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May 14, 1992 | By Chuck Newman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shipley School's application for admission to the Inter-Ac League has been rejected, but the school plans to submit another admission request. "What we will do now is to continue to abide by league (Inter-Ac) rules," Shipley athletic director Rich Maack said. "And while we have no definite timetable, I am sure we will re-apply in the future. " The denial to bring all Shipley sports teams into the league by the 1994-95 season was sent to Shipley by James M. Talbot, secretary of the Inter-Ac League.
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July 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The Shipley School in Lower Merion announced Friday that a student who was reported missing earlier in the week had likely taken his own life. "Although everyone was praying for a good outcome, I do not have good news," Head of School Stephen Piltch wrote in a letter posted to the school's website Friday. Austin Wylie, 17, was entering his senior year. He was described as a talented player on the school's soccer team and the club team FC Europa. On Thursday, Philadelphia marine units were searching the Delaware River near where Wylie's car had been found, according to police sources.
NEWS
December 15, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wyncote Academy used 29 points from John Darden to rebound from a first- round loss Friday night and win the consolation game of the George School basketball tournament Saturday. Led by Darden and Mark Drayton, who had 12 points, the Lions (3-2) defeated Atlantic Friends, 55-49, in the consolation game. In the first round, Drayton scored 21 points and Darden added 14, but Wyncote lost to Shipley School, 61-51. The George School defeated Shipley School, 55-39, for the tournament championship.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
A former squash coach at a private Main Line school was sentenced Thursday to a range between time served and 23 months, as well as three years of probation, after admitting he had a sexual relationship with a student. James Civello, 51, of Upper Black Eddy, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to the misdemeanor charge of corruption of minors after it was discovered in July 2011 that he had had numerous sexual encounters with a 16-year-old girl. At the time, Civello worked at Shipley School in Bryn Mawr.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2016
Revealing debut Jessica Knoll's debut novel, Luckiest Girl Alive , made waves when the Shipley School grad revealed she had based some of the book on her high school gang rape. While Knoll made it clear, in a piece for she wrote for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter newsletter, that Luckiest Girl Alive was not a memoir, her life experiences inspired what happens in her best-seller. "To all the TifAni FaNellis of the world," she wrote, referring to her main character, "I know. " Hopefully, that story didn't detract from how good the book actually is. This dark and twisty mystery is perfect for closing out your summer- reading season.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A bill that targets coaches who have sex with players by making the charge a third-degree felony unanimously passed Pennsylvania's House on Wednesday. The proposal, which proceeds to the Senate, follows the arrests of at least nine Philadelphia-area coaches who have been accused of having sex with players or attempting to since 2011. The law would apply to sports officials who are unaffiliated with a school, such as a travel team coach. It would make it a felony for them to have sex with a player 16 or older.
NEWS
February 26, 1987 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forward John Darden and center Mark Drayton led the Wyncote Academy Lions to their second win in the last three games as the Lions topped Kimberton Farms, 73-39, Tuesday in the Tri-Country League postseason tourney at the Shipley School. Darden scored 35 points and collected 10 rebounds, and Drayton added 16 points and 30 rebounds as the Lions improved their overall record to 5-8. "We got a big lead, then put the pressure on and kept it," said Wyncote Academy coach Steve Feiner.
NEWS
February 16, 1989 | By Marv Bachrad, Special to The Inquirer
Shipley School couldn't maintain the prosperity of an 8-point first-half lead and bowed to the Academy of the New Church, 52-45, Tuesday. The winners took command with a 20-7 third-quarter assault and stayed in control the rest of the afternoon. Shipley, which defeated the Academy of the New Church earlier in the season, built a 11-9 lead at the quarter, which they increased to 25-18 at intermission, but ANC dominated the rest of the game. "We didn't really play well in the first half either," said losing coach John Rainey.
NEWS
March 16, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is something no teachers or school administrators ever want to experience, but a reality that they must be prepared to confront: the death of a student. And while most student deaths are from accidents or illness, in a recent federal study suicide was found to be the No. 3 cause of death among those 10 to 14 years old. Schools all over the nation have been searching for ways to prevent it. In an incident that gained international attention, last week the prestigious Shipley School, in the heart of the Main Line, was forced to come to grips with tragedy when the body of eighth grader Cayman Naib was found on the grounds of his Newtown Square home, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Patricia Bell Cuddy, 54, of Rosemont, a mother and active volunteer, died Saturday, May 16, of cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A marketing employee for Subaru, she retired in 2000 to raise her two children and become active as a volunteer for various groups and institutions. She made a mark as a volunteer at the Shipley School in Rosemont, head of school Steve Piltch wrote in a letter posted May 18 on its website. "Bright, committed, and compassionate, Tricia approached everything she did with courage and grace.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2016
Revealing debut Jessica Knoll's debut novel, Luckiest Girl Alive , made waves when the Shipley School grad revealed she had based some of the book on her high school gang rape. While Knoll made it clear, in a piece for she wrote for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter newsletter, that Luckiest Girl Alive was not a memoir, her life experiences inspired what happens in her best-seller. "To all the TifAni FaNellis of the world," she wrote, referring to her main character, "I know. " Hopefully, that story didn't detract from how good the book actually is. This dark and twisty mystery is perfect for closing out your summer- reading season.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The Shipley School in Lower Merion announced Friday that a student who was reported missing earlier in the week had likely taken his own life. "Although everyone was praying for a good outcome, I do not have good news," Head of School Stephen Piltch wrote in a letter posted to the school's website Friday. Austin Wylie, 17, was entering his senior year. He was described as a talented player on the school's soccer team and the club team FC Europa. On Thursday, Philadelphia marine units were searching the Delaware River near where Wylie's car had been found, according to police sources.
