Columbia Middle School Student Of The Month – Riya Joshi

Student Of The Month – Riya Joshi

Berkeley Heights Public Schools

In an effort to showcase our students in BHPS who have excelled either in academics, leadership, community, or have shown excellent growth in any of those areas, the district is hosting a “Superintendent’s Student of the Month”. For November, we honor 8th-grade student Riya Joshi.

Riya is an 8th-grade student at Columbia Middle School. She enjoys playing volleyball and her favorite subject is Science with Ms. Lee. Riya has an older sister who is in 9th grade at Governor Livingston High School. Recently, Riya helped plan and run a brand new social and fundraising event at CMS – the CMS Sock Hop! Riya was instrumental in helping to create this new event for the 7th and 8th-grade students.

The non-formal ‘sock hop’ put a twist on the old-fashioned sock hop dances of the 1950s and encouraged students to wear pajamas and socks. Admission to the dance was one pair of socks that were then donated to Bridges Outreach in Summit because socks are one of the most needed clothing items for those in need. Riya said it was tons of fun to plan and then enjoy, but that the ticket distribution piece was tough because she kept getting used socks!

Great job Riya and congratulations!

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