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    A
    Peirce
    student
    placed
    first
    in
    Chester
    County
    in
    the
    eighth
    grade
    division
    of
    the
    annual
    history
    essay
    contest
    sponsored
    by
    the
    Daughters
    of
    the
    American
    Revolution.
    Eighth
    graders
    at
    Peirce
    have
    been
    the
    Chester
    County
    winners
    in
    this
    contest
    for
    12
    consecutive
    years.
    ?
    Peirce
    Perspectives,
    the
    student
    literary
    magazine
    at
    Peirce
    Middle
    School,
    won
    a
    Keystone
    Award
    from
    the
    Pennsylvania
    School
    Press
    Association
    and
    was
    ranked
    superior
    by
    the
    National
    Council
    of
    Teachers
    of
    English
    NCTE
    for
    its
    1999-2000
    edition.
    Peirce
    Perspectives
    was
    the
    only
    magazine
    published
    by
    a
    middle
    school;
    all
    others
    were
    published
    by
    high
    schools
    and
    junior
    high
    schools.
    ?
    A
    junior
    at
    Henderson
    High
    School
    placed
    first
    in
    the
    Information-Based
    Web
    Page
    Design
    category
    of
    the
    Pennsylvania
    High
    School
    Computer
    Fair
    2000
    competition.
    The
    Henderson
    student,
    who
    won
    for
    his
    design
    of
    the
    Henderson
    Home
    Page,
    represented
    the
    Chester
    County
    Intermediate
    Unit.
    National
    Merit
    Finalists
    ?
    Ten
    students
    in
    the
    Class
    of
    2000
    ?
    four
    from
    East
    High
    School
    and
    six
    from
    Henderson
    High
    School
    ?
    were
    finalists
    in
    the
    2000
    National
    Merit
    Scholarship
    Program.
    ?
    Another
    14
    students
    from
    East
    and
    six
    students
    from
    Henderson
    were
    commended
    by
    the
    2000
    National
    Merit
    Scholarship
    Program.
    ?
    A
    senior
    from
    East
    was
    commended
    by
    the
    2000
    National
    Achievement
    Scholarship
    Program,
    which
    recognizes
    outstanding
    African-American
    students.
    This
    program,
    like
    the
    National
    Merit
    Program,
    is
    based
    partially
    on
    high
    scores
    in
    the
    National
    Merit
    Scholarship
    Qualifying
    Test/Preliminary
    Scholastic
    Assessment
    Test
    NMSQT/PSAT
    .
    ?
    A
    Henderson
    student
    was
    named
    a
    finalist
    in
    the
    National
    Hispanic
    Recognition
    Program,
    which
    is
    also
    based
    on
    high
    scores
    in
    the
    NMSQT/PSAT.
    Governor?s
    School
    Scholarships
    o
    Students
    at
    East
    and
    Henderson
    High
    Schools
    were
    awarded
    a
    total
    of
    ten
    scholarships
    to
    the
    highly
    competitive
    Pennsylvania
    Governor?s
    Schools
    for
    Excellence
    in
    the
    summer
    of
    2000.
    At
    East,
    five
    scholarships
    were
    awarded
    to
    students
    for
    the
    Governor?s
    School
    for
    the
    Arts
    at
    Mercyhurst
    College,
    Erie.
    At
    Henderson,
    the
    following
    scholarships
    were
    awarded:
    one
    to
    the
    School
    for
    Agricultural
    Sciences
    at
    Penn
    State
    University;
    one
    to
    the
    School
    for
    International
    Studies
    at
    the
    University
    of
    Pittsburgh;
    one
    to
    the
    School
    for
    Information
    Technology
    at
    Drexel
    and
    Penn
    State
    Universities;
    and
    two
    to
    the
    School
    for
    the
    Sciences
    at
    Carnegie
    Mellon
    University,
    Pittsburgh.
    Awards
    in
    Music
    &
    Drama
    ?
    The
    theatre
    performance
    class
    at
    East
    High
    School
    placed
    first
    in
    the
    national
    Standing
    Ovation
    competition
    sponsored
    by
    the
    Channel
    One
    Network.