NEWS
March 22, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
JOE AND Marcy Cobb are like the folks you see pushing carts through Acme on Saturdays. Joe is a Philly cop; Marcy's a nurse at a local hospital. They are married and have four kids, including a set of fraternal twins. They are a loving, hardworking family with all the usual ups and downs. In other words, they're like a whole lot of middle-class African Americans - except that they're characters in a nationally syndicated cartoon strip called JumpStart that makes its debut in the Daily News on Monday.
NEWS
October 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Mangan Pitocchelli, 87, of Rosemont, a teenage tennis champion who later made her mark as a respected player, umpire, and coach, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, of a digestive ailment at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Pitocchelli's life revolved around tennis and family. Born in Washington, she moved to Villanova in 1942. She attended the Shipley School, where she played varsity tennis all four years. At age 17, she reached the Merion Cricket Club singles championship final, and she captured the title in 1973.
NEWS
August 25, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Virginia Sharp Lott, 94, of Gladwyne, daughter of the creator of the Whitman's Sampler and widow of national squash racquets champion H. Hunter Lott Jr., died Wednesday, Aug. 12, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Waverly Heights. Her son, H. Hunter Lott III, said Mrs. Lott had lived since 2007 at the continuing-care community, where her wit, spirit and energy were admired by staff and residents. The youngest of six children of Walter Patton Sharp Sr., and Edith Huggard Sharp, Mrs. Lott was born and reared in Bryn Mawr.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
While an upper-class student in the late 1940s at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Margaret McFate met A. Richard Webster on a blind date arranged by his sister, a Shipley classmate. "They met at a train platform, the Bryn Mawr train station," where he had come from his mother's home in Merion, their daughter Beth Stouffer said. "He looked very young, but he was smoking a pipe and trying to appear much older than he was," she said. Webster had dropped out of Amherst College by the time they met and, "right after she had graduated" from Shipley in 1950, "they had gotten a marriage license" and hoped to elope.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Patricia Bell Cuddy, 54, of Rosemont, a mother and active volunteer, died Saturday, May 16, of cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A marketing employee for Subaru, she retired in 2000 to raise her two children and become active as a volunteer for various groups and institutions. She made a mark as a volunteer at the Shipley School in Rosemont, head of school Steve Piltch wrote in a letter posted May 18 on its website. "Bright, committed, and compassionate, Tricia approached everything she did with courage and grace.
NEWS
May 12, 2015
WE AGAIN find ourselves contending with the aftermath of an attack fueled by abusive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. As an American Muslim, I am both saddened and confused by the frequency with which events like this are taking place around the world. To the Muslims engaging in these acts of violence, I say that we should respond to abusive cartoons by following the example set by the Prophet Muhammad, who repeatedly tolerated abuse and responded with love. To the groups who continue to perpetuate abusive depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, I ask what they intend to gain from their actions.
NEWS
March 16, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is something no teachers or school administrators ever want to experience, but a reality that they must be prepared to confront: the death of a student. And while most student deaths are from accidents or illness, in a recent federal study suicide was found to be the No. 3 cause of death among those 10 to 14 years old. Schools all over the nation have been searching for ways to prevent it. In an incident that gained international attention, last week the prestigious Shipley School, in the heart of the Main Line, was forced to come to grips with tragedy when the body of eighth grader Cayman Naib was found on the grounds of his Newtown Square home, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
NEWS
March 10, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
DELAWARE COUNTY 13-year-old Cayman Naib was remembered last night by his schoolmaster as "a remarkable person" who brought a smile to others and strove to make sure they felt comfortable. Steve Piltch, head of school at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, recalled when Cayman "made it a point to invite him to his birthday party to make him feel welcome. " That was Cayman. "He was always reaching out to people," Piltch said in a phone interview last night. Cayman was found dead yesterday about 2 p.m. after a frantic four-day search, partially snow-covered in the shallow waters of Darby Creek, said a spokeswoman for Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan.
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