Friday, January 23, 2015

Chester High Class of 1972 sponsoring Trip

Chester High C/O 1972 is sponsoring a trip

Where: Sight & Sound Theatre
What: to see the play Joseph
When: June 13, 2015  

The bus leaves Chester High School at 11 am for 2:45 show
Cost is $135, includes dinner at Shady Maple
There is a payment schedule 
for more information contact 302-544-0726

Chester Boys Basketball falls short in match with Penn Wood

By Terry Thomas

Chester falls short at the line and lose 47-46 to the Penn Wood Patriots at the Shoebox on Essex Ave. With the loss the Clippers drop to 11-5 overall and 5-1 in Del Val League play which puts them in a tie for 1st place with the Glen Mills Battlin Bulls. The Clippers ran aground at the free throw line connecting on only 9 of 23 attempts for 39.1 percent for the game and 1 of 5 in the 4th with the opportunity to steal the win. Chester led 9-6, 23-17 and 39-37 after the first three quarters. The Patriots took the lead 47-46 after connecting on two free throws with 35.1 seconds remaining in the contest. Senior Keyonte Watkins misfired on two free throws and sophomore Jamar Sudan failed to connect on the front end of a 1 and 1 and the Clippers suffered their first league loss of the season. Watkins led Chester with 17 points. Marquis Collins, Maurice Henry and Juanir Moore each contributed 6 points. Jahmi Bailey (4), Stanley Davis (3) and two points each from Sudan and Jordan Camper completed Chester's scoring. Collins and Henry did work on the glass with 11 and 10 rebounds respectively.

Chester will travel to Parkland High School in Allentown, Pa on Sunday to take on Westtown at 5:00 in a Hoop Group Event.

The Clippers will return to league play on Tuesday, January 27th when they travel to take on the Academy Park Knights. The JV game will tip-off at 5:30 with the Varsity game to follow. 

(JV won against Penn Wood)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chester Boys Basketball won over Glen Mills

By Terry Thomas

Chester sails past Glen Mills 55-52 to remain unbeaten in league play with a 5-0 record and 11-4 overall with the victory at the Fred Pickett Jr. Gymnasium. The Battlin Bulls started fast with a 7-0 run before the Clippers found their mark and closed out the remaining 3:46 of the first quarter on an 11 to 2 run to take control of the contest. Junior Marquis Collins started the run with a trey followed by an put-back dunk by Maurice Henry and treys from junior Stanley Davis and senior Keyonte Watkins. The run continued into the 2nd quarter as Chester continued their defensive stronghold and offensive outage with a 9-0 run before Glen Mills stopped the action with a timeout at the 5:07 mark. Chester 20, Glen Mills 9. Sophomore Ahrod Carter led the charge scoring all 5 of his points during the run. The Battlin Bulls knocked down a couple shots to close the gap but still trailed at the intermission 24-16. The inside-outside duo of Watkins and Henry with 5 and 6 points respectively pushed the Clippers lead to 12 points at the end of the 3rd quarter 39-27. After junior Juanir Moore grabbed a Carter missed shot and slammed it home to open the 4th quarter, Chester enjoyed their biggest margin of the game 41-27 when Glen Mills was forced into another timeout at the 7:11 mark. The Clippers were able to knock down free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

Maurice Henry collected another double-double on the season with a team high 16 points and 12 rebounds. He also rejected 4 shots and collected 1 steal on the evening. Watkins joined him in double figures with 14 points. All nine Clippers that played entered their names in the scoring column.

Chester returns to league action on Thursday, January 22nd with the travel to face the Penn Wood Patriots in the "Shoebox" on Essex Ave in Yeadon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chester High School Youth Court receives Martin Luther King Service Award from Widener Law School

(Left to right) Prof. Jim May, Prof. Frank Catania, Melanie Reynolds, Jenna Messa, Prof. Kathleen Turezyn, Gregg Voltz, Prof. Sydney Howe-Barksdale, and Hon. Nathaniel Nichols

Widener Law School on the Delaware campus honored Youth Court programs developed at Bayard Middle School and Chester High School during a program that celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event was held in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware. 

The Youth Court programs received the school’s Martin Luther King Service Award on Tuesday, January 20th.  The event also kicked off Widener’s Semester of Service Program. 

This is the fifth year the school has presented the award. It goes to a community member or organization that has brought life to King’s dream, and whose work has manifested those commitments to community service and to social justice that the school of law seeks to realize in its Semester of Service Project. Through the project, Widener Law students contribute their efforts to charitable labor and pro bono law-related service. The semester of service happens each spring and is now in its ninth year. 

A hearty congratulation! Thank you Widener Law for including me for an award this year. 

John Alston to receive Honorary Degree at Swarthmore College Commencement in May

Swarthmore College New & Events

Alston is the founding director of the Chester Children's Chorus, which was formed in 1994 at Swarthmore College with the goal of using music as a vehicle to offer children who live in the Chester-Upland School District the opportunity to expand their intellectual and cultural horizons. While working at Swarthmore in the Music Department, Alston was inspired to create the chorus because of his own transformative experiences as a member of the Newark (N.J.) Boys Chorus. 

Alston's work with the children of Chester extends far beyond the chorus. He is also the founder of The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts (TCF), a nonprofit organization in Chester with the mission to "ensure that disadvantaged children in Chester have access to superior arts and academic programming, and to demonstrate that Chester children can achieve great things with a great education." Closely allied with TCF is the Chester Charter School for the Arts, which opened its doors to 325 students in 2012 and is dedicated to improving the Chester community through high academic achievement and artistic excellence. In 2008, Dr. Alston founded the Chester Upland School of the Arts, which was the predecessor to the Chester Charter School for the Arts.