Thursday, May 16, 2013
Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges welcomes several county residents to its famed list.
Sixty-two students from Montgomery County Community College’s Class of 2013 were named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. To qualify for Who’s Who, students must have graduated during the 2012-2013 academic year with a grade point average of at least 2.75 and must be nominated by a member of MCCC’s faculty or staff. The 2013 Who’s Who students are listed below by area of residence: Ambler: Amy Kolesnik Abington: Jessica Lowenstein Barto: Hilda Hynes Bechtelsville: Dana Rubright Ceders: Vincent Pupillo Cheltenham: Leland Cohen Collegeville: Devin Dietrich, James Fulop, Jessica Kelly Conshohocken: Christine Muszynski Eagleville: Patricia Piazza Erdenheim: John Harkins Gilbertsville: John McKillip Glenside: Brigitta …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Eisenhower parents were alerted to the incident by the school Thursday evening.
A Patch reader with a child at Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy was alarmed Thursday night by a call from the school alerting her to an incident earlier in the day in which a young student was followed to school by a suspicious man. Norristown Police responded to the school just after 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 and spoke to the student who was visibly upset, police said. The young man told police that he was walking to school in the rear alley behind Astor Street just before 8 a.m. when he noticed a man he had never seen before standing in the alley near a tree. As the student passed him in the alley, the man reportedly began to follow behind him, walking with a "lumbering gait" at approximately a 50-foot distance…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A collaborative art project between high schoolers and students at Stewart Middle School is prominently displayed in the loby at Norristown Area High School.
Check out some of the great prints created by students from Norristown Area High School and Stewart Middle School.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Several local students are actively participating in clubs and activities at the Berks County-area Franciscan university.
Wednesday, March 27
From Alvernia University: The following Norristown-area students are active club members at Alvernia University: Regina Jacoby is majoring in psychology at Alvernia and was recently named a member of the university's CURE-sader Club this spring. Jacoby is a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School. Marie DeRosato is majoring in psychology at Alvernia and was recently named a member of the university's Psychology Club this spring. DeRosato is a graduate of Methacton High School. Regina Jacoby is majoring in psychology at Alvernia and was recently named a member of the university's Psychology Club this spring. Jacoby is a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School. David Meyer is majoring in Business Management at Alvernia and was recently …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Danielle Berardinelli and Dylan Johnson were named to the honor list for outstanding academic achievement.
From Gettysburg College: Danielle Berardinelli and Dylan Johnson, both of Norristown, have been named to the Dean's Honor List at Gettysburg College for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2012 semester. Gettysburg College students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for a semester's work are placed on the College's Dean's Honor List. Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Members from Stewart Middle School's undefeated football squad spent their Wednesday afternoon handing our meals and gifts to the less fortunate.
Norristown Police Officer Steve Sowell said it best: "There's a lot of kids in Norristown, a lot of young men, who are doing the right thing. They're giving back to the community and they're doing the right thing, the right way." Sowell was referring specifically to the small group of footballers from Stewart Middle School who joined him at Montgomery County Central MH/MR on Wednesday to serve lunch and hand out presents to patients at the facility. The students even dressed up as holiday elves! The boys were working with Sowell as part of the Student Resource Officer mentoring partnership between the school district and the Norristown Police Department.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The website rated the "hotness vs. craziness" of students, using official Ursinus student identification cards.
Ursinus students and administrators are dealing with the controversy that arose from a link sent to students on Nov. 7 asking them to rate their fellow students based on a randomized voting function using Ursinus College identification cards. "HowIMetUrsinus," which has since been removed from Zymic's hosting, asked users to vote on the "craziness/hotness" of students, provided a graph to compare the two, and allowed the search of students' ratings by name. "I personally monitored the site for a few hours after I was forwarded the link by a friend," said Jen Davis, a LGBTQA Connection Associate. "It didn't seem to have much activity… however, by the second hour, the graph began to grow and shift. By the third, the graph had exploded." Many…
Monday, September 24, 2012
A state consumer group is urging area colleges and universities to offer voter ID-valid cards to students.
UPDATE – Tuesday, Sept. 25: Two of the colleges listed by PennPIRG as either not having voter ID-law compliant student IDs or as giving inconsistent information or not providing an explicit answer have contacted Patch with new information. "Chestnut Hill College has been working tirelessly to ensure that our students will have the proper identification to go to the polls in November," said Linda Mixon, media relations manager for Chestnut Hill College, in an email to Patch. According to Mixon, the following actions have been taken by the college to ensure that students have the necessary information about the law and will have the proper identification necessary to vote: According to one Patch user, the following was recently sent to …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Patch tagged along some budding journalists from Gotwals Elementary and other local media folks for a tour of the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton on Thursday.
The new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton is slated to open its doors on Sept. 29, but local media got the chance to tour the full-service, acute-care hospital on Thursday. Patch tagged along with four aspiring journalists from Ms. Sortino's 4th Grade class at Gotwals Elementary as they interviewed executives and were treated to hands-on demonstrations of the amenities in patient rooms, the state of the art maternity ward and NICU. The kids even got to try out the cutting-edge DaVinci Surgical Sytem. The 4th Graders were working on an assignment for their Healthy News student publication. Einstein is hosting a Community Day on Sept. 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. to give the rest of the community a peak at what's in store for them …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Students attended a press conference this week at Independence Blue Cross headquarters in Philadelphia to ask questions and learn about health issues.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Students from Norristown area schools attended a student press conference held at the Independence Blue Cross headquarters in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 31. The students are participating in the Healthy NewsWorks program, which is supported by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation. Healthy NewsWorks engages elementary and middle school students in pressing health issues by creating newspapers that promote health and literacy.