Congratulations Boys Soccer & Girls Field Hockey

Congratulations to the Boys Soccer team for attaining the Ches-Mont League American Division Co-Championship for the 2016 season after defeating Great Valley 1-0.

Congratulations to the Girls Field Hockey team for qualifying for District 1 playoffs. The team who is seeded #12 will travel to #5 seed Upper Perkiomen High School on Wednesday, October 26th with the game to be played at 6:00 pm in Upper Perkiomen High School’s stadium.

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Join Us At “We Are Kennett Night”

Kennett High School invites the District’s current elementary and middle school students to We Are Kennett Night on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 pm.

At We Are Kennett Night, students and their families 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 younger students to begin considering their educational future at Kennett High School. This will be a fun and exciting opportunity for future Kennett High School students to meet the high school principals, teachers, counselors, and coaches, and to also explore the building to learn its physical layout. The event will kick off at 6:30 PM with a presentation regarding the academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs at Kennett High School.

Students at 2015 We Are Kennett Night

Students at 2015’s We Are Kennett Night

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KHS To Host Financial Aid Information Night

The financial aid department at Delaware County Community College is sponsoring two FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion help nights this month. This service is not just for students planning to attend Delaware County Community College. It is offered free of charge for anyone that needs assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The first night event will be Wednesday, October 19 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Marple Campus of Delaware County Community College located at 901 South Media Line Rd in Media, PA 19063. The event will take place in the STEM Center Auditorium. The second night will be Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Pennocks Bridge Rd campus of Delaware County Community College and Technical College High School in room B137.

Financial aid staff will be available to help parents and students complete the FAFSA and answer questions about recent changes to the FAFSA process, scholarships, Pell grants, PHEAA (state) grants, work-study programs, and student loans.

Students and parents are reminded that some colleges require the CSS Profile form in addition to or in place of the FAFSA. These are mostly private colleges and universities. More information about the CSS Profile can be found at http://css.collegeboard.org/.

This message was sent on behalf of the KHS counseling department.

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KHS Seniors Honored at Awards Night

Last week, members of the Class of 2016 were celebrated at Kennett High School’s Award Night. The following is the list of awards that were presented that evening.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

One of the most academically competitive endeavors in the Nation is the National Merit Scholarship Program. These winners represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country. These students have met the rigorous academic requirements that confer a distinctive place in representing Kennett High School across the United States.

National Merit Commended Students – About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation have been recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students. Our Commended students are Tolulope Adetayo, Christian Beveridge, Casey Bruno, Erin Dooley, Andrew Kim, Alexander Mark, Dylan Munson, Magnus Murray, and Jacob Saltzberg

National Merit Finalists – The National Merit Finalists represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors and are among the highest scoring entrants in the country. Of the 16,000 Semifinalists announced in September, our National Merit Finalists are Julie Bates, Saarang Karandikar, and John Libert

JOHNSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a Kennett High School senior with intent of continuing his/her education. The student must have a 3.0 grade point average over his/her four years of high school as well as an extracurricular activity such as sports, music, school leadership or community service. Daniel Augustine

SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a senior who has exhibited academic excellence and service to the school and community and who will continue his/her education majoring in business or a business-related field. Emma Rasero

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT recognizes our student’s Academy appointment. Tyler LaCosta

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AWARDS recognizes outstanding performances in academics, athletics and music. All three fields exemplify the qualities that are inherent to the Marine Corps – smart, tough and elite.

  • Distinguished Athletes – Victoria Gallivan and Austin Maxwell
  • Scholastic Excellence – Zachary Hrenko

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD recognizes young women committed to serving her community by using her combined talents of strength and leadership. This year’s recipients are Rebecca Ploener and Julia Sharp.

Rebecca, as a member of the high school’s Drama Club, saw the closets were disorganized and a rental system was needed. Rebecca and her team took inventory of the costumes, placed useable items in labeled bins and donated the other items. She created a website to manage the costume rental and to make the Drama Club advisor’s job less stressful and time consuming.

