Local high school seniors are competing for a $10,000 scholarship.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges welcomes several county residents to its famed list.
Sixty-two students from Montgomery County Community College’s Class of 2013 were named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. To qualify for Who’s Who, students must have graduated during the 2012-2013 academic year with a grade point average of at least 2.75 and must be nominated by a member of MCCC’s faculty or staff. The 2013 Who’s Who students are listed below by area of residence: Ambler: Amy Kolesnik Abington: Jessica Lowenstein Barto: Hilda Hynes Bechtelsville: Dana Rubright Ceders: Vincent Pupillo Cheltenham: Leland Cohen Collegeville: Devin Dietrich, James Fulop, Jessica Kelly Conshohocken: Christine Muszynski Eagleville: Patricia Piazza Erdenheim: John Harkins Gilbertsville: John McKillip Glenside: Brigitta …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Ashley Adams, a student at the Pottstown Middle School, received the Joan Jarrett PAMLE Outstanding Student Award
An OJR alum and a Pottsgrove alumna are among the graduates.
Nearly 370 students graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., Saturday, May 11. Commencement ceremonies, held in the LVC Gymnasium, included an address by Dr. Philip Benesch, associate professor of political science and winner of the 2012 Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for teaching. Benesch encouraged graduates to take hold of the courage that is instilled by a liberal arts education-courage in inquiry, courage in self-transformation, and political courage. "We should embolden [students] to question their teachers and to endeavor to contribute to a discipline that remains open to growth and open to innovation. This requires an intellectually courageous approach by the student for which a liberal-arts education...provides an ideal …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Students visited the DaVinci Science Center.
Erin Little of Pottstown will be attending Widener University in the fall, majoring in Nursing.
Monday, May 13, 2013
MCCC named honorable mention by Bicycle Friendly America program.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Bush is a first-year photography major.
Jonathan Bush, a first-year photography major and resident of Pottstown, Pa., was among over 225 students from Eastern Mennonite University who made the spring semester Dean's List. Bush is the son of Nicholas and Barbara Bush of Pottstown, Pa. To qualify for the dean's list a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.750 or above and complete at least 12 semester hours of credit. Eastern Mennonite University is a Christian liberal arts university of about 1,500 students, located in Virginia's scenic Shenandoah Valley. EMU is guided by the peace principles of Mennonite Church USA, educating students to serve and lead in a global context through cross-cultural study and an interdisciplinary curriculum. Established in…
Friday, May 10, 2013
A Pottstown alumna donated 40 childrens' books to Barth Elementary.
Pottstown High School graduate Marie Delvecchio gained her appreciation and reading skills as a young student at Barth Elementary School. Although it has been years since graduating from Pottstown High School, she found a way to show her gratitude to her former school and hopefully provide necessary reading materials for today’s students with her donation of over 40 children’s books which will be used to supplement classroom materials. Marie said, “I am thrilled to be able to come back to my former elementary school and hopefully do something that will lead today’s students on a successful and happy adult life.” Barth Principal Ryan Oxenford said, “Mrs. Delvecchio’s donation helped to expand our library collection and added much needed …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
If successful in raising funds, the team will join 800 others from around the world in a competition of the minds.
Having already placed first in both regional and state Odyssey of the Mind competitions, a group of 14 OJR students have their collective eye set on winning the World Competition at Michigan State University. In order to get there, they'll have to raise funds – quickly. The team, which is comprised of elementary and high school students from Owen J. Roberts School District, will have to raise $5,000 for the registration fee, plus additional money to cover all expenses for the week-long competition later this month. None of the funding will come from the school district. To help out with fundraising, the team has partnered with the Rita's Water Ice to host an event at their Pughtown location at 2323 Pottstown Pike. The event is scheduled …