BY ANTHONY VANACORE '15
On May 29th the Teen Arts Festival is being held at Bergen Community College for its 40th time. A select group of Park Ridge students will be attending the festival this year with approximately 50 other high schools and middle schools from Bergen County.
Every year students’ artwork and performances are selected to be submitted and presented at Teen Arts. Senior Ashley Floris will be attending her 3rd year at the festival. Floris said, “Every year I have such a great time. I can’t wait to go again and get wonderful pictures of all my friends.”
Students in attendance are able to take a variety of courses and workshops available at the festival to learn about different fields of the arts. Art teacher Mrs. Groveman has been chaperoning for the last 15 years. “Teen Arts is a great way for students to experience the arts while being on a college campus,” Groveman said.
The Teen Arts Festival covers a multitude of art forms, such as dancing, singing, acting, videography, sculpting and creative writing. There is also an art gallery where 10 pieces of artwork from each school attending are displayed. Each school gets and a winner and an honorable mention, and the winner’s artwork is displayed in the Bergen County administration building in Hackensack.
Every year the students at Park Ridge High School find excitement in going to the Teen Arts Festival. Unfortunately, not all students from the school can go, but a select group is chosen to represent the artwork being created at Park Ridge High School. More information about Teen Arts can be found online.
BY CHRIS BOLELLA '16
On Thursday May 14th, Park Ridge Emerson Lacrosse faced their final opponent, Glen Rock, to whom they previously lost in the season.
PRE went into the game with a 12-2 record with losses to Glen Rock and Bergen Catholic. The game was intense, and with the addition of injuries to starting midfielder Shawn Sweeney and starting goaltender Dom Petillo, PRE unfortunately lost by a margin of 8 to 2 goals. Although their final game was a poor reflection of the rest of the season, players walked off the field with their heads held high proud of all their accomplishments throughout this successful season.
Players look forward to next lacrosse season, where for the first time, they will face other highly- skilled varsity teams such as Pascack Hills, Paramus, Pascack Valley and Ridgewood. Junior midfielder Kyle Manwarren said, “The competition next year will get tougher and all we can do is train all off season to prepare to face these more elite teams.” The team will be holding captains' practices every Wednesday and Saturday this summer, as well as participating in the Lehigh Tournament in June.
Other soon-to-be senior players, like Conor Stripling, currently a junior Midfielder, believe that a great high school lacrosse team starts with the players in younger grades who are not old enough to play yet. “These players will be the future of our team, and it is important to build good relationships with them so that they stay with lacrosse.”
Stripling talked about the 1st Annual Park Ridge Emerson Lacrosse Day held on May 9th, saying, “The importance of Lacrosse Day was to build bonds with the younger players that will keep them close to Lacrosse and allow them to transition to the high school team with ease in the upcoming years.”
Players, coaches, fans and parents all look forward to what is in store for PRE Lacrosse next year in their inaugural varsity season.
BY SYDNEY SHERIDAN '15
Members from PRHS’s spontaneous improvisation group entertained audience members in this year’s second Improv Night on Tuesday, April 25th in the Little Theater.
The show began at 7:00 pm in the Little Theater, and tickets were sold for two dollars as a fundraiser for the PRHS senior class. Physical education and health teacher Ms. Centurione was the MC of the event. Seniors Patrick Smith and Alec Maccaro hosted the show, which included numerous talented high schoolers of varying grade levels.
Other performers were Bennett Rosner, Danny Beer, Michael Laquidara, Daniel Tallman, Marcus Loo, and Elias Marcopoulos, as well as middle-school volunteers Mia Shaw and Caily Hunt.
The group scheduled theater time for the event about two months in advance, according to Smith. He explained, “We organized a group of cast members, then sent out a mass email.” Smith added that the group wrote a number of posts on the Owlwitness News Schoology webpage before the event in order to spread the word. They also made announcements on mornings nearing the show. “The turnout in the audience was probably about sixty or seventy people, but we had hoped for some more,” said Smith.
Senior Samir Tawalare acted in the show and found that it was unquestionably fun. “The audience laughed a lot, and I definitely want to do more things like this in college,” he said. He added that acting has been his favorite and most meaningful high school experience, and that improvisation is always exciting.
Tawalare and Smith stated that the group used a number of improvisation games for the event, such as “Freeze,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” “Survivor,” and more. The actors even combined some of the games and used audience input. “Everyone went for it, and no one acted nervous; it all ran smoothly and Ms. Centurione did an awesome job putting the show together,” Tawalare said.