Julia discovered that her peers were struggling to find volunteer opportunities in the community. After connecting with local organizations and businesses, Julia and her team created a website, which is linked to the school’s site, and a pamphlet listing more than 40 organizations, as well as community events. Not only did Julia and her team provide new volunteer opportunities, but made students more aware of the needs of our community.

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS AWARDS is a national-level Certificate of Merit Program to recognize and honor high school girls who have demonstrated excellence in the study of both mathematics and science, and are active citizens of the school and/or community. This year’s recipients are Kate Doroba, Rebecca Lustig, and Julia Sharp.

FULTON BANK DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to Kennett High School students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. The winner will be offered summer and holiday employment at Fulton Bank while attending college. The winner may also be offered full-time employment at Fulton Bank through the Fulton Financial Corporation Management Trainee Program. Taylor Sammons

STEVEN R. LAWTON DEMON ROBOTICS SCHOLARSHIP is presented to the “junior or senior class” member of the Demon Robotics Team who has made outstanding contributions to the team and has completed an essay describing what he/she has gained from being part of the team. Katelin Judge

ENGLISH as SECOND LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT AWARDS are given to outstanding English as Second Language students. Senior ESL Awardee are Abigail Moreno Mendiola and Jonathan Sanchez Mendoza

SHANNON STRAWLEY SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded to WIN students who give back to their community and who are pursuing a college degree. Kenbeli Jacome Garcia, Rocio Jaimes Cruz, and Yulisa Oseguera Lopez

ALMA NEWLIN EDUCATIONAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP is presented to students with an un-weighted cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be planning to enter a human healthcare-related profession. This year’s recipients are Becca Shoemaker and Joseph Wikol.

WIDENER UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AWARD is designed to recognize those high school students who possess the character, courage, and competencies to effect positive change. This award was presented at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. This year’s recipient is Gemma Erickson.

DELAWARE VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student who plans to attend an academic or vocational program post high school and is interested in a career in business. This year’s recipient is Kalie Standish.

OUTSTANDING HUMANITARIAN AWARD is given to students who posses strong leadership skills and who have made the biggest contribution to the Humanitarian Club. Bridget Fox and Zoe Livingston

OUTSTANDING READER AWARD was established to recognize outstanding patronage of the Media Center unlike any other student and/or faculty member. Andrew Lihou

MEDIA CENTER VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARDS are given to our Media Center volunteers who have volunteered in the library (over ten hours of service this year). Jonathan Flores Ayllon

OUTSTANDING MEDIA CENTER VOLUNTEER AWARDS are given to the students who have made the largest commitment to the library (over 40 hours of service this year) in terms of both service performed and time volunteered. Emily Mallon and Yarely Molina Carlos

FRIENDS OF MUSIC UNDERCLASSMEN AWARDS are awarded for excellence in band, chorus and/or orchestra.

  • For Excellence in Band – Yvonna Liszewski
  • For Excellence in Chorus – Samantha Castleton
  • For Excellence in Orchestra – Cristopher Villicana Ruiz

FRIENDS OF MUSIC SENIOR AWARDS are awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in band, chorus and/or orchestra.

  • For Excellence in Band – Dennon Hoernig, John Hoffman, Jacob Saltzberg
  • For Excellence in Chorus – Samantha Anthony, Erin Dooley
  • For Excellence in Orchestra – Riley McGowan
  • For Excellence in Band, Orchestra & Chorus – Samantha Anthony, Erin Dooley, Claire Duckworth, Rebecca Ploener

SHEILA BOURGEAULT AWARD is given to a graduating senior for outstanding musicianship, leadership, and spirit in Chorus. Samantha Anthony

ROBERT HOCH BAND AWARD is given to a graduating senior for outstanding musicianship, leadership, and spirit in Band. Erin Dooley

MICHAEL & SUSAN FINNEGAN SERVICE AWARD is given to a graduating senior for outstanding services in a variety of ways to the entire Music Department. Ileana Alfonso

THE CHESTER COUNTY PRESS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD is awarded to both a senior female and male athlete who is recognized for their excellence in both scholarship and athletic achievement. Codie Armitage, Megan Tandarich, and John Libert

