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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Jennifer Schaen Signs National Letter of Intent for American University

Kennett High School Senior Jennifer Schaen has signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at American University.

Jennifer (sitting, middle) was surrounded by her parents Heather and Dave Schaen as well as (standing from left) Assistant Principal Mr. Jeff Thomas, Coach Carrie Killgore, Head Coach Dale Watkins, and Athletic Director Mr. Sean Harvey.

A dedicated and hardworking player, Jennifer has played lacrosse for 12 years. Her athletic accomplishments include being named to the First Team All Ches-Mont and the Second Team All-League.

For Jennifer, the best part of playing at Kennett High School was the amazing coaching staff. “I would not be the player I am today if it weren’t for Coach Watkins and Coach Carrie,” says Jennifer.

Lacrosse is not Jennifer’s only sport, she also participates in cross country and winter track, along with being a co-founder of Kennett High School’s badminton club. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Athletic Representative Council.

Jennifer has not declared a major at this time, but is interested in studying biology and following a pre-med track.

“When I first started playing lacrosse, I never would have believed that I’d be signing to play in college,” Jennifer says. “I’m so excited to continue playing at American University.”

Congratulations, Jennifer!

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December Calendar

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November Calendar


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KHS Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students

Kennett High School is proud to announce that seniors (back, from left) Jake A. Kalscheur, Nicole C. Huff, Nathan E. students reading in libraryDight (sitting, from back), Ryley W. Harris, Abigail D. Duckworth, Kathleen M. Schuetz, and Claire M. Dawyot (standing, front) have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from Kennett High School and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, has been presented by Kennett High School principal, Dr. Jeremy Hritz, to these scholastically talented seniors.

“We are so proud of these outstanding students, not only for their exceptional performance on standardized tests but also for all the other ways in which they enrich the Kennett Square community,” Dr. Hritz stated. Although these students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, they placed among the top 5 percent of the 1.5 million students who entered the 2018 Merit Scholarship competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

The Kennett Consolidated School District congratulates Jake, Nicole, Nathan, Ryley, Abigail, Kathleen, and Claire on this outstanding accomplishment.

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October News

October Calendar (Update)

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National Honor Society Expectations and Criteria


The purpose of this letter is to communicate to all students and parents the expectations and criteria of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Kennett High School. With the new school year underway, it is essential that you are familiar with the most important information related to membership with the NHS.

The NHS is an organization founded by the National Association of Secondary Principals in 1921. Membership in the NHS is an honor bestowed upon a student that recognizes students who possess the qualities of good character, service to the school and community, leadership, and scholarship. To be eligible for membership in the Kennett High School NHS, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must be in their junior or senior year.
  2. Students must have attended Kennett High School for the equivalent of at least one semester.
  3. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.75.
  4. Students must demonstrate involvement in at least two school activities prior to and during the time of selection. Future activities are not eligible for consideration. Activities consist of co-curricular and extra-curricular sports and clubs associated with Kennett High School.

Student who meet these qualifications will be considered candidates for selection. Selection of seniors will be conducted following the first marking period. Selection of juniors will be conducted following the second marking period. If a student wishes to pursue his or her candidacy, he or she must complete an activity information form which documents his or her high school co-curricular and community activities and leadership positions.

Every faculty member will be given a ballot to evaluate those who seek membership. Each faculty member is asked to give a number value from 1 to 5 to evaluate the student’s leadership, service, and character as it is perceived in the classroom and in school-related activities. A rotating Faculty Council, representative of the faculty and selected by the principal, will review the results of the faculty balloting and Student Activity Resume in order to make the final selection. The Faculty Council will base their selection on the results of the faculty data, with the greatest weight placed on the leadership component of the student evaluation.

Students will be notified by mail as to whether or not they were selected for NHS candidacy. A student is not considered an official member until he or she participates in NHS Induction which occurs in the spring, but he or she will be able to participate in activities once the candidacy has been approved.

Students who are selected for membership in the NHS will be inducted in a formal ceremony held in March. Parents and faculty members will be invited to attend. To remain a member, a student must maintain all of the standards used in selection. Students who do not maintain these standards may be removed from the organization or put on probation.

The detailed guidelines used by Kennett High School to define leadership, service, and character in the students evaluation process for NHS membership are below. Please be sure to review this information to be aware of how to earn this prestigious honor.

If you have any questions regarding any information related to membership with the NHS, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 610-444-6620, or through e-mail at You may also contact our coordinator for the NHS program at Kennett High School, Dr. Alicia Tamargo, by emailing her at

Thank you very much for your time in reading this letter. I look forward to those potential NHS members working hard and dedicating themselves to leadership in their pursuit of this distinguished honor.


Jeremy M. Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

National Honor Society Guidelines


The student who exercises leadership:

  • Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
  • Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities
  • Exercises influence on peers in up-holding school ideals
  • Contributed ideas that improve the civic life of the school
  • Is able to delegate responsibilities
  • Exemplifies positive attitudes
  • Inspires positive attitudes
  • Demonstrates academic initiative
  • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducting business effectively and efficiently, and without prodding demonstrates reliability and dependability
  • Is a forerunner in the classroom, at work, and in school or community activities
  • Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted

The student who serves:

  • Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude
  • Participates in some outside activity: Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; church groups; volunteer services for the aged, poor, or disadvantaged; family duties
  • Volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance
  • Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities
  • Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the School
  • Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition
  • Does committee and staff work without complaint
  • Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students

The student of character:

  • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
  • Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)
  • Upholds principles of morality and ethics
  • Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
  • Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others
  • Observes instructions and rules, punctuality, and faithfulness both inside and outside the classroom
  • Has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies.
  • Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others
  • Actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment

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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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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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