Kennett High School Celebrates National Merit Students

Kennett High School is proud to announce that senior Colin Petersen has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Colin is among approximately 1.6 million juniors who entered the 2019 National Merit Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screening of program entrants.students sitting in library

In addition to singing with the choir, Colin is a member of the spring musical and the academic team.

“We are tremendously proud of Colin for his accomplishments,” said Kennett High School principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz. “He is an outstanding student who represents everything that is great about Kennett High School.”

The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of high-school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

National Merit Commended Students

Kennett High School is also proud to announce that seniors Amanda Bell, Johnathan Bell, Emma Giancola, Molly Hohner, Rachel Hyzny, Peter Magasiny, Caleb Pebly, and Davis Peircy have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from Kennett High School and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, has been presented by Dr. Hritz to these scholastically talented seniors.

These eight students represent diverse academic and extracurricular interests:

  • Amanda Bell is a member of the track and cross-country teams as well as Earth Club. She is also active with the high school’s musicals.
  • Johnathan Bell is a member of the tennis team, Future Business Leaders of America, and marching band.
  • Emma Giancola is a member of the marching band and is involved with Farrago and the fall play.
  • Molly Hohner plays the violin and is a member of the Demon Robotics team, the Society of Women Engineers, and the tennis team.
  • Rachel Hyzny is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the Special Friends Club, and the cross-country and track teams.
  • Peter Magasiny plays football and Ultimate Frisbee and is involved with the high school’s musicals.
  • Caleb Pebly plays Ultimate Frisbee, is a member of the varsity academic team, and plays in the jazz band.
  • Davis Piercy is a member of the track and tennis teams and Future Business Leaders of America.

“We are so proud of these outstanding students—not only for their exceptional performance on standardized tests, but also for all the other ways they enrich the Kennett Square community,” Dr. Hritz says.

Although these students do not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarships, Commended Students place among the top 50,000 of the 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 Merit Scholarship competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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Kennett Pride Looks Like…

Homecoming 2018

Congratulations to Kennett High School Homecoming Queen, Emily Augustine and Homecoming King, Refugio Lara!

Big Homecoming win for the Football team – 31-21 over Great Valley. Great job team!

More Homecoming victories for Kennett High School – Field Hockey and Boys Soccer with big wins!! Great job teams.

Kennett Cross Country Brought Home Four Medals

XC medalistIn Carlisle and in a very large field, team Kennett XC brought home four medals. In the Girls Championship Race Gina Lusvardi was 22nd and Sofie Lusvardi was 26th and in the Boys Championship Race Gavin Maxwell was 14th and Davis Piercy was 20th! Great job to our student-athletes!

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October … What You Need to Know!

IPR Distributed in Advisory

  • Monday, October 1st

KHS Financial Aid Night 6:30pm

  • Tuesday, October 2nd


  • Wednesday, October 10th

Mr. KHS Pageant

  • Thursday, October 11th at 7:00pm

Senior Recognition Nights

  • Girls Tennis Monday, October 1st at 4:00pm
  • Cross Country Thursday, October 4th at 4:00pm
  • Volleyball Thursday, October 11th at 6:30pm
  • Girls Soccer Thursday, October 11th at 7:00pm
  • Field Hockey Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00pm
  • Boy’s Soccer Thursday, October 18th at 7:00pm
  • Football/Cheer/Band Friday, October 19th at 7:00pm

Picture Retakes

  • October 12th

Monster Mash

  • October 28th at 9:00am

1st Marking Period Ends

  • October 30

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

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TCHS Open House

Are you interested in one of the career programs at our Technical College High School?

There will be an OPEN HOUSE at TCHS PENNOCK’S BRIDGE on September 27 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Get a tour and explore the facilities. Drop in, ask questions, and start making connections. No RSVP necessary!

Programs include:

  • Allied Health Science Technology
  • Animal Science
  • Automotive Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Barber
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial & Graphic Arts
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice & Police Sciences
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Care & Education
  • Electrical & Mechanical Systems
  • Engine Technology
  • Health Career Pathways
  • HVAC & Refrigeration Technology
  • Marketing & Financial Services
  • Robotics & Mechatronics
  • Teacher Leadership Academy
  • Veterinary Science
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College Application Assistance

Applying for College Doesn’t Have to be Tricky

Starting Monday, September 24th and running through the end of November, Kennett High School school counselors will be available every Monday and Thursday in the library during all lunch periods for college application help.

Stop by the library during lunch and ask a counselor.

The school counselors will also be available to provide assistance every Wednesday morning starting at 7:30 am in the guidance conference room for those students unable come during the lunch periods.

  • Not sure about how to match your account?
  • Have a question about a deadline?

Stop by and ask a counselor!

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Senior Picture Retakes and Orders

Attention class of 2019!

  • Senior picture make-up days are September 12-14, 2018
  • Each senior who pays the $60 ”senior portrait fee” will also receive their yearbook, with their name printed on the cover, at no extra charge.
  • Checks should be made payable to “KHS Yearbook
  • Cash and money orders are also accepted (no credit cards)
  • If the “senior portrait fee” is not paid, the student’s picture will be included in the yearbook, but a yearbook will not be ordered for that student.
  • After senior picture make-up days, all yearbooks will be ordered through the publisher’s site. Yearbooks ordered on-line will be $65 with an additional $5 for personalization (seniors only).
  • On-line ordering will be available through April, but the price for a yearbook will increase in January.

Email Mrs. Hutton with any questions you may have about yearbook orders:

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September … What You Need to Know!


  • September 3rd
  • September 10th
  • September 19th

KHS Parent Night

  • September 5th 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Senior Portrait Re-takes

  • September 12th-14th

Movie Under the Stars

  • September 18th at Dusk

KHS PTSO Meeting

  • September 17th at 6:45pm

KHS Homecoming September 24th through the 28th

  • Parade September 28th at 6:00pm
  • Football Game September 28th at 7:00pm
  • Dance September 29th 7:00pm-10:00pm

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

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New Year, New Opportunities

Welcome Back

The first day of school is Monday, August 27th, it is our expectation that you arrive with enthusiasm and a desire to have an amazing year.

All students will set academic and extracurricular goals, we are challenging each and every student to join at least one club, activity, and/or sport, and adjustments have been made to student and staff parking, as well as building entrance and exit procedures.

With that said, have a wonderful conclusion to summer break, and on behalf of all Kennett High School staff, we cannot wait to help you have your best year yet at Kennett High.

Please take a moment to read the letters sent home.

With Kennett PRIDE,

Jeremy Hritz, Principal

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