Senior Alexandra Entrup attended the event with some of her friends and enjoyed the show. “Everyone was really funny, and I hope they do it again. I would definitely go a second time,” she affirmed.
BY ASHLEY FLORIS '15
What is Earth Day and why is it so important?
Earth Day is a time of jubilation where the earth and all of its splendors, creatures and creations are praised and honored. Every year on April 22nd people gather from all around the world to work alongside environmentalists in the celebration of Earth Day.
Erica Huber, senior at PRHS, explained her interpretation of Earth Day’s significance. “Earth Day is a day for us to be conscious about what we do to the earth. The best part of Earth Day’s message is to keep the Earth clean.”
PRHS science teacher Mr. Desiderio is an avid environmentalist. When asked about his opinion on Earth Day, he delightedly explained, “Earth day is meant to remind us that everything we are and everything we have is derived from the Earth,” adding, “It fosters a sense of global togetherness among all inhabitants of our marvelous planet!”
Worldwide activities for environmental maintenance and protection are held and people often gather to volunteer and gain community service hours. Many people find Earth Day as the perfect opportunity to gather in groups and work in effort to better the environment.
Park Ridge joined the efforts by supporting the middle school science club's 5th Annual Lights Out event, where the students and staff worked with the lights turned off. This event brought awareness to conservation of electricity and how making small changes can have a large impact.
“Environmentalism is an everyday concern,” Chris Bruno, a PRHS senior stated, adding, “Earth Day teaches conservation ideas and practices that can be applied throughout the rest of the year.”
Popular Earth Day activities include picking up litter, recycling and planting flowers, trees and produce.
The existence of such a globally beneficial day causes many people to wonder why every day is not Earth Day. Imagine living in a society where resources were cherished and the environment was copiously worshipped like the priceless gift that it is.
Eunqiue Nyonly, PRHS junior, reflected, “Without the world, we have nothing. Earth Day utilizes that.”
As Mr. Desiderio exclaimed, “Every day, in truth, is already Earth Day!”
BY KEVIN YU '16
After a successful season so far, the Park Ridge boys track and field team has pulled off yet another important win versus rivals Emerson.
The close win was achieved with outstanding individual and team performances. Junior Caleb Yu elaborated, “Everyone on the team contributed, which created a nice team atmosphere.” However, the meet eventually came down to Senior Elias Marcopolous’s 2-mile race and the 400 relay.
The 400 relay runners were: Yu, Jim Keenan, Kurt Nixdorf, and anchor Brandon Hall. Three of the four runners completed their lap in the 53-second range, showing their consistency. With very high expectations, the team did not fail to deliver. Hall labeled the meet “a tough one,” and added, “Facing injuries we were still able to succeed and win in a group effort.”
Marcopolous ran the 3200-meter race, claiming it was the best race he ever ran, and he placed first with an impressive 10:53. With a 66-second final lap, the race was one to be remembered. Marcopolous explained, “I would not have placed well if it was not for the support from my teammates cheering me on from the side and Jake from Emerson for pushing me to do my best.”
Leading up to this meet, the team has been very successful with only one loss against Cresskill. It is important to note not only the consistent hard work from the team, but also the tireless effort put in by the coaching staff to get their athletes in prime condition.
Looking forward, the team faces many more challenges, and preparation has begun with tough workouts. “I think the team is prepared well, and we can definitely make many [personal records],” said Yu. The team will participate in the League of Champions meet this Friday at Hackensack High School and the County Seat Invitational at Indian Hills High School this Saturday.
BY LOUIS PANTOLIANO '17
With the golf season coming to an end, the PRE golf team has improved greatly from its previous year. The outstanding student athletes fought hard every match and had a total of 12 wins with only 5 loses, winning 71% of their matches.
On Monday May 4th, 2015 the PRE golf team took on the League Championship match at Valley Brook Golf Course. There Matt Dunn, Tim Sullivan, Louis Pantoliano, and Brenden Marrero competed with 8 other schools for first place and the trophy to signify their accomplishment. At the end of an intense round of 18 holes, the athletes gathered around to compare scores and to see how each other did. The scores were as followed: Louis Pantoliano (88) Brenden Marrero (89) Matt Dunn (89), and Tim Sullivan (96).
