FCP awards scholarship to Alek Sauer

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has awarded a scholarship to Alek Sauer, a senior at Pennsbury 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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Emily Peters selected for Rockette Summer Intensive Dance Program

by Patricia Cangelosi

Pennsbury High School Class of 2015 graduate Emily Peters, of Fairless Hills, has been dancing since age three. All that dancing has gotten her places, as she has been accepted into the Rockette Summer Intensive, a highly competitive program in New York City for advanced dancers where they train in the Rockettes style. Many dancers from this program have become real Radio City Rockettes.

Last year, Emily was accepted as one of only a few high-school-aged dancers into the program’s Invitational Week. She was offered a scholarship that’s only given to 10 applicants out of approximately 1,000.

“This week is designed for select students and is a great honor,” says Robin Peters, Emily’s mother. “It’s a lot of hard work. She has had the dream to be a Rockette since she was little after seeing them on the Thanksgiving Day parade.”

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Ari Bortman earns perfect AP score

Ari Bortman, a senior at Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, recently earned the distinction of earning a top score of 5 on his AP Spanish Language and Culture exam, and was one of only 91 students world-wide to earn every point possible on the test, answering all multiple-choice questions correctly and earning full points for the free-response section of the examination.

The College Board, in an announcement letter to the PHS principals, stated, “This outstanding accomplishment is likely a direct reflection of the top quality education being offered at Pennsbury High School. We applaud Ari for his hours of hard work and also his AP teacher for the ability to engage students and enable them to excel in college-level courses.”

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Makefield Women’s Association distributes over $20,000 to deserving non-profits and students

by June Portnoy

Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) presented 10 Bucks County non-profit organizations and two Pennsbury High School seniors with over $20,000 worth of donations on Wednesday, April 1st following their monthly meeting in Lower Makefield.

Award recipients were selected as MWA’s 2014 Annual Beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are chosen each July through a membership and voting process. MWA raises the majority of these donations from its annual Autumn Fest held at Shady Brook Farm in September.

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Makefield Women’s Association distributes over $20,000 to deserving non-profits and students

by June Portnoy

Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) presented 10 Bucks County non-profit organizations and two Pennsbury High School seniors with over $20,000 worth of donations on Wednesday, April 1st following their monthly meeting in Lower Makefield.

Award recipients were selected as MWA’s 2014 Annual Beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are chosen each July through a membership and voting process. MWA raises the majority of these donations from its annual Autumn Fest held at Shady Brook Farm in September.

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Pennsbury grad to play in Morrisville May 16th

Pennsbury graduate Ernie Tokay will perform with his band “Kicking Down Doors” on Saturday, May 16 at the Snipes Farm in Morrisville for the River Roots Music and Food Truck Festival. Here’s a preview:

https://soundcloud.com/kickingdowndoors/sets/now-by-kicking-down-doors-pre-release-press-access/s-p0o10

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Andrew Ponento chosen for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Andrew Ponento, a junior at Pennsbury High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston in June.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

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Makefield Women’s Association distributes over $20,000 to deserving non-profits and students

by June Portnoy

Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) presented 10 Bucks County non-profit organizations and two Pennsbury High School seniors with over $20,000 worth of donations on Wednesday, April 1st following their monthly meeting in Lower Makefield.

Award recipients were selected as MWA’s 2014 Annual Beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are chosen each July through a membership and voting process. MWA raises the majority of these donations from its annual Autumn Fest held at Shady Brook Farm in September.

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Champion golfer Vinay Ramesh honored in Harrisburg

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, honored PIAA-AAA boys’ 2014 golf champion Vinay Ramesh with a Pennsylvania House of Representatives citation in the Capitol in Harrisburg last month. The Pennsbury High School senior, a resident of Lower Makefield, captured the title October 21st with a playoff finish lasting three holes.

Vinay was joined in the House chamber by his parents, Radha Iyer and Ramesh Peruvemba, as well as his golf coach at Pennsbury, Glenn Goldsborough.

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Pennsbury High School presents ‘A Piece of My Heart’

Pennsbury High School’s drama department will present the award-winning play, “A Piece of My Heart,” on Friday and Saturday, April 10th and April 11th at 7:30pm. The performances will take place in the Orange Auditorium located at the PHS West Campus, 608 South Olds Boulevard in Fairless Hills.

A Piece of My Heart,” by Shirley Lauro, first premiered in New York at the Manhattan Theater Club, and has now enjoyed over 1,000 productions here and abroad. It was recently named “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation” by the Vietnam Veterans Association.

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