Final Farewell Photos

Good afternoon 2020 graduates of Kennett High School and families!

We are so excited to be sending you this message to announce that the Final Farewell photos have been finished by Mr. Jeff Moreau! Please read the email carefully as it contains much information about accessing your photos as well as best printing information.

Each student/family should have at least 10-15 high quality processed photos from their front steps shoot. You can find your photos in the Google Drive folder that matches the date and hour of your appointment. All folders can be found here: Senior Final Farewell Photos . YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WITH A KCSD ACCOUNT TO VIEW THE PHOTOS. Feel free to download all of your photos to your personal devices and post/share as you wish.

The photos are high enough resolution that you should be great to print them at any size up through about 24”x36” (that’s big). You have all the rights to print your photos and there are lots of places that you can do so. At the end of this message is valuable information about printing recommendations from Mr. Moreau.

The optimal print sizes are 4×6’s, 8×12’s, 12×18’s, 16×24, 20×30, 24×36. If you are going to be putting a photo in something like an 8×10 or 16×20 frame, then the photo/s will need to be cropped.

If you have additional questions, feel free to email Mr. Jeff Moreau at – he is more than happy to help.

Print website recommendations:

– Very high quality decent-sized prints are available at a reasonable price is Printique You can enjoy $5 off if you use the referral code: 4658883 . Metallic finish also looks quite good for a lot of photos, if you’ve never used it.

– Clark Color ( ) is a decent middle of the line option for some smaller prints and they often run decent promotions on smaller prints.

– Walmart and similar services actually work well for 4×6’s, small prints, and memorabilia (mugs/etc) with prints on them.

We hope you enjoy your photos!

Thank you,

Your Kennett High School Admin team

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Kennett Consolidated School District Recognizes the Class of 2020

2020 Senior Infographic

Class of 2020 Inforgraphic

Congratulations to the Kennett High School Class of 2020. On this page you will find tributes from across the district and community. While this isn’t the way you expected your year to end, we hope you see that you are valued, appreciated, and celebrated!

Below you will find messages from each elementary school, faculty, and your peers.

Dear Seniors… From Bancroft

Dear Seniors… From Greenwood

Dear Seniors… From Mary D. Lang

Dear Seniors… From New Garden

Dear Seniors…From Kennett Middle School

Dear Seniors…From Your Physics Teacher

Dear Seniors…From the Sophomore Class

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Front Step Farewell

Dear Kennett High School Seniors and Families,

Beginning next Thursday, June 11th from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, we will be hosting our Front-Steps Farewell celebration for our graduating senior class. This experience will also be offered Friday, June 12th, and the following Thursday and Friday, June 18th and June 19th. This will be an opportunity for our students to process down the historical front steps of our beloved school in cap and gown for a professional photograph opportunity. Photographs will be provided free of charge to seniors courtesy of the Kennett Consolidated School District. Please note that seniors are allotted a maximum of 6 family members for participation in this event. All participants must adhere to social distancing procedures and social gathering limitations provided by the CDC. All attendees should wear face masks per CDC guidelines, except during the photo opportunities. A Sign-Up Genius link has been included in this email for seniors to sign up for the time frame they wish to have their photo taken (CLICK HERE). It is imperative seniors and their families are punctual for their time slot so that we can accommodate all participants.

Please carefully read through the procedures for the Front-Steps Farewell and follow them precisely. When coming to the high school, please enter from the South Street entrance, pass through the lower parking lot, and drive under the tunnel (located below the main stairs). At that point, school personnel will direct the graduating senior into the building and the remaining family members to a designated parking spot. Seniors will then walk upstairs to the main lobby and have their name announced, and will then process down the front steps and have their picture taken. Once at the bottom of the steps, school personnel will have escorted your family members to a designated area for a photograph opportunity. Please be mindful of all participants in this activity during the photographs, and adhere to the 5 minute time frame. Once photographs are completed, students and families must exit the campus immediately to ensure we can effectively accommodate all of our participants.

