Entries by Rick Corlett

Kearny JROTC

by Josiah Caparas (Class 2022) Battalion Command Sergeant Major (head of teams and company First Sergeants) with the rank of cadet Command Sergeant Major JROTC is truly a program that focuses on making cadets better citizens by providing scholarship, leadership, motivation, and community service opportunities to high schoolers. In this program there are many respected […]

Kearny JROTC

By Christina Tran (Class of 2020) former Executive Officer (Staff Supervisor) with the rank of cadet Major Being an active Battalion Staff member within Kearny’s JROTC program has provided me with the opportunity to reach my greatest leadership potential and to become the best version of myself. The largely student-run structure of the program allowed […]

The Choir Room bell

by Bob Graeff, Class of 1971 For decades, the bell pictured here sat on the blonde Hamilton piano in the choir room at Kearny Junior/Senior High located on the current Montgomery campus and later in Room 801 of the “new” campus of Kearny Senior High School on Wellington Way.  Purchased by teacher Richard Zaloudek shortly […]

Choir Memories, 1978-81

by Barbara Connally, Class of 1981 Hey look me over, lend me an ear!  I had never heard that song before the day I sang it as my “try out” for choir….it was also the first time I had walked into the Choir room….Senior pictures of every A Cappella Choir President in the history of […]

Changing of the Guard, 1976-81

by Bob Graeff, former KHS Choir Director As a student member of the KHS A Cappella Choir from 1968-71, I remember dreaming of a day in the future when I might be able to succeed Mr. Zaloudek as the vocal music teacher at Kearny.  In those years, Mr. Z frequently talked about his desire to […]

A Cappella Choir memories – 1967-1970

by Steve Grubbs, Class of 1970 Looking back on my 3 years in Acapella choir 51 years later, I have more impressions than specific, detailed memories.  I do remember the first day I walked into the choir room in my sophomore year.  It was 1967 and I didn’t even have my driver’s license yet.  I […]

History of the A Cappella Choir

By Vance Nichols (Class of ’77) Singing as a member of the Kearny High School A Cappella Choir in the 1970s was a privilege. A rare privilege. To some extent, we knew it then, at least as much as any teenager could. But looking back now, what an honor it truly was…and what a difference […]

The A Cappella Choir Emblem

By Robert Graeff (Class of ’71) During the 1964-65 school year, the traditional maroon choir robes of the A Cappella Choir received an enhancement which established a new tradition of pride and excellence.  Fusing his music background with his educational background, Choir Director Richard Zaloudek worked with a designer to create a “choir emblem” (pictured […]

Senior Class fundraiser

Support the 2020-2021 Senior Class by purchasing a Komet Mask. The fundraiser is going on now through Dec 13, 2020. Click the link to see the mask options and support the Kearny Senior Class. Kearny High School 2020 Face Masks

Choir Exhibit updated

The Kearny Online Museum A Cappella Choir exhibit has been expanded to include audio recordings The exhibit honoring Kearny’s A Cappella Choir in the Alumni’s Online Museum has been expanded to include several of the record album recordings from 1957 to 1970 along with the album covers. The online exhibit also displays several collections of […]