THE MAUREEN JEFFERSON SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to both a senior female and male athlete who will continue their education, exemplified the concept of a “team player” and exhibited a dedication to teamwork and the spirit of cooperation in competition. Megan Cziraky, Lauren Hauptschein, and Connor McGlone

THE KENNETT ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to both a senior female and male athlete who will pursue a post high school education, served as an exemplary role model and showed enthusiasm and dedication. Miranda Hill, Jessica Hussey, and John “Sean” Rodgers

THE BOB SCARLETT PRIZE is awarded to the senior female athlete and THE MILMAN E. PRETTYMAN PRIZE is awarded to the senior male athlete for their outstanding sportsmanship. Casey Kollmeier, Michael Claricurzio, Madeline McCunney, and James “Stanton” Jones.

THE CHARLES M. PAYNTER CUP is awarded to the senior female athlete and THE FRANK W. GRAFF CUP is awarded to the senior male athlete who has rendered outstanding athletic service during their senior year. Athena Grivas and Charles Stinson

THE KENNETH A. WEBB CUP is awarded to the senior female athlete and THE WILLIAM A. SHOEMAKER MEMORIAL CUP is awarded to the senior male athlete who, in the judgement of the coaches, has demonstrated individual proficiency and unusual effort in a sport. Jordan Goddard, Ryan Eberle, Mary Nichols, and Beau Schmeusser.

THE NATHAN W. KENDIG CUP is awarded to the senior female athlete and THE RAYMOND M. MOYNIHAN TROPHY is awarded to the senior male athlete who has a combination of athletic ability, academic achievement, and outstanding school service. Becca Shoemaker and Joseph Wikol

THE DR. LARRY C. BOSLEY CUP is awarded to the senior female athlete and THE ROBERT C. ROSELLE CUP is awarded to the senior male athlete who has been actively involved in two or more Kennett High School activities, one of which being a sport. These recipients have also made a considerable contribution to the Kennett Community. Emma Rasero and Tyler LaCosta

THE HOLCROFT AWARD is awarded to the senior male soccer player in recognition for outstanding soccer ability. Luis Montero Acosta

THE HOVDE AWARD is awarded to the senior wrestler in recognition for outstanding wrestling ability. Tyler LaCosta

THE JAMES F. DONAHUE CUP is awarded to the senior baseball player who has demonstrated outstanding baseball ability and character throughout his entire Kennett High School baseball career. Matthew Kelly

THE DR. D. DUER REYNOLDS MEMORIAL CUP is awarded to both a senior female and male athlete who has earned the school letter and has contributed the most to athletics during their entire high school career. Bailey Reigel, Aubrey Robinson, and John-Paul Dean.

WIN AWARDS are presented to the students who have participated in all WIN activities and assigned community services during their senior year. Nathalie Davalos-Sanchez, Kenbeli Jacome Garcia, Rocio Jaimes Cruz, Maria Juarez-Castaneda, Maria Ortiz Ortiz, Yulisa Oseguera Lopez, and Anjelica Rodriguez.

LONGWOOD ROTARY CLUB AWARD is awarded to a WIN student who shows exceptional character and whose words and gestures mirror the Rotary motto: Service above Self. Yulisa Oseguera Lopez.

HERMANITAS SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded to students who have participated in all Hermanitas activities and assigned community services during their senior year: Kenbeli Jacome Garcia, Rocio Jaimes Cruz, Maria Juarez-Castaneda, Maria Ortiz Ortiz and Yulisa Oseguera Lopez.

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AWARD honors our junior class recipient with the Rensselaer Medal Award Certificate for outstanding academic achievement in the study of mathematics and science. This year’s recipient is Christian Samulewicz.

CONGRESSMAN PATRICK MEEHAN GOOD CITIZEN AWARD is given to both one male and one female senior who best exhibit characteristics of leadership, courage, and scholarship. Communities thrive when people go beyond what is asked of them and make an effort to help all. These citizens have demonstrated an inspiring commitment to school and country. This year’s recipients are Becca Shoemaker and Joseph Wikol.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION GOOD CITIZENS AWARD honors an outstanding young person in the senior class who demonstrates qualities of a good citizen. Our school winner of the prestigious DAR Good Citizen Award was recognized for her dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. This year’s recipient is Zoe Livingston.

