Neshaminy Middle School

has been named one of nine schools in the country to participate in a new "Trailblazing Project." Sponsored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program, the plan engages students to "Step Up for a Healthier School."

With access to national health and nutrition specialists, the program will assist students in assessing product availability, garnering peer input, conducting taste tests, and developing an action plan to provide healthier meals.

Health Alliance representatives visited Neshaminy last week to train 35 student health ambassadors to implement the program.

McCafferty Auto Group and Delaware Valley Scrap Co. have matched the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund in contributing to the

Bucks County Community College

scholarship fund. In total, $6,000 was raised to help Bucks County's neediest students pursue their studies at the college.

The Bridge to Higher Education Scholarship Program will award at least 10 $1,500 scholarships to low-income high school students in Lower Bucks beginning in 2008.

For more information visit

» READ MORE: www.bucks.edu/foundation

or call 215-968-8224.

Amy Andris, the founder of the Giving B.A.G.S. program, recently visited

Solebury School

to retrieve 301 giving bags to help children in need. For $1 from each student, teacher and administrator, the school was able to stuff more than 300 bags with books, toys, games and snacks. A Solebury teacher, Phyllis Arnold, was instrumental in raising the necessary funds and the school's community service program also donated.

Andris, a Doylestown resident, founded B.A.G.S. in 2004 and has since distributed 6,200 bags and more than 8,000 reading/reference books to elementary and preteen children in nearby communities.

Solebury students decorated the bags, which will be delivered to schools in the Neshaminy and Philadelphia school districts.

For more information on Giving B.A.G.S. or to make a donation contact Amy Andris at

» READ MORE: davidandris@comcast.net

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Perkasie Rotary Club has named

Pennridge High School

seniors Nicole Sensinger and Shaun Poust as Student of the Month for September and October, respectively.

Sensinger, a Hilltown resident, is a member of the National Honor Society and Pennridge's marching band and brass choir. A volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters, she also competes for the school diving and water polo teams.

Poust, of Perkasie, serves as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and is a member of the drama club and choir. He has acted in musicals and as a student ambassador, student liaison to the school board curriculum committee and on student council.

- Matt Sandy