LAA Home Run Derby winners

The Langhorne Athletic Association Majors Home run Derby was held June 24th at Community Park in Langhorne. First place went to Michael Donato, second place to Matt Edwards, and third place to Chris James.

Pictured in front from left are Tyler Schmidt, Mason Sermarini, Jake McGinty, Michael Donato, and Chris James; back row, Andrew Garwo, Kyle Maher, Matthew Edwards, Cole Carson, Hunter Miller, Nick Miller, Liam Delgarago, and Henry Buser.

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ALA essay winners

Three students from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Penndel are the 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Americanism essay winners from Jesse W. Soby Unit #148 in Langhorne. The essay subject was “What does freedom mean to your family?”

First place winner is Tessa Smilely (left), second place Matthew Buchinski (right), and third place Kerry O’Connor (not pictured).

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LAA 12U Travel team champs

The Langhorne Athletic Association 12U Suburban Travel baseball team won their championship game, 5-3, against Deep Run on June 11th at Community Park in Langhorne.

Pictured are, in front on ground, Matthew Edwards; second row from left, Andrew Garwo, Michael Donato, and Nick Miller; third row (kneeling), Jake Schweiker, Tyler Schmidt, Mason Sermarini, Jake McGinty, Jesse Kovaschetz, and Hunter Miller; fourth row standing, Bryan McGinty (coach), Kyle Maher, Michael D’Aulerio, Chris James; back row standing, Tom Maher (coach) and Erik Sermarini (coach).

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Langhorne Rotary News

Rotary clubs throughout the world, prior to the beginning of the new Rotary year, elect new officers. The President of Rotary International for 2015-2016 is K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran from Sri Lanka.

The Governor of our Rotary District is Chad Rosenberg from the Rotary club of Upper Main Line.

The new officers for the Rotary Club of Langhorne were inducted at a dinner on June 16th. The new officers of the Rotary Club of Langhorne are President Kathleen Horwatt, President-Elect Chris Blaydon, Vice President Ron Horwitz, Secretary Larry Langhans, and Treasurer Dave Carson.

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‘Les Miserables’ at Neshaminy

The Neshaminy Summer Stock Theater program presented “Les Miserables” last month at the high school.

Pictured from left are Taylor Sudholz as Cosette, Allie Wiatrowski as Fantine, Beccah Allen as Eponine, and Matt Pizzulo as Guarache during a dress rehearsal. Photo by Mimi Rowland.

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Yidun Ouyang graduates from Wyoming Seminary

Yidun Ouyang of Langhorne, a student at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, PA, recently graduated during the school’s 171st Commencement.

While at Wyoming Seminary, Yidun competed on the girls tennis and swim teams, was a member of the Wyoming Seminary Players, handbell choir and chorale, and was active in the yearbook, where she served as co-editor in her senior year.

Yidun is the daughter of Ms. Yi Feng of Langhorne.

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Thank you to the Langhorne community…

On behalf of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club and The Veterans Group of Philadelphia and their mission to aid, shelter and honor homeless Veterans.

They would like to say thank you to everyone that contributed to the 2015 Memorial Day Parade collection. A special thank you to the residents of Attleboro, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Yardley, and to student Dominic Conturso for helping to collect items in the community. Dominic thought this would be a great service project so again this year he spread the word to family and friends and started collecting for homeless Veterans.

Dominic (center) is pictured with members of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club.

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Langhorne Lightning win state championship

The Langhorne Lightning 10U Girls Softball Team won the United States Specialty Sports Association 2015 State Championship hosted in Hilltown, PA, on the weekend of July 10th-11th. The team went 4-0-1 in the weekend tournament and both wins on the final day were come-from-behind wins.

The girls, from left, are Kendall Fletcher, Carena Barr, Abby Windish, Theresa Hoffman, Mia Martin, Maria Gordon, Zoe Shimp, Lauren Rebl, Brynn Davis, and Hannah Cieszkowski. Not pictured is Maddie Nelson. The coaches, from left, are Bill Gordon, Bill Davis, and Bob Cieszkowski. Congratulations team!

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Neshaminy School District 2015-2016 Overview

submitted by David E. Baugh, Ed.D, Acting Superintendent

The start of every school year is an exciting time of new opportunities and challenges for students and educators. I am pleased to be joining Neshaminy as the district embarks on a series of forward-thinking initiatives that will propel us to higher levels of excellence while providing the tools our children need to succeed in 21st Century.

During the 2014-2015 school year, Neshaminy launched full-day kindergarten, which has been a major success. Additionally we launched a new reading program for the middle schools, added Advanced Placement courses in the high school, applied Next Generation science standards at all grade levels, and took a direct path to the future with increased curricular and co-curricular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programing. The district held its first-ever STEM Expo in May attracting hundreds of families.

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Groundbreaking ceremony celebrates construction of new Tawanka Elementary School

by June Portnoy

Following a torrential downpour, a rainbow appeared above the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Tawanka Elementary School, symbolic of the future transformation of this school. Although the ground surrounding the original Tawanka School, located on 2058 Brownsville Road in Feasterville-Trevose, had already been leveled and construction had begun on the new school, the official groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 30th.

The new school will be built behind the original 50-year-old building, which will be demolished.

Representatives from the Neshaminy Board of School Directors, the Neshaminy School District Administration, Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisors and Lower Southampton Township Administration lowered their shovels into the ground to mark this momentous occasion of creating a modern school that will shape the minds of future generations.

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