Thursday, December 23, 2010


New Hope-Solebury High School freshman, Ondrej Maxian, has qualified for the PIAA Class AA District swimming competition which will be held on March 4th and 5th at LaSalle University. Maxian swam independently for New Hope-Solebury at a dual meet against Abington and Council Rock North on December 22nd at Council Rock North High School. He swam the 500 yard freestyle in 4:55.54 minutes, beating all the competitors, and swam the 200 yard freestyle in 1:52.33.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Mary Clare Cosner, Mackenzie Koval, David Cosner, Shirley Liu, Jonathan Otto, Hannah Wheeler, Sean McGarry, Jake Merana, Kristen Taylor, Mitchell McCollum, Mike Merana and advisor, Betty Ohanian.

On December 19th, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club of New Hope-Solebury High School held their annual “Breakfast with Santa” community event at the Eagle Fire Hall in New Hope. The students helped young children make ornaments and sold personalized Santa and elf hats.

While the students were there, they had an opportunity to see and touch a steel beam from the Twin Towers. The Eagle Fire Hall had received the beam the day prior in recognition of the firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
“It was a very special event,” commented FBLA advisor, Betty Ohanian. “The Eagle Fire Company officers and staff complimented the students on all their efforts working with the community and children”.


David Hahn, Sara Howell, Neil Baldasari, Genna Post, Steven Taylor, Noah Gross, Laura Reinert, Tommy Sutton, Sean McGarry, Jonah Warshawsky, Shirley Liu, Nicole Kelner, Hannah Wheeler, Mackenzie Koval, Kristen Taylor and advisor, Betty Ohanian.

Eighteen New Hope-Solebury High School students competed in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Regional Leadership Conference on December 17th at the Bucks County Community College. Of those students, four students qualified to participate in the FBLA State Leadership Conference in April.

o Laura Reinhert – 10th Grade – 1st Place – Introduction to Business Communications
o Shirley Liu – 12th Grade – 2nd Place Winner - Business Communication
o Steven Taylor – 12th Grade – 1st Place - Sports Management
o Sean McGarry – 12th Grade - 4th Place Sports Management

“The students did a great job representing New Hope-Solebury,” remarked FBLA advisor, Betty Ohanian. “I’m very proud of them.”

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Key Club members Emma Singer & Kristina Degiovanni

This year’s Adopt-a-Child Program was a huge success with 274 children “adopted” for the holidays. The program, which is sponsored by New Hope-Solebury High School’s Key Club and Fisherman’s Mark of Lambertville, NJ, asks students and community members to donate money and gifts for children in need during the holiday season. With the Key Clubs’ promotion and encouragement, high school homerooms raised enough money to adopt seventeen children. Many Key Club members assisted the program’s leaders, Terri Randol, Susan Brussock, and Kathy Mlynarski, by helping to organize the gifts on drop-off day and then delivering them to Fisherman’s Mark.

Since 1996, the Adopt-a-Child program receives lists of children in need from Fisherman’s Mark, school counselors, nurses, teachers, social workers, and the Woods Services in Langhorne.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Stephen Young, principal at New Hope-Solebury High School, announced that guidance counselor, Veronica Wierzbowski, has earned her National Certification in Counseling (NCC). Wierzbowski had previously achieved NCSC (Nationally Certified School Counselor) certification. Both the NCC and NCSC certification are overseen by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

This is Wierzbowski’s fourth year in the counseling office at New Hope-Solebury. Prior to that, she was a biology teacher at NH-S for seven years. Wierzbowski received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lycoming College and a Masters in Science degree in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University.

“Veronica is a terrific counselor and this is a well-deserved achievement,” remarked Dr. Young.