2015 - 2016 Bulldog Spotlight

2015 - 2016 School Year

Graduate Makes “Way” Onto NBC’s “The Voice”
Recent PCTI graduate, Wé McDonald of Paterson, stunned watchers of NBC’s “The Voice” during the show’s Olympic Premiere on Sunday, August 21st when the seventeen year old hopeful turned all four chairs.


June Students of the Month
Congratulations to Mohammed Ahmed and Patrick Kiel, PCTI’s June Students of the Month!


April and May Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to PCTI’s April Athletes of the Month Zachary Polzer and Aaniyah Robinson and May Athletes of the Month N’Angel Hodge and Ibrahim Salem.


May Students of the Month
Congratulations to Devin Bristow and Richer Mendiola, PCTI’s May Students of the Month!


April Students of the Month
Congratulations to Diana Espinal and Raphael Garcia, PCTI’s April Students of the Month!


March Athletes of the Month
Congratulations the March Athletes of the Month Nick Legreaux, Denise Callaghan-Crespo, & Azhane Williams!


March Students of the Month
Congratulations to Manisha Bhattacharjee and Olivia Polzer, PCTI’s March Students of the Month!


Senior Named America’s Best HS Pastry Chef!
Students Arianna Joy Song Song and Gianna Aquino received honorable mention and scholarships at the Monroe College event, while classmate Julie Velasquez took home the first prize trophy in the America’s Best High School Pastry Chef competition.


Students Selected for ESTEMED Program
Sophomores Ethan Singh, Stephen Danso, and Jeremy Crespo, are accepted into NJIT’s ESTEMED pre-college program.


February Athletes of the Month
The Athletes of the Month for February are Carly Spinnler (Girls Winter Track) and Kevin Copper (Boys Winter Track)!


Announcing the Educators of the Year!
PCTI has unveiled their Educators of the Year for 2016. The honor goes to Kebra Rettenberg, Teacher of the Year, and Stacey Pinto, Educational Specialist of the Year.


February Students of the Month
Congratulations to Eileen Cheng and Shantayah Murray, PCTI’s February Students of the Month!


January Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to DaShanique Ruffin (Girls Basketball) and Eric Johnson-Alford (Boys Basketball) for being selected as January’s Athletes of the Month


Seniors Celebrate National Signing Day
Two seniors from Passaic County Technical Institute celebrated National Signing Day by signing athletic contracts for football with their future universities.


PCTI Inducted into Super Bowl HS Honor Roll
PCTI is delighted to announce our recent induction into the National Football League’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll.


January Students of the Month!
Congratulations to Kayleen Acosta and Hamlet Jaquez, PCTI’s January Students of the Month!


Sophomore Heads to Ivy League
Congratulations to Amaya Ruiz on being selected for this remarkable program!


December Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to Toniann Feigel (Girls Swimming) and Garrett Pilkington (Boys Swimming) on their December Athletes of the Month nomination!


December Students of the Month
Congratulations to Ariana Soriano and TaTyana Williams, PCTI’s December Students of the Month!


November Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to football stars Yasir Thomas and Kevin Copper for assisting in powering the Bulldogs to a North 1 Group 5 NJSIAA State Sectional Championship at MetLife Stadium and for being selected as November’s Athletes of the Month!


Senior Chosen for Junior Scholars Program
Congratulations to Kamyrn Nelson on being selected to participate in this outstanding opportunity!


November Students of the Month
Congratulations to Madeline Reina and Emma Tang, PCTI’s November Students of the Month!


Student Commended with National Merit Scholarship
Hawthorne local, Emma Tang has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program and is roughly one of 34,000 students throughout the nation to be recognized for this tremendous honor.


October Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to Meralis Mendez and Alejandro Ibarguen on being selected as PCTI’s October Athletes of the Month!


October Students of the Month
Congratulations to Shamshad Azimi and Melanie Hoyos, PCTI’s October Students of the Month!


September Student of the Month
Zill Ratanji is a Clifton local whose contagious ambition inspires everyone she meets.


Student Receives Award for “Being the Change”
PCTI student Annabel Martinez (Paterson) showcases her Passion Project display “Be the Change,” which earned her induction into the AAUW Girls Hall of Fame and showcases her letters from the Mayor of Paterson, the AAUW, and the Passaic County Freeholders.


September Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to Kristina Nieves and Jazmine Bandala on being selected as PCTI’s September Athletes of the Month!