Theodore Carroll awarded scholarship from New Hope Historical Society

On May 23rd, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Theodore Carroll, received the 2016 Francis Curley Scholarship from the New Hope Historical Society. On hand to present the award were NHHS president, Carole Martin, NHHS FC Scholarship Committee members, Edwin Hild and Les Isbrandt, and NHHS Executive Director, Deborah Lang.

“Teddy Carroll was selected to receive this year’s award based on his scholastic and community achievements. Teddy is planning on attending West Chester University with a major in Political Science. In addition, his selection is one that we believe Francis Curley would have agreed with,” said Edwin Hild.

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Theodore Carroll receives Foundations scholarship

Theodore Carroll, a New Hope resident and senior at New Hope-Solebury High School, was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Foundations Community Partnership in Education program. The 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.

Theodore will attend West Chester University in the fall.

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Best in Show

Ken Karlic won “Best in Show” for his watercolor, “Windows and a Door” at the Seventh Annual New Hope Art League Juried Art Show, held May 20th-22nd. A portion of the proceeds from the juried show go towards the Art League’s art scholarship that awards an area high school student pursuing a fine art degree in college.

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Children’s Museum opening new water exhibit

This July the Bucks County Children’s Museum will open “Waterways,” a new educational exhibit which features hands-on exploration of the water cycle and the Delaware Canal. Visitors will be able guide boats down a waterway, test the principles of buoyancy and make it rain in this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

“’Waterways’ is a fun and educational opportunity for families to learn about the water cycle, local canal history, and participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) based activities” says museum director Kelly Krumenacker.

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NH-S High students participate in Bucks County Envirothon

by June Portnoy

New Hope-Solebury High School students demonstrated their knowledge of the ecosystem at the Bucks County Conservation District’s (BCCD) annual Bucks County Envirothon held last month at Peace Valley Nature Center in Doylestown. The high school competed against teams from Central Bucks East, Central Bucks West, Central Bucks South, Neshaminy, Quakertown and William Tennent.

Each team rotated through five stations where they were given 25 minutes at each area to answer written questions about Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue, which changes each year. This year’s issue was invasive species.

“An invasive species can be either an insect, animal or a plant,” explained Mary Ellen Noonan, BCCD’s Environmental Educator. “Invasive species are very aggressive, so every year they have the potential to spread and outcompete our native plants.

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Skerdlant’s Shell supports UMYBL

Skerdlant’s Shell supports Upper Makefield Youth Baseball and Softball League (UMYBL) by participating as a “Team Sponsor.” They chose to sponsor the team on which Madalyn Steele plays. Madalyn is the granddaughter of Sam Scully, manager of Skerdlant’s.

UMYBL is a registered 501 (c)3 charitable organization that “promotes health, sportsmanship and summer fun for all.”

Skerdlant’s Shell is located at 1099 Washington Crossing Road in Washington Crossing, PA. You can reach them at 215-493-4347.


Theodore Carroll recognized by FCP

On May 2nd, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Theodore Carroll, was presented with the Foundations Community Partnership in Education Award.

FCP is a philanthropic grant-making foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of children and young adults in Bucks County. The organization awards scholarships to one senior in each Bucks County public high school who demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to human services in Bucks County for children, youth and families.

Pictured from left are Ron Bernstein, Executive Director of FCP, Theodore, and NH-S High School Principal, Stephen Seier.


Julian Leveille honored for second year with national volunteer service award

Julian Leveille, a senior at New Hope-Solebury High School and a third year student in the Public Safety program at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, was recently honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards on behalf of President Barack Obama. This is the second consecutive year that Julian received the prestigious award.

Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors young people across America for outstanding volunteer service.

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New Hope-Solebury High School Film Fest names winners

The New Hope-Solebury High School Film Club named the winners of its second annual student film festival, The Bridge, on April 19th at the Stephen J. Buck Theater, located at New Hope-Solebury High School in New Hope. Student filmmakers from the Solebury School, New Hope-Solebury High School and Middle Bucks Technical School submitted films for the event.

Best Overall Picture went to Afrah Boateng’s “What it Means to be Biracial” (Solebury School); Best Story went to Alex Babicki for “Dear Mr. Hall” (Solebury School); Best Director went to Anthony Lagana for “The Verses of Gamayun” (New Hope-Solebury); Best Cinematography went to Florencia Minniti for “Blind” (MBIT); Best Actor went to Christopher Cuthrell in “Monochrome World” (Solebury School); Best Actress went to Shaelyn Parker in “The Verses of Gamayun” (New Hope-Solebury); Best Sound went to Eric Luo for “The Verses of Gamayun” (New Hope-Solebury); Best Editing went to Afrah Boateng for “What it Means to be Biracial” (Solebury School); Audience Choice Award went to “The Verses of Gamayun” (New Hope-Solebury).

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Scenes from Shad Fest

  1. Cast members of “Pied Piper of Hamelin” from Roxey Ballet were in attendance.
  1. Nina Rutkowski, Carolyn Holdsworth, and Angela Hudak sold Shad Fest t-shirts.
  1. Sophia Farina and Talia Flavin assisted at the t-shirt printing booth.
  1. Jason and Travis Vredenberg at Lambertville Historical Society’s display.