    The
    competition
    offered
    Channel
    One
    schools
    throughout
    the
    country
    the
    opportunity
    to
    showcase
    their
    theatrical
    talent
    by
    submitting
    a
    videotape
    of
    their
    interpretation
    of
    Act
    II,
    Scene
    I
    of
    The
    Taming
    of
    the
    Shrew.

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    A
    sophomore
    at
    Henderson
    High
    School
    won
    the
    Year
    2000
    Congressional
    Art
    Award
    from
    Congressman
    Joseph
    R.
    Pitts?
    16th
    District.
    Her
    winning
    portrait
    is
    hanging
    in
    the
    underground
    corridor
    between
    the
    Cannon
    House
    Office
    Building
    and
    the
    U.S.
    Capitol
    in
    Washington.
    ?
    The
    Henderson
    Marching
    Band
    tied
    for
    second
    in
    Group
    1
    of
    the
    Atlantic
    Coast
    Championships
    sponsored
    by
    the
    Tournament
    of
    Bands
    Association.
    o
    The
    East
    High
    School
    Marching
    Band
    competed
    in
    the
    finals
    in
    the
    American
    Conference
    of
    the
    Cavalcade
    of
    Bands,
    placing
    fourth
    overall
    with
    their
    highest
    score
    ever.
    They
    received
    an
    award
    for
    the
    ?most
    improved?.
    o
    An
    East
    and
    a
    Henderson
    student
    were
    named
    to
    All-State
    Chorus.
    Two
    other
    East
    students
    and
    another
    Henderson
    student
    were
    named
    to
    All-State
    Orchestra.
    These
    students
    underwent
    a
    rigorous
    audition
    process
    sponsored
    by
    the
    Pennsylvania
    Music
    Educators
    Association.
    ?
    In
    Region
    6,
    27
    East
    and
    Henderson
    students
    were
    named
    to
    band,
    chorus
    and
    orchestra.
    In
    District
    12,
    45
    students
    were
    named
    to
    band,
    chorus
    and
    orchestra.
    Winning
    Sports
    ?
    The
    Henderson
    High
    School
    girls?
    soccer
    team
    continued
    a
    winning
    tradition
    and
    earned
    a
    place
    in
    the
    PIAA
    Pennsylvania
    Interscholastic
    Athletic
    Association
    record
    books
    as
    the
    first
    team
    to
    capture
    three
    consecutive
    state
    championships
    November
    1997,
    1998
    and
    1999
    .
    o
    The
    girls?
    lacrosse
    team
    at
    Henderson
    won
    their
    sixth
    consecutive
    ChesMont
    championship
    and
    placed
    second
    in
    District
    I
    of
    the
    PIAA
    in
    the
    spring
    of
    2000.
    ?
    The
    girls?
    swim
    team
    at
    East
    High
    School
    won
    its
    third
    consecutive
    Tn-County
    League
    and
    District
    I
    titles.
    The
    swimmers
    accumulated
    a
    record
    of
    being
    undefeated
    in
    39
    straight
    meets.
    On
    the
    state
    level,
    East
    girls
    placed
    sixth
    in
    the
    400
    freestyle
    relay.
    An
    East
    boy
    placed
    eighth
    on
    the
    state
    level
    in
    the
    100-yard
    breaststroke.
    ?
    A
    Henderson
    High
    School
    sophomore
    became
    the
    first
    wrestler
    in
    the
    history
    of
    the
    school
    to
    win
    a
    gold
    medal
    in
    the
    PIAA
    state
    wrestling
    championship.
    ?
    A
    Henderson
    senior
    captured
    the
    state
    gold
    medal
    in
    both
    the
    indoor
    and
    spring
    track
    championships
    in
    the
    800-meter.
    He
    set
    a
    new
    state
    record
    of
    153.53
    in
    the
    indoor
    event.

