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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Souderton woman named to dean's list at WCU

Angela N. Berrios of  Souderton  has been named to the dean's list at West Chester University. She is the daughter of Jorge and Joanne Berrios. She is pursuing a degree in arts and sciences.

Hatfield man graduates from IWU

 Matthew Morrissey of Hatfield recently graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in management.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Two area students are part of Goshen College Study-Service Term in China

GOSHEN, Ind. -- Two Montgomery County students are participating in 
the Goshen (Ind.) College Study-Service Term (SST) in China, during 
the fall semester, along with 17 other students. Goshen College became 
the first U.S. college to arrange an undergraduate exchange with the 
People's Republic of China in 1980.

Emma J. Ruth, daughter of Jay and Jane Ruth of Harleysville, is 
majoring in sociology. She is a 2010 graduate of Christopher Dock 
Mennonite High School and attends Salford Mennonite Church.

Chelsea A. Wimmer, daughter of Dean and Julia Wimmer of Telford, is 
majoring in music. She is a 2009 graduate of Christopher Dock 
Mennonite High School and attends Souderton Mennonite Church.

They left for China Aug. 31 and will return to the United States on 
Nov. 29. Jo-Ann Brant and Joe Springer are leading the unit in China. 
Jo-Ann is professor of Bible, religion and philosophy at Goshen 
College and has been on the faculty since 1993. Joe is curator in the 
Mennonite Historical Library and has been on the faculty since 1986.

Students are studying the Chinese language, culture and history at 
China West Normal University for the first six weeks in the city of 
Nanchong while living with host families. Nanchong is located in the 
central province of Sichuan. During the second half of the semester, 
students will spread out to smaller towns in eastern Sichuan province 
to volunteer teaching English in middle and high schools while living 
with host families. The students will also have opportunities for 
field trips to some of China's most famous sites, including the Great 
Wall, the Forbidden City and Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Though there 
are other U.S. colleges and universities who have students living with 
Chinese host families during their study abroad experience, Goshen 
College is one of the first to offer this unique full semester program 
of study and service for college students in China.

"The depth of experience and direct involvement with Chinese culture 
that our students will have is what is so unique about our program," 
said Tom Meyers, director of international education at Goshen College.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NP High School students named to National Merit Scholarship program

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  North Penn High School  recognizes the following ten students who were named as semifinalists in the 2011-2012 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC):

Jessica Arnold                                   
Thomas Bednar                     
Stephen Choi
Mikhail Khodak                      
Nicholas Macy                                   
Ishaan Nerurkar
Bob Ni                                    
Suyog Padgaonkar                
Abbey Parrott
Vidya Punati

These students were selected based on the ability to show exceptional academic talent and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Approximately 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools across the country entered the 2011-2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The National Merit Scholarship Award recipients will be honored at a breakfast on Thursday, Oct.  27 at 7:30 a.m. in the North Penn High School senior cafeteria.  

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Local Students Graduate from Gwynedd-Mercy College

GWYNEDD VALLEY -- Officially completing their degrees at Gwynedd-Mercy College were the following students:
Allison McNeill of Green Lane, PA
Jill DiPaolo of Pennsburg, PA
Catherine Bergen of Chalfont, PA
Anna Linn of Chalfont, PA
Susan Onraet of Chalfont, PA
Marianna Siwek of Chalfont, PA
Theresa Yanny of Chalfont, PA
Larry Stear of Perkasie, PA
Heather Delong of Sellersville, PA
Leah Herndon of Sellersville, PA
Phillip Blocklinger of Souderton, PA
Nicole Appleton of Telford, PA
Karen Capaldi of Telford, PA
Virginia Richhart of Telford, PA
Daniel Choi of Ambler, PA
Kristen Guancione of Ambler, PA
Patricia Miller of Ambler, PA
Renee Elliott of Norristown, PA
Elizabeth Every of Norristown, PA
Chandria Hargrove of Norristown, PA
Sophia Oakley of Norristown, PA
Tahara Peterson of Norristown, PA
Rebecca DeAntonio of Norristown, PA
Elaine Farney of Trooper, PA
Zachary Molyneaux of East Norriton, PA
Sharon Nyamboli of Norristown, PA
Jennifer Turner of Norristown, PA
Michael Colston of Blue Bell, PA
Lisa Fenton of Blue Bell, PA
Elaine Johnson of Blue Bell, PA
Garrett Crowley of Harleysville, PA
Anthony Derro of Harleysville, PA
Anita Hipple of Harleysville, PA
Melissa Maylott of Harleysville, PA
Lisa Michelson of Harleysville, PA
Ryan Rezeli of Harleysville, PA
Dewan Shamim of Hatfield, PA
Aldo Barovero of Lansdale, PA
James Casanova of Lansdale, PA
Melissa Gillman of Lansdale, PA
Cailin Kerr of Lansdale, PA
Elizabeth Gaus of North Wales, PA
Suzanne Kunze of North Wales, PA
Kimberly Overbeck of North Wales, PA
Samuel Song of North Wales, PA
Lynda Brock of Schwenksville, PA
Sandra Peale of Schwenksville, PA
Brittany Wright of Schwenksville, PA

Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's time to hop on the school bus.

Here's a link to the North Penn School District's bus schedules"