Sisters Molly and Bernadette Hritzo of Holland placed third and fourth respectively in the International Science and Engineering Fair held May 10-17 in Atlanta, beating more than 1,500 other students from around the world.
The Hritzo sisters, who are students at
Villa Joseph Marie High School
in Holland, have won several local science fairs, including gold medals at the Delaware Valley Science Fair.
Molly Hritzo, a graduating senior, won third place in the cellular and molecular biology division. She also lunched with a group of Nobel Prize winners after a question she submitted was presented to the panel. Bernadette Hritzo, a ninth-grader, placed fourth for her work with marine sponges. She won an additional competition award that was sponsored by the Army.
June Balloon, an annual children's art exhibition, will be on display through June 22 at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown.
The artwork by young people ages 2 through 18 features work created in the museum's art classes and the Art on the Move program, a school and community outreach initiative. The exhibit also features work by students in enrichment programs at
Pine Run Elementary School
in New Britain borough and
Palisades Middle School
in Nockamixon Township. A free opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the museum and includes arts activities, refreshments and live music by teenage vocalist Kaylee Carmichael.
Admission to the exhibit is free during museum hours. Museum admission is $6.50; $6, senior; $4, students. Children under 6 are free. The museum is at 138 Pine St. For information call 215-340-9800.
Kimberly Davidow of Perkasie has won a $1,000 scholarship from the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.
The scholarship is given to communication majors from Philadelphia area colleges. Davidow, 21, a graduate of
Archbishop Wood High School
in Warminster and a senior at La Salle University, will serve an internship as a reporter this summer for CareerTV, a 30-minute Philadelphia-based television show distributed to college TV stations.
Two student volunteers at Doylestown Hospital have won $750 scholarships in recognition of their volunteer work in the community. The scholarships were awarded by Fox Rothschild, a Warrington law firm.
Jenna Diasio of Jamison, a senior at
Central Bucks High School South
in Warrington, and Stephanie Jenkins, a senior
Central Bucks High School East
in Buckingham, both volunteered in the patient transport department and plan to pursue health-related careers at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.
Another hospital volunteer, Amy Carlineo, has won the Jack Sternthal Memorial Scholarship, an award named for the late Doylestown businessman who founded the County Linen Center, formerly in Doylestown. Carlineo, of Upper Black Eddy and a senior at
Palisades High School
in Nockamixon Township, will study nursing at Lynchburg College in Virginia.
The Langhorne Council of the Arts has awarded scholarships to four Bucks County students to pursue enrichment opportunities in the arts. The students received awards between $300 and $500 to further their studies.
The winners: Deanna Roepcke, a sixth grader at
the Pen Ryn School
in Fairless Hills; Christopher Smirnov, an eighth-grader at
Maple Point Middle School
in Middletown; Adam Gillen, who is in the ninth grade at Maple Point; and Lynn Roberts, a junior at
Neshaminy High School
in Middletown. The awards were presented at a ceremony May 2 at the Wommack Studios in Langhorne.
The 20th annual Tyler Tasting Party to benefit the restoration of Tyler Hall will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at
Bucks County Community College
in Newtown. Guests will sample food and spirits from more than three dozen restaurants, caterers, cafes, wineries and breweries. The party also includes silent and live auctions and live music by the Paul Morris Orchestra. Tickets are $125. The school is at 275 Swamp Rd. For information, visit
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in Upper Makefield so far have collected donations and pledges totaling $7,000 as part of a fund-raising effort for the Lifegiving Water Fund in Yardley.
Nearly all of the school's 850 students participated in the annual Great American Fundraiser event held May 19 to 23. Students solicited pledges for walking laps around the school gymnasium and campus.
- Kristin E. Holmes