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December 6, 1992 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Christopher James Burke, 17, a senior at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, has been honored by the Marple Newtown Lions Club. Burke has been an honor student every quarter, has won first prize in the Delaware County Science Fair, and has been a Seventh Congressional District winner in the Voice of Democracy essay contest. He is a National Merit Scholar Commended Student, president of the National Honor Society, co-editor of the school newspaper, an announcer on the school television program, a member of Peer Ministry and an office aide.
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July 2, 1986 | By Nancy Nowicki, Special to The Inquirer
For the last half of her senior year of high school, Stephanie Sawyer of Lawnside wondered what was wrong with her. Ranked fifth in her class at Haddon Heights, involved in 10 extracurricular activities and well liked by teachers as well as students, it didn't seem much could be wrong with her. Why then, with qualifications as good or better than other National Honor Society inductees, had she not been asked to join the prestigious organization?...
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June 1, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penncrest High School seniors Benjamin Bartholomew and Autumn Garguile are the first winners of a scholarship created in memory of physics teacher Robert "Mal" Malkovsky Jr., it was announced Friday during an awards ceremony at the Delaware County school. The scholarship, initiated by former Penncrest students of Malkovsky, will go to students who share the passion he felt for science. Since his death in February at age 62, more than $50,000 has been raised for the memorial fund. Every year, a boy and a girl will be chosen to receive $1,000 each.
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August 17, 1998 | By Bobbie Ann Mason
Sometimes I think nothing ever changes. In Kentucky, two unwed high school girls are suing their school board, claiming they were denied membership in the National Honor Society because they were pregnant. In the 1950s, when I was a high school senior in Kentucky, I was desperate to be tapped for the National Honor Society. Tapped is the word - a signal in the dark. The event was filled with mystery and secrecy, like a Masonic ritual. The new members would be revealed in an assembly in the auditorium.
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December 25, 1988 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
Dolly Wideman of Chester - program coordinator of the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County Inc. - has been named co-chairman of the Women of Color by members of that advisory group. "We will continue the primary goals of the Women of Color Caucus - to serve as an advisory group to Pennsylvania programs against domestic violence," said Wideman. She said she will "actively encourage and support the individual members of the Women of Color Caucus. " Chester resident Barbara Newsom, legal coordinator of the Domestic Abuse Project's Chester office, has been elected alternate co-chairman of the statewide caucus.
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August 12, 1998
Making a moral example out of someone who erred is a tricky business. You can end up setting a bad example yourself. Just ask the Grant County (Ky.) School District. In April, a ceremony was held in the Grant County High School gym to induct worthy students into the National Honor Society. Of 35 students who had the required grade point average, 33 heard their names announced and applauded. The two who didn't, Somer Chipman and Chasity Glass, had something in common - something, that is, besides a love of playing flute and a raft of extracurricular activities.
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June 25, 1989 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
Valedictorian. From the Latin vale, meaning farewell, and dicere, to say. The title is an honor historically conferred upon the best graduating student, and even though some high schools in Burlington County no longer use the title of valedictorian nor officially designate one, all are proud to recognize their outstanding graduates. This week, Neighbors in the News presents a brief profile of the county's valedictorians. By that name or whatever name - cum laude, best of the class - they were No. 1. BURLINGTON CITY.
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May 1, 1994 | By Jane M. Reynolds, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dozens of high school students who are too young to remember the Vietnam War gave up a Friday night to make sure that those who died in the war are not forgotten. The West Deptford High School volleyball marathon, sponsored by the school's National Honor Society, raised $1,250 on April 22 for the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, which is under construction in Holmdel, Monmouth County. The event was scheduled to run overnight, but a host of other school activities, including a track meet and a play, cut into the number of students able to participate.
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June 26, 1989 | By Victoria K. Grigsby, Special to The Inquirer
Christina A. Gekas, 18, a recent graduate of Woodbury High School, died Saturday after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking with a friend along Ocean Drive in Upper Township, Cape May County. Miss Gekas graduated with honors a week ago. She was active in school government, serving on the student council and as treasurer of the senior class. She was the homecoming queen last fall. "She was a role model for everyone," said Karen Mount, her friend since junior high school.