We look forward to sharing in another exciting event with you to honor our wonderful class of 2020! If you have any questions, please contact me at


Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School



Thursday, June 11th – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Rain Date: June 15th)

Friday, June 12th – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Rain Date: June 16th)

Thursday, June 18th – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Rain Date: June 22nd)

Friday, June 19th – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Rain Date: June 23rd)


Estimadas familias de la Escuela Secundaria de Kennett High School (KHS):

Empezando el próximo jueves 11 de junio de 10 de la mañana a las 7 de la noche, hospedamos nuestra Celebración de la Despedida por los Escalones para nuestra clase de los estudiantes del último año que se gradúan. Otros días en que ofreceremos este evento son el viernes el 12, el próximo jueves y viernes, el 18 and 19 de junio. Esta será una oportunidad para que nuestros estudiantes procesen por los escalones históricos de nuestra querida escuela en su bata y gorra de graduación para que se pueda tomar una fotografía profesionalmente hecha. Las fotografías se proporcionarán gratis a los seniors y sus familias con el placer del distrito de ofrecerles esta oportunidad. Tenga en cuenta que a los seniors se les asigna un máximo de 6 miembros de la familia para participar en este evento. Todos los participantes deben cumplir con los procedimientos de distanciamiento social y las limitaciones de reunión social proporcionadas por el Centro del Control de Enfermedades (CDC). Todos los participantes (estudiantes y familias) deben usar máscaras faciales según las pautas del CDC, excepto durante las oportunidades para tomar fotografías. En este correo electrónico se ha incluido un enlace por el sitio Sign-Up Genius (CLICK HERE) para que los seniors se registren durante el período deseado de tiempo para tomar una foto. Es imperativo que los seniors y sus familias sean puntuales para su horario para que podamos acomodarles a todos los participantes.

Por favor, lea con cuidado los procedimientos para la Despedida de los Escalones y sígalos con precisión. Al llegar a la escuela secundaria, ingrese desde la entrada de South Street, pase por el estacionamiento inferior y conduzca debajo del túnel (que está debajo de los escalones delanteros). Entonces, el personal de la escuela dirigirá al graduado que pase por el edificio y los miembros de la familia también serán dirigidos por un lugar de estacionamiento designado para esperar a su graduado. Los seniors luego subirán al vestíbulo principal y se les anunciará su nombre, y luego se bajarán los escalones delanteros y se tomarán una foto. Al llegar a la parte inferior de los escalones, el personal de la escuela acompañará a los miembros de su familia a un área designada para una oportunidad de tomar una fotografía como una familia. Tenga en cuenta a todos los participantes en esta actividad durante las fotografías y respete el plazo de 5 minutos. Cuando se completen las fotografías, los estudiantes y las familias saldrán del campus de inmediato para garantizar que podamos acomodar efectivamente a todos nuestros participantes.

¡Esperamos compartir con todos un evento emocionante para honrar nuestra maravillosa clase de 2020! Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese conmigo a


Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Director, Kennett High School

Sign Up Genius Link: Click Here


jueves 11 de junio – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM *en caso de que haya mal tiempo, tendremos la celebración 15 de junio

viernes, 12 de junio – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM en caso de que haya mal tiempo, tendremos la celebración 16 de junio

jueves, 18 de junio – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM en caso de que haya mal tiempo, tendremos la celebración 22 de junio

viernes , 19 de junio – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. en caso de que haya mal tiempo, tendremos la celebración 23 de junio

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Kennett High School is proud to announce that seniors James Hanby, Gina Lusvardi, and Sofia Lusvardi have been recognized as National Merit Scholars in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

“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 community,” said Kennett High School principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz.

These students are among approximately 1.6 million juniors who entered the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) that served as the initial screening of program entrants.

James, Gina, and Sofie were deemed semi finalists last fall. 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. After the submission and evaluation of extensive additional materials, only 15,000 students nationwide are deemed finalists; students were notified of the honor on May 17.

KHS counselor Cassie Allen explained the process of achieving the National Merit Scholar designation: “All three students were named National Merit Finalists. From those 15,000 nationwide, only about 2,500 are offered the National Merit Scholarship that Gina and Sofia received. This scholarship can be used anywhere the student plans to attend. There is also the College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship that is offered to around 4,000 of the 15,000 finalists. James received this institution-specific offer.”

