Julian Leveille receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Julian Leveille, a junior at New Hope-Solebury High School, has been honored for his exemplary service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards programs on behalf of President Barack Obama. Julian was nominated for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service as a local firefighter and as an emergency medical technician.

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Washington Crossing DAR celebrates student essay winners

The Washington Crossing Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized local students and listened to their essays depicting American history. The DAR sponsors annual essay writing contests for students in grades five through eight, and high school, to promote American history and education. This year, the writing prompt for fifth-eighth grade was “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.”

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Interested in saving injured animals from euthanasia?

Lambertville Animal Welfare (LAW) is seeking donations to help with veterinary care for Tesla, a gorgeous Siamese kitten who was found badly injured in March. Tesla is a stunning cream- colored seven-month-old kitten with “flame point” markings and turquoise blue eyes. He was picked up in very bad shape in Hunterdon County by Nate Barson of Animal Control and Investigative Services, with a large gaping wound on the top of his front leg. He had black smudges all over him, along with several other wounds. LAW thinks Tesla was trying to keep warm by curling up inside a car engine, when the car was suddenly turned on. Officer Barson rushed Tesla to Paw Prints Veterinary Hospital in Ringoes, NJ and after much consultation it was decided that Tesla’s injury was too severe and his leg needed to be amputated. Dr. Milford and the staff at Paw Prints cared for Tesla as he recovered from this major surgery, and he is doing quite well learning to walk on three legs.

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Skerdlant’s continuing Veterans discounts

Skerdlant’s Shell is continuing their Veterans discounts throughout the upcoming spring months. If you’re a Veteran, stop in for a handshake and a “Thank you.” In addition, meet and greet Skerdlant’s Veterans who also served our country, protecting our freedom.

What better way for Skerdlant’s to honor our Veterans than by offering a 10% discount on their parts and labor.

For more information, call Skerdlant’s Shell, located at 1099 Taylorsville Road, Washington Crossing, PA, at 215-493-4347.

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Middle school Odyssey of the Mind team headed to World Finals!

For the past eight months, seven students from the New Hope-Solebury Middle School have been developing their creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills. While these skills are valued by educators in school, this team has been voluntarily working outside of the normal school day to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind Competition, (OOTM). OOTM is an international educational program that provides creative problem solving experiences for teams of students in four divisions, from kindergarten through college.

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Landmark Towns of Bucks County presents Community Achievement Awards

by June Portnoy

Each of the four Landmark Towns of Bucks County, Bristol, Morrisville, Yardley and New Hope, awarded their annual Community Achievement Awards to four outstanding organizations or people at the annual Reception and Award Ceremony held Tuesday, March 24th at the Bucks County Children’s Museum in New Hope.

The four award recipients were chosen for embracing the Landmark Town’s mission of revitalizing the communities along the D&L (Delaware & Lehigh) Trail.

John Dwyer, a Landmark Towns Board Member and Eagle Fire Volunteer Company Fire Police Officer, presented the New Hope Community Achievement Award to his fire company, while recognizing the late Paul Stubbs, former Captain of the Fire Police at the fire company.

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New Hope-Solebury seniors capture first place at computer fair

New Hope-Solebury High School seniors Jesus Escamilla and Jake Slominski took first place for Web Design at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 Regional High School Computer Fair on April 10th.

Jesus and Jake won the recognition for their Gateshead Farm website, which can be found at ghf2015.businesscatalyst.com. The two seniors will continue on to the State competition on May 19th at Dickinson College.

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Cambridge School Hosts Learn the Address National Competition

The 2nd Annual National Learn the Address competition took place at Cambridge School on April 10th 2015 and commemorated President Lincoln’s most powerful and famous speech, The Gettysburg Address. The event, which has gained significant national media attention, continued to shine the spotlight on students with learning differences and LD schools, helping foster the ongoing nationwide conversation about learning differences.

Middle school and high school students from across the nation who have learning differences recited The Gettysburg Address at the Learn the Address National Competition held at Cambridge School. The high profile judges included: Deborah Poritz, Retired Chief Justice of the NJ Supreme Court; Steve Santarsierio, PA State representative; Kenneth C. Davis, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Know Much About® History; Jackson Lears, Author and Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers; Brandice Canes-Wrone, Author and Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; and Marcus Soutra, Chief Operating Officer of Eye to Eye.

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Students’ math skills add up to a win

Five New Hope-Solebury High School students were recently awarded Honorable Mention for their team effort in Moody’s Mega Math (M3), earning them a $1,000 scholarship to be split among them.

Mackenzie Cavanagh, Tim Czupich, Josh Le, Jacob Steinberg and Grace Wu competed in the contest to solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue. The NH-S team was among the top 53 of over 1,000 entries. The Moody’s Foundation is a charitable foundation which is committed to supporting education, in particular the study of mathematics, finance and economics.

Pictured from left are Grace Wu, Mackenzie Cavanagh, math teacher Mr. John O’Hara, Tim Czupich, Jacob Steinberg and Josh Le.

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The Hispanic Society of Doylestown announces scholarship awards program

The Board of Directors of Sociedad Hispana Doylestown has announced awards totaling $8,000 for the current school year. Nine high school seniors will receive scholarships for Spanish language achievement. Participating high schools are Central Bucks West, East, South; Council Rock North and South; New Hope Solebury High School; and Palisades High School. In addition, the Society has added two scholarships available to any high school senior that meets the qualifications outlined in the scholarship application, available on the website, http://www.sociedadhispanadoylestown.org/becas.html.

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