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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Neshaminy HS National Honor Society inducts new members

One hundred two Neshaminy High School juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society during a ceremony Thursday, October 15th, attended by the students, their families, NHS and district administrators.

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Connor Regan earns prestigious Eagle Scout Award

On October 18th, Connor Regan of Langhorne was recognized for earning the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at Woodside Church in Yardley. The ceremony was hosted by his parents, Dan and Kelli Regan, and was attended by friends, family and Troop members.

Honored guest Frank Farry (142nd District PA State Representative) presented Connor with special commendations from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the United States Congress, including an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor.

Connor is a senior at Neshaminy High School and a founding member of Troop 316 of the Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America. He has held numerous positions of responsibility in the Troop, including patrol leader and senior patrol leader.

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Joey Rippert recognized with invitation

Neshaminy High School student Joey Rippert traveled to Nashville, Tennessee the week of October 25th as an invited member of the All-National Choir sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.

Joey is the third Neshaminy choir member to ever receive this recognition. On Wednesday, October 28th, he performed in the All-National Honor Ensembles Concert, along with 673 high school students from 49 states.

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NHS freshmen pledge to become ‘upstanders’ to bullying

by June Portnoy

Neshaminy High School’s Interact Club, in partnership with Friends Helping Friends (Neshaminy’s new anti-bullying club) and Spectrum Club (Neshaminy’s Gay-Straight Alliance), hosted two freshmen anti-bullying assemblies on October 8th, in recognition of Bullying Prevention Month.

Barely a hush could be heard during these assemblies as guest speakers, Jane and James Clementi, recounted how Tyler Clementi, an incoming freshman at Rutgers University in 2010, committed suicide as a result of being cyber bullied.

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Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre announces auditions for 2016

The Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre has announced an open casting call for its 2016 production of “The Music Man.” This classic Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, is beloved by audiences since it first opened on Broadway in 1957, winning five Tony awards. This year will mark the 60th anniversary production by NVMT.

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