Kennett High School proudly presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Join us on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evenings, November 15 through 17.

The play, written by Joe Landry, innovatively re-imagines the time-honored American holiday classic, Frank Capra’s 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life, as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of a talented ensemble cast that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the beloved story of George Bailey (Evan Shinn) unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. With the help of angel Clarence (Justin McAndrew), the idealistic Bailey travels back in time to revisit his life’s most significant events and recall all those who played a part in them, including his wife Mary (Holly Gouge), his brother Harry (Christian Adam), his daughters Janie and Zuzu (Sylvia He and Marisol Gonzalez), town pharmacist Mr. Gower (Robbie Rauscher), and tavern-owner Mrs. Martini (Mirella Petrillo). Despite the constant efforts of Bailey’s crotchety rival Mr. Potter (Colin Petersen) to bankrupt Bailey, George ultimately sees the worth of his life’s contributions and realizes his town’s love for him is far more valuable than money.

Other cast members include Lilian Alba (Violet), Kassandra Ayllon (Matilda), Anna Brunke (Rose), Gia Caccamo (Mrs. Thompson), Avery Chapman (Sadie), Emma Giancola (Mrs. Hatch), Julia Haenn (Young George, Young Peter), Tamblyn Mitchell (Ruth), Eric Salameda (Freddie Filmore, Mr. Welch, Uncle Billy), and Catt Seamon (Young Harry, Young Tommy).

Nance Weber, parent of Kennett grads A.J. (class of 2013) and Jack (class of 2015), is directing her fourth production at Kennett High School. Kennett teacher Katie Soukup is the production manager; Soukup and Weber are also overseeing properties, with costumes by Tricia Beichner. Science teacher Michael Anastas is in charge of sound and lights. Nat Caccamo and Paul Gouge built this year’s set, with set painting design by Caccamo and Liz D’Wolf. Anna Brunke is the student production assistant.

Both the cast and stage crew include students from all grades.

  • The curtain goes up at 7:30.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door; prices are $8 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens
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Kennett Pride Looks Like….

CONGRATULATIONS to the Kennett High School Football Team, Coach Frazier and the entire Coaching Staff and Managers on making playoffs.

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This is the very first time that Kennett High School Football has made it to playoffs in the history of Football at Kennett High School. Your hard work and dedication have paid off!

All the best to our Football student athletes when you play Penn Wood on Friday November 2 at Penn Wood!

Go Demons! Go Kennett! Go KHS Football! Join us in cheering on the team and sign up to catch a ride with the Fan Bus!

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Congratulations Cross Country

CONGRATULATIONS to Gavin Maxwell and Davis Piercy on their outstanding performances at Cross Country Districts at Lehigh University. They will continue on to Cross Country States at Hershey on November 3, representing Kennett High School. Your hard work and dedication have paid off!

Three Cheers for Kennett High School Boys Cross Country student athletes, Gavin Maxwell, Davis Piercy and Coach Ramagano and Coach Walsh!

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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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September … What You Need to Know!

NO SCHOOL

  • 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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Kennett High School Seniors to Participate in Annual Senior Stroll

On Thursday, May 31, more than 300 members of Kennett High School’s Class of 2018 will participate in the 3rd annual Senior Stroll. More students have opted to take part in the Stroll this year than in previous years.

The Stroll is an opportunity for graduating seniors to say farewell and thank you to all of their former teachers while inspiring younger students to work hard for their futures. The class of 2018, clad in cap and gown, will visit Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, New Garden Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Bancroft Elementary, and Kennett Middle School. The hallways of all buildings will be lined with teachers and students cheering on and wishing good luck to the soon-to-be graduates. For the first time, members of the graduating class will be wearing name tags that are color-coded based on the elementary school that they attended, so former students are easily identified as they enter their old school buildings.

Dr. Jeremy Hritz instituted the Stroll in his first year as Kennett High School principal.

“The idea actually came from Mrs. Christina Gorman, mother of Aodhan (class of 2016) and Ronan (class of 2020), so I can’t take the credit for it. But it’s a great idea. The kids are really enthusiastic about it.”

Senior Katherine Clarke said, “I’m really excited. I haven’t been back to see any of my elementary school teachers since I left for middle school.”

Katherine, like many of her classmates, attended Kennett Consolidated schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. “We all transitioned from elementary school to middle school and then middle school to high school, but this is like one final good-bye to everyone,” she added.

Kennett High School’s 127th commencement exercises will be held on June 8.

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Skills USA Health Knowledge Bowl Gold Medalist

Congratulations to Kennett High School students Ryan Erisman and Marilyn Villafuerte-Vega. Ryan and Marilyn served on the Skills USA Health Knowledge Bowl team. They won the gold medal at state level competition in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Ryan and Marilyn make up half of the state championship team that will now advance to national level competition this summer, where they will compete against the top teams in the country.

Ryan and Marilyn both take part in the Health Career Pathways program at the Technical College High School.