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    1996-97
    1997.98
    Boys
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    Boys
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    1998-99
    1999-2000
    Football
    Wrestling
    East
    Henderson
    C
    Boys
    Soccer
    Girls
    Track
    Girls
    Lacrosse
    Boys
    Track/Field
    Henderson
    Field
    Hockey
    Boys
    Tennis
    Wrestling
    Boys
    XCountry
    Girls
    Lacrosse
    Girls
    Volleyball
    Boys
    Lacrosse
    Boys
    Lacrosse
    Girls
    Soccer
    Boys
    Lacrosse
    State
    finalists
    Boys
    Lacrosse
    Boys
    Lacrosse
    Girls
    Tennis
    Field
    Hockey
    Boys
    Soccer
    Boys
    Soccer
    Girls
    Soccer
    Girls
    Soccer
    Henderson
    Girls
    Gymnastics
    Girls
    Soccer
    Girls
    SoccerATHLETIC
    TEAM
    CHAMPIONSHIPS
    1994
    -
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    2000
    1994-95
    1995-96
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    Football
    Golf
    Boys
    Soccer
    Henderson
    Girls
    Lacrosse
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    X-Country
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    X-Country
    Girls
    Lacrosse
    Boys
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    Girls
    Lacrosse
    Boys
    Tennis
    Swimming
    Girls
    Lacrosse
    Girls
    Lacrosse
    Girls
    Tennis
    Golf
    Boys
    Tennis
    Girls
    Lacrosse
    Girls
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    &
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    Lauren
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    Melissa
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    Awards
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    1993-94
    Greater
    Philadelphia
    Indoor
    Track
    Association
    Championship
    1994-95
    Maxwell
    Club
    Award
    -
    Rich
    Stankewicz
    Football
    1995-96
    Maxwell
    Club
    Award
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    Brandon
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    1996-97
    Maxwell
    Club
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    -
    Will
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    1997-98
    Maxwell
    Club
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    Tyler
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    1998-99
    Maxwell
    Club
    Award
    -
    Anthony
    Verdi
    1999-00
    Maxwell
    Club
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    State
    Championships
    -
    Individual
    All
    American
    Champions
    East
    1994-95:
    1995-96:
    1996-97:
    Henderson
    1993-94:
    1994-95:
    1995-96:
    1997-98:
    1999-00:
    Drew
    Smith,
    Boys
    Swimming
    500
    Yd.
    Freestyle
    Bernadette
    Speer,
    Girls?
    Indoor
    Track-High
    Jump
    Bernadette
    Speer,
    Girls?
    Indr./Outdr.
    Track-High
    Jump
    Erika
    Flamer,
    Girls
    Gymnastics
    Sarah
    Almond,
    Track
    Rich
    Stankewicz,
    All
    State
    Football
    Sarah
    Almond,
    Track
    Ben
    Showers,
    Cross
    Country
    Jermaine
    Jones,
    Wrestling
    Joe
    Plevelich,
    Indoor
    Track
    &
    Outdoor
    Track
    Henderson
    1994-95:
    Rich
    Stankewicz,
    Boys
    Lacrosse
    Jennifer
    DiNagoli,
    Girls
    Lacrosse
    1995-96:
    Catharine
    Rohall,
    Soccer
    Regional
    Kristin
    Off,
    USWLA
    Mike
    Kamon,
    Boys
    Lacrosse
    Dusty
    Smith,
    Boys
    Lacrosse
    1999-00:
    Brooke
    Young,
    Girls
    Lacrosse
    Joe
    Plevelich,
    Track
    Nate
    McCreary,
    Track
    East:
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    1995-96
    1995-96
    1995-96
    1995-96
    1997-98
    1998-99
    1998-99
    1998-99
    1998-99
    1999-00
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    Brie
    Clapp,
    Girls
    Swimming
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    Mark
    Mansueto,
    Wresting
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    District,
    &
    Regional
    Champ
    Steve
    Kovach,
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    -
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    Ches-Mont,
    Sectional,
    District
    Champ
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    &
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    -
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    &
    All
    Area
    David
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    &
    Matt
    Jackson,
    Boys
    Basketball
    -
    All
    Ches-Mont
    Maxwell
    Club
    Award
    -
    Drew
    Babinecz
    Maxwell
    Club
    Award
    -
    Matt
    Schaub
    McDevitt
    Award
    -
    Matt
    Schaub
    Daily
    Local
    News
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    of
    the
    Years
    -
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    Robles,
    Girls
    Basketball
    Daily
    Local
    News
    ?Player
    of
    the
    Year
    -
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    Hardy,
    Boys
    Basketball
    McDevitt
    Award
    -
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    Tulk

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    Achievement
    For
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    1999-2000
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    Year
    Standardized
    Tests
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    College
    Boards
    ?
