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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Tara L. Riedley Foundation awards scholarships

On May 21st, New Hope-Solebury High School seniors Timothy Czupich and Andrew Duncan were presented scholarships during an awards program by Alison Snell at the school.

Alison serves on the Board of Directors for the Tara L. Riedley Foundation. The recipients received $1,500 each.

The Tara L. Riedley Scholarship was established in 2009. Tara graduated from New Hope-Solebury High School in 1996. She was a graduate of Duke University and Boston College Law School, and worked as a lawyer in San Francisco, until her untimely passing in 2008.

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New Hope-Solebury Community Association presents ‘The New Hope Automobile Show’

The New Hope-Solebury Community Association will present “The New Hope Automobile Show,” Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th, 9:00am-4:00pm, on the grounds of the New Hope-Solebury High School, 182 West Bridge Street in New Hope.

“The New Hope Automobile Show” features the finest in classic and antique vehicles. This year marks the 58th edition of the show, which will celebrate the convertible.

Tickets will be available at the gate: $5 general admission; $3 senior citizens; and free for Active Duty Military, National Guard, and Reserve personnel and their dependents (must show ID). Children age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

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FCP awards scholarship to Madeleine Weick

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has awarded a scholarship to Madeleine Weick, a senior at New Hope-Solebury High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

The Foundations Partnership in Education program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character.

Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration.

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New Hope-Solebury High School gets ‘green’ at Bucks County Envirothon

by June Portnoy

New Hope-Solebury High School (NH-S) participated in the Bucks County Conservation District’s (BCCD) annual Envirothon, held at the Bucks County Audubon Society’s headquarters at Honey Hollow in New Hope, earlier this month.

According to Mr. Jeremy Pfancook, facilitator of the school’s Environmental Club, NH-S has been competing in this Envirothon for well over a decade.

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