Archive for April, 2011

April 25, 2011

Opportunity Fair coming soon

Greater Philadelphia’s business community has the opportunity to capture the energy of our region’s talented, recent college graduates and to recruit them into our workforce and economy.
Campus Philly is producing the its third annual Opportunity Fair, with initial support from the City of Philadelphia, Temple University and it’s other partner colleges and universities. This live, in-person, fair will connect recent graduates to jobs, professional contacts, volunteer and graduate/professional school opportunities.  For further information, check out this link:  OpportunityFair2011_Factsheet

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April 25, 2011

National Academic League team made it to the finals

By Mrs. Andrea Seitchik, NAL Advisor

“The National Academic League © motivates and recognizes academic athletes much like their athletic peers. By successfully combining the important aspects of team sports — such as competitiveness, strategy, teamwork and cooperation in a group effort — with important aspects of learning — such as problem solving, critical thinking and scholarship — the NAL © generates the same popular enthusiasm and pride as do sports teams. It’s cool to be smart!”

Under the their coach, Mrs. Andrea Seitchik, the GWHS NAL Team competed this school year. The team is comprised of students in grades 9-12. Games were played against Northeast, GAMP, Academy at Palumbo, Central and Martin Luther King High Schools. In the City-Wide finals, we earned a 4th Place trophy and medals.   Congratulations to the team:

Zahra Ahmadi, Ashley George, Remya George, Desislava Gerishanova, Mary Gitman, Michael Grossman, Janice James, Delaney Jenkins, Ronald Joseph, Sam Kirsh, Yevgeniy Kobrits, Jeebu Kurian, Devonna Marshall, Raisa Masud, Asal Matchanova, Augustine Menseh, Katrine Metelkova, Trevor Murray, Roman Nikulbursky, Shayan Patel, Roshan Thomas and Jyothish Varghese.

April 16, 2011

CORE Scholarship opportunity

Attention  Seniors:  The CORE Scholarship (Formerly CORE PHILLY) APPLICATION PERIOD is 4/1/11-6/30/11.  To apply go to:  www.corescholars.org/core-scholarships.  Please note that you must apply for FAFSA first!

If you plan to attend any of these schools you are GUARANTEED to RECEIVE SOME MONEY!

BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PA, CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY, CLARION UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILA., EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY, EDINBORO UNIVERSITY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PA, KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY, LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY, MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY, MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY, PENN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY, SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY

Remember: The deadline to apply is June 30th.

See Mrs. Shirley Davis in the Counselor’s Suite if you have any questions

April 16, 2011

National Financial Capability Challenge results

Seal of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy

By Mrs. Sheryl Kirby

I am very proud to announce that GWHS students Amanda Donlen and Johnny Navarro, juniors in my Accounting class, scored in the top 20% of more than 84,000 students across the nation who participated in the U. S. Department of the Treasury’s National Financial Capability Challenge.

With an average nationwide score of 69% on the challenge, the Treasury Department states, “The results reinforce our belief that there is more work to be done to prepare our young people for the financial future that awaits them.”   Despite this relatively low nationwide average, eight of our Accounting students scored higher than 69%!

Amanda and Johnny now have a chance to win one of  five $1,000 scholarships for students who scored in the top 10% among all students who attend low-income public schools, with another $1,000 grant from a foundation being awarded to our school if they win. All scholarship winners will be announced by April 23, 2011, so please join me in congratulating them on their accomplishment and wishing them good luck in the scholarship opportunity!

April 15, 2011

Forbidden fruit

By Stephanie Pagan, Class of 2012

Within an instant

All innocence died,

Butchered by one nibble of vegetation.

We are drenched in Remorse

Regret,

SIN.

Fear crawls into our spirits

And caused us to scatter.

Disobedience and lack of self-control

Led us to this great fall.

Shame hides us from our Creator.

And since that instant,

Corruption has been injected into our bloodstream

To be held hostage by our transformed flesh

That drives away from all righteousness.

Our nature is now forbidden just the same

April 15, 2011

Everything Burns by Shirock

By Preston Johns, Class of 2013

Shirock is that type of band that makes you feel like you can do anything. Their words are very powerful and they reach your soul. Their music represents wanted change around the world using rock and roll to inspire those who follow them and their music.

I had a chance to listen to their “Everything Burns” debut album. It  hit me deeper then just a song; it hit me in my heart from the lyrics to the sounds of their voices, to the melodies from the 5 group members.  They are wonderful and you can hear in their voices that they mean what they say. Shirock is a band that I will have my eyes on for the future  and I sure many more people will agree when they listen to them.


April 15, 2011

District’s PA DECA Representative heading to International Conference

OUR DISTRICT’S STATE DECA REPRESENTATIVE, ERIC SMITH, who is a junior at GWHS, is registered to attend the International DECA Conference in Orlando in May.  His costs to participate in this event far exceed his ability to pay and the funds available to assist him.  Please consider making a contribution to help him attend this conference which is designed to increase leadership skills while providing career-advancement opportunities that he will then share with DECA members across our District.  See Mrs. Kirby or stop by room 13 to make a donation.  Thank you so much.

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April 15, 2011

GHWS students win big at Delaware Valley Science Fair

By Ms. Debra Liberman

You will be delighted to hear how our students did at the very prestigious Delaware Valley Science Fair.

Kamran Ahmad,  grade 12, won the following;
AstraZenea Pharmaceuticals Special Award–$250
Philadelphia Drug Exchange  -second place — $100
Category Award— Medicine and Health——Second Place—-$75

Shayan Patel, grade 11
Category Award—-Biochemistry—–Honorable Mention

George Koshy, grade 11
Medicine and Health
Parental Drug Association Award—–$1000     YES!   $1000

William Levantovsky, grade 11
Category Award—-Environmental   —– Second Place—-$75
Harrisburg University Biogenius Award Challenge Opportunity-  to compete in another fair for $20,000
University of the Sciences Award Scholarship of $10,000 per year renewable for four years for a total of  $40,000.

All of the students had amazing projects which will be displayed in the library after the testing is over.  Please watch for reflections on the fair experience coming soon.  Congratulations to all!

April 5, 2011

Freedom Train

By Stephanie Pagan, Class of 2011

It is my body that carries my spirit.

With my strength,

I lift myself up and push forward.

I fight against chains that coil around

In the attempt to restrict me

From the rights that I am naturally endowed with by my Creator.

Each time I stroll into nature

And inhale unpolluted air,

I absorb the limitless atmosphere

And become free.

The sun’s rays smile upon my face,

Even in the shadows.

I am illuminated

By the glow from the heavens

Which unlock my bounded mind.

This is my escape.

April 5, 2011

Athletic schedule 4/4-4/9/11

ATHLETICS ACTIVITIES