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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Chelsea Nicole Allen wins first place at SCOSNJ

Chelsea Nicole Allen, of Penndel, competed last month at the Skating Club of Southern New Jersey (SCOSNJ) at the Pre-Juvenile level and placed first out of eight skaters. Representing the Glissad Skating Club of Hamilton, NJ, she recently graduated fifth grade at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School and will be competing throughout the summer.

Her goal is to compete this summer at the Juvenile level and go to the North Atlantic Regional Competition this fall.

Chelsea Nicole is pictured performing the “Biellmann Spin.” The Biellmann spin is an upright figure skating spin in which the skater executes a one-foot spin while holding the other foot extended over and behind the head, forming a teardrop shape with the body. The spin has also been referred to as a “tulip on a turn-table” due to the shape formed by the torso and leg. The position requires very great flexibility and spinning ability, and is almost always performed by women.

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Scouts get outside for a ‘Jam’

by Leslie Shortridge

A rainy start didn’t dampen the spirits of the nearly 2000 people participating in Bucks Jam 14, which was held Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th at the Middletown Grange fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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Bridget Carrezola selected to play in Brine National Lacrosse Academy

Maple Point Middle School student Bridget Carrezola, daughter of Claire and Lee Carrezola, has been named a 2014 Brine National All-Star and has been selected to represent
 the Pennsylvania team at the 2014 Brine National Lacrosse Academy and Brine National Lacrosse Classic to be held in Boyds, Maryland June 30th-July 3rd.

The Brine National Lacrosse Academy brings the top middle school lacrosse players in the country to one venue,
where regional teams will compete to become the 2014 National Champion where regional teams are coached by NCAA lacrosse coaches.

For additional details visit http://www.nationallacrosseclassic.com.

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