NHS recognizes outstanding senior athletes during signing ceremony

by June Portnoy

During a signing ceremony held Wednesday, February 4th, 12 Neshaminy High School (NHS) senior athletes signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level after they graduate this year. This day coincided with National Letter of Intent day across the country.

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Langhorne Rotary update

The Langhorne Rotary Club recently honored Kristina Delikat, a student at Bucks County Technical School, as their November 2014 “Student of the Month.” Besides being an excellent student in her program of Marketing Management, Kristina has been involved in service activities outside of school. She plans to attend college, majoring in Business Administration.

The December “Student of the Month” was Abigail Alexis, a student at Neshaminy High School. She was introduced by Assistant Principal Lisa Pennington, who previously coached Abigail in field hockey. Abigail is president of the senior class, a member of the Honor Society and captain of the field hockey team. She plans to major in Actuary Science after high school.

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Jazz Festival at NHS

The Neshaminy High School Instrumental Music Department is hosting its 24th Annual Jazz Festival on Friday, March 20th at 6:30pm.

The participating jazz bands are from Penncrest High School, Council Rock High School South, Philadelphia Creative & Performing Art High School, and the Neshaminy High School Jazz band and Jazz Ensemble. The evening will end with a performance from Tim Warfield Quintet.

Tickets are available at the door for $10. For more info visit www.NHSIMB.org.

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NHS students inducted into French and Spanish National Honor Society

On December 4th the Neshaminy High School World Language Department held an induction ceremony for the Spanish and French National Honor Societies. Twenty-two seniors enrolled in Spanish IV and V were inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, capítulo Joaquín Sorolla and 17 French V and AP seniors were inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français.

In order to become a member of these elite Honor Societies, students must maintain an “A” average throughout their language study.

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Operation Christmas Child

by Jackson Haines, senior, Neshaminy High School

With the holidays nearing, Neshaminy High School’s clubs begin to see their charitable efforts culminate, as they give back in the season of giving. In no place is this more evident than G213, the classroom of Neshaminy English teacher and Interact Club Advisor, Suzi Drake, where wrapped shoeboxes are piled several feet high. These shoeboxes are the result of “Operation Christmas Child,” a charitable effort conducted by the organization Samaritan’s Purse; the Interact Club brought this charity to Neshaminy.

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Neshaminy’s Blum headed to Quinnipiac University

Amanda Blum, a junior starter on the Neshaminy High School Varsity Field Hockey Team and a member of the Mystx Field Hockey Club, has verbally committed to play for the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the fall of 2016. Amanda has played on five championship teams over the past two years, which included two Suburban One Championship titles (2012 and 2014), two U16 Mystx Club Festival Championships in West Palm Beach, FL, and a U19 Mystx Disney Showcase Championship in 2014.

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Neshaminy Education Foundation announces scholarship awardees

The Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF) recently awarded scholarships to eight graduates of Neshaminy High School.

The 2014 NEF $500 Scholarship recipients are: Shealyn Miles and Breanna Schmidt, attending West Chester University; Kristin Pomponio, attending Temple University; Alexis Schreiber, attending Cairn University; Sarah Hertenberger and Emily Singer, attending Penn State University; and Allison Raffin, attending Millersville University.

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Neshaminy Education Foundation announces scholarship awardees

The Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF) recently awarded scholarships to eight graduates of Neshaminy High School.

The 2014 NEF $500 Scholarship recipients are: Shealyn Miles and Breanna Schmidt, attending West Chester University; Kristin Pomponio, attending Temple University; Alexis Schreiber, attending Cairn University; Sarah Hertenberger and Emily Singer, attending Penn State University; and Allison Raffin, attending Millersville University.

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Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre awards scholarships

The Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre has a rich history of staging local performers in a musical production each year. In April of this year dozens of area thespians staged the classic Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes” to rave reviews. The proceeds of the group’s musical productions fund an annual scholarship grant program.

Over the past 58 years NVMT has awarded $137,500 in scholarships to talented local graduating seniors who plan to pursue their education in the fine or performing arts. This year’s crop of scholarship winners is exceptional and will share $7500 in assistance towards their future education. Each of these students is an outstanding example of the excellent music and performance groups at the Neshaminy High School:

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Nicole Nisivoccia receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced Neshaminy High School student Nicole Nisivoccia, of Langhorne, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

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