Students accepted into UPCI Academy

New Hope-Solebury High School juniors, Josh Le and Elizabeth Hung, have been accepted into the Seventh University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Academy, which runs from Monday, June 15th, through Friday, August 7th.

Their acceptance was based on their extraordinary academic performance and impressive application.

As selected participants in Computer Science, Biology and Biomedical Informatics (CoSBBI), Josh and Elizabeth will participate in the eight-week session with approximately 80% of their time spent in their assigned lab, where they will be doing hands-on work for their own project.

The remaining 20% of their time will be spent in didactic lectures, attending guest lecture sessions, and participating in field trips.

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Julian Leveille receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Julian Leveille, a junior at New Hope-Solebury High School, has been honored for his exemplary 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 their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards programs on behalf of President Barack Obama. Julian was nominated for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service as a local firefighter and as an emergency medical technician.

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NH-S High School’s Mask & Zany wins awards at Theater Festival

submitted by Sienna Lee, senior, New Hope-Solebury High School

The New Hope-Solebury High School theater group, Mask & Zany, competed in the 47th Annual Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival on April 13th. This festival, sponsored by the Newtown Arts Company and attended by theater groups from 30 schools over the course of two weeks, is held to showcase the importance of theater arts to students, parents, and the community.

Each group brings 20-minute portions of shows that they have previously performed, and perform them in front of other students, as well as judges. At the end of each session the judges give feedback and award prizes.

The NH-S students performed segments from, “Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Emily Adar, and “Godspell,” the school’s main stage spring musical.

Both shows were positively received by judges and peers, and the NH-S students returned with four awards. “Godspell” won Outstanding Musical Production, and chorus teacher and musical director, Mr. Thomas Bateman, won Outstanding Musical Direction for “Godspell.” Additionally, senior Nick Cassidy won Outstanding Actor for “Godspell,” his second award, and sophomore Josh Searle won Outstanding Actor for “Godspell” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”

The students were honored to receive feedback from esteemed professionals, such as Lou Volpe, Dani Tucci, and Jacquinley Kerr.

Theater director Ms. Melanie Pittner remarked that the experience was “…so satisfying. The feedback, especially from Mr. Volpe, was professional, helpful, and inspiring.” Hester Kamin, Director of Education, and Joann Bull, Education Manager, were the organizers of the event.

Mask & Zany is a program that has an extremely positive impact on NH-S students, as well as the New Hope community. Student theater productions give students an opportunity to express their creativity and share their hard work with the rest of the student body, as well as parents and anyone who is lucky enough to view these productions.

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New Hope-Solebury seniors capture first place at computer fair

New Hope-Solebury High School seniors Jesus Escamilla and Jake Slominski took first place for Web Design at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 Regional High School Computer Fair on April 10th.

Jesus and Jake won the recognition for their Gateshead Farm website, which can be found at ghf2015.businesscatalyst.com. The two seniors will continue on to the State competition on May 19th at Dickinson College.

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Chanel D’Angelo signs with Philadelphia University

On March 3rd, New Hope-Solebury senior Chanel D’Angelo signed with Philadelphia University to play on their girls soccer team.

Pictured seated from left are Rocco D’Angelo (brother), David D’Angelo (father), Chanel, and Renee D’Angelo (mother); standing, Principal Charles Malone, Assistant Coach, Jim Swasey, Coach Solomon Jacobs, and Athletic Director Ted Harrington.

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NH-S students have a winning Spirit Week

For students at New Hope-Solebury High School, Spirit Week is not merely about encouraging pride for their school, but also for raising monies for various charities. This year’s Spirit Week, during the week of February 23rd, brought in over 8,000 pounds of nonperishable food items and raised over $2,500 for “Pennies for Patients” which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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NHS Spirit Week serves local charities

submitted by Sienna Lee, senior, New Hope-Solebury High School

Spirit Week is a New Hope-Solebury High School tradition with a 17-year history. For these five days, the school is divided into the Blue Team, consisting of the seniors and freshmen, and the Gold Team, consisting of the juniors and sophomores. The winner is determined by points, which can be earned by participating in events and making donations. Occurring in the last week of February, the students of NH-S participated in the annual week of competition, exciting events, and community outreach.

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NH-S students commit to universities

On November 12th, National College Signing Day, three New Hope-Solebury High School student athletes signed with colleges.

Chloe Verwiel (seated center) signed with Georgetown University for field hockey, Roland Massimino (seated right) signed with Kansas State University for golf, and Spencer Tinkel (seated left) signed with the College of Holy Cross for baseball. Standing, from left, are Dean of Students Chris Cook and NH-S Athletic Director Ted Harrington.

Congratulations and good luck to all three students!

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Spencer Tinkel: NH-S High School’s first basketball player to score 1,000 points in new millennium

by Garrett Lemmons (Class of 2015)

Averaging 13-15 points a game for the season, New Hope-Solebury High School’s power forward Spencer Tinkel realized his dream of scoring his 1,000 points in a home game against Holy Ghost on January 23rd. This was a truly historic milestone.

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New Year’s resolutions from NH-S High School students

by Anna Sirianni, Class of 2016, New Hope-Solebury High School

As 2014 comes to a close, students at New Hope-Solebury High School are scrambling to make themselves anew, using New Year’s resolutions. To examine the most common resolutions, the flaws of high school students must first be recognized.

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