Achievements and accolades in the West Morris Regional High School district, an often highly ranked learning community, usually find their way into the individual school's hallways.
This fall, however, was an extraordinary one, and recognized publicly by the district's Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast.
At Monday board of education meeting, Pendergrast gushed about the achievements of the schools so far this year.
"Both school plays went off without a hitch, even though we had this hurricane," Pendergrast said. "I just want to congratulate (West Morris Central student board member Alexandra Dean), student director. I heard such tremendous praise."
He went on to sing the praises of Central's sectional champion football team and Group III champion girls volleyball team, as well as Mendham's sectional champion boys soccer team and state champion girls tennis and cross county team.
"Five state championship teams within a district, it's great," Pendergrast said. "The extra-curricular activities, our band and chorus, it's just very impressive to me the effort that goes in. I hope those are really great and valuable learning experiences for everybody."