    The
    average
    verbal
    score
    for
    the
    Class
    of
    2000
    was
    525.
    The
    average
    mathematics
    score
    was
    540.
    These
    scores
    were
    above
    both
    state
    and
    national
    averages
    for
    2000.
    Eighty-six
    percent
    of
    the
    class
    of
    2000
    took
    the
    College
    Boards.
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    ERB5
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    The
    Educational
    Records
    Bureau
    provides
    nationally
    normed
    tests
    in
    reading
    and
    mathematics.
    These
    tests
    were
    administered
    to
    grades
    four,
    seven
    and
    ten
    in
    the
    fall
    of
    2000.
    Scores
    were
    all
    above
    national
    norms.
    ?
    Pennsylvania
    System
    of
    School
    Assessment
    ?Average
    district
    scores
    for
    fifth,
    eighth,
    and
    11th
    grade
    students
    in
    both
    reading
    and
    math
    were
    above
    state
    level
    scores
    by
    a
    range
    of
    110
    to
    150
    points
    for
    math
    and
    90
    to
    110
    points
    for
    reading.
    General
    Excellence
    ?
    Throughout
    the
    years,
    Blue
    Ribbon
    Awards
    have
    been
    presented
    by
    the
    U.S.
    Department
    of
    Education
    to
    East
    and
    Henderson
    High
    Schools,
    Fugett
    Middle
    School,
    and
    Mary
    C.
    Howse
    and
    Sarah
    Starkweather
    Elementary
    Schools.
    East
    High
    School
    received
    the
    award
    twice,
    and
    Mary
    C.
    Howse
    received
    it
    three
    times.
    Academic
    Competitions
    ?
    East
    and
    Henderson
    High
    Schools
    continued
    a
    winning
    tradition
    in
    national
    Science
    Bowl
    competition
    in
    April
    of
    2000,
    with
    East
    coming
    in
    first
    and
    Henderson
    second
    against
    18
    other
    regional
    high
    school
    champions
    from
    across
    the
    United
    States.
    Both
    East
    and
    Henderson
    had
    won
    national
    championships
    in
    the
    past;
    East
    was
    also
    first
    in
    1994
    and
    1997,
    and
    Henderson
    placed
    first
    in
    1998
    and
    1999.
    A
    team
    from
    Fugett
    Middle
    School
    was
    fourth
    in
    the
    nation
    in
    the
    junior
    high
    division
    of
    the
    April
    2000
    competition.
    ?
    In
    March
    of
    2000,
    East
    won
    its
    fifth
    Chester
    County
    Academic
    Championship
    within
    the
    past
    six
    years.
    ?
    In
    the
    Pennsylvania
    State
    Science
    Olympiad
    for
    the
    year
    2000,
    a
    team
    from
    Henderson
    finished
    third
    and
    took
    two
    gold,
    one
    silver,
    and
    one
    bronze
    medal.
    Henderson
    has
    traditionally
    done
    well
    in
    the
    State
    Science
    Olympiad,
    also
    placing
    third
    in
    1998
    and
    1999,
    and
    first
    in
    1997.
    ?
    In
    the
    Southeastern
    Regional
    Pennsylvania
    Science
    Olympiad
    for
    the
    year
    2000,
    Henderson
    finished
    third
    and
    took
    seven
    medals.
    Included
    were
    four
    silver
    medals
    and
    three
    bronze.
    Fugett
    Middle
    School
    finished
    fifth
    with
    one
    gold,
    one
    silver,
    and
    four
    bronze,
    while
    Stetson
    Middle
    School
    finished
    seventh
    with
    four
    bronze
    medals.
    ?
    An
    eighth
    grader
    from
    Fugett
    Middle
    School
    captured
    first
    place
    in
    the
    annual
    Chester
    County
    Spelling
    Bee
    in
    March
    of
    2000.

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