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School News: June 8, 2016

Local high school seniors honored

Rotary awards scholarships

Ladies night: Four local high school students received scholarships from the Frankford-Northeast Philadelphia Rotary Club at its recent luncheon at the Ashburner Inn. Recipients were chosen for their academic excellence and commitment to service, a Rotary core value. The awardees were Hannah Porter, New Foundations Charter School; Sarah Tran, Abraham Lincoln High School; Nguyenanh Vuong, Abraham Lincoln High School; and Lauren Maenner, St. Hubert High School. The students received their awards from Paul Stadelberger, Rotary Club vice president and scholarship committee chairman.

The power of purple

“Amanda, when she has a purpose, she puts all her energy into it. By doing this, I knew it would allow her to engage what happened without dwelling on the sadness. Jim would have loved this.” — Felicia Toska 

No vote on future of vacant convent

The owners of the former convent at St. Bartholomew Church asked members of the Wissinoming Civic Association on May 31 to support their plan to repurpose the property.

Debate continues over McGinty college flap

Katie Mc­Ginty, the Demo­crat­ic nom­in­ee for U.S. Sen­ate, is fa­cing cri­ti­cism for claim­ing on mul­tiple oc­ca­sions that she was the first per­son in her fam­ily to go to col­lege.

Gun club could make changes

The West Torresdale Civic Association expects to see what the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale has in store for its trap shooting range by the end of the month.

Golden jubilee

Stephen Decatur School isn’t the oldest building in Parkwood, but it may be one of the oldest that’s still standing.

Domb donates money for books

City Councilman Allan Domb recently presented a check for $2,500 to Warren G. Harding Middle School, at Torresdale Avenue and Wakeling Street in Frankford.

Darragh preparing for showdown with White

After Matt Darragh won the Democratic primary in the 170th Legislative District on April 26, he took a break from knocking on doors.