James moved to Kennett just before beginning 4th grade, and Gina and Sofie have attended KCSD schools from the first day of 1st grade to the last day of senior year. Though they are all long-time KCSD students, their past and future paths are quite different.

Gina LusvardiGina participated in a wide range of activities at the high school. She was on the tennis, track, cross country, and basketball teams for all four years, often serving as team captain and frequently receiving All-Area honors for her performance. She was a member of the Society of Women Engineers, National Honor Society, the KHS Athletic Council, and the Medicine Club.

This fall Gina will be attending the University of Alabama with plans to major in chemical engineering on the pre-med track. She envisions herself possibly practicing medicine someday but intends to “keep her options open.” She definitely intends to spend some time on a basketball court while at Alabama.

Gina believes that the teachers and coaches she encountered in her twelve years in the Kennett Consolidated School District deserve her thanks.

“I have grown so much as a person, student, and athlete at Kennett and wouldn’t be the same person I am today if I had gone anywhere else,” she said.

And, as she is one to “keep her options open,” Gina has auditioned to be on the next season of Survivor if Covid-19 impacts her ability to be on campus in the fall!

Sofia LusvardiSofie also enjoyed involvement in many extracurriculars during her time at KHS. She excelled as a member (and captain) of the cross country, tennis, and track and field teams; she currently holds six school records in individual and relay events. She was part of the Athletic Council, Medicine Club, National Honors Society, Society of Women Engineers, Tie Dye Club, and the Kenn Relays Planning Committee.

Headed to the University of Pittsburgh, Sofie definitely sees herself running with a club on campus. She plans to pursue studies in bioengineering, also on the pre-med track. Though, like her sister, Sofie could see herself as a physician, she thinks “engineering is a great place to start.”

“Our parents are both engineers,” said Sofie, “so it always just sort of made sense.”

Sofie believes her greatest accomplishments thus far include being named a National Merit Scholar and receiving the KEA Science Award. And the greatest piece of advice she has received is from track coach John Ramagano who told her, “Your best power is to imagine.”

“This advice has always helped me with my track and academic goals. Even though I was unable to compete in track my senior year due to the coronavirus pandemic, I know I will apply this advice when I attend college and beyond,” Sofie said.

Mathematics department teacher Mr. Ron Phillips taught both Gina and Sofie in AP Calculus AB and AP Computer Science.

“Anyone who knows Gina and Sofie would not be surprised that both of them have earned such a distinguished honor. While they are each individually highly gifted, their superior academic ability is consistently overshadowed only by their character, integrity, and compassion for others. Each of them is a strong young woman in her own right, but together they are an unstoppable force, against which there is no reckoning. I speak for many when I say that I couldn’t be more proud of them both. They are most deserving,” observed Phillips.

Finally, James Hanby was active in Farrago (Kennett’s literary magazine), Reading Olympics, National Honor Society, Model UN, Academic Team, Anime Club, GSA, and the Diversity Council, holding a leadership position in nearly every organization. He recognizes his MVP award from the Chester County Intermediate Unit for his performance on the Academic Team as one of his greatest personal accomplishments.James Hanby

“I studied and practiced really hard in order to be the best player I could be, and I think that it really paid off in the matches we played this year. It might not be much to someone else, but I worked really hard for it behind the scenes, so to me it means a whole lot,” added James.

James will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology, where he plans to study physics.

“I’ve always had a passion for understanding how the physical world works, so for me a degree in physics was a logical next step. Looking forward, I’m hoping my degree will allow me to either do research or go into an applied physics field such as materials science,” explained James.

At RIT, James sees himself pursuing involvement in both LGBT groups and a quiz-bowl type club.

Mr. Dan Folmar, who taught James in both AP Physics and Introduction to Cosmology, attests to James’s superlative abilities.

“James is a highly talented student with particular gifts in etymology and the physical sciences. He has been a reliable and willing participant in both of the classes in which I’ve taught him. Over the past year, I have come to appreciate James’s depth of thinking, his willingness to ask questions, and his breadth of knowledge. I know he will do well in the next phase of his academic career. I wish him the best, but I am sad to see him go,” said Folmar.

Indeed, Kennett High School will be sad to see all three of these exceptional students move on, but they should be certain in the knowledge that everyone at 100 East South Street will always welcome them back with open arms.

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