students have been honored for their volunteer and academic efforts.
Alex Fauchet was honored as youth volunteer of the year for his work with YMCA Camp Arrowhead in his hometown of Pittsford, N.Y. He volunteered as an assistant for the rock climbing, low ropes and team-building activities. He volunteered for more than 300 hours.
Brianna Whiteman of Pipersville and Hannah Fung-Wiener of Hamilton, N.J., have won the school's 2008-2009 trustees merit scholarship awards. Whiteman and Fung-Wiener were honored for their academic achievement, leadership and service. Both students will enter the ninth grade in the fall. The scholarships will be renewed annually contingent upon the students academic standing. For information about Solebury School and the scholarship program call 215-862-5261.
Liz Scott, mother of Alex Scott, the Wynnewood youngster who turned her bout with cancer into a movement to find a cure for pediatric cancer, visited the
William Penn Middle School
in Lower Makefield on Tuesday. Students at the school raised funds throughout the year for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and presented a check to Scott during her visit.
For information about the foundation, visit
» READ MORE: www.alexslemonade.org
Bedminster Elementary School
students and principal Christine Koegler traveled in style for a meal at Friendly's Restaurant as part of school's participation in the district's Race for Education fund-raising project.
The initiative raises money for individual schools to purchase items such as playground equipment and books. Students secure pledges for each lap that they walk around the school's track. Bedminster will use the $22,000 raised during the year for library books, field trips, assemblies and events sponsored by the school's Parent-Teacher Group.
Students Erik Dearborn, Daniel Hausman, Claire Rawa, Will Rawa, David Schlotter and Alexa Wiley, who won a drawing from a pool of participating students, joined Koegler for a limousine ride to Friendly's.
The Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) honored female students in three Bucks County School Districts for their achievement in math and science.
The annual awards program recognizes seventh graders who excel in the subjects as a way of encouraging young women to pursue careers in math and science. The youngsters were honored at the AAUW's annual Girls' Recognition Reception last month. Participating districts were Council Rock, Neshaminy and Pennsbury.
The honorees: Rachel Xu and Paige Milligan,
Newtown Middle School
; Christine Besselmann and Serena Seshadri,
Holland Middle School
; Ricki Abrams and Laurel Gordon,
Richboro Middle School
Rachel Rotteveel, Linlin Chen, Erica Mohan and Mary-Jean Murray,
Maple Point Middle School
in Middletown Township; Laura Flaherty, Konstantina Kloufetos, Molly Garrigan and Julia Staub,
Poquessing Middle School
in Lower Southampton; Alyson Kinney, Miyo Donnelly, Julia Gomez and Rebecca Feinberg,
Carl Sandburg Middle School
in Middletown Township; Sarah Bedesem, Laura Zakowski, Janice Joseph and Lisa Carpenter,
Neshaminy Middle School
in Middletown Township.
Alana Papula, Priya Crain, Karen Caruso, Alissa Johnson, Cassidy Williams, and Maggie Purcell,
Charles Boehm Middle School
in Lower Makefield; Julie Haupin, Katherine Webb, Jessica Zarenkiewicz, Sylvia Biscoveanu, Emily Franko and Meghan Scarpiello,
William Penn Middle School
; Anastasia Tryshkina, Sara Dornblaser, Melissa Goodwill, Emma Wells, Lily Frankel and Nicole Duffy,
Pennwood Middle School
in Lower Makefield.
For information about the AAUW visit
» READ MORE: www.aauwmakefield.org
or call 215-369-3500.
Three third graders in the Pennsbury School District have won prizes for topping a field of nearly 300 competitors in the district's second annual floral design contest.
The students created their own floral arrangements as part of the district's program with the Yardley Flower Company. The flower shop works with students to develop creativity and teach students about plant growth.
Shawn Seltner, of
Manor Elementary School
in Falls Township, was the first place winner and received a $200 prize. Meredith Webber, of
Edgewood Elementary School
in Lower Makefield, came in second, winning $100. Grace Morschauser, of
Makefield Elementary School
in Lower Makefield, was third and won $50. Saloni Shah and Allison Scharko, of Edgewood, and Conor Strauss, of
Afton Elementary School
in Lower Makefield, received honorable mentions.
Pennridge High School
chapter of Students Taking Action Now Darfur (STAND) will host a 5K Walk/Run June 28 to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur.
"In 2004, President Bush called the atrocities in Darfur a genocide, but little has been done since," said the Pennridge chapter co-president Molly Gebler in a statement. All proceeds from the 5K Walk/Run will benefit the Genocide Prevention Network that helps protect citizens in Darfur and aims to raise awareness.
Registration is $15 for participants who register before Saturday. After that, registration is $22. On-site registration is 9 at 10 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. For information and to register visit
» READ MORE: www.savedarfur5k.org
, or email
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Kids on Campus,
Bucks County Community College's
annual summer day camp program, expands this year to the school's new Lower Bucks campus and will offer an added slate of programming.
The day camp offers one-week sessions when students can explore subjects such as lacrosse, jewelry-making and computers. New subjects this summer include roller hockey, improv comedy and Broadway musical theater.
Day camp sessions at the Newtown campus will be June 23 to Aug. 15 and are geared toward youngsters ages 4 to 15. At the Lower Bucks campus, the day camp begins on July 7 and will continue through July 25. Sessions are geared toward campers ages 7 to 15 - and over. Most sessions are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Before- and after-camp care for students in Newtown is available through the Tri-Hampton YMCA in Newtown. For information and registration visit
» READ MORE: www.bucks.edu/kidsoncampus
or call 215-968-8409.
- Kristin E. Holmes