Bow tie tradition keeps positive attitude growing at Newark’s Central High School

By Barry Carter | The Star-Ledger

They knew it was risky, but the courage to be different was well worth it.

Six years ago, about 10 male students at Newark’s Central High School created a tradition that not only set them apart, but changed the social culture at their new school.

Once a week they put on a dress shirt, bow tie or neck tie, slacks and shoes. Some topped the outfit with a blazer, others put on suits or sweaters. Read the full story on