Nate Wilson signs to play baseball with Cairn University

New Hope-Solebury senior, Nate Wilson, recently signed with Cairn University in Langhorne to play baseball. Nate will play third base and pitch.

Though he has not made a firm decision, Nate is thinking of majoring in Education.

Pictured seated with Nate (center) are parents Chuck and Kim Wilson; standing from left, Athletic Director Ted Harrington, Coach Tony Vlahovic and Principal Stephen Seier.

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Kelsey Smith receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Kelsey Smith of New Hope, a senior at New Hope-Solebury High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. New Hope-Solebury High School nominated Kelsey this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.

Kelsey did most of her volunteer service through the Trinity Youth Group of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury. This past summer she helped to build playgrounds and gardens throughout the West Philadelphia community.

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NHS Spirit Week goes beyond points

by Bailey Hendricks

Spirit Week 2016 has come to an end. Filled with heated competitions of both physical and intellectual abilities, a pig roast, a handball tournament, hallway decorations, Family Feud, the gong show, and of course… Star Wars, it was a closer competition than many of the spirit weeks of the past.

In the end, Gold triumphed and the Juniors celebrated their first Spirit Week win. However, the excitement of the week moves past the coveted points and the win.

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NH-S High School raises over $13,000 at their version of ‘THON’

From 7:00pm through 7:00am on Friday and Saturday, January 8th and 9th, New Hope-Solebury High School students attended a 12-hour dance marathon.

This overnight event, in partnership with Four Diamonds, fundraised over $13,000 for Penn State at Hershey Children’s Hospital that will go to pay the medical bills of pediatric cancer patients and for cancer research to find a cure.

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First NHS senior athletes commit to colleges

by Anna Sirianni

Two New Hope-Solebury High School senior students committed to play on college athletic teams on National Signing Day, November 11th.

Cameron Costello signed a National Letter of Intent and an Athletic Grant-In-Aid Agreement to play Division I Women’s Field Hockey at Lafayette College. She was joined by her parents, John and Kristen Costello, her brother, Patrick Costello, NH-S Principal Charles Malone, Athletic Director Ted Harrington, and the NH-S field hockey coach, Gwen Smith.

Mr. Costello said that Cameron’s signing brings the family, “a big sense of relief that this process is over with…She is more relaxed.” Cameron is a four-year varsity athlete on both the NH-S field hockey and lacrosse teams. She plans to use what she learned as a New Hope Lion to help her become a Lafayette Leopard.

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New Hope-Solebury sophomore chosen for H.O.B.Y.

New Hope-Solebury High School sophomore, Jack Tocci, was recently selected by the high school faculty to attend the 2016 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar at Villanova University in June 2016. The seminar is designed for high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace and community. Sophomore Max Chuma was selected as an alternate.

Pictured from left are NH-S Guidance Counselor Hebat El-Turky, Jack Tocci, Max Chuma and Guidance Counselor Sarah Reeder.

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Commended Students in National Merit Scholarship Program

Principal Charles Malone, of New Hope-Solebury High School, recently announced that Josh Le (right) and Hannah Singer (left) have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Letters of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, were presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

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16th Annual AIDS Walk raises over $30,000

by June Portnoy

Approximately 200 people gathered at the New Hope-Solebury High School parking lot to begin FACT (Fighting AIDS Continuously Together) Bucks County’s 16th Annual New Hope and Lambertville AIDS Walk on Sunday, October 11th. Thanks to a caring community of walkers, sponsors and donors, this walk ultimately raised over $30,000.

Its annual 10K walk took participants over the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge, along the scenic Delaware Canal walkway to the Centre Bridge back into New Hope, concluding at the high school. Walkers received special “tokens/stickers” at break stations throughout their walk, and once they returned to the school, they placed them in a bucket for the chance to win a $100 gift card to a New Hope grocery store.

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Heather Borochaner wins leadership award

New Hope-Solebury High School junior, Heather Borochaner, was awarded a leadership award at National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C. this summer.

Heather was nominated by her Journalism teacher, Drew Giorgi, to attend the conference which hosted 220 gifted students from around the world. Heather led a group which was charged with competing for a grant. They were required to start a project which they had to develop and present to the EMI Envision Board, and their grant proposal won.

Pictured from left are NH-S High School Principal Charles Malone, Heather, and Drew Giorgi.

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Tobias Oliveira recognized as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Tobias Oliveira, has been selected to be recognized as a 2015-2016 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar.

Each year, the NHRP honors more than 5,000 academically outstanding students from the more than 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT.

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