Friday, November 11, 2016

Annual Fine Arts & Craft Show on the Avenue

Annual Fine Arts & Craft Show

Friday, November 11th 6 - 9 PM

504 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA

Fun, Food & Drinks! 


The Back Avenue Gallery Proudly Presents

Photography by

Chester High School and Widener Students from the 

Building Bridges Through The Lens Project

Monday, November 7, 2016

Engineering Mini-Camp for High School Seniors

Chester, Pa. (November 7, 2016) -- Aspiring engineers are encouraged to get a glimpse into their futures at Widener University’s Engineering Mini-Camp. In just one day, participants will design a bridge, launch a rocket, explore computer modeling and better the environment through hands-on laboratories simulating life as a Widener engineering student. Open to all high school students, the Engineering Mini-Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 11 at Widener's Kirkbride Hall

Over 100 participants will have opportunities to interact with School of Engineering faculty and students in addition to engineering professionals. Topics of discussion will range from the different specialties within the engineering field to career options and salary expectations.

An optional parent program will run simultaneously to address the topics of admissions and financial aid.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Chester High School Athletic Hall of Fame 25th Annual Induction Ceremony

Front (left to right) Stacie Hall-Hardy (Softball), Kristen Miah (Basketball), and Tracey Johnson-Spence (Basketball). Back (left to right) Walter Hartshon (Football), Michael Jackson (Football), Eugene Pinder (Football), Drