Archive for May, 2012

May 29, 2012

Girls’ Lacrosse players named All-Publics

 By Coach Hughes

1ST TEAM:  ATTACK:  Captain Katrine Metelkova & Christine Wong

MIDFIELDERS:  Captain Tiana Fluck and Kaylah Biddick      DEFENSE:  Jaycee Kelley
2ND TEAM: ATTACK: Veronica Gonzalez    MIDFIELDER:  Jia Mitchell & Skipper Lawson
DEFENSE:  Alia Williams   GOALKEEPER:  Deidre Etim

May 24, 2012

CO-ED track and field team news

Congratulations to Raijhan Pryer who made his presence known this track and field season as a triple jumper.  Raijhan placed in the top ten at both the Philadelphia Public League Championships and PIAA District 12 AAA Championships!        ~ Coach Singletary

May 24, 2012

Phillies vs. Nationals Game Review

  By Nicholas Miller and Michael Honick, Class of 2013

As  captains of our school’s Action Team, we recently attended a Phillies game with 11 classmates thanks to the tickets we received through the Major Leagues Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America Foundations. We had a wonderful time – we all had fun and bonded with each other during the game. We took pictures, made jokes with each other, and ate food together during the game.  Savuth Yin had never attended a major league game before so he was glad to receive a ticket to join us.

The Philadelphia Phillies had their ace Cole Hamels (6-1) on the mound Wednesday night when they took on the Washington Nationals who had Edwin Jackson (1-1) starting pitching for them. Cole Hamels pitched extremely well for the Phillies as he did not let up a hit until the sixth inning.  He finished the game strong for the Phillies going 8 innings and letting up only 4 hits, walking 3 batters, and striking out 8 batters while not letting up any runs. Edwin Jackson did not pitch so well for the Nationals; Jackson went 7 innings and he gave up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while walking 2 batters and striking out only 4 batters.

 The three earned runs were earned by Mike Fontenot’s single to right fielder Bryce Harper and Carlos Ruiz scored. The second run came off when Shane Victorino doubled on a line drive to right field and Hunter Pence scored. The last earned run came off a Juan Pierre sacrifice bunt and Mike Fontenot scored. Then the Washington Nationals made a pitching change and in came Henry Rodriguez from the bullpen in the top on the 9th inning.  He gave up one run that was off a homerun by Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino.

The Phillies then replaced Cole Hamels with their closer Jonathan Papelbon and he gave up one run while striking out 2 batters to end the game.  The one run he gave up came off a homerun by the Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche. The final score was the Philadelphia Phillies 4 and the Washington Nationals 1. The winning pitcher was Cole Hamels who moved to a pitching record of (7-1) and the losing pitcher was Edwin Jackson whose record became (1-2).

Thank you to Mrs. Kirby, MLB Players Trust and Volunteers of America for providing us this opportunity to go to a game.  Watch for photos from the game to be posted soon.

May 24, 2012

GWHS student wins Wistar Institute essay contest

 Congratulations to the University of Pennsylvania 2012 Wistar Institute’s High School Essay Prize Winner  Janice M. James for her essay entitled, “Telomeres:  Implications and Current Studies” which won 2nd place!

May 24, 2012

Win tickets to Drake concert


Our Sports & Entertainment Marketing students are once again raffling concert tickets as a fundraiser – this time for DRAKE’s Club Paradise Tour.

 See Rochel Henry, Tom Coulson or any student in the junior class of SEM for a chance to win these tickets.  For $2.00 you could win two tickets to the concert on June 9th, 7:00 pm at the Susquehanna Bank Center.

May 21, 2012

Win LMFAO tickets

 LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” has surpassed 10 million units in total sales worldwide! “Party Rock Anthem” was the #2 top selling song of 2011 on iTunes in the U.S. behind Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” and it was the #1 selling song on iTunes in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The video has seen over 360 million views on VEVO and was featured by KIA in their award winning KIA Hamster advertising campaign. LMFAO’s music has been licensed by movie and television shows, including 20th Century Fox’s holiday hit “Chipwrecked,” Fox’s TV hit “Glee” and the top charting game “Just Dance 3.”

Now you can see them live!    Our Journalism Club has received a donation of 2 tickets to the June 30th LMFAO concert at the Wells Fargo Center which we must use as a fundraiser.  We have decided to hold a silent auction.  If you would like a chance to buy these tickets or want further information, see Mrs. Kirby in Room 13 to make your bid.  We will open all bids next week and announce the winner.   If you are the lucky winner, you will be supporting our Journalism Club while seeing your favorite group in person.

May 21, 2012

National Financial Challenge Winner!

Our Accounting students recently participated in the annual National Financial Capability Challenge and we had a winner! Congratulations to senior Ankit Patel who scored in the top 20% of students across the country.

More than 80,000 students took this year’s test with an average score of 69% which Ankit obviously surpassed.  He will be featured on the U.S. Treasury Department’s website and is now eligible for a $1000 scholarship.  Wish him luck – the scholarship winners will be announced in May!

While Ankit received the highest score in our school, senior Marissa Williams is also to be congratulated as she received a certificate for having the 2nd highest score in our school.


For more statistics on the challenge see