Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A candlelight vigil will be held on May 12 to mourn the loss of 19-year-old Kareem Ali Borowy, who was killed on Sunday after gunmen abducted him from his home on Manatawny Street.
Friends and family of Kareem Ali Borowy will host a candlelight vigil in front of his home—1255 Manatawny Street—on Sunday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. Borowy, a 2012 graduate of Pottsgrove High School, was found dead on Sunday afternoon less than 30 minutes after he was adbucted from his home by multiple gunmen. Organizers are urging residents to attend, so they can share their memories of the teen commonly referred to as "Reem." Guests are also encouraged to bring posters and picture collages. For those who have questions, or would like to participate, information is readily available on the event's Facebook page, which can be found by clicking here. In the mean time, if you have something you'd like to say about Kareem, feel free to do so in …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Superintendent Shellie Feola announces that crisis counselors will be available to students, staff and faculty following the abduction and killing of Kareem Borowy, who graduated in 2012.
Pottsgrove School District Superintendent Shellie Feola has announced that crisis counselors will be available to students, staff and faculty following the death of Kareem Borowy, who graduated from Pottsgrove High School in 2012. Taken from the school district's website, the message reads: Important Message to the Community from Superintendent Feola: The Pottsgrove School District community mourns the loss of 2012 graduate Kareem Ali Borowy. We are deeply saddened by the violence that took his life and want to extend condolences to family and friends. Crisis counselors will be on hand at Pottsgrove High School for any students or staff who would like to speak with someone. We actively work to promote non-violence in our schools and hope …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The show, which serves as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will feature 12 singing and dancing contestants competing for over $1,000 in Coventry Mall gift cards.
Pottsgrove High School will play host to Pottstown Relay for Life's "Got Talent" show on Saturday, April 20, at 6 p.m., with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. The show will feature 12 singing and dancing contestants competing for over $1,000 in Coventry Mall gift cards, with $600 going to the winner, $300 going to second place and $100 awarded to the winner of the popular vote. Contestants were chosen from a previous competition at the Coventry Mall on Feb. 23. Relay for Life teams will be in the lobby manning various raffles and selling food, desserts, and more. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. For more information on this event, check out their listing on the Pottstown Patch by clicking here, or call …
Monday, March 11, 2013
A trio of Pottsgrove High School 'Harlem Shake' videos for your viewing pleasure.
The Harlem Shake meme is flaming out nearly as fast as it arrived, but that doesn't mean we can't find humor in a few of the later entries. As previously published on the Pottstown Patch, What began as a simple video of a few guys in costume dancing to a techno beat has quickly turned into one the internet's latest viral memes. Even the Montco Patch team got in on the action, with our own video that you can view by clicking here. Attached to this posting, you'll be able to view a trio of Harlem Shake videos by students from Pottsgrove High School. The first video features a seemingly innocuous group of people in a basement, while the second video features a compilation of Harlem Shake videos taken throughout the high school. The third and …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Three students from Pottstown were named to the Dean's List at Lebanon Valley College for the fall 2012 semester.
The Pottstown Patch would like to congratulate the following students on being named to the Dean's List at Lebanon Valley College for the fall 2012 semester. In order to qualify for the Dean's List at Lebanon Valley College, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.40 for the duration of the semester.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Emily Defnet has earned Dean's List honors for the fall 2012 semester at Lafayette College.
The Pottstown Patch would like to congratulate Emily Defnet on being named to the Dean's List at Lafayette College for the fall 2012 semester. Defnet, who graduated from Pottsgrove High School, is one of 2,400 students who attend Lafayette Collegem which is a liberal arts school located in Easton. In order to qualify for the Dean's List, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.60 throughout the previous semester.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Robert Sitler, of Perkiomen Township, is accused of killing Pottsgrove High School Student Timothy Paciello.
Details emerged regarding the death of Timothy Paciello, Jr., and the subsequent vehicular homicide and lying charges against Robert Sitler at a preliminary hearing infront of District Justice Edward C. Kropp’s on Jan. 11, according to the Mercury. Sitler, of Perkiomen Township, is accused of killing Pottsgrove High School student Paciello as he was crossing East High Street on Nov. 12, and then orchestrating a lie that his girlfriend, Denise Dinnocenti, was the driver and coercing her children, 11-and 13-year-old-sons, to lie to the police as well. Dinnocenti allegedly agreed to state she was driving because Sitler pled guilty to manslaughter in 2006 when he caused a head-on collision with a 67-year-old woman in Alabama. Several …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Pottsgrove School District will be conducting a feasibility study in the comings months to determine which - if any - improvements can be made to the high school.
According to a report by the Sanatoga Post, Pottsgrove School District will be conducting a feasibility study in the comings months to determine which - if any - improvements can be made to the high school. The report states that some of the improvements that were discussed at the December 4 meeting of the Board of School Directors include renovating the library, adding security to the main entrance, replacing the bleachers and flooring in the gym and remodeling the cafeteria. The proposed improvements would come in addition to the $9 million of already-planned repairs, which include replacing the school's air conditioning chillers, repair the roof, and repairs to other structural deficiencies throughout the school. Pottstow School …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The memorial service will begin in the school's auditorium at 4:30 p.m., and will be followed by a candlelight vigil near the band's entrance to the building,
In the wake of the tragic death of Tim Paciello, who was struck and killed by a car on Monday night, Pottsgrove High School will host a memorial service, followed by a candle light vigil, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the school has encouraged guests to wear purple - Tim's favorite color - and bring candles for the vigil. The service will begin with an assembly in the auditorium, and will be followed by the vigil in the parking lot near the band entrance to the building.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Both victims were struck after dark
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A second Montgomery County student in two days has died after being struck by a vehicle after dark. Upper Moreland Police said a 17-year-old student at Upper Moreland High School was pronounced dead Tuesday evening at Abington Hospital after being struck at about 5:35 p.m. in the painted median of Blair Mill Road at Moreland Avenue. The driver of the striking vehicle, described as a sport utility vehicle, is a 39-year-old Bucks County woman who remained at the scene and is said to be cooperating with authorities. The student's name has not been released by authorities. On Monday night, a 16-year-old Pottsgrove High School Student died after being struck by a vehicle on East High Street (Ridge Pike) in the Sanatoga section of Lower …