After submitting their scores, the results came in shortly. The top 5 teams were Saddle River Day (321) in first place, followed by Dwight Englewood (349), Waldwick (355) Park Ridge/Emerson (362), and Cresskill (364).
Emerson junior Tim Sullivan has been part of the team for three years and has played a big role in the team's success. His dedication and commitment is what makes him successful on the team, and his humor helps to motivate his teammates on the course. “I had a good feeling coming into this season, however going 12-5 was very unexpected. We have a great team and everyone stepped up this year allowing us to achieve many goals," said Sullivan, adding, "I didn’t do the best at the League Championship but my teammates were supportive and joked with me as we had a good time."
PGA professional Rich O'Connor is finishing up his 4th year coaching the Park Ridge/Emerson golf team. Every year he puts his players to the test, making them better. The team had a rough start during the season but coach was able to help us to turn that around. “I am proud of everyone on the team and who competed in the League Championship. It doesn’t matter if they had their best round or their worst round. We all gained experience every shot, every hole and every round we played in,” said Coach O’Connor.
Emerson freshman golfer Brenden Marrero enjoyed his first year on the team. "With the group of guys I met and the friendships I made, I truly felt like I was part of a family. Being able to participate in the League Championship meant a lot to me, and I tried my hardest to make sure I wouldn’t let the team or my coach down,” said Marrero. With so many seniors graduating this year, Brenden was a tremendous contributor to the team, having the best average throughout all of the matches. He would always get to the course first, eager to improve his game, and he always had a smile on his face and talked to anyone he was near. The team is looking forward to having him as a member for the next 3 years to come.
BY MAGGIE SALERNO '15
Thespian Society Troupe 4629 is hosting their annual One-Act Play Festival on May 7th at 7:00pm in the Little Theater after the Thespian Society Induction.
Park Ridge High School students and faculty have been working hard this year preparing for the festival. Tanya Chernyak, Thespian Society Historian, is excited to direct her One Act Play she wrote about high school student life. Chernyak says, “It has been a very collaborative experience this year. My group of actors have been working extremely hard on character development; I know they are going to do a great job.”
The annual One-Act Play Festival can be a great opportunity for high school students to develop a voice in their high school theater community. Many students are pushed out of their comfort zone, directing, acting, and writing one act plays to be performed on the Little Theater stage.
Although, many students are confident about these performances, some are uneasy as the as the performance date comes closer. Eunique Nyonly, director and actor, believes, “Preparing for the One-Act Plays has been a stressful experience, but overall the performances will be rewarding.”
Come out and support the Thespian Society tonight, as twenty new members will be inducted prior to seven one-act plays, written and directed by Park Ridge students!
BY LOUIS PANTOLIANO '17
With spring right around the corner, the Park Ridge/Emerson golf season kicked off on Wednesday March 2nd with their first practice. Players and coaches are counting down the days until teeing off at 4:00 pm on Wednesday April 1st against Saddle River Day School at Orchard Hills.
Over the course of 5 years the golf team has been accelerating at a rapid pace, winning the majority of their matches. Every season there have been ups and downs, and unfortunately, last year the team was playing without any seniors on the roster, although they managed to stay strong and be a fierce competitor. Although what is even more impressive is the bond the players share with each other. “I am looking forward to enjoying my last season and having a fun time with my teammates, no matter where it is,” said Park Ridge senior Chris Bruno.
In past years the Park Ridge/Emerson golf team has had tremendous players who have made a difference in the organization. However with the 3rd year head coach Rich O’Connor and assistant coach Chuck Bulke the team is ready to have a season that will go down in history. With monthly meetings the coaches keep touch with the players and see how they are improving their game. Emerson junior Tim Sullivan said, “I think that the team this year will be phenomenal and have improvements that we make as the season go on, will have a great chance to take first place in the league.”
Coach O’Connor is a PGA Professional who teaches players how to better their game. He has high expectations for every single player, regardless of how many years of experience he or she has. At the end of every week, he analyzes each golfer and sees how much they improved their golf game. “Every game and practice the players should focus on weaknesses and work on it until it is considered a strength,” said O’Connor.
When it comes to any sport practices most players do not want to attend. On the other hand with the golf practices everyone wants to go and get better. They laugh and have fun, but at the same time are improving their game. There are practices four days a week for the whole month of March, which are either held in the Park Ridge cafeteria, Closter driving range, or Alpine Country Club. Practices usually go on for about an hour to an hour and a half at any given day.