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Kennett High School’s Mini-THON Raises $46,395 and Counting

Two hundred and eighty Kennett High School students stayed on their feet for more than 10 hours from the night of February 23 to the morning of February 24 to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund to benefit pediatric cancer research and families whose children are battling the disease.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, student senior co-chairpersons Erin Duffy and Anna Wilson revealed the impressive fundraising total of $46,395 to incredibly tired but happy participants. And the donations continue to accrue.

MiniTHON 2018

Despite the fact that this is Kennett High School’s third year sponsoring a Mini-THON, enthusiasm is not waning. If fact, more students participated this year than in previous years, and those students raised more money as well.

Corporate sponsors for this year’s event were Energy Transfer Solutions, Sinton Air Conditioning and Heating, Kennett Education Foundation, and Kelly’s Sports. In addition, Kennett’s Mini-THON was supported by more than 30 local businesses who donated food, money, or gift certificates.

“I am truly overwhelmed by the continued generous support from our community,” said Ms. Lisa Teixeira, Kennett High School’s librarian and Mini-THON faculty advisor.

If you 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 MODEL UN CLUB

KHS Model UN: Impresses at two conferences

On Saturday, January 20, Kennett High School Model UN club members attended a conference at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. Kennett students participated in a variety of activities as they debated world issues and crises. Best delegate gavels were won by Karma Yang (Security Council I), Ellie Conlin-Day (Security Council II), and Sebastian Kley (DISEC, North Korea). Outstanding and Honorable Mention recognition went to Nate Judd, Mantra Yang, Ian Dargitz, Anna Brunke, Lauren Jackson, and Kara Murphy for their achievements.

More recently, on February 15 and 16, six Kennett Model UN students competed at the 46th Penn State Harrisburg MUN conference. Kennett students represented delegations from Chile and the Czech Republic in the General Assembly. Sebastian Kley wrote a resolution that was adopted; a significant achievement. Mantra Yang and Lauren Jackson were recognized for the high quality of their debate. Other participants included Ian Dargitz, Kara Murphy, and Karma Yang. This was the first overnight conference for the club in more than a decade.

Kennett’s Model UN advisor is social studies teacher Mr. Michael Waite.

Mr. Waite said, “I believe strongly in Model UN’s mission to help students gain an understanding of the global community through academics and roll play as delegates from other countries. I think the appeal for Kennett students consistently involves an interest in learning about other cultures and global issues through research, dialogue, and debate. Club members also enjoy meeting students from other schools, both public and private, where they can forge bonds of friendship.”Model UN Feb 2018

“Victoria Gonzalez, a senior and our club’s secretary general, deserves tremendous credit for initiating mid-year recruitment efforts to bolster our numbers and offering training to improve the quality of our delegations at these conferences,” added Mr. Waite.

The club is looking forward to three more conferences: the University of Delaware, Salesianum School, and Kutztown University.

“Busy year,” beamed Mr. Waite.

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Kennett PRIDE Students of the Quarter

Congratulations to the students listed below who have been nominated for the 2nd quarter of the 2017-18 school year. Nominated students have demonstrated one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Personal Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence
  • And/Or have show consistent improvement in their behaviors.
Anderson, Sarah 12
Torres, Andrea 9
Lardani, Jayden 11
Lemus Moreno, Kevin 11
Langley, Cole 11
Gonzalez-Zarate, Juan Carlos 12
Wardwell, Leah 9
Pelletier, Kira 12
Quintero-Quintana, Alondra 12
Weed, Citlaly 12
Nunez, Alexis 10
Schuetz, Kathleen 12
Garcia, Evelyn 9
Maxwell, Gavin 9
Monroy, Oswaldo 10
Murray, Katerina 10
Ritch, Jaylen 10
Taggart, Jeffrey 12
Rowan, Jillian 10
LaBare, Torianna 12
Bell, Amanda 11
Bell, Jonathan 11

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Emils Jurcik Signs National Letter of Intent for University of Connecticut

Kennett High School Senior Emils Jurcik has signed his National Letter of Intent to swim at Division I University of Connecticut.

Emils (sitting, middle) was surrounded by his parents Inta and Benjamin Jurcik and sister Amalija, as well as (standing from left) athletic director Mr. Sean Harvey, Delaware Swim Team Coach Pablo Mamolejo, Coach Cindy Millisonn, and Kennett High School Assistant Principal Mr. Jeff Thomas.

Emils has been swimming competitively since he was six years old. Swimming offers both an individual component and a real team spirit which is what sets the sport apart for Emils. He has been named to the All-State Swimming and Diving Team for his performances in the 500 freestyle and 100 individual medley, along with being named the co-winner for High Point at the 2017 Futures Championship in Geneva, Ohio.

Emils enjoyed his time swimming for Kennett High School, saying “there’s something about representing Kennett that makes me want to swim my best, and I want to carry that over to my teammates.”

In addition to juggling academics and swimming, Emils is also on the high school’s robotics team. He plans to study mechanical engineering.

“I am excited to swim for the University of Connecticut and I know it’s the right decision for me,” Emils says. “I just hope I didn’t mess up my signature.”

Emils is grateful to his family, friends, and coaches for their support in the classroom and in the pool.

Congratulations, Emils!

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