Neshaminy teachers, Dana Puskas and Tara Ring, honored by outside organizations for excellence

Dana Puskas, a science teacher at Neshaminy High School, was named the 2016 recipient of the Excellence in Pre-College Teaching Award from the American Chemical Society – Philadelphia Chapter.  Each year this group of chemistry professionals names one K-12 teacher and one college undergraduate professor from the Delaware Valley for this honor.

Dana was nominated by Neshaminy Lead Science Teacher Brian Suter and Director of Arts and Humanities David Geanette. The award was presented at the May meeting of the Society at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on May 12th.

Dana joined Neshaminy School District in 2004. She has taught every level of chemistry including Introduction to Physical Science, Foundations of Chemistry, Chemistry I, Honors Chemistry I, Honors Chemistry II, and initiated the AP Chemistry program at Neshaminy High School in 2014.

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Scenes from the Senior Citizen Ball

Last month senior citizens attended a free prom in the Neshaminy High School gymnasium, which was decorated for the occasion by NHS students, who hosted the event.

  1. Larry and Jean Burkins, of Trevose, show the young ‘uns how it’s done!
  1. “Everybody on the dance floor!”
  1. Pauline Biedka and Frank Fricke had a grand old time!
  1. Mary Valeri and Harold Ruent were named King and Queen of the 2016 Senior Ball.
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Art show winner

Neshaminy High School student, Tyler Dyas (right), recently won first place in the “Traditional Silver Print” category for his work, “Stressed Out,” at the 29th Annual “Touch The Future” Art Exhibition, which featured works from Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students.

Pictured with Tyler is art instructor Terry O’Neill.

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Neshaminy Future Business Leaders of America 2016 State Competitors

The Business, Computer and Information Technology Department at Neshaminy High School is proud to recognize the winners of the state Future Business Leaders of America competitions held in Hershey, PA on April 11th-13th.

Over 4,500 FBLA students from across the state of Pennsylvania went to this conference to compete in various business and technology related events. Twenty-one regional winners from Neshaminy’s FBLA Club attended the competition.

Neshaminy had the following students recognized for placing within the top 10 of their events. Congratulations to these students for their efforts and their enthusiasm in leadership development and American enterprise.

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NHS Interact Club to become part of Homeless Veterans Coalition

by June Portnoy

Several non-profit organizations and local businesses who have formed a Homeless Veterans Coalition spoke to Neshaminy High School’s (NHS) Interact Club on Thursday, April 7th about enlisting their assistance in helping homeless veterans live better lives, and ultimately become financially self-sufficient.

“Our Interact Club plans to make a positive impact on this coalition by spreading awareness and bringing needed resources and manpower to help our veterans,” said Neshaminy High School’s Interact Club School Advisor Suzi Drake.

NHS Interact Club’s initial veterans community service project was in March when they sorted clothes that had been donated by various agencies. They categorized clothes by size, and then put together complete outfits, such as a t-shirt, pair of pants, long-sleeved shirt, outerwear, shoes and socks. They placed these outfits into bags to be delivered to homeless veterans in Bucks County.

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Scenes from Neshaminy High School’s Gym Night

  1. Preparing for battle are, in top row, Stephen Caldwell, Tom Collins, and Mike Chieroff; bottom row, Samantha Ruppert, Rebeka Seymour, and Katie Lentz.
  1. The tire pull always puts a strain on the upper extremities.
  1. The “Aladdin” dance exhibit involved some intense concentration.
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NHS Athletic Department hosts College Athletic Signing Ceremony

by June Portnoy

Friday, February 5th marked the seventh year that Neshaminy High School’s Athletic Department hosted a College Signing Ceremony for students receiving collegiate athletic scholarships. The Class of 2016 has the distinction of representing the greatest number of senior student athletes to receive scholarships since the inception of this ceremony, totaling 17.

All scholarship recipients sat facing an enthusiastic audience as Thomas Magdelinskas, Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Neshaminy, commenced the ceremony. Looking around at family members in attendance, he said, “I can tell by the look in everyone’s eyes as you entered the building, and as you’re sitting here, the great deal of pride and satisfaction you feel.”

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Scenes from Neshaminy High School’s Gym Night

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Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre presents ‘The Music Man’

Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre has announced its spring 2016 production of the beloved Broadway musical “The Music Man.” Performances are set for April 8th, 9th, 10th and April 15th and 16th at Neshaminy High School Auditorium. Advance ticket prices range from $10/children to $18/seniors and $20/adults.

NVMT also announces their new “Flex-Tix.” All tickets are valid for any performance and any time. Tickets can be purchased at the box office for an additional $2 fee.

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NHS Athletic Department hosts College Athletic Signing Ceremony

by June Portnoy

Friday, February 5th marked the seventh year that Neshaminy High School’s Athletic Department hosted a College Signing Ceremony for students receiving collegiate athletic scholarships. The Class of 2016 has the distinction of representing the greatest number of senior student athletes to receive scholarships since the inception of this ceremony, totaling 17.

All scholarship recipients sat facing an enthusiastic audience as Thomas Magdelinskas, Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Neshaminy, commenced the ceremony. Looking around at family members in attendance, he said, “I can tell by the look in everyone’s eyes as you entered the building, and as you’re sitting here, the great deal of pride and satisfaction you feel.”

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