Yes, science can be exciting!

by Julia Fischer, sophomore, Council Rock High School North

Some people just can’t get enough of science. For those who need to quell their appetite for scientific knowledge, the science fair is a wonderful outlet.

Students determine a scientific question to answer through experimentation, much like a lab in science class, except instead of teachers giving grades, students face judges doling out prizes.

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NH-S High School’s Mask & Zany wins awards at Theater Festival

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

The New Hope-Solebury High School theater group, Mask & Zany, competed in the 47th Annual Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival on April 13th. This festival, sponsored by the Newtown Arts Company and attended by theater groups from 30 schools over the course of two weeks, is held to showcase the importance of theater arts to students, parents, and the community.

Each group brings 20-minute portions of shows that they have previously performed, and perform them in front of other students, as well as judges. At the end of each session the judges give feedback and award prizes.

The NH-S students performed segments from, “Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Emily Adar, and “Godspell,” the school’s main stage spring musical.

Both shows were positively received by judges and peers, and the NH-S students returned with four awards. “Godspell” won Outstanding Musical Production, and chorus teacher and musical director, Mr. Thomas Bateman, won Outstanding Musical Direction for “Godspell.” Additionally, senior Nick Cassidy won Outstanding Actor for “Godspell,” his second award, and sophomore Josh Searle won Outstanding Actor for “Godspell” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”

The students were honored to receive feedback from esteemed professionals, such as Lou Volpe, Dani Tucci, and Jacquinley Kerr.

Theater director Ms. Melanie Pittner remarked that the experience was “…so satisfying. The feedback, especially from Mr. Volpe, was professional, helpful, and inspiring.” Hester Kamin, Director of Education, and Joann Bull, Education Manager, were the organizers of the event.

Mask & Zany is a program that has an extremely positive impact on NH-S students, as well as the New Hope community. Student theater productions give students an opportunity to express their creativity and share their hard work with the rest of the student body, as well as parents and anyone who is lucky enough to view these productions.

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NHS welcomes new football head coach

submitted by Reed Hennessy, Editor-in-Chief, The Playwickian, Neshaminy High School

“It is an extreme honor to be named head coach,” said Steve Wilmot, biology teacher and new head coach of the football team at Neshaminy High School.

“Neshaminy has such a rich football tradition that has included legendary coaches and players known throughout the whole state.”

Since the departure of former head coach Michael Frederick was announced last month the search for the new head coach has been led by assistant principal and athletic director Tom Magdelinskas. Familiarity with the team and community will certainly not be a problem for Wilmot as he has served as an assistant coach on the team for the past 20 years, most recently holding the position of offensive coordinator.

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Morrisville students are helping senior citizens

Morrisville High School is helping make sure elderly shut-ins get a good start to their day. Kenneth Kelman and his senior class have been collecting breakfast bags for the students’ Senior Projects. Kelman and his students have collected 146 breakfast bags for the program Aid for Friends, a comprehensive meal delivery program in the Greater Philadelphia area. “It was a great way for students to help out the community and brighten someone’s day,” said Kelman.

Pictured are Sidney Knott and Zuriel Nazario packing up breakfast bags.

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NHS Spirit Week serves local charities

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

Spirit Week is a New Hope-Solebury High School tradition with a 17-year history. For these five days, the school is divided into the Blue Team, consisting of the seniors and freshmen, and the Gold Team, consisting of the juniors and sophomores. The winner is determined by points, which can be earned by participating in events and making donations. Occurring in the last week of February, the students of NH-S participated in the annual week of competition, exciting events, and community outreach.

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Spencer Tinkel: NH-S High School’s first basketball player to score 1,000 points in new millennium

by Garrett Lemmons (Class of 2015)

Averaging 13-15 points a game for the season, New Hope-Solebury High School’s power forward Spencer Tinkel realized his dream of scoring his 1,000 points in a home game against Holy Ghost on January 23rd. This was a truly historic milestone.

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Course selection allows individual preferences

submitted by Samantha Gougher, sophomore, Council Rock High School North

It’s course selection time at Council Rock North, which is why students walk through their classes in a haze, trying to mentally separate the AP from the accelerated from the honors courses in order to make this major decision. With so many options, one could easily get overwhelmed and, quite frankly, exhausted.

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Senior spotlight at CR South

by Haniyyah Sardar, senior, Council Rock High School South

At Council Rock High School South, two students are showing their passions for volunteering and animals in a big way. Hannah Sviridovsky and Hena Patel are seniors who run the Animal Rescue Club at South. They have both been members since ninth grade and are serving as co-presidents of the club this year.

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Seniors and their New Year’s resolutions

by Haniyyah Sardar, senior, Council Rock High School South

At Council Rock High School South, students are preparing for the next year. Especially excited for 2015 is the senior class at South! With college application season coming to a close, many students are ready to take on the challenge of fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions.

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CR North students make New Year’s resolutions

by Emily Schmidt, sophomore, Council Rock High School North

If you’ve ever set a goal for yourself, you know exactly how much dedication it takes to achieve that goal. The same can be said for a New Year’s resolution, a promise to yourself that can’t be broken for a startling 365 days. For adults, keeping a resolution while juggling family, friends, work, and everyday life can prove to be quite a feat.

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