Tag: Penn Wood High School

Through the Looking Glass

Penn Wood Seniors Exhibit at Lansdowne Arts Board Gallery Through August 12

The Lansdowne Arts Board presents “Through the Looking Glass: Visions from the Penn Wood Class of 2018,” an exhibit at the 20*20 House Gallery, 20 Lansdowne Court in Lansdowne. The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs until August 12, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 2:00-4:00 pm.

The exhibit features artwork in oil painting, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture from seniors Motunrayo Agbeye, Jestina Bao, Pewu Besson, Azar Clarkson, Nadiah Davis, Vickiana Dulcio, Martha Freeman, Danae Holmes, Tymara Jones-Love, Jazmine Lane, Hosoi El Myatt-Knox, lxchele Ortiz, Imani Medina, Talena Mitchell, Dynesha Robinson, Myles Smith, Kiera Stevens, and Kelly Young.

Doodle 4 Google Contest: Vote for Madelyn TODAY!!!

Madelyn Kieh, a Yeadonite and Penn Wood High School Freshman, is Pennsylvania’s State Finalist in the “DOODLE 4 GOOGLE” competition!

What is Doodle 4 Google??

The Google logo at www.google.com changes into something different each day. Google refers to them as “doodles.” Google holds an annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest where students may submit a doodle of a specific theme selected by the company. This year’s contest theme was “What inspires me?”

Madelyn Kieh submitted the winning doodle for the State of Pennsylvania. Madelyn’s doodle shows how her sister Marilyn, who is also her guardian, inspired her to develop her artistic talents as a young girl. Google selected winners from 53 states and territories.

Madelyn’s doodle was selected over hundreds of other submissions from Pennsylvania and now advances to the National level. Four National Finalists and one National Winner will be selected. All will have their doodles featured on the Doodle 4 Google gallery. National Finalists will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, trip to Google Headquarters in California, Google hardware, and “fun Googley swag.” The National Winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, $50,000 technology package for their school, in addition to the other prizes that also will be won by the Finalists.

A two-week voting period begins TODAY – Monday, May 7th and ends Friday – May 18th. Vote for Madelyn’s Doodle in the Grades 8-9 Category at https://doodles.google.com/d4g/vote.html so she can win a National prize. Her drawing/portrait is featured below.

Junior Councilor Maaya El

Introducing Junior Councilor Maaya El

The Borough Council is happy to introduce our new Junior Councilor – Maaya El. Maaya is an 11th grader at Penn Wood High School and was nominated by her School Counselor and highly recommended by the school Principal. Maaya is described as a brilliant student with strong leadership skills. We look forward to working with Maaya and exploring all the ideas and suggestions she puts forth.

The Junior Council Person program provides youth in our community an opportunity to get engaged in borough government and develop leadership skills. It allows borough officials to serve as mentors to students who will be future leaders in our community. It also will provide Yeadon Council a perspective that is seldom seen in government – and that is the ideas and thoughts of our youth in our community. There is one more position open and available for any Yeadon high School student that may be interested. Please click here to apply.

Yeadon Student Wins American Legion Oratorical Contest

Lansdowne Post 65 representative Charlene Canning, a junior at Penn Wood High School, won the District 8 American Legion Oratorical Contest for High School students at the West Chester American Legion Post on Saturday, January 13. District 8 includes the counties of Delaware, Chester and Montgomery.

Following her win at this very demanding contest, Charlene advances to the next round on Saturday, January 27, for the Department of Pennsylvania American Legion contest in Spring City at the South Eastern Pennsylvania Veterans Center. Charlene is a very bright young lady and has hopes of becoming an attorney. Charlene lives in Yeadon.