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Reporting with Hills Pride

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Reporting with Hills Pride

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    Where Are They Now: Jordan Lazarus, The Boy Who Bleeds Orange

    No matter where his future takes him, Jordan Lazarus will be a Cowboy forever.

    As Jordan Lazarus walked down the Pascack Hills hallways, you could always see the top of his head from down the corridor. The 6’4” 2014 alum, known for his height and length by his peers, walked the halls of Pascack Hills sporting his brown and white varsity jacket proudly. Jordan’s memories at Hills are something that he will truly cherish forever.

    During his high school days Jordan, nicknamed J-Laz, excelled in the classroom. Outside the class setting, Jordan participated in the ethics club for all four years and athletics including freshman soccer and basketball. After his freshman year, he decided to hang up the cleats and make a full commitment to the hardwood. Jordan was a three-year varsity basketball player. He helped the Cowboys capture four straight sectional titles. This achievement is something J-Laz will never forget.

    Jordan, now a sophomore at Syracuse University, plans to major in finance at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Although he shined in athletics in high school, he turned to Greek life as a different way to fill his time outside of his education. As a brother of Zeta Beta Tau, J-Laz was selected amongst his peers for the treasurer position in his fraternity.

    Jordan constantly works with numbers and formulas as a finance major. He credits the classes he took in high school as a major part in why he flourishes in those classes at a college level.

    “Taking various classes such as AP Statistics, Calc (Calculus) and even financial literacy definitely allowed me to gain early experience in dealing with numbers and the process that comes with being a finance major,” he says. “The information learned in Statistics was certainly a stepping stone in finding my love for finance and numbers.”

    Jordan’s time at Hills is time he will never forget. Aside from being the centerpiece for the historic varsity basketball ‘4-peat’ state sectional championships, J-Laz will remember Hills as a place he could always build new relationships with teachers and students while getting a terrific education.

    “My favorite memory at Hills apart from the 4-peat was doing push-ups with Mrs. Schwartzman. How many times are you going to do push-ups with a math teacher? Those little things are the things that will stay with me forever,” he added.

    Reminiscing about his career at PHHS, Jordan would like to leave the 2016 class one last message:

    “High school goes by really fast, so cherish every moment you got with your friends and teachers,” he commented. “Because sooner rather than later, you’ll be throwing up your cap celebrating graduation and then within a blink of an eye your four year career as a Cowboy (or Cowgirl) is over.”

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