There are matches four days a week and can be played at any county courses. Weekly matches end at the end of April/the beginning of May and the Bergen County Tournament is in the middle of May, but the exact date is TBA.
Even though golf might not be as popular as football or soccer, it grants students a positive athletic experience that can also be enjoyed as a life-long activity.
BY OMKAR DESAI '18
Game, set, and match! That is the sweet yet old and rusty sound of tennis. And yes, boys tennis is about to make its way to Park Ridge High School for the kickoff of a hopefully successful season.
As the boys tennis season is about to start, excitement rings through Park Ridge as the tennis players are ready to get out on the courts with their feet at the base line ready to start a new season with great aspirations and desires to win. People generally refer to the game of tennis as a gentleman’s game, one of elegance and kindness with no tough hardships or no rough obstacles. However, tennis is a challenging and competitive game to play with its own share of athletic difficulties.
PRHS math teacher and tennis coach Muhammad Awais said, “Tennis is a mind game that only the people who are focused and determined succeed in, and is a also a game that requires great physical exertion too, while running around the courts and hitting the ball from a correct angle, speed, and spin.”
As the tennis season is about to start, many are excited and ready to defend their title from last year. That is right, the Park Ridge boys tennis seam won a state sectional championship last year in 2014 and is now playing as defending champions. PRHS social studies teacher and boys varsity tennis coach John Fogarty said, “We are all excited for this season and our expectations are still the same as last season, as we will practice hard on all aspects like the forehand, serve and volley, and hope for an even better season than last year.”
Every individual has to work hard and strive toward success on the boys’ tennis team at Park Ridge High School. “This is my last year playing tennis for Park Ridge and it has been a great experience with the coaches and the other players, as we put a lot of effort with hard practices everyday to get our game perfect and be on top of our game,” said PRHS senior Samir Talaware, who is also looking very thrilled for this upcoming season.
With everybody ready for tennis to be served at Park Ridge, people should also remember that tennis is a game that anybody at any age can play. With your friends, family, and loved ones, all tennis requires is a racquet, a ball, and a court, but most importantly, love. In Park Ridge, the school’s tennis courts next to the track are open for public at all hours for people to enjoy.
Overall, the tennis season seems to be a time for excitement and joy, and is a great aspect to the spring season for Park Ridge Athletics. Park Ridge boys tennis is ready for a great season on the courts. Be sure to catch the first varsity scrimmage at home on Thursday March 26th at 4:00 pm against Pascack Valley.
BY MAGGIE SALERNO '15
Come enjoy The Park Ridge High School Little Theater Players’ production of Urinetown The Musical on March 12th, 13th, and 14th at 7:00 pm in the Little Theater.
Urinetown The Musical is the story of a town struggling through a catastrophic water shortage, and everyone has to pay a tax to relieve themselves of their private business. Hero Bobby Strong does his best to save the town by letting the people pee for free. Urinetown The Musical will never fail to entertain you through its satirical comedy and musical numbers.
Park Ridge High School’s students and faculty have been working diligently this winter in preparation for this production. Director Mrs. Lynn Weltler is looking forward to the preparation for the show in the upcoming weeks. “Due to weather conditions we have had minor setbacks, so it feels good to be back, rehearsing daily,” said Weltler.
Unlike other high school’s productions, Park Ridge does not take into consideration seniority when it comes to casting talent. Sophomore Bennett Rosner is excited to perform in his first Little Theater production as a lead role. “Coming into this production I didn’t know what to expect because it is my first musical. I am very grateful that I get to play the main character of Bobby Strong, and that I have the opportunity to work alongside other amazing performers,” said Rosner.
For some performers the production of Urinetown The Musical has been a bittersweet experience. Seniors Elias Marcapolus, Samir Tawalare, Aly Manikas, Matt Manzo, Sydney Sheridan, Alysia Acevedo and Maggie Salerno are going to performing in their last high school musical.
Matt Manzo is optimistic about performing in Urinetown The Musical, although he is upset that it will be the last time he will ever perform on the Little Theater stage. “I have made so many great friends, and have had such wonderful experiences by being apart of Little Theater Players’ productions. I really want to give it all this show because it is probably the last time I will ever have the opportunity to be in a high school musical,” said Manzo.
Park Ridge High School’s Little Theater Players’ production of Urinetown The Musical will make you laugh, and leave you wanting more. Do not miss this show, running on March 12th,13th, and 14th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are sold at the door.
