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Remembering RFH Teacher Geoff Blake

Sporting a sweater vest, a head full of curls and an impish grin, plopped atop a desk and holding court is how many Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) grads remember longtime Social Studies teacher and advisor Geoff Blake.

It’s that image and plenty of lessons learned at his hands that RFHers hold tight in a cache of high school memories as they mourn the popular teacher who passed away at 74 on Oct. 10. He was being laid to rest today.

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Retro RFH Football Cheer

RFH JV cheerleaders ready and set to cheer at a football game in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Football season has arrived with the fall season at RFH. And a real touchdown for football is always the cheerleading squad. 

There were the varsity and junior varsity squads. The look was very slightly different from one to the next, yet the sound and spirit was the same — from junior varsity to varsity, decades ago to now. 

High. Very high. So, we pay ode to those cheers and leaders of them, from then until now with a look at another squad of the 1970s. 

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Retro RFH Rainy Day Tricks & Treats

Lounging in the RFH Senior Lounge on a "free" with Jim Scanlon and Mark Cardwell Photo/George Day
Lounging in the RFH Senior Lounge on a “free” with Jim Scanlon and Mark Cardwell
Photo/George Day

A reprise from Oct. 1, 2015 to give a little cheer on a dank day. A little tricks and treating among RFH loungers. Always an adventure of some sort at RFH … 

There was nothing quite like becoming a senior at RFH and being able to hang out in a special lounge just for you and your classmates, especially on a dismal October day.

Nothing was getting anyone down if they were senior lounging in the cozy RFH indoors. Of course, there was always something seniors were up to. Call it mod. Literally. 

Those were the days — in the 1970s.

The whole senior scene, in fact, was quite mod, or literally modular.

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RFH Students Named Governor’s STEM Scholars

Two Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School juniors have been chosen as 2022 Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Energy and Mathematics) Scholars.

Juniors Sophia Dengler and Annette Kersten join 98 other New Jersey students from across twenty counties in this competitive, selective program with a 15 percent acceptance rate.  

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In Memoriam: RFH Class of ’71 Grad & Hall of Famer, Tim Costello, 68

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Class of 1971 graduate and Hall of Famer Timothy C. Costello passed away on June 24 at Riverview Medical Center. He was 68.

Tim Costello
Photo/family via John E. Day Funeral Home
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Retro RFH Graduation Daisy Chain

RFH 1978 graduation, replete with daisy chain Photo/Daryl Cooper Ley
RFH 1978 graduation, replete with daisy chain
Photo/Wanda Becker via Daryl Cooper Ley

The following was originally posted in May of 2017. It is being reprised in honor of the recent RFH graduation, traditions of the past and the RFH Daisy Chain girl featured who passed away in 2019 — Daryl Cooper Ley.

It was considered a privilege and honor. They were chosen from the junior class at RFH to serve as the debutante-like ushers for the graduating class. All dressed in white and supposedly gracefully toting a chain of daisies, the Daisy Chain girls were a fixture of high school finery at graduations in the 1970s.

The origins of the somewhat upper-crust tradition date back to the 1900s, but this Retro Pic of the Day was snapped in 1978.

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