KHS Food Drive

Kennett High School recently recognized the KHS Humanitarian Club and Mini-THON Committee for demonstrating Kennett P.R.I.D.E. through their community service activities.


The Humanitarian Club held a successful food drive at Kennett High School during the month of October. Additional cans of food were collected as admission to the family-oriented Fall Festival, organized by Co-Chairs, Olivia Pagliaro and Ben Skross. As a result of their efforts, the KHS Humanitarian Club delivered over three tons of food and five hundred dollars to the Kennett Food Cupboard, benefiting over 500 families in the Kennett Square area.

The Mini-THON is an eight-hour dance marathon modeled after Penn State’s THON. Austin Maxwell, Mini-THON Committee Chair, reported that Kennett High School’s Mini-THON raised $20,790 this past February for the Four Diamonds Organization, providing financial assistance to families who have a child battling cancer as well as funds for pediatric cancer research. The goal for this year is to raise $65,000 at the Mini-THON scheduled for February 24 – 25, 2017.

Jackie Tucker and Molly Adelman, Co-Presidents of the Humanitarian Club, report a combined membership of approximately 125 high school students in the Humanitarian Club and Mini-THON Committee. Kennett High School commends these students for making a difference in their school and community!

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Kennett High School Seniors Inspire Students with First Annual Senior Stroll

This year members of the 2016 graduating class from Kennett High School participated in Kennett Consolidated School District’s first-ever Senior Stroll.

An instant success in the eyes of students and staff members alike, the Senior Stroll invited the 2016 graduating class to don their graduation garb and walk the halls of all kindergarten, elementary, and middle-school campuses in the District. Together, the graduating class traveled to Kennett Middle School, New Garden Elementary School, Bancroft Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, and Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center. Younger students lined the halls in their respective schools to cheer on the graduating seniors. There were high fives, hugs, and even tears as students and staff members reconnected and reminisced about their wonderful memories of growing up in the Kennett Consolidated School District.

“I could not be more proud of the Kennett Consolidated School District. The Senior Stroll speaks volumes about how the District is one large community and family,” said Mrs. Christina Sinton-Gorman. Her son, Aodhàn Gorman, class of 2016, was her inspiration when she proposed the idea of the Senior Stroll in the beginning of the school year. “The Senior Stroll was the perfect way to end the year as a shining example of Kennett Consolidated School District’s #ALLIN Campaign. Seniors were given the opportunity to revisit their former schools and thank the teachers that helped them reach this point in their education. The younger students, saw the senior class as role models for what great things they too can achieve. The Senior Stroll also honored all the staff that have played a part in the graduating senior’s education. As I watched the reactions of the seniors, younger students, and the staff, my heart was filled with joy. It was a magical and beautiful day!”

“This experience gave our graduates an opportunity to thank the teachers who inspired them in their younger years, in addition to an opportunity to inspire our younger students in the kindergarten, elementary, and middle schools,” explains Kennett High School principal Mr. Jeremy Hritz. “This event is a perfect example of collaboration within our District. It started as an outstanding idea from parents and then was made a reality when principals from the high, middle, and elementary schools came together to plan.”

The Senior Stroll is bound to become a tradition after this initial success. Created to be a lifetime memory for graduating seniors, the Senior Stroll quickly became much more. The 2016 graduating class has become an inspiration to all students in the District, motivating them to work hard and graduate so they too can walk the halls, reminiscing about the first-ever Kennett Consolidated School District Senior Stroll.

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Volunteers Needed

The Rockford Mansion Sleep Under The Stars event is in need of volunteers to assist with children’s games, crafts, and camp setup. The event will be held on May 7 at the Rockwood Mansion in Wilmington. Volunteers can earn 11 hours of community service to be used towards fulfilling the community service component of the KHS graduation project. Students can sign up online for this event at More information is available in the KHS counseling office.

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“Book and Bag it” is here!

In the middle of a great book that you’d love to discuss with other readers? Looking for ideas about what to read next? Join us every Friday in the library during your lunch period to discuss books with other lit-lovers. These informal book discussions will take place every Friday, periods 4-7. Bring your lunch and books you would like to discuss, we’ll provide the hot beverages.

