Courtney Okwara receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Courtney Okwara, a senior at Neshaminy High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Courtney ranks 11th in her class of 644 students. Some of the awards she has received are the National Achievement Outstanding Participant Award, AP Scholar With Honors Award, and Suburban One League Scholar Athlete Award. She has also been on the Distinguished Honor Roll every marking period since ninth grade.

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Langhorne Library hosts dedication ceremony for Rita Cummins Sappenfield Memorial Courtyard

by June Portnoy

The Langhorne Branch of the Bucks County Free Library held a public dedication and official ceremony on Wednesday, June 4th for the Rita Cummins Sappenfield Memorial Courtyard. It was named after Rita, who left a bequest of around $230,000 to the Bucks County Free Library following her death in 2011.

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Chandler Hall Golf Classic

Chandler Hall’s 15th Annual Golf Classic, held at Trenton Country Club, was a tremendous success as sponsors and golfers came together to raise over $35,000 for Chandler Hall’s Hospice Program and Elder Services.

Sunny skies, combined with the complimentary Caddy Daddy bags that golfers received, a delicious outdoor lunch, and an elegant dinner with a view of the course, all helped to create a memorable day for all in attendance. Guest speaker Merrill Reese regaled guests with his insights into the world of sports. Guests enjoyed two auctions, one live and one silent, with a broad assortment of items up for bid, including golf equipment, baseball tickets, foursomes at special clubs, fine art, and a trip to Harrisburg featuring a tour with Representative Steve Santarsiero.

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Andrew Nerges achieves Eagle Scout rank

Andrew Nerges, a student at Bucks County Technical High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. His Eagle service project was to plan and engineer an accessible off-street parking area at Catawissa Nature Preserve at Wells and W. Watson Avenue in Langhorne.

The accomplishment is the culmination of Andrew’s five years with Pack 19 Cub Scouts and five years with Troop 19 Boys Scouts, with adventure, fun, work, community service and dedication to the program chartered at Langhorne Presbyterian Church.

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Keystone Girls State attendees travel to Shippensburg

The following girls are high school juniors from Bucks and Montgomery counties who have been selected to attend the 69th session of the American Legion Auxiliary’s program Keystone Girls State June 22nd-28th. Keystone Girls State is a leadership/Americanism program with a focus on our system of government. During the week, the girls will elect city, county and state officials. Two of the 160 girls attending will be chosen as PA Senators and will then attend Girls Nation, held in Washington, D.C. in July.

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American Legion Auxiliary award winners

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

The winners are as follows; Caitlyn Albarran (left) for Carl Sandburg Middle School, Catherine Hilliard-Dixon (center) from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, and Abigail Geisler (right) from Maple Point Middle School.

These students were selected for the following qualifications; Americanism, honor, service, leadership, courage and scholarship. Congratulations, ladies!

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Americanism essay winners

The 2014 American Legion Auxiliary Americanism essay winners from Jesse W. Soby Unit #148 in Langhorne are Angela Gesualdi (left), who won first place, and Anne Gutherman (right), who won second place. The essay subject was “How can I show my pride in being an American?”

The students are sixth graders from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Penndel.

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First county-wide tennis Play Day competes against weather and opponents

The 30% chance of rain forecast may have caused some of the 31 registered players to stay away, but it did not dampen the spirit of those who attended the Season 1 County-Wide Play Day on Friday, May 23rd. The fun competition is a culminating event to the five-week Learn, Practice & Play programs run throughout Bucks County by the Bucks County Tennis Association, Inc.

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Bucks County Free Library opens Creativity Stations for teens, public

Dreaming about becoming a video game designer? Wishing you had a place to record all the song ideas in your head? Want to organize your family photos into a digital scrapbook? Come to the library! Four branches of the Bucks County Free Library now have an exciting new offering for teens, children, and other members of the public: Creativity Station labs.

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Neshaminy Education Foundation Grants announces grant recipients

The Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF) recently announced recipients for its 2013-2014 grants. Led by a group of dedicated volunteer board members, the foundation gives out annual grants with the goal of improving education quality within the Neshaminy School District.

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