Posts tagged ‘Rochell Henry’

June 6, 2012

Journalism Club attends celebration at NCC

By Preston Johns and Sandybel Cedeno, Class of 2013

On May 16, 2012 we and our fellow classmates, staff members of The Eagle Eye, took part in the Philadelphia Prime Movers’ Media 6th Annual Year-End Awards Celebration at The National Constitution Center.   Upon arrival, the student MC was not in attendance so our fellow classmate, Rochell Henry, kindly stepped up and took the position with grace and was a natural.  It was like she was meant to speak on stage and she made the school proud!  She did a wonderful job and hopefully can be up there again next year.

Rochell Henry, student MC

It was an amazing time where we got to hear from great speakers such as bestselling author Solomon Jones.   Jones spoke to us about how the brightest of people can make the worst mistakes.  Jones’ speech was extremely motivating.  We learned a great lesson about life and how to handle things.

Another one of our classmates, Max Carrero, was a student speaker who shared his reflections about his work on The Eagle Eye.  He captivated the entire audience with his rendition of the song from Reading Rainbow and had everyone singing with him before he thanked Mrs. Kirby and the Prime Movers’ founders for the journalism program.

We also heard from Acel Moore and Dorothy Gilliam, Prime Movers’ founders, and we witnessed some of the wonderful writers get awards for what they wrote in their school’s newspapers or on their school’s websites.  Congratulations to our classmate Paige Hughes who was awarded Best Online Presence for her poetry on our site.  Congratulations to Mrs. Kirby, too, who was awarded Advisor of the Year!

After  enjoying a slide show of pictures from different schools and listening to the wonderful speeches and inspirational stories, we were able to sit down and socialize with people from different schools and see what they were up to and doing.  We look forward to participating again as seniors next year.

May 23, 2011

Movie review: Jane Eyre

By Steven Lorenzo, Class of 2013

A group of us recently had the chance to go to a movie at the Ritz.  We received free tickets through our Sports & Entertainment Marketing class in return for writing about the experience for our school newspaper.  Preston Johns, Sandybel Cedeno, Rochell Henry and I went to the movie together.

Our movie experience at the Ritz  was very interesting, but fun.  The reason why we say this is because when we got there,  we had to wait until a man came to the side of the line where we had to be checked in before he gave us our tickets.  Then when we went in the theater it was nice and clean, and the seats were comfortable. It made it very easy to watch the movie and when the movie began, it was extremely dark which made the movie clarity very clear.  So our overall experience was very pleasant at the Ritz.  If you like to watch movies in peace, we would recommend going to the Ritz.

Jane Eyre was an orphan who was sent away to a strict religious school where she had only one friend who died which made her feel very alone in the world.  After leaving the school, she made a home for herself as a maid and fell in love with someone who has a secret from his past which makes it impossible for them to get married.

My opinion of the movie is that it was a low budget movie that was poorly schemed.  The movie was very predictable, so predictable that I ruined the movie for myself on my first time viewing it, but throughout the movie there were some complicated scenes that seemed to have no point to the story.   For instance, there was one part that came out to me as the movie killer when Jane was talking to a young French girl and the French girl told her about how the walls move and there is a monster that lives with them.  Then the man that Jane fell in love with tells her a similar story to her and then moments later they all discover that the monster is his wife.  This was all given away in the beginning when he stated that he married a monster.

Those are my key reasons for deciding it was not a great movie.   My overall opinion of the movie is that it was based off of a pretty well written book, but that when it came to putting it to film, it was not in the best interest of the book to try to make a quick buck off of the people that loved the book. Also, even though the movie wasn’t that great, there were some good actors in the movie like Georgie Henley because I believe she fit the role of Jane perfectly.  So even though the movie was bad and a spoiler, there are still some good key factors like the actors and backgrounds.

March 7, 2011

DECA Conference was a great success!

By Mrs. Sheryl Kirby

As advisor to our DECA chapter, I am proud to announce the results of our participation in various events at the recent PA DECA conference in Hershey, PA.  Not only were all of our students dressed impeccably and on their best behavior for 3 days, but 13 of 18 students came home winners.  Please join me in congratulating the following students:

Lawrence Worcester and Argyris Sahlonis – trophy for School Store Team qualified for Nationals
Steven Lorenzo – medal for high score in role play in Automotive Services Marketing
Geoff Smith and Michael Honick – medals for high score in written test and role play for Travel & Tourism Team
Sandybel Cedeno and Rochell Henry – medal for high score in role play for Hospitality Services Team
Preston Johns – medal for high score in role play for Principles of Business Administration
Marvin Lane – medal for high score in role play for Principles of Business Administration
Donald Hellmuth and Michael Walsh – medal for high score in role play for Financial Decision Making Team
Eric Smith and Michael Tuller – medal for high score in role play for Marketing Communication Team

Congratulations, also, to Eric Smith who is our District Representative on the State Leadership Team. He looked fabulous in his tuxedo and DECA blazer and did a great job while he served as one of 13 hosts to the 1500 students who competed in this event!

You can see photos from our trip in the gallery on the right side of this site and watch for another article to be posted soon written by attendees with highlights of the trip.

November 29, 2010

Movie Review: It’s Kind Of A Funny Story

 By Rochell Henry, Class of 2013

 Who would have thought that a teenage boy would learn more in five days then what he takes his whole life to learn. “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is a film about eccentric people who are depressed. This film has a few lines that make you question what the writers were thinking while others just have you holding your stomach with laughter. When I watched this movie, I felt as if the movie was directed at me and I’m sure any teenager can relate to it. This film has character that you see in an everyday teenager.

You have Craig, the protagonist, who is also suicidal and trying to figure out his life. Then you have Noelle, who is one of your most typical teenagers because she’s a cutter. When you mix these two together, you get a very dysfunctional, craze loving couple. You may not understand their relationship and how they work, but at least you have an understanding of what and who they are. This movie to me just sums up your everyday life that any teenager would go through and it helps that this movie is very funny and has some interesting characters as I’ve mention before.

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is very self-explanatory and if you don’t get it then I think you should check yourself into a psychiatric ward…. Just kidding!