a blog featuring the smiles & stories of the wonderful students of high technology high school || lincroft, nj

"I was in Egypt during its first democratic election, I watched the sunrise in Budapest, I rode a sailboat across and around the Nile, but me personally, I’ve never done anything interesting. Things just happen around me and I get to watch.”
Ameen Radwan, Class of 2014

"I was in Egypt during its first democratic election, I watched the sunrise in Budapest, I rode a sailboat across and around the Nile, but me personally, I’ve never done anything interesting. Things just happen around me and I get to watch.”

Ameen Radwan, Class of 2014

Because there is a natural storytelling urge and ability in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astonishing and delightful results.
Nancy Mello

"You always ask why I’m so smiley…to be honest, it’s extremely difficult not to be smiley when you’re smiling right back at me."
Austin Eng, Class of 2014
(photo credits: Mrs. Eng)

"You always ask why I’m so smiley…to be honest, it’s extremely difficult not to be smiley when you’re smiling right back at me."

Austin Eng, Class of 2014

(photo credits: Mrs. Eng)



"There’s always been this pressure for me to, you know, be a doctor, be an engineer, make money, have a good status in society, whatever that is. So I spent this past, like, four years trying to convince myself that whatever career my parents wanted me to do is the one I wanted to pursue. I came to High Tech because I thought engineering was for me, but it turned out that it wasn’t. Yeah. Then I thought, ‘engineering’s not for me, so it must be medicine.’ So I did shadowing and mentorship at the hospital and whatever. Throughout the whole experience, I kept trying to convince myself that medicine was for me. But I really didn’t enjoy it. And I was so confused. I was always so used to knowing where I would spend the next couple years of my life. Now I don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s kind of scary, but it’s kind of exciting because it’s mysterious. I’m excited to see where I’ll end up."
Lekha Reddy, Class of 2014

"There’s always been this pressure for me to, you know, be a doctor, be an engineer, make money, have a good status in society, whatever that is. So I spent this past, like, four years trying to convince myself that whatever career my parents wanted me to do is the one I wanted to pursue. I came to High Tech because I thought engineering was for me, but it turned out that it wasn’t. Yeah. Then I thought, ‘engineering’s not for me, so it must be medicine.’ So I did shadowing and mentorship at the hospital and whatever. Throughout the whole experience, I kept trying to convince myself that medicine was for me. But I really didn’t enjoy it. And I was so confused. I was always so used to knowing where I would spend the next couple years of my life. Now I don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s kind of scary, but it’s kind of exciting because it’s mysterious. I’m excited to see where I’ll end up."

Lekha Reddy, Class of 2014


“Recently I’ve tried to focus on the little things that make me happy, and started doing those things more. I’ve realized that having meaningful conversations with people and making their day a little bit better makes me happy. When I’m able to make another person smile, even if it’s for a split second at a really lame joke, I feel like I’m doing something right. It just feels right, and that makes me happy. Also, the discovery of Netflix has made my days a lot more enjoyable.” 
Richie Kelly, Class of 2014

Recently I’ve tried to focus on the little things that make me happy, and started doing those things more. I’ve realized that having meaningful conversations with people and making their day a little bit better makes me happy. When I’m able to make another person smile, even if it’s for a split second at a really lame joke, I feel like I’m doing something right. It just feels right, and that makes me happy. Also, the discovery of Netflix has made my days a lot more enjoyable.”

Richie Kelly, Class of 2014