Congratulations World Language Department, and our Students
The World Language Department is pleased to announce that CIEE:Council on International Educational Exchange has selected Penncrest High School as a Global Navigator School! This honor bestows on Penncrest High School $25,000 in study abroad scholarships earmarked just for Penncrest students participating in CIEE Global Navigator summer programs. Over the past two years 8 Penncrest students have received awards to study in Chile, Spain, France, the Dominican Republic, and Japan. Up until this point Penncrest students had no guarantee of financial assistance. However, in being named a Global Navigator School, there is a much greater chance that our students will receive financial assistance for what, without exaggeration, are life-changing experiences.
National Merit Semi-Finalists
Four Penncrest students have been named semi-finalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program: Cella L. Lourie, Tony W. Pann, Yu Pan and Mackenzie Rosin. The semi-finalists include approximately 16,000 high-school seniors that will go on to compete for the scholarships that will be offered next spring. Over 90 percent of the semi-finalists will be named as finalists for the scholarship. Of those finalists, about half will win a scholarship. More than 1.5 million students applied for the highly competitive scholarship and the semi-finalists represent less than 1 percent of all high-school seniors in the U.S. To become a finalist, the program explains that students and a high-school official must submit a detailed application. The application must contain information about a student's academic record, leadership abilities, the honors and awards they've received and more. Students will find out in February whether they make it to the finalist stage. The scholarship winners will be announced beginning in April 2020.
The Penncrest Roaring Lions Marching Band will perform the National Anthem at the Phillies game on Monday September 9. This is the second year in a row that the band has received this honor.
According to Niche.com, the 2019 Best College Prep Public High Schools is based on "rigorous analysis" of data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. SAT scores, AP enrollment and test pass rate, graduation rate, college enrollment and other factors were used to determine the rankings. Penncrest High School Placed #34 in the ranking.
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Students of the Month
Students of the Month for October: Explorers: Henry Murphy and Zayna Alrez; Voyagers: Phyre Bunn-Phillip and Brody Burbage; Blazers: Regina Zizivily and Nathan Weinrich; Pioneers: Kyle Cunningham and Sophia Fante; Patriots: Gabriel Palmer and Cara Childs; Eagles: Sophia Donnelly and Jacey Fox; Discovery: Hayden Skowronek and Nadia Tinajero; Endeavor: John Logue and Ophelia Adams; Odyssey: Brady Huggett and Katherine Stanton
Eighth Grade Band performed with Penncrest at the Annual Eighth Grade Football Night and performed the Star Spangled Banner to kick-off the Annual Penncrest Festival of Bands.
They also performed with Penncrest High School at the Annual Media Halloween Parade will participate in the Annual Media Veterans Day Parade.
Three members of the Honors Strings ensemble, Megan Chan, Kyle Chen and Sarah Meek performed at the National Junior Honor Society induction.
According to Niche.com, Rose Tree Media School District ranked #4 for Best Teachers in PA
The rankings are based on seven factors: academic grades, parent/student surveys on teachers, teacher absenteeism, teacher salary index, teachers in their first or second year, average teacher salary and the student-teacher ratio.
According to Niche.com, Rose Tree Media was ranked #13 – Best School Districts in PA