BY SYDNEY SHERIDAN '15
The Park Ridge Exchange Club (PRE club) is ready for their annual trip. This year they will be traveling to Theodore Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Michigan.
The students will depart on February 26th and return on March 1st. PRE organizer Mrs. Annie Schoenkopf has expressed that the students are enthusiastic about their upcoming trip and new experience. “They're looking forward to receiving the final itinerary, which I'm sure will get them more excited,” she said.
Alyssa Weinberg, junior PRE club member, is thrilled yet apprehensive about the trip. She explained, “It’ll be really cool to go to Michigan, but traveling and not knowing the area or the person I’ll be staying with makes me pretty nervous.” She added eagerly that she is looking forward to seeing Wyandotte and meeting new people.
All members of the PRE club have contributed time and effort in order to fund their trip. Schoenkopf said, “Our biggest fundraiser this year has been the Krispy Kreme fundraiser.”
Students involved in the PRE club have also sold Thanksgiving Day grams and candy bars to raise money. Senior PRE club member Owen Giannangeli explained, “The sales helped raise funds for when the exchange students come here.”
Giannangeli is excited for the trip. He emphasized that he feels it will be “very, very, very fun and cold.” He is ready for a great experience with an amazing group of students. “I look forward to seeing new things and meeting new people,” he said.
BY ALLY JAGO '16
The fear of tests never truly goes away for some. Juniors and seniors alike can find themselves hunched over midterms, over AP assessments, over SATs with the same dread they felt when tackling their first exam back in seventh grade.
All anxiety and ugly-crying aside, over the course of both middle school and high school, students accumulate skills that help them prepare for and take even the most daunting tests.
The most obvious solution to feeling insecure before an exam is to pay attention in class and to ensure that what was learned made permanent residence in one’s own brain. In the case that didn’t go as smoothly as hoped, studying of course can come in handy. Junior Anna Rizzie suggested, “Look over your notes and do the midterm study guide review that most teachers give out.” In many situations, simplicity is key.
In the case that one is left study guide-less, there are other methods for reviewing. Looking over notes and creating a study guide of one’s own or amongst a group of friends can also help. Senior Samir Tawalare suggests looking to other resources as well. “ I also…do online practice tests when available. Resources like Quizlet and some of the textbooks’ websites are awesome because they usually include some type of interactive studying feature!” says Tawalare.
Time management is also a critical skill to have. “In order to relieve some stress, students should take the time to prepare for their exams a few days prior to the actual test date,” said Kris Conroy, Junior. He added, “Prioritize!” Yes, that means neglecting twitter for a while to study for honors bio.
Experts also suggest using a rewards system. While it seems logical to go on a five-hour study binge, classroom.com instead offered that after a set period of time, “Take a walk to clear your head, grab a cup of coffee or tea or talk with a classmate.”
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to get rid of all test stress entirely, but through developing individual study techniques, it can become possible to get rid of the panic attacks, though.
BY COLLEEN JOYCE '18
On November 14th, 15th, and 16th, the Little Theater Players put on the production of Charlotte’s Web.
The cast and crew had the audience trembling with joy throughout an outstanding performance. It may seem surprising, but for some, it was their first time on stage during a high school fall drama. Chrissy Southard, a freshman at PRHS, played an excellent Fern. She enjoyed her times at rehearsals, and had an even better time performing in front of a huge group of people. “Charlotte’s Web was the perfect show to be my first. I loved every minute of it, and was so glad that I was able to participate. I know that everyone loved the show just as much as we did,” Southard said.
But, one cannot forget about the phenomenal people who have been in the theater for a long period of time. Elias Marcopoulos a senior at PRHS, was glad to have so many amazing memories from this show. Although upset it would be his very last fall drama, he was still ecstatic to be able to work on such a spectacular show. “I thought it was a great play to end with. It was so easy to have all the fun in the world with everyone, and make some great memories that will last a lifetime,” Marcopoulos said.
Along with the incredible acting, the stage crew did a perfect job on creating the set. Spending several Saturdays at school, the set was built with an impressive wooden barn capturing the feel of an old-school farm. Julia Rose Duardo, a freshman at PRHS, has worked on the stage crew for several previous shows. She said that this was by far her favorite set, and loved every minute of building it. “It was a gorgeous set, and I had a great time working with the rest of the crew to make the set as best as it could be,” Duardo said.
