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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Anthony Lagana chosen for H.O.B.Y.

New Hope-Solebury High School sophomore, Anthony Lagana, was selected by the high school faculty to attend the 2015 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar at Villanova University, May 29th through May 31st, 2015. The Leadership 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 Bailey Hendricks was selected as an alternate.

Pictured from left are Principal Chuck Malone, Hendricks, Lagana, and Guidance Counselor, Hebat El-Turky.

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Students named Semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

New Hope-Solebury High School seniors Alex Crawley, Carrie Hetzel, Tiffany Tao and Catherine Xu have been named Semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. About 1.4 million juniors in about 22,000 U.S. high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinialists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

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Devices for all at New Hope-Solebury High School

by Nick Damarodis, Class of 2015, New Hope-Solebury High School

Technology in the classroom is now a guarantee thanks to the implementation of New Hope-Solebury High School’s One-to-One Student Device Initiative. After several years of preparation and development, the plan finally made its way into the school. As of this year, every student now has an HP Pro x2 410 tablet that they can use in class during the school day. For many students, this is a great opportunity to combine their technological skills and need for education. Teachers are excited about the changes too with many using software and websites to work more with the devices that all students will now have.

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The future of the millennials

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

The question of whether or not the millennials are a generation of narcissists has recently been in the public spotlight. The millennials are the generation of people that are now in their teens and 20s, also known as Generation Y. This generation – the one my classmates and I are a part of – is currently taking a lot of criticism.

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Ready…Set…Go! 15th Annual Aids Walk

The 15th Annual Aids Walk will be held on Sunday, September 21st, in New Hope. Registration will be held at the New Hope/Solebury High School at 9:00am, rain or shine.

All proceeds will help individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Bucks, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties and will provide essential funds for people who have nowhere else to turn to pay for their medical needs, rent or mortgage as well as utility bills, transportation, funeral expenses and other basic personal needs. Improvement of quality of life is the goal. The funds are also used to educate and promote awareness of HIV/AIDS.

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New Hope Automobile Show coming in August

The New Hope-Solebury Community Association will present the New Hope Automobile Show, Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th, 9:00am-4:00pm on the grounds of the New Hope-Solebury High School, 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope. The New Hope Automobile Show features the finest in classic and antique vehicles. This year’s show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.

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Aysia Grondahl plays for All-State Rugby Team

New Hope-Solebury High School senior Aysia Grondahl was recently chosen for the Pennsylvania Girls High School All-State Rugby Team. Aysia plays for the Doylestown Girls High School Rugby Club, which recently became the PA State Girls High School Rugby Champions.

On June 1st, the team played in the College Rugby Championships at PPL Park in Philadelphia. This is a nationally televised tournament that selects the best teams from across the country to compete. Although Doylestown lost to New Jersey Blaze by 28-19, it gets an automatic bid to next year’s challenge, which is held in conjunction with the Collegiate Rugby Championships.

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Mackenzie Cavanagh selected for Governor’s School

New Hope-Solebury junior, Mackenzie Cavanagh, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) this summer at Carnegie Mellon University. The award is a full scholarship, which includes room, board, tuition and all class fees.

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David Braun recognized for leadership in medicine

New Hope-Solebury High School senior, David Braun, recently attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. and was awarded a special nomination from the National Academic of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent his school and the state of Pennsylvania.

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