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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Shealyn Miles earns three scholarships

Shealyn Miles, a senior at Neshaminy High School, is the recipient of three higher-education scholarships which she will put to good use as she enters West Chester University this fall as an Elementary Education/Special Education major. The scholarships are: Helen R. Bates Scholarship, Neshaminy Education Foundation Scholarship, and the Dr. Esther M. Wenrich Elementary Teaching Scholarship.

Congratulations and best of luck to Shealyn!

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Courtney Okwara receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Courtney Okwara, a senior at Neshaminy High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Courtney ranks 11th in her class of 644 students. Some of the awards she has received are the National Achievement Outstanding Participant Award, AP Scholar With Honors Award, and Suburban One League Scholar Athlete Award. She has also been on the Distinguished Honor Roll every marking period since ninth grade.

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Neshaminy Education Foundation Grants announces grant recipients

The Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF) recently announced recipients for its 2013-2014 grants. Led by a group of dedicated volunteer board members, the foundation gives out annual grants with the goal of improving education quality within the Neshaminy School District. This year, the foundation gave out $13,793 worth of grants ranging from $180 to $2500, in support of 14 projects at eight schools throughout the district.

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NHS honors students joining the armed forces

by Shealyn Miles, senior, Neshaminy High School

On May 23rd, the community gathered in the Neshaminy High School hub to honor those students committed to future employment in the armed services. Family, friends, students, teachers and administrators came to show their support, in addition to military leaders and local congressmen.

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