A Great Day To Be a Knight

The Lance Staff June 21, 2022

After a two year hiatus, Golden Knights Day made a return on Monday, June 20. Students across all grades had the opportunity to show their school spirit and compete in field-day style games facilitated...

Ahads AP Biology and AP Environmental Science classes pose for a photo during their hike.

These Boots Are Made for Hiking

Grace Sigismondi, Staff Writer June 2, 2022

NVOT’s AP Biology and AP Environmental Science classes traveled to Flat Rock Nature Center on May 26 for their end-of-the-year field trip. Nearly 50 students, along with teachers Steve Ahad, John Hughes,...

TSA poses at NVOT after bringing home state title.

TSA Advances to Nationals

Drew Rosenblum, Staff Writer June 2, 2022

Members of the Technology Student Association (TSA) made school history with their victories at the 2022 New Jersey State Conference in April, and will advance to nationals on June 26. For the first time,...

Diversity Day was held outside in the courtyard this year.

Diversity Day is Back

Nicole Sigismondi, Associate Features Editor May 24, 2022

On Monday, May 23, Diversity Day made a comeback after being put on hold for two years. Diversity Day typically takes place in the South Gym, but this year the booths were set up in the courtyard due to...

Veit and fellow teachers sport blue and green, the official colors of the cause.

Ditching Blue and Gold for Blue and Green

Charlie Dippolito, News Editor May 4, 2022

On Wednesday, April 27, and Friday, April 29, Spanish teacher Lisa Veit organized a booth outside the North Gym to spread awareness about organ donation.  Veit organized the event in hopes of familiarizing...

The NVOT Wind Ensemble is advancing to the Evening State Concert Band Gala on May 1.

Wind Ensemble Makes NVOT History

Emma Mor, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Football has the Super Bowl, baseball has the World Series, and soccer has the World Cup. For high school bands, it is the NJCBF. The NVOT Wind Ensemble brought home a gold rating, allowing them to move...

Ariana Lim, Siena Griffin, and Brooke Ackerman as English teacher Erica Sposa.

Seniors Swapped

The Lance Staff April 14, 2022

On Wednesday, April 13, seniors and teachers participated in the Senior Switch Day tradition after a three-year hiatus.  During Senior Switch Day, seniors can choose to swap places with one of their...

Mr. Tom Kaechele.

In Memoriam of Mr. Tom Kaechele

Brooke Ackerman, Editor in Chief April 12, 2022

Tom Kaechele, an influence to Old Tappan student athletes, both past and present, passed away on April 10, 2022 at the age of 64. He was described as a “son of Bergen County” and a friend to all of...

Display of Holocaust survivors in F-hallway.

Stories of Survivors

Caroline Tharakan, Staff Writer April 6, 2022

On Wednesday, March 23, Holocaust survivors Trudy Album and Dr. Alex Levy shared their stories through two separate virtual assemblies that were broadcasted live to all students during sixth period. Album...

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