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March 24, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stella Y. Botelho, 96, of Blue Bell, who had a distinguished career as a researcher and teacher in the field of physiology, died Wednesday, March 11, of renal failure at her home in Normandy Farms Estates. Reared in Wayne, Dr. Botelho graduated from Radnor High School in 1936. She was a Girl Scout and a member of the National Honor Society, and participated in glee club, the debate team, school plays, and the school newspaper. She also excelled in athletics, lettering in tennis, swimming, basketball, and hockey.
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June 4, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Blaisse's rise to scouting stardom began with a simple idea: Help military veterans receive the recognition they deserve. So, the 17-year-old Newtown Square resident connected local vets with Honor Flight Philadelphia, a corporate-sponsored program that hosts World War II veterans at a daylong tour of Washington monuments. As a result of that and his many other scouting achievements, Blaisse was honored as the American Legion's national Eagle Scout of the year last month.
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June 1, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penncrest High School seniors Benjamin Bartholomew and Autumn Garguile are the first winners of a scholarship created in memory of physics teacher Robert "Mal" Malkovsky Jr., it was announced Friday during an awards ceremony at the Delaware County school. The scholarship, initiated by former Penncrest students of Malkovsky, will go to students who share the passion he felt for science. Since his death in February at age 62, more than $50,000 has been raised for the memorial fund. Every year, a boy and a girl will be chosen to receive $1,000 each.
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February 25, 2013 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every year in late February, Sterling point guard Tyra Satchell gets a little nervous. Even though it happens to coincide with the start of the New Jersey state girls' basketball postseason, which Sterling will enter Monday, her anxiety has nothing to do with the hardwood. It actually has to do with her birthday. Unlike most seniors who turn 18 before graduating, Satchell will turn 17 on Thursday, meaning that a whole new crop of friends and teammates will learn that she is a grade ahead.
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January 31, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Francis Wallace Hastings, 89, of Perkasie, a longtime executive recruiter and a skilled woodworker, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, of congestive heart failure and pneumonia at his home. Mr. Hastings worked as an executive headhunter at Butterick & McGary in Philadelphia from 1952 to 1960 and went on to form his own recruitment firm, Frank W. Hastings Associates. He ran the company from 1960 to 1990 out of an office in New York City, and also worked with others out of his home, which was then in Yardley, his family said.
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July 19, 2001 | By Valerie Reed INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The National Association of Student Councils recognized eight regional finalists before singling out Jim Finnemeyer of North Penn High School in Lansdale as the Warren E. Shull Adviser of the Year. Finnemeyer received the award at the association's annual conference last month in North Carolina, an event that drew about 2,000 students and advisers. He was the first winner from Pennsylvania since the award was established 13 years ago to honor Shull, founder of the association.
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May 21, 1999 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Angry over a decision to bar four high school athletes from playing in the Delaware County Hero Bowl, some parents and students in the Interboro School District have asked the school board to rewrite its student code of conduct. "The school district has been very negative in how they've treated our children," said Rosemarie DiSands, whose son, Bobby, was one of 27 Interboro High School students disciplined in February for attending a party where alcohol was being served. The students, arrested and charged with underage drinking, were removed from all sports and extracurricular activities for 90 days under the school district's 1997 code of conduct.
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August 17, 1998 | By Bobbie Ann Mason
Sometimes I think nothing ever changes. In Kentucky, two unwed high school girls are suing their school board, claiming they were denied membership in the National Honor Society because they were pregnant. In the 1950s, when I was a high school senior in Kentucky, I was desperate to be tapped for the National Honor Society. Tapped is the word - a signal in the dark. The event was filled with mystery and secrecy, like a Masonic ritual. The new members would be revealed in an assembly in the auditorium.
NEWS
August 12, 1998
Making a moral example out of someone who erred is a tricky business. You can end up setting a bad example yourself. Just ask the Grant County (Ky.) School District. In April, a ceremony was held in the Grant County High School gym to induct worthy students into the National Honor Society. Of 35 students who had the required grade point average, 33 heard their names announced and applauded. The two who didn't, Somer Chipman and Chasity Glass, had something in common - something, that is, besides a love of playing flute and a raft of extracurricular activities.
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