Archive for May, 2013

May 29, 2013

Win tickets to Cody Simpson in concert

codyCody Simpson has unveiled his new summer headline tour heralded by his new single, “Pretty Brown Eyes.”  He will be touring with special guest, Ryan Beatty, and he is coming to the Tower Theatre on July 12th.

Our Sports & Entertainment Marketing program has obtained 2 tickets to this teen heartthrob’s concert and you can win them.  See any senior in the program for your chance to win these tickets.  Proceeds from the raffle support our DECA chapter.

May 29, 2013

GWHS celebrates young playwrights

By Ms. Randee Hurvitz

David O’Connor, Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ Resident Director, will be conducting a Mini-Festival today for the following students’ plays:

Shirley Dong
Sophie Lis
Erin Moore
Shilpa Roy
Malika Shukurova

Congratulations to these young playwrights!

May 29, 2013

Win Warped Tour Tickets

warped tourThe VANS WARPED TOUR® 2013 is coming to the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on July 12th.   See any senior in the Sports & Entertainment Marketing Program to buy a chance to win two tickets to this music lover’s special event. 

The VANS WARPED TOUR® 2013 will be bringing the “Best Day Ever” to fans across the U.S and Canada. This summer’s diverse tour line-up will feature Sleeping With Sirens, We Came As Romans, Motion City Soundtrack, The Wonder Years, Bring Me The Horizon, Reel Big Fish, Crown The Empire, The Story So Far and many more. In addition, festival go-ers will experience an expanded Acoustic Basement, which features established and up-and-coming acoustic artists, such as William Beckett, Allison Weiss and The American Scene.

May 6, 2013

Math Competition

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By Mikail Zolotnitsky, Math Teacher

On  April22nd,  GWHS and a team of Catholic High Schools from Philadelphia and suburbs resumed a tradition of Annual Math competitions. In the past, GWHS used to win every year, however in more recent history, Catholic schools took the lead.  We did not win on the 22nd, but we plan to take revenge next year. 

Many of the students from our GWHS team starting in the Fall stayed after school every Monday and solved advance problems. On the day of the competition, scores were counted for individual and team students’ performance.  Liu Zhouhai had the best score on our team. The entire event was fun for everybody and nobody wanted to leave.

All students who love math are invited to join our Math Club next year. Please, let Mrs. Gallagher (Rm 318) know if you would like to participate.

May 3, 2013

B. SMYTH 1000

By Shawn Bantum, Class of 2014
B. Smyth, a new Motown artist,  is from Ft Lauderdale, Florida.   His mom is originally from Florida, and his father is from Jamaica. 
Smyth was inspired to sing by his mom because when he was younger, she would always be singing around the house. She even had a band herself when she was younger and music was just always in his blood growing up.  Smyth never was really into singing.  He was like any other teen growing up – he was pretty much just into sports.  He played a lot of football and it wasn’t until the tenth grade that he got into music . Smyth started doing talent shows and really loved it which led him to where he is today.
B. Smyth has come into the music business with his own fresh swagger and has ben doing great with his new release “Leggo” which features Hip Hops very own 2 Chainz.
Not only can B. Smyth sing very well and hit high notes, he also is talented in dancing, so he is a multi-talented guy.  At only 19 years old, I can see Smyth becoming a big star.   “Leggo” has already become very famous and a well known song for teen girls and guys.
His swag and his dance moves are something that everyone can connect with and especially if you’re a dancer.  His fame has been growing tremendously
especially, with the ladies, because of his swag and his music.
The song is a mixture of R & B, Dance and Hip-Hop and the video is very creative.  I see him as a rising star along with all the other young up and coming stars.
May 3, 2013

Nothing can conquer you

By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014
Nothing can conquer you. 
Nothing can stop you. 
Don’t let them throw you down to the ground 
Do not let them see you weak 
Hold your head up high 
Walk with confidence 
Nothing can conquer you
Nothing can stop you 
Dream like you’ve never dreamt before 
Your throne will forever be yours 
Head up, shoulders back 
Take the world and conquer it 
You are the ruler of your reality