CHATHAM COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP
WHO: ALL INTERESTED STUDENTS
WHEN: JULY 30 - AUGUST 5, 2017
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND APPLICATION: CLICK HERE
Want to help build a happier, healthier and more equitable future? Interested in a career in sustainability but not sure where to start? Explore various sustainability careers during an unforgettable week-long academic and experiential retreat at Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus-- the world's first academic community built to be sustainable from below the ground up. Open to students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, as well as students graduating high school, Chatham's Sustainability Leadership Academy provides the opportunity for students to: Explore Pittsburgh during a day-long excursion through the city's sustainable highlights. Ask questions and gain mentorship from local leaders in sustainability and green building. Develop the leadership skills needed to be a change agent. Experience a taste of college life. Make like-minded friends from across the country. Participate in hands-on experiential learning with Chatham faculty in the field. Chatham College has also opened Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award, a national distinction geared toward high school juniors and seniors dedicated to sustainability and community development.
The 2016 - 2017 Year in Review
THE DOWNTOWN HERSHEY PROJECTWEB INTERNS & CONTRIBUTORS
Congratulations to Marisa Balanda, Emily Briselli, Meredith Chadwick, Chad Cocco, Emily Nolan and Natalie Norman-Kehe for providing content, tech support and photography for Derry Township's Downtown Hershey website.
HERSHEY MEDICAL BRAIN BEEFIRST, SECOND, FOURTH AND FIFTH PLACE WINNERS
Congratulations to Maheem Ibrihimi for winning the Brain Bee at the Hershey Medical Center. She will represent Pennsylvania at the National Brain Bee Competition in April in Baltimore, Maryland.Veda Chanda took second place with Amy Wu and Avi Lukocher all placing in the top five.Congratulations to Maheem for representing Pennsylvania at the National Brain Bee! Maheem placed overall 9th in the nation and she ranked 2nd overall until the last round!Great work Maheem!
PA STATE PSBA LEADERSHIP AND STUDENT DELEGATE CONFERENCE
STUDENT ATTENDEES AND PRESENTERS
Congratulations to Brenna Beck, Sarah Haverstick and Rafay Nasir for attending and being selected to present student platform issues at this year's Pennsylvania School Board Leadership Conference held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.
PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED EDUCATIONDISTINGUISHED STATE GIFTED STUDENT OF THE YEAR Congratulations to Erica Wang for being named Pennsylvania Association of Gifted Education's Distinguished High School Student for 2016.
VISIT HERSHEY HARRISBURG TOURISM BOARDUSA MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP REPRESENTATIVESTUDENT DEMONSTRATION OF MEMORY TECHNIQUES Congratulations to Tuan Bui who flawlessly demonstrated memory techniques for Hershey Harrisburg Tourism Awards. This year's USA Memory Championships will again be held in Hershey and will be an 'educational training' year for new educational entities and individuals preparing for next year's 20th Anniversary which will be televised nationally.This year's competition will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center on May 20th.
THE SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDSGOLD & SILVER KEY WINNERS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS
Congratulations to Smitha Ramesh for winning two Gold Medals in this year's Scholastic Writing Awards. Also receiving Silver Medals are Paige Beck and Angie Bu. Paige Beck, Angie Bu and Ciaochen Yuan also received Honorable Mentions for their works submitted to the competition this year.
THE APOLLO YOUNG PLAYWRIGHT AWARDNOMINEETHE YOUNG AMERICAN WRITERS PROJECT (YAWP)PRODUCED STUDENT PLAYWRIGHT Congratulations to Paige Beck for being nominated for the Apollo's Young Playwright Award. Readings of nominees were held on February 23, 2017. The winning playwright will be announced on May 21, 2017 at the Hershey Theater Apollo Awards.
Paige Beck was also named as a selected playwright for Southampton's Young American Writers Project for High School students. The play festival was held in Southampton, New York and is a young writers program in conjunction with The Southampton Writers Conference, Stony Brook University.
HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER'S PULSE PROGRAMHONORS CLASS Congratulations to Twisha Bardwaj, Desirae Chandran, Avi Lukacher and Amy Wu for being named among the Hershey Medical Center's PULSE Honors class.
REGIONAL BUSINESS CHALLENGEFINALISTS Congratulations to Eirinn Flanagan, Alexandra Rapp, Eman Asghar, Angela Bu and Diliana Farias (Team LightBite) and Aryana Davison, Paige Beck, Brenna Beck, Fatima Asghar and Noah Spochart (Team Syndicate) for placing among this year's finalists for the Regional Business Challenge. The teams will participate in the Chamber's 'Shark Tank' at Harrisburg University on April 26th.
FIRST PLACE IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Neo Zhou and his team, JABOCK (Just-A-Bunch-Of-Cool-Kids), for taking First Place in the Penn FLL State Championship. The team will now advance to the FLL World Festival in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26 - 29, 2017
HERSHEY POETRY OUT LOUD AND SHAKESPEARE COMPETITIONFIRST PLACE AND RUNNERS UP
Congratulations to Brenna Beck for winning First Place in this year's Hershey's Poetry Out Loud Competition. Kodiak Thompson placed second. Brenna placed as the alternate at the Regional Competition on February 7th at WITF studios.Congratulations to Kodiak for winning First Place in the Hershey Shakespeare Competition. Cara McErlean placed Second. Kodiak represented Hershey at the Central PA 30th Annual State Competition held in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania in February.Judges for the event included Clark Nicholson, Artistic Director (Gamut Theater), Charles Dumas, Professor Emeritus (Penn State University), John Waznak, (St. Francis University), Jessica Hylton & M.G. Gainor, (Lock Haven University)
THE REGIONAL KRYPTON ROBOTICS TEAMSECOND PLACE WINNERS
Congratulations to the Krypton Cougars--A Regional Robotics Team which includes Hershey High School students interested in Robotics.
The Krypton Cougars (FIRST Robotics Team #2539) traveled to Hatboro-Horsham High School (Horsham, PA) outside of Philadelphia to compete in the season’s first regional tournament. Battling through technical issues to make it through the qualifying rounds, the team made it to the finals, losing narrowly in the final tie-breaking match. “It was down to one second,” said teammate Nolan Wilson, freshman at Hershey High School—“if our equipment would have lasted one more second we would have won the entire tournament!” Robots were programmed to build ‘airships’ that would take flight after delivering gears to power the overhead helicopter-like rotors, while avoiding fuel spills (flying whiffle balls) and opponent robotic blockades.
Team members from Hershey include Matt Campbell, Paige Beck, Wyatt Fegley, Nolan Wilson, Quentin West, and Ezra Smith.Congratulations to Paige Beck for being selected as one of two 'Dean's List' Finalists in the Robotics Competition.
INTERMEDIATE UNIT SUPERINTENDENT'S LUNCHEONSTUDENT REPRESENTATIVES Congratulations to Noah Spochart for being selected to represent the Business Programs in Hershey High School's Business Challenge Teams.
Do you hope be a great scientist or doctor?
Remember to look into a patient's eyes for the inspiration to try again.
An artist or writer?
It is what will give your work a heart.
It will connect you with your soul.
For all of those who fear being 'used' in this world, know that it is better to be used a little, than to be totally worthless.Prepared by Colette Silvestri, Gifted Support Teachercsilvestri@hershey.K12.pa.usPhone: 717-531-2244 X1132Website Updated: 4/10/17 , Copyrighted 2016 - 2017 School Year