BEST OF THE CLASS salutes for academic excellence. Our recipient was invited to participate in the WPVI-TV Channel 6 ABC taping for “Best of the Class of 2016” at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. The event included activities such as guest speakers and networking opportunities for these accomplished future leaders. This year’s “Best of the Class” is Julie Bates.

STUDENT SERVICES PRINCIPAL’S LEADERSHIP AWARD is sponsored by the Student Services Company and is given to a student who exemplifies the qualities of Leadership, Scholarship, and School Service. This year’s recipient is Meliton “Tony” Gomez Bustos.

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Congratulations to Technical HS Students of the Quarter

It is with great pleasure to announce Technical College High School “Students of the Quarter” from Kennett High School for the 4th marking period of the 2015-2016 school year:

Yoselin Baez Castaneda – Automotive Service Technology
Berenis Jacome – Cosmetology II
Kaylee Carter – Cosmetology I
Logan Cave – Engine Technology

These students have done an outstanding job at the Technical College High School and are demonstrating the leadership, attitude, skills and knowledge that is so highly valued. Please help us share in the pride of their accomplishments.

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Scholarship Opportunity

Delaware County Community College has announced the availability of the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. Please check the scholarship listing in Family Connection or visit the Kennett High School counseling office for more information about how to apply for this scholarship.

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Keystone Exam Meeting

On Tuesday, May 10, there will be a brief student meeting for all students taking the Keystone Exams. The meeting will be held during 3rd period in the auditorium. Students are to report to their 3rd period class as normal and an announcement will be made for them to come to the auditorium. Students who are testing received an email via their Kennett Consolidated School District email account.

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KHS’ First Mini-THON Exceeds Expectations

Approximately 170 Kennett High School students stayed on their feet from 10 p.m. Friday, February 26, to 6 a.m. Saturday morning for their first annual Mini-THON. Mini-THONs are popular events to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, which benefits pediatric cancer research and families whose children are battling the disease.

Hosted by the school Humanitarian Club, the first Kennett High School Mini-THON was a huge success. Organizers set a first-year fundraising goal of $5,000. Due to students’ hard work and the kindness of the Kennett community, however, they raised $16,644, more than tripling the goal amount.Mini-THON Final Amount

Modeled after Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON), Kennett High School’s Mini-THON featured eight hours packed with fun activities for participants. Students enjoyed Zumba, yoga, line dancing, basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, and soccer. They were entertained by Kennett High School’s faculty band, Teacher Band, and two student bands, Californium and Seeking Asylum. Students danced to music selected by student DJs, battled each other in a lip-syncing contest, and raced scooters across the gym—all while taking regular breaks to feast on a variety of pizzas, sandwiches, quesadillas, pastas, fresh fruit and vegetables, and baked goods generously donated by local merchants.

Gemma Erickson, a Kennett High School junior, raised $1,100 and earned herself the top fundraising prize of a 55-inch flat-screen Smart TV.

When asked what motivated her to raise such an impressive total, Gemma said, “I wanted to help kids. Plus, members of my family have attended Penn State and some of my cousins have danced in THON, so it really meant something to me.” As for her prize TV? “The whole family is using it,” she said.

Faculty advisors for the event were Mrs. Lisa Teixeira, Kennett High School librarian and Humanitarian Club moderator; Mrs. Erin McDonnell-Jones, English teacher; and Mr. Tom Brientnall, social studies teacher. Both Mrs. McDonnell-Jones and Mr. Brientnall are Penn State graduates and former THON participants. Student organizers were led by senior Sean Connolly and junior Austin Maxwell, event co-chairs, along with seniors Zoe Livingston and Bridget Fox, Humanitarian Club co-presidents.

“The kids did an amazing job, especially for the first time organizing an event of this magnitude. They all demonstrated leadership, compassion, and cooperation,” said Mrs. Teixeira.

Kennett Consolidated School District extends our congratulations to everyone involved.

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