Pennsbury High School presents ‘White Christmas’

Over 55 cast members, a 30-piece orchestra, and a technical crew of more than 30 students will be presenting Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” at Pennsbury High School beginning Friday, December 19th at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 20th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, December 21st at 2:00pm. All performances will take place at Pennsbury’s East campus located at 705 Hood Boulevard in Fairless Hills. Ticket prices are $15, $10 and $7.

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Pennsbury Community Chorus to carol ‘Round the World Dec. 14th

The Pennsbury Community Chorus (PCC) will celebrate its 15th season on Sunday, December 14th, singing about “Christmas Around the World” and vocally visiting such countries as Russia, Nigeria, Wales, Sierra Leone, Germany, Spain, England and the USA, among others.

The concert, which begins at 3:00pm, will be held in Keller Hall on the West Campus of Pennsbury High School, 608 South Olds Boulevard in Fairless Hills. Tickets, available at the door, will be $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for students.

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Students add their artwork to permanent collection

A special reception was held on Thursday, October 16th to honor Pennsbury students whose artwork was inducted in to the permanent collection at the Central Administration building in Fallsington.

Julia Franco, a student at Pennsbury High School, is seen with her contribution of digital art.

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Music Boosters hosting Designer Bag Bingo

The Pennsbury Music Instrumental Music Boosters invites the community to an evening of Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, October 10th at Pennsbury High School East Cafeteria, 705 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills. Win designer handbags from Coach, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and others. Doors open at 6:00pm and Bingo begin at 7:00. Tickets are $30. Admission includes 10 games of Bingo, coffee and light snacks. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. The event will also feature door prizes, a 50/50, and an auction table.

You must be 18 and older to play. Proceeds benefit students in the Pennsbury Instrumental Music Program. For tickets and more information, e-mail PHSbingo@gmail.com.

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Pennsbury Community Chorus looking for singers

The Pennsbury Community Chorus is on the lookout for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses who would like to sing choral harmony to come and join for its 15th anniversary season getting underway on September 8th with its opening rehearsal. Auditions for new members can be arranged beginning immediately by emailing PCC President Michelle Harris at pennsburycommunitychorus@yahoo.com.

Rehearsals are held each Monday evening from 7:30 to 9:00pm in Keller Hall on the West Campus of Pennsbury High School, 608 S. Olds Boulevard in Fairless Hills – about 10 minutes from the Fairless Hills exit of the Route 1 Expressway. The time frame provides 14 rehearsals before PCC’s 15th winter concert on Sunday afternoon, December 14th.

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P.E.O. STAR Scholarship awarded

The P.E.O. Star Scholarship, for the 2014-2015 academic year was recently presented to Neha Gupta, a senior at Pennsbury High School.

Neha is the daughter of Vikas and Amruta Gupta and was recommended for this scholarship by P.E.O. Chapter AT of Yardley. She has been accepted and will attend Penn State Schreyer, where she plans to study medicine beginning this fall.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics, and potential for future success. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international philanthropic and educational organization which promotes increased educational opportunities for women.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation awards $130,000 to 85 students

The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation recently held its 14th Annual Recipient Reception to recognize its 2014 award winners. During the ceremony, the PSF congratulated the 85 Pennsbury graduates who have been awarded a total of $130,000 for the 2014-15 school year. This was the greatest dollar amount awarded in one year to the highest number of recipients in PSF history. The awards, which are one-half grant and one-half zero interest loans, are based on four equally weighted criteria: academic record, financial need, character and leadership.

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‘Harmony Against Hunger’ benefit concert slated for August 9th

A “Harmony Against Hunger” benefit concert will be held at Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, on Saturday, August 9th from 11:00am to 4:00pm, in conjunction with Shady Brook’s Peachy Fun Days.

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Sanjana Sundaram receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Sanjana Sundaram, a senior at Pennsbury High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Sanjana’s academic curriculum includes AP Calculus and AP Biology, but her proudest achievement is earning an “A” at the Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she took a Nanotechnology course, wrote a research paper with a PowerPoint presentation, and delivered this in front of 100 people. Outside the classroom, she has been a Student Ambassador with Pennsylvania Hospital, and volunteers at St. Mary’s Hospital. She also started the Habitat for Humanity club at her school.

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Things I will miss about Pennsbury High School

by Audrey Deng, senior, PHS

  • The cathedral bell at East, which releases students from period to period with its mighty toll. I doubt I will ever hear another sound akin to this campanological wonder.

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