Kennett High School’s Second Mini-THON Set for February 24 to 25

Approximately 300 Kennett High School students will remain on their feet from 8 p.m. Friday, February 24, to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning for Mini-THON, an event to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund to benefit pediatric cancer research and families whose children are battling the disease. Through a variety of events, raffles, generous corporate contributions, and donations, students have already raised an impressive $25,000 toward the second-year fundraising goal of $65,000.KCSD Four Diamonds Logo

Modeled after Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON), Kennett High School’s Mini-THON features ten hours packed with fun activities, music, and food for participants.

Faculty advisors for the event are Mr. Tom Brientnall, social studies teacher; Ms. Lisa Teixeira, KHS librarian and Humanitarian Club moderator; and Mrs. Erin McDonnell-Jones, English teacher. Both Mrs. McDonnell-Jones and Mr. Brientnall are Penn State graduates and former THON participants. Student organizers are led by senior event chair Austin Maxwell, along with junior co-chairs Erin Duffy and Anna Wilson, and Humanitarian Club seniors Molly Adelman, Michael Bellino, and Jackie Tucker.

This year, a community open house has been added to the evening’s schedule. For a $5 donation, members of the Kennett community are invited to Reynolds Gymnasium from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, February 24, for a sneak peek at the Mini-THON event. Faculty and student organizers are excited to welcome everyone to share in the fun and support a very worthy cause.

Event chair Austin Maxwell said, “Cancer kills more children in the US than any other disease. And, only 4% of cancer research dollars go toward the study of childhood cancers. So, here at Kennett, we’re teaming up to help families with children battling the disease, and we’d love the support of the entire Kennett community in our fight.”

If you cannot attend the Mini-THON community open house but would still like to make a donation, please visit the KHS Mini-THON website at khsminithon.org or call the school at 610-444-6617 for more information.

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Kennett High School’s FBLA is a Big Winner

At qualifying events held on December 16 and 21, Kennett High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team had its most successful Regional Competition in the club’s history. Depending on the student’s area of expertise, qualification was based on scores on online tests or in performance events, like a mock job interview or public speaking.

Kennett High School will be sending a record thirty-eight students to the State Championships in Hershey, PA, April 2 – 5. Winners at the state level will then advance to the National Competition in California this summer.

FBLA Club Advisor Mr. Bill Fritsch said, “We thought last year was huge with thirty-three students advancing. This really is pretty amazing.”

Congratulations to all! FBLA Qualifiers Standing Together

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Congratulations to Student of the Quarter

Congratulations to Kennett High School senior Samantha Weaver for being named Student of the Quarter for the second marking period in the Allied Health student smilingScience Technology program at the Technical College High School Brandywine campus.

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Students of the Quarter

It is with great pleasure to announce Students of the Quarter from Kennett High School for the 2nd marking period of the 2016-2017 school year. These students have done an outstanding job at the Technical College High School and are demonstrating the leadership, attitude, skills and knowledge that the school values so highly. Congratulations to:

  • Animal Science – Maireli Murillo-Romero
  • Automotive Collision Technology – Christopher Fonseca Salce
  • Cosmetology I – Alexander Nava
  • Criminal Justice & Police Science – Xavier Feliciano Miranda
  • Criminal Justice & Police Science – Edgar Escobar Bernal
  • Culinary Arts I – Arturo Navarro
  • Health Career Pathways – Marilyn Villafuerte-Vega
  • HVAC/R Technologies – Austin Denny
  • Veterinary Science – Torianna LaBare
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Welcome to the Third Marking Period!

As of today, we begin the 3rd marking period of the school year, leaving us with 91 more school days. Let’s finish STRONG!

Below are announcements for the week of January 23, 2017:

Jan 23rd announcements

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Musicians Selected for District Festivals

Eight incredibly talented Kennett High School musicians have been selected by audition to various Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 12 Honor Festivals. District 12 includes Chester and Delaware counties and is undeniably one of the most competitive in the state.

Victoria Gonzalez (bass clarinet), Yvonna Liszewski (flute), and Evan Shinn (euphonium) will be a part of the District Band Festival, February 9 – 11 at Bayard Rustin High School. These students are directed at Kennett High School by Mr. Anton Romano.

Participating in the District Chorus, January 12 – 14 at Penn Crest High School, were Arielle Smith (soprano), Abbie Duckworth (alto), Yvonna Liszewski (alto), Mirella Petrillo (alto), Jimmy Rosser (tenor), and Zach Hrenko (bass). Ms. Katie Soukup is the choral director at Kennett High School.

District Orchestra will be held January 26 – 28 at West Chester University. Flutist Yvonna Liszewski will represent KHS. The Kennett High School Orchestra is conducted by Mrs. Jessica Williams.

Auditions for selection to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Festivals were held on November 19 at Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester. Students had to demonstrate excellence in major and chromatic scales, as well as solo performance, or choral selections, in order to earn the right to participate at the District Festivals. At their respective festivals, students re-audition for the opportunity to go on to Region and State levels.

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