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2019 Junior Book Awards

Outstanding members of our junior class were recognized during the Junior Book Award ceremony. Students were lauded for achievement in academics, school and community service.

The awards: Tony Pan,  Bausch & Lomb Science Award, Celia Lourie, Brandeis University Book Award, Olivia Kinsley, Brown University Book Award, Jamie Dinella, Chatham University/Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award, Anna Sample, Elmira College Award, Casey Biscoll, Harvard/Radcliffe Book Award, Jasleen Gill, Johns Hopkins University Book Award, Kerry Peyton, University of Michigan Book Award, Ryan Salladino, University of Pennsylvania Book Award, Paige Goldberg, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award, Joshua Kleiman, George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Yu Pan, Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal, Olamide Olaniyi, Springfield College Book Award, Elise Priest, Smith College Book Award, Alexis Calloway, The Swarthmore College Book Award, Andrew Esparragoza, The University of Virginia, Jefferson Book Award, Mika Wesley, The Wellesley College Book Award, Holly Werner, The George Washington University Book Award and Mackenzie Rosin, The Yale University Book Award. 




Congratulations to Penncrest Senior Mia Lucente!  She will continue her education and Cheer career at the University of Pittsburgh! 
Lindsay Cave will continue her education and Swimming career at Rowan University!  Lindsay was 2017 and 2018 Honorable Mention All-Central League swimmer for the Lions!
Max Brown will continue his education and Soccer career at Bloomsburg University next Fall!  Max was 2018 2nd team All-Delco and 2018 1st team All- Central League player for the Lions!

U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings

The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

Penncrest was rated #60 as one of the top schools in Pennsylvania and #1,664 in the National rankings. - 2019 Best Public High Schools Methodology

The 2019 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. 


2019 Best Teachers - #10 - Rose Tree Media School District.

2019 Best High Schools - #26 - Penncrest High School

2019 Best Middle Schools - #28 - Springton Lake

2019 Best Elementary Schools:

     #43 Indian Lane

     #48 Rose Tree

     #73 Media

     #80 Glenwood





Penncrest Senior Malcolm Williams will continue his education and Basketball career at Arcadia University! 
Malcolm is a 2 time District 5A Champion, 2019 1st Team All-Central and 2018 HM All-Delco!




The following students won awards for their art work in the Black History Month Poster Contest. The theme of the contest was to create a poster based on an African American Inventor of the 21st Century.

 Charlie Majewski - 1st Place - Owen Barcomb - 2nd Place - Ava Bell - 3rd Place


Art winners  



Media Elementary School students participated in the annual NAACP Black History Month Poster Contest again this year.  Students were challenged to create posters that celebrated the life and accomplishments of Black and African American inventors.  Over 60 posters were submitted to the contest. 



The winners included (from left to right): 2nd Place winter, fifth grader Bea Pollock, 3rd place winner, fourth grader Andrea Strasser, and 2st place winner, fourth grader Asher Matthews.  Also pictured in Media Elementary Principal, Dr. Paula Voshell.



Springton Lake Middle School’s Video Club participated in the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Contest sponsored by the Manufacturing Alliance of Delaware and Chester Counties. The contest creates awareness of careers in manufacturing and allows students the opportunity to visit a local manufacturer and learn about all aspects of the manufacturing process. This year, Springton students partnered with Braskem Chemical in Marcus Hook and were awarded the designation of Outstanding Overall Video Award.


Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Sharon Williams; Zoe McKenzie; Abriella Tuck; Kylie White; Elizabeth Myers; Dylan Chladek; Eli Karmanicki-Randall; Ms. Samantha Rostovich


Congratulations to Penncrest Senior Ryan Matsinger!  Ryan will continue his education and Lacrosse career at Cabrini University! Ryan was 2018 HM All-Delco for the Lions!                                                      Matsinger
                   Congratulations to Coach Wayne Matsinger and family!
Penncrest Senior Madison Dickert will continue her education and swimming career at Duquesne University!  Madison has received 1st team All Central and 1st team All Delco honors the last 2 years for the 100 breaststroke!
Penncrest Senior Moira Ward will continue her education and Lacrosse career at Cabrini University! 
Penncrest Senior Nikole Koenig will continue her education and Lacrosse career at Juniata College! 
Penncrest Senior Dylan Bittle will continue his education and Baseball career at Goldey Beacom College!
Penncrest Senior Claire Walsh will continue her education and swimming career at the University of North Carolina!  Claire has multiple District and State (including Silver) medals as well as being a 1st team All-Central and All-Delco swimmer! 
Congrats to Penncrest Senior Annalee Doyle!  She will continue her education and Lacrosse career at Widener University!
Congrats to Penncrest Senior Juliana George! She has signed her NLI to continue her education and lacrosse career at Division 1 Virginia Commonwealth University!  
Juliana is a 2 time HM All Central and All-Delco Girls Lacrosse team member!








Craig Snyder - Penncrest High School Band Director


Mr. Snyder is a semifinalist for the 2019 Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum.  A total of 25 music teachers from 24 cities across 16 states have been announced semifinalists.  More than 2,800 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.


The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.  


Although Mr. Snyder did not win this award, the Rose Tree Media School District is very proud of his accomplishment.