American Legion presents eighth grade awards

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #148, Langhorne, presented their eighth grade school awards at the Langhorne Memorial Day parade ceremony.

The winners were Madison Galvelis (left) from Maple Point Middle School, Sophia Stewart (center) from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, and Hayley Fortino (right) of Carl Sandburg Middle School.

The students we selected by the following qualifications – Americanism, honor, service, leadership, courage and scholarship.

Congratulations ladies!

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The Brunswick breaks new ground for gardens

On May 19th, students from the Horticulture Academy at Abraham Lincoln High School in Philadelphia donated their day to create a new garden for the 100+ residents at The Brunswick at Attleboro, a Personal Care Community in Langhorne Borough. Lincoln High School students were responsible for the design and implementation of the new garden.

On their day off, the students donated over five hours of their time to put it all in to place. This time did not include the countless hours spent in development.

Along with the students, Dylan Thomas, a fifth grader at Herbert Hoover in Langhorne, and some of the residents and staff of The Brunswick were out in the gardens volunteering as well.

This day brought many generations together to develop a place for the community to enjoy. The Brunswick at Attleboro is proud to be cultivating relationships with the community at large, and hopes this is the beginning of many more events and opportunities to come.

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FBA college scholarship winners

Brian Thomas and Gabriella M. Merlino (front row, second and third from left), both of Feasterville, and seniors at Neshaminy High School, were recently awarded $1,200 college scholarships from the Feasterville Business Association.

Sharing a congratulatory moment following the announcement at historic Playwicki Farm are (front row from left) Rose McMenamin, a scholarship committee co-chairperson, (Brian and Gabriella) Linda Pupkiewicz, recording secretary and scholarship committee co-chairperson and Ed Shannon, chairperson of the FBA golf outing, (back row, left and right) Mike Wielehowski, sergeant-at-arms and golf committee member and Charles Roman, a member of the scholarship committee.

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Shady Brook Rotary honors ‘Student of the Year’

At their dinner meeting on May 20th, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook presented their “Student of the Year” award to Brian Thomas, a senior at Neshaminy High School. As part of the award, he received a check for $1,000.

Pictured from left are Dr. Augie Adrid, Past Shady Brook President, Baby Thomas (Brian’s father), Brian, and Irv Perlstein, Past Shady Brook President.

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Neshaminy teachers recognized for leadership roles

A group of Neshaminy teachers was recognized at the School Board meeting on May 20th as part of the annual Teacher Recognition Program in the district. The program recognizes excellence in teaching and learning practices in grades K-12 in four key areas: Leadership, Innovation, Community Partnerships and Spirit of Neshaminy.

Teachers were nominated for the award by their colleagues in both the teaching staff and administration, and the selection process included classroom visits, a written review and a review of the nominees record of success. The selection committee included principals and District instructional administrators.

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FCP awards scholarship to Nicholas Hoffman

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has awarded a scholarship to Nicholas Hoffman, a senior at Neshaminy High School, 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 a check for $1,000 to Nicholas, who will attend Lehigh University in the fall.

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Langhorne Rotary honors NHS students

The Langhorne Rotary recently honored two “Students of the Month,” David Dae-Young Kim and Jasper Nelson, both seniors at Neshaminy High School.

David, the Student of the Month for April, lives in Langhorne. Along with taking a number of Advanced Placement courses, David is a member of the debate team and the school ‘s symphonic orchestra, and is involved with the school’s literary magazine. He also teaches math to ninth and 10th grade students in the summer and instructs younger pupils on the Korean language. He plans to attend college and then hopefully law school.

Jasper Nelson, May’s Student of the Month, also resides in Langhorne. He attends a number of Advanced Placement courses, and is also a member of the tennis team and the Scholars Bowl. During the summer Jasper volunteers at the YMCA camp, working with high school students. He will attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison to study engineering, with a minor in economics. Jasper hopes to start his own business after college.

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Scenes from the STEM Expo at Neshaminy High School

  1. Phoebe and Rachel Lamb, of Langhorne, make slime with Mad Science.
  1. Justin Harnishfeger built this robot in robotics class.
  1. Jules Zamorano (left), of Feasterville, shows Anna Cieri, of Langhorne, how to control the robot she built in her honors robotics class.
  1. Virginia James, of Levittown, practices computer animation on a tablet.
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Danny Mandolesi inducted as Eagle Scout

by June Portnoy

On Sunday, May 31st, Danny Mandolesi of Hulmeville, received his Eagle Scout badge during his Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony. Over 90 guests, consisting of family members, friends, fellow Scouts from Danny’s Troop 82, parents of Scouts, community members and dignitaries attended this ceremony.

Some highlights of this special event were the presentations made by such distinguished government officials as State Senator Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson, State Representative Tina Davis and State Representative Frank Farry. Also, Veterans Ed Horan and Dick Bryan from the Marine Corps League attended to present Danny with a Good Citizen Certificate.

According to Danny’s parents, the day started out very special when Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick, who was unable to attend, phoned Danny directly from Canada to personally congratulate him. In addition, Congressman Fitzpatrick sent an American flag that had flown over the Capitol to the ceremony, which was presented to Danny by Farry.

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A Woman’s Place awards ceremony recognizes community partners

by June Portnoy

A Woman’s Place (AWP), the only domestic violence organization in Bucks County, recognized and awarded its community partners, volunteers and staff members at its Annual Breakfast and Community Recognition Ceremony held last month at the Northampton Valley Country Club.

This year’s honorees included: Bucks County Community College, Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc. and Village Improvement Association. The reception’s theme was “Keep Calm and Flourish.”

After a breakfast buffet and a special musical performance by Holicong Middle School’s H-Factor, AWP Executive Director Ifeoma Aduba recognized this year’s community partners. She said, “To be 100% successful at achieving our vision of a society where all individuals are safe in their relationships and can flourish, we cannot live in a silo. True success means moving beyond our walls and building relationships with others.”

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