Sunday, January 27, 2013
Bobbi Caprice, a Marple Newtown High School grad, recently scored her 1,000th point for Penn State Brandywine.
MEDIA–Marple Newtown High School basketball prodigy Bobbi Caprice reached a career landmark on Friday, Jan. 11, when she scored her 1,000th point for Penn State Brandywine. The four-year starting guard was five points away from reaching the milestone before the game but reached her goal a mere 10 minutes into the first half to help Brandywine in a 65-48 home win over Penn State Schuylkill. "It was a bit nerve wracking going into the game because all my family and friends were there, but I felt confident having five points to go," Caprice, a Broomall resident, said. "Once I hit my first shot it was a relief to know I only needed one more basket." She becomes only the fifth women's basketball player to reach this goal in campus history. …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A 1983 Marple Newtown High School graduate was recently sworn in as mayor of Boonton Township, New Jersey.
BOONTON, NJ–A former Broomall resident and a 1983 graduate of Marple Newtown High School was recently sworn in as mayor of Boonton Township in northern New Jersey. Marple Newtown Patch was able to grab a Q&A with this newly elected mayor. Read below for the interview. Name: Robert Rizzo Hometown: I was born in South Philly, grew up in Broomall on Crum Creek Road and currently live in Boonton Township, NJ. Schooling: I am a graduate of St. Pius X (1978) in Broomall and a 1983 MNHS graduate. I graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, in 1988. Previous public positions held in Boonton: I have been on the Boonton Township Committee for five years, during which time I have chaired many of the departments including …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Marple Newtown High School Administration and Marple Newtown High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will host the 2012 Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony to be held at the Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester on Oct. 4.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Marple Newtown High School Administration and Marple Newtown High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2012 Hall of Fame inductees. The Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held at the Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester on Oct. 4. The following is a schedule of events on the day of the induction: The following individuals, teams and coaches are to be inducted: Reservation Forms can be found on www.mnsd.org. Please contact Athletic Director Dennis Reardon for any questions at 610-359-4231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Jennifer Dailey, a Marple Newtown High School graduate, recently spoke at the University of Pennsylvania's College of Arts & Sciences commencement as the featured student speaker.
PHILADELPHIA–Jennifer Dailey, of Broomall, was on the big screen during Marple Newtown High School's 2008 graduation. Dailey was studying abroad in Switzerland at the time as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Four years later, she found herself on the big screen once more. This time, however, she was on the podium at the University of Pennsylvania making her commencement speech. On May 13, Dailey, who was nominated by the school's Physics Department, spoke in front of her peers as the featured student speaker for the university's College of Arts & Sciences. "I thought it must've been a mistake," recalled Dailey when she first heard she was chosen as this year's student speaker for the college. "I mean, you're up against all these …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Bobby Koob and Rodney Knash, 2009 Marple Newtown High School graduates, will compete in the National Championships in Salt Lake City, UT, with West Chester University's roller hockey team from April 11-15.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
WEST CHESTER–Two 2009 Marple Newtown High School graduates will compete in the National Rollery Hockey Championships in Salt Lake City, UT, from April 11-15. Juniors Bobby Koob and Rodney Knash, of Broomall, will play and move forward with their West Chester University roller hockey team to the championships, in which the games will be held in the Olympic Oval. The team has clinched the regional title for the second consecutive year with a record of 17 wins and 2 losses. This will be Koob's first year attending the National Championships. Koob, who plays defense for the Rams, was nominated for Rookie of the Year and has received the honor of being named to the Division B All American 1st Team. This year, Knash, a forward with the teams, …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Tobi Sonstroem, 25, an alumni of Delaware County Christian School and Temple Unviersity, committed suicide on the Temple University campus Feb. 2.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
MNHS band set the table for the first of many beef and beer 'FUNraisers' for alumni and band parents on Aug. 13.
NEWTOWN SQUARE—Saturday, Aug. 13, was no ordinary fundraiser for Marple Newtown High School (MNHS) Band. Not one student was there, and that was okay. MNHS Band Director Mike Masimo along with instructor (and MNHS alumni) Greg Gillin decided to put together a night for parents and band alumni that could beef up the funding for MNHS's many band programs. The evening was the first of hopefully many MNHS FUNraiser and Alumni Reunions. "When the band started fundraising it was the only group fundraising 20 years ago so it was easy. Now everybody does fundraising because they need to; we looked for one-shot things so we don't keep pulling the kids in all different directions," said Masimo. The MNHS band parents were excited about the idea of a …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Esmiana Jani, a recent Marple Newtown High School graduate, has accepted a position with the Washington Ballet.
If the conventional wisdom of the moment is to be trusted, to truly master any discipline, whether it be piano, paddle ball, or podiatry, you need to spend 10,000 hours practicing it. Esmiana Jani is at 7,200. And Jani, 18, a ballet prodigy who's trained at Media's Academy of International Ballet for the last decade, is apparently a quick learner too. The Marple Newtown High School grad has accepted a dance position with the Washington Ballet that begins in September. The Albania-born Jani's ascension to the professional ranks marks the realization of a nearly life-long dream. She's been in ballet slippers for as long as she can remember. "I was walking around the park one day, as a child, and strangers stopped my mom and asked her if I …