Monday, February 18, 2013
Meet this Marple Newtown High School educator who has been in the industry for 25 years and has a passion for biology.
Marple Newtown Patch is featuring great teachers in the Marple Newtown area who deserve some spotlight. Teachers give a lot to their students, schools and studies and we'd like to recognize them and say a simple, thank you, for all that they do. After 25 years of teaching and sharing her love for biology, this educator will be retiring this year. Name: Frances Carr School: Marple Newtown High School Grade/Subject: Grades 9-12/Biology, AP Biology Years in the Industry: 25 years Background: 1973-1981: Biology teacher and basketball and track coach. 1981-1998: Stay-at-home mom, homebound tutor. 1998-present: Biology teacher at Marple Newtown High School (will retire in June 2013). What do you like most about your job? I enjoy seeing …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Kevin Fomalont, a Broomall resident and graduate of Penn State, was awarded a Fulbright grant by the United States Department of State to carry out his proposed project in neuroscience in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
With nominations from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the High School Leadership Program at Widener University recognizes young leaders who have made a difference in their communities.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Widener University, one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize AlexandraAdams of Newtown Square as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards. In its second year, the program recognized 93 students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools. Alexandra Adams from Marple Newtown High School has made a difference in the community by obtaining the authorization to host the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Leadership Conference at her school. Adams also serves on student…
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 …
Meet this Episcopal Academy educator who has a passion for teaching high school visual arts.
Marple Newtown Patch is featuring great teachers in the Marple Newtown area who deserve some spotlight. Teachers give a lot to their students, schools and studies and we'd like to recognize them and say a simple, thank you, for all that they do. This educator has been in the industry for two decades, spreading his passion for all things art. Name: David Sigel School: Episcopal Academy Grade/Subject: Upper School Studio instructor & Visual Arts Department, Chair Years in the Industry: 20 Teaching Background: Gould Academy, Bethel, ME, Upper School Studio Art (one year), The Fessenden School, West Newton, MA (13 years), and EA for 2007-present, and co-founder and director of Summer Art at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA (2007-…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Lee Pearcy, a classics teacher at Episcopal Academy, is one of two teachers across the United States who received the 2012 American Philological Association Precollegiate Teaching Award.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Dr. Lee Pearcy, a teacher at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square is a recipient of the 2012 American Philological Association Precollegiate Teaching Award. This award is given annually to two teachers from across North America. Dr. Pearcy was honored for his work in expanding the school’s Classics program and for his inspiring teaching. He has been teaching Latin and Greek at Episcopal since 1985. The Association also singled out his work as APA Vice President for Education and co-leader of the team that wrote the APA’s national Standards for Latin Teacher Preparation. The award citation describes Pearcy as “a model of the pre-collegiate teacher who, as an active scholar and involved member of the profession, brings a …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Laura Huston, of Broomall, was recognized last month at University of Delaware's General Honors Award Ceremony.
NEWARK, DE–Top students in the University of Delaware Honors Program were recognized in a special ceremony held Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Trabant University Center. Among those distinguished students was Lauren Huston. Huston is from Broomall, PA. The award recipients earned 18 or more Honors credits in their first two years at the University and have overall GPAs of 3.20 or higher. They were presented certificates by Michael Arnold, director of the Honors Program, and were congratulated on stage by their college deans or deputy deans. This press release has been provided by the University of Delaware.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Get to know this Marple Ambulance Corps member.
Marple Newtown Patch wants you to get to know your first responders. They do dangerous work and Patch would like to recognize them. Meet this first responder who is a member of the Marple Ambulance Corps. Name: Heather Robinson Age: 36 Hometown: Broomall Rank/Title: President, Assistant Chief How long have you been with the Marple Ambulance Corps? Seventh year. What do you like about your job? Being able to serve the residents of Marple Township. I don’t get tired of it. What do you dislike about your job? The hardest part of this job is knowing there are certain calls that you just know you can’t change the outcome of those calls, no matter how much training you have. Some things are just out of your hands. What inspired you to become an …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Get to know this Newtown police officer.
arple Newtown Patch wants you to get to know your first responders. They do dangerous work and Patch would like to recognize them. Meet first responder Joseph Alonso who is an officer with the Newtown Township Police Department. Name: Joseph M. Alonso Age: 40 Hometown: Chester Rank/Title: Patrolman How long have you been with the Newtown Police Department? I was hired in Newtown Township on April 3, 1998. But I have been a police officer since Oct. 12, 1993. What do you like about your job? I love that my office is a car; I don’t like being tied to a desk and enjoy all the different challenges that this job has to offer. What do you dislike about your job? The freezing cold! The only time when having to work outside is less than pleasant…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Get to know this Marple police officer.
Marple Newtown Patch wants you to get to know your first responders. They do dangerous work and Patch would like to recognize them. Meet first responder Brandon Graeff who is an officer with the Marple Township Police Department. Name: Brandon Graeff Age: 39 Hometown: Lees Port, PA Rank/Title: Sergeant, DARE Instructor How long have you been with the Marple Police Department? Just over 15 years. What do you like about your job? I like the variety—there are a variety of things we deal with. As a DARE instructor, I enjoy being in the schools—we talk to students in first, fourth and sixth grades and enjoy the opportunity to speak with the kids at those ages. It’s a unique opportunity for a police officer to go into a school and speak with the…