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First-Ever We Are Kennett Night

Kennett High School and Kennett Middle School would like to invite you to our first-ever We Are Kennett Night for all current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on Wednesday, December 9th at 7:00 PM in the Kennett High School Auditorium. At this event, middle school students will learn about the many academic, athletic, and club opportunities that are available at Kennett High School. The purpose of this event is to encourage our middle school students to begin creating a vision of their educational future at Kennett High School. This will be a fun and exciting opportunity for future KHS students to meet the high school principals, teachers, counselors, and coaches. The event will kick off at 7:00 PM with a presentation from Mr. Lorenzo DeAngelis, Kennett Middle School Principal, and Dr. Jeremy Hritz, Kennett High School Principal. We hope to see you there!

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Our National Merit Scholar Semifinalists are:

Kennett High School is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 National Merit Scholar Students.

Our National Merit Scholar Semifinalists are:

  • Julie Bates
  • Saarang Karandikar
  • John Libert

Our National Merit Scholar Commended Students are:

  • Tolulope Adetayo
  • Dylan Munson
  • Erin Dooley
  • Andrew Kim
  • Jacob Saltzberg
  • Magnus Murray
  • Christian Beveridge
  • Alexander Mark
  • Casey Bruno

Congratulations to all of our National Merit Scholar students! We are proud of all of your hard work and dedication to academic excellence!

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Attention skiers and boarders

Attention skiers and boarders. Forms for the Stratton Mountain and Mount Snow ski trip are available for pick up from Mr. Virgin in room S401. Space is limited, and the trip sign-up is on a first come, first served basis, so reserve your spot today. All forms and a $100 deposit are due by Friday, December 18th.

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Attention Art Honor Society and Photo Club

We are looking for artwork and photography for the December art show at Liberty Place. If you would like to participate, please drop your work off to Mrs. Nelms in S309 by Monday, November 23rd. All work must be original and matted or framed. Original work is work that is not copied from someone else’s work or photograph.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Kennett High School students are required to complete at least 40 hours of community service to satisfy one of the requirements of the graduation project. To access information about volunteer opportunities in the Kennett Sqaure area check out the website linked below. Special thanks to KHS student Julia Sharp who created this website as part of her Girl Scouts Gold Award project.

Volunteer Opportunities

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The 10 Most Important Factors In College Admissions

 Sample Image As we move further into college application season many students and parents wonder what colleges really look at in determining which students to accept.  Check out this top 10 list compiled by Certified Educational Planner- Judi Rabinovitz.


1. A challenging high school curriculum

Academically successful students should take at least five core courses every semester. Include AP, IB, and honors if they can get good grades in them. Most colleges recalculate GPA based only on core subjects (English, math, science, social science, foreign language, programming).

2. Grades that represent strong effort and an upward trend

Slightly lower grades in a rigorous program are preferred to all A’s in less challenging courses.

3. Solid scores on the SAT or ACT–consistent with high school grades

High scores do not compensate for low grades.

4. Passionate involvement in a few activities, demonstrating leadership, initiative, impact–and an angle

Depth, not breadth, of experience is most important. Colleges seek “angled” students with a passion, not “well-rounded” students. Substantive commitment to a few activities is preferable to participation in several mini activities–and more rewarding! To complement applications, students should create a detailed résumé to showcase their activities.

5. Out-of-school experiences, including summer activities, work, and hobbies that reflect responsibility, dedication, and areas of interest

Meaningful use of your free time is essential! Students should include these commitments on their résumés.

6. Special talents or experiences that will contribute to an interesting, well-rounded student body

A student who goes the extra mile to develop a special talent in sports, research, writing, the arts, or anything else will gain an edge. Students should consider sending a college evidence of anything that makes them stand out (e.g., portfolio of their creative writing, research abstract, CD or DVD of their talent).

7. A well-written essay that provides insight into the student’s personality, values, and goals

An application essay should be thoughtful and highly personal. It should demonstrate careful and well-constructed writing. This is your students’ chance to tell their stories!

8. Anecdotal letters of recommendation from teachers and the student’s counselor that give evidence of his or her intellectual curiosity, special skills, and positive character traits.

An extra recommendation from a coach, supervisor, or someone who knows the student well can help only if it sheds new light on his or her talents. However, letters from family friends, even if they are well known individuals, are rarely given much weight.

9. Demonstrated enthusiasm for attending a university, as evidenced by a campus visit, interview, and ongoing contact with the admission office.

Early in the college-planning process, students should schedule campus visits, including an information session, tour, and interview if available. They should stay in touch with admission representatives and attend local presentations.

10. Demonstrated intellectual curiosity through reading, school, and extracurricular pursuits, summer activities, and more.






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