Overall, the show was success and the audience had a wonderful time watching the magic happen onstage. The cast and crew put a ton of time into the show, and it was absolutely brilliant. Seeing new faces on stage, as well as old ones, made the entire production of Charlotte’s Web magnificent!
BY BENNETT ROSNER '17
PRO TV, since its inception in 2013, has brought to Park Ridge High School an educational, informative, and entertaining outlet for media creators, produced by students for students. These monthly showcases of PRHS cover topics ranging from student interviews to sports coverage to even original scripts.
However, as Rome was not built in a day, a PRO TV episode is not produced in a class period either. A strenuous process of planning, filming, editing, and critiquing are required for all Media Production students before even a segment of theirs is compiled into the aforementioned program.
In terms of planning, each media production group is required to fill out what is called a production log detailing what their program will be about, day by day work records, and how each and every scene of their video is set up. This process is a necessary evil however to achieve the high quality standards set by media production teacher, Katelyn Saxton. “I want the media production students to work collaboratively, efficiently and to strive for professional projects while enjoying the production process,” remarked Saxton, adding, “In class, we spent a good amount of time working on the pre-production processes of both article-writing and videography to ensure efficiency and organization.”
Among the previously mentioned segments PRO TV has to offer, the original script is by the far the toughest form of programming to correctly produce, as it involves a higher level of creativity and camera work than any other portion. Only few people dare to even attempt to make such a video, as entertainment is a fickle craft, either loved by none, or loved by many. One of the brave few original content creators is Junior Allesandra Jago. “I’ve always been interested in telling jokes, in entertaining people even with writing,” stated Jago. She said, “A news article can inform, yes, but I think it’s more meaningful to laugh. Getting through a day is a battle sometimes, so seeing people laugh, especially from something of my own making, is very rewarding.”
Although original scripts are entertaining and break up the monotony of news, PRO TV is primarily focused on student led reporting. These programs, like original scripts, can be difficult to pull off without correct planning, and can be virtually impossible to complete without a vision of the completed video.
Reporting needs to be accurate, un-biased, informational, and above all, have good b-roll (intertwining videos of reported event with narration about event). “For Pro TV I first think of the logical aspect of the news report, who to interview, whether to use pictures, and what kind of action shots to use for b-roll,” detailed sophomore Melissa Papirio. “After that is done I start to think more creatively by thinking about effects and layout, and in the end I always put my own personal touch to make it my own," said Papirio.
One new PRO TV episode will air each month and is available to view (along with previous months episodes) on the Park Ridge Owl website.
BY SEBASTIAN PORTIELES '17
With the beginning of the winter season, most of the well-known sports are garnering their deserved attention except for the black horse of the winter season, bowling. Despite its less physically demanding nature, it is still a sport that requires great skill and dedication from all its participants.
Bowling is a program that has been at Park Ridge for over a decade and has grown under the leadership of Mr. Buscareno, computers and technology teacher at PRHS. “When I started the team back in the Fall of 2001, the only bowling we'd had here before was an intramural club another teacher and I had put together the previous year. The first year of the team (the 2001-2002 season), we had only 4 bowlers (just enough for a varsity squad ) The program has expanded greatly since then,” said Buscareno.
The bowling team is only available during the winter season and practices at the nearby Montvale Lanes. Admission is paid for by the athletes, and they also have to supply themselves with the necessary gear. They meet around 3 or 4 times a week and practice for around an hour or more. They play games every Saturday or so, depending on the schedule. It is a fun time and a good way to socialize with others, as well as a nice thing to put on college transcripts.
Alongside the bowling team is also an intramural bowling club available for all 7th-12th graders. It is not as strict as the bowling team, holding practices just once a week at Montvale Lanes . The club is noncompetitive, as the games are only between the other members with it having games between the other members, but if you are looking to get better at bowling before joining the team or you just want a casual social experience, then this is a good option.
Sophomore Bennett Rosner positively described his involvement in the club as a de-stressing experience that also allows him to improve at bowling. “It’s helps improve my bowling skills as well as it serves as a detour from my usually stressful life.”
The bowling team/club is an overall positive component of Park Ridge's winter sports season. In a season usually defined by cold weather and shoveling snow, bowling provides a break from that. Whether you want to become the next great bowler or just want to hang out with friends, bowling at PRHS has something for everyone. Even if you do not want to join, you can still show your support, as stated by Mr. Buscareno. “Come down to Parkway Lanes to support the team. Remember, you can't spell Bowling without an 'owl.'"