CB-CB West Hall of Fame awards 2015 Athletic Scholarships

On Thursday, May 28th, two graduating seniors each received $1,000 from the Central Bucks-Central Bucks High School West Hall of Fame Committee (CBW HOF) at the school’s annual awards ceremony.

Sean Kelly, CB West Athletic Director and HOF Board Member presented the scholarships to Jacqueline Fitzgerald of Doylestown and Nico Munari of Jamison. The students were selected on the merits of their essays on the role of athletics in their lives.

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FCP awards scholarships to three CB High School seniors

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has awarded scholarships to three Central Bucks High School seniors through its annual Partnership in Education program this month. The Foundations Partnership in Education program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character.

Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration. Ronald Bernstein, Executive Director of FCP presented checks for $1,000 to:

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CB East receives grant from professional group

The Central Bucks High School East Business Education Department was recently awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Society of Tax and Accounting Professionals-Buxmont Chapter.

The grant money will be used to purchase a Virtual Business Software Simulation in Management. This program will be used in a number of business classes providing a “real-world” look at how business decisions affect the bottom line of a company.

Approximately 130-150 students each year will have the opportunity to use this generous gift from PSTAP-Buxmont.

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Bucks Symphony presents Helen Buckman Awards to CB High School seniors

The Helen Buckman Award is presented annually by the Bucks County Symphony to an orchestra student at each Central Bucks high school who demonstrates exceptional dedication, leadership and musical ability. The award is named after a long-time Central Bucks music teacher who was one of the charter members of the Symphony and who was largely responsible for establishing the strong link that has existed between the orchestra and our schools for more than half a century.

Recipients of the Helen Buckman Awards for 2015 are Maggie Simon, Beth Vandersall, and Gillis Wang.

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Environmental Education awards presented to three Bucks schools

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) held its Annual Meeting of the Membership last month and recognized three local schools for their exceptional commitment to Environmental Education. Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center, operated by BCAS, has been teaching environmental education since 1980 and these schools have been participating in the environmental programs in exemplary ways.

Congratulations to these schools: Buckingham Friends School, Council Rock School District and Gayman Elementary School!

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NOVA board welcomes three new members and thanks outgoing members

The Board of Directors of Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) elected three new members at its annual meeting on May 19th. Three members who were completing their terms were thanked for their years of service to the organization.

The new directors are Kareem Afzal, Marianne Kepler, and Karen Kern. The board also elected the following officers: Vice President – Benjamin M. Derby; Treasurer – Terry Nase; and Secretary – Alexandra J. Brzyski; Carlene Szostak remains as President. Completing their terms are Doris Fiorentino, Dot Gaboda, and Louise McLeod.

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CB School District honors Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs for 10 years of service

Last month at the school board meeting, the Central Bucks School District recognized Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs’ outstanding service in promoting literacy to district elementary students over the last decade. School Superintendent Dr. David Weitzel presented a certificate to RRTD Volunteer Director of Schools Sharon Fleck and her dog, Bud, RRTD Volunteer President Diane Smith and Roxy, RRTD Board Chair Linda McCrillis and Maggie and RRTD Volunteer Laura Peel and Bella.

“I’ve heard kids and teachers talk about the benefit of having you and the dogs in the schools,” said Dr. Weitzel. “Kids can be reluctant readers, but they have been brought out of their shells by having a dog sit at their feet. Thank you for the support of our students and the gifts that you’ve given them as they learn to read.”

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Rotary Club of Doylestown presents scholarships to three CB High School seniors

The Rotary Club of Doylestown presented three high school seniors from Central Bucks School District with the first $1000 installment of a renewable scholarship on May 28th.

The students who received scholarships are Adrianna Vernace, Central Bucks High School East; James Kellerher, Central Bucks High School West; and Margaret Mary Walsh, Central Bucks High School South. The scholarships are intended to help the students finance their continued education and are renewable for three additional years to students who maintain their academic standing while actively participating in community service activities.

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Holiday House Pet Resort announces new name and look

Holiday House Pet Resort in Doylestown has announced its name change to Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center and unveiled a new logo and website to reinforce its commitment to pets and the community. By focusing on their unique training program and expanding training options, the resort can provide clients with superior professional training programs.

“Broadening the training program is just another positive step toward helping pets and people live in harmony,” said Dr. Laura Weis, co-owner of Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital.

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Winners announced for Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association presented awards to eight photographers as part of the kickoff for the 23rd annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition.

Winners are as follows:

Best of Show: John Stritzinger, of Elkins Park, PA, “Boy Box Shadows in Havana.”

Best Body of Work: Barbara Warren, of Yardley, “Winter Woods #1, Winter Woods #2, Winter Woods #3, Winter Woods #4.”

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