Wednesday, May 11, 2011


NH-S senior, Eliot Avery Reshetar-Jost, has been selected by WPVI-TV 6ABC as part of “The Best of Class 2011.” Eliot was nominated as the top high school senior because of his outstanding academic standing.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


On April 13th through April 16th, Greg Chen of New Hope-Solebury High School participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All State Orchestra Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Greg placed first in the second violin section which is the highest placement for any NH-S student in over 10 years. The State Orchestra festival is the culminating concert of the 2011 PMEA calendar. Greg successfully auditioned for the Bucks County , District 11 , and Region 6 music festivals before achieving “first chair” status at the All-State level.

“I received a letter from the Pennsylvania Legislator of Bucks County congratulating me for getting into States which was very cool,” remarked Chen. “I would especially like to thank Mr. Wehr, my violin teacher, and my mum who tirelessly drove me to all my lessons.”


Junior, Lauren McClusick, is congratulated on the acceptance of her new position

at Lambertville Station by Kate Graff (left) and Linda Matthews.

On April 27th, a student job fair was held for high school students at the New Hope-Solebury Upper Elementary School. The event was sponsored by the high school Parent Teacher Forum and the New Hope Chamber of Commerce. The high school guidance department provided booklets with information on how to obtain working papers, safety tips for job hunting and how to prepare a resume.

Representatives from various local businesses were on hand including Giant Food Store, Lambertville Station, New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Coach, Sugar Daddy's Candy Store, and The Stephan House Inn.

Monday, May 2, 2011


On April 27th, 9th graders of New Hope-Solebury High School heard an important message about obesity and the importance of maintaining a healthy heart. Coordinated through the high school’s health department, cardiologist Dr. David Smith from Doylestown Hospital talked to the students about the unsettling trend of obesity in America and the impact it is having on our overall health and life expectancy. Smith remarked that teenagers today may be the first generation which does not out-live the life span of their parents. He talked about the teenage trend of eating fast food and poor exercise habits due to increased computer and video game use.
“The best news for me as a cardiologist is that today we’ve never had better options and equipment available to take care of people’s hearts and their overall health. The worst news is that the lifestyle of Americans has never been worse in respect to their health,” said Smith.

Also on hand, was ultrasound technician, Patrice Blanchard, of Doylestown Hospital. After Smith showed the students images of ultrasounds of some unhealthy hearts, Blanchard took student volunteers and projected images of their hearts for the group to see. Thankfully, the volunteers’ hearts appeared to be healthy and normal! Students also had an opportunity to closely examine the hearts of a pig and cow so that they could get a real-life perspective of this organ which they have been learning about in health classes.

Smith and Blancard have been giving these presentations to school students for years in hopes that teenagers make positive changes in their lifestyles. “If I’ve made just one student make a positive change today, then this presentation is well worth my time,” said Smith.