WEST LONG BRANCH: "Today Shore Regional will be awarded their first ever ShopRite Cup," said New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Jack DuBois as he was joined by ShopRite representative Diane McCurdy in the Shore Regional High School gym.
The cup signifies athletic supremacy in the state of New Jersey. Schools are awarded points for winning sectional and state championships, and for being disqualification-free. In 2013-2014 Shore finished second in the ShopRite Cup standings, the school's first-ever top five finish. Last year, Shore Regional scored 68 points, the most ever by a group I school, it was announced as the award was made by ShopRite to Assistant Principal - Athletics Harr Cheebookjian III.
Representatives from the Board of Education President Ron O'Neill and Mary Lynn Mango, Athletics Committee; Superintendent Tom Farrell, and Vice Principal Vince DalliCardillo, coaches and staff joined the students who stood to be recognized for their teams as classmates cheered loudly.
The Marching Band sounded a tribute as Cheerleaders performed their acrobatics and the Dance Band put on a fine exhibition of their talents. Banners were presented and photos snapped to record the event, a success for all.