School News Blog



Will NJ's Millennials Save our Economy?

The Asbury Park Press recently ran a 3 part series on the issues facing New Jersey's economy. In the third part of the series: "Will NJ's Millennials Save Our Economy?" BTHS was highlighted as being part of the solution to the problems facing New Jersey. Featured in the article is some of the amazing research that our alumni have conducted! 

Below are links to all 3 parts of the APP series, be sure to check out part 3! 

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3


Biotech Goes Blue!

As part of our Week of Respect Celebration, Biotech helped to "Stomp Out Bullying" by participating in Blue Shirt Day of Bullying Prevention!


Spanish NHS Hosts Health Fair in Freehold

This past Saturday, members of the BTHS Spanish Honor Society hosted a Health Fair for residents of Freehold Borough. The fair offered medical screenings, health presentations, healthy snacks, activities for children, and clothing. It was an excellent example of community outreach, and everyone who came was very impressed with our students and the effort they put into the event.

Special thanks to:

  • The nurses and health experts who generously donated their time to provide the screenings. 
  • BTHS families who donated clothing last spring. Anything that was not taken at the fair was placed in local collection bins. 
  • Cristina Guevara's parents, Marcos and Patricia, who put an incredible amount of time and energy into all aspects of the event. Their generosity and dedication to helping the community are an inspiration to us all. 
  • Freehold Intermediate School for providing us with a fabulous venue. 
  • The Spanish Honor Society officers, who attended to every last detail: Erika Schneider-Smith, JJ Larkins, Laya Manoj, and Cristina Guevara. 
  • All students who participated and helped make the fair a success: Erika Schneider-Smith, JJ Larkins, Laya Manoj, Cristina Guevara, Kayla Ciok, Jenna Horowitz, Janine Hibionada, Hannah Pettit, Alex Yang, Joanna Barton, Priyanshi Jain, Meghana Singh, Jane Warshaw, Marisa Wu, Victoria Momyer, Dillon Mercado, Peter Davis, Zaki Mirza, Alexandra Bellisario, Lauren Chung, Meher Pandher, Janelle Hampton, Rachel Swope, Katelyn Fleisch, Elizabeth Dreifus, Daniella Tang, and Stephanie Smieszek.




National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists 

Congratulations to our 6 students that have been named as Semifinalists in 2015 National Merit® Scholarship Program:

Saavan Chintalacheruvu
Andrew Deng
John Larkins
Erika Schneider-Smith
Liam Weldon
David Zhang


On September 10th, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. 


NJ Bio Testing Results

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 for their exceptional performance on last May's New Jersey Biology Competency Test!

An incredible 98.8% of all students scored Advanced Proficient!!