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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Devin Kawailani Barricklow named Bucks County High School Poet of the Year

Devin Kawailani Barricklow of Yardley, a junior at Pennsbury High School, has been named the 2014 Bucks County High School Poet of the Year, officials at Bucks County Community College recently announced. Devin rose to the top of 104 entries to win the 27th annual contest, part of the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program administered by the college.

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Long Orange Line marches in Disneyland Parade and tours SoCal

This spring, Pennsbury High School’s “Long Orange Line” Marching Band traveled to southern California to march in the Disneyland Parade.

Under the leadership of Pennsbury Instrumental Music Director Frank Mazzeo, the marching band entertained a large crowd of park-goers lining Disney’s Magic Kingdom Main Street with a medley of Disney classics. A few nights later, the Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band performed at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.

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Relay For Life coming to Falcon Field June 28th-29th

The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 24-hour event, Relay For Life of Fairless Hills, will be held at Pennsbury High School’s Falcon Field on Saturday and Sunday, June 28th-29th. The opening ceremony and Survivor Lap will take place at 11:00am Saturday morning. This is the headlining event of the community’s yearlong fundraising efforts in the on-going fight against cancer.

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Gretchen Bednarz wins trip to Germany, Association presidency

by Patricia Cangelosi

Gretchen Bednarz, a junior at Pennsbury High School, has just been elected president of the Pennsylvania Association of Students of German. Among other things, her new role will entail running next year’s Deutschfest, an annual overnight competition held each March in Jamison, PA, for German scholars across the Delaware Valley.

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Scenes from PHS Sports Nite

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YWCA recognizes Neha Gupta as Teen Volunteer of the Year

by June Portnoy

Neha Gupta, a Pennsbury High School senior, was awarded Bucks County Teen Volunteer of the Year during YWCA Buck County’s Volunteer of the Year Awards Program, held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week at Bucks County Community College in Newtown on Tuesday, April 8th.

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Scenes from PHS Sports Nite

 

1. Sports Nite Queen Diamond Schuler and chaperone Cameron Jones.

2. Christina Romani, Keely Murray, Emily Mott, Briahna McDuffie, Margaux Derricotte between events.

3. The Tug of War took its toll!

4. Black Team dancers were synchronized well.

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Ryan Stumbaugh wins national travel award

Ryan Stumbaugh, a junior at Pennsbury High School, has won the 2014 Junior Travel Award for his achievement on the National Spanish Examination and for his excellent skills in the Spanish language.

Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, Director of the National Spanish Examinations, said, “This national award is quite prestigious for Pennsbury High School. It is valued at over $3,000, and is only awarded to 16 students from across the United States from among the 160,000 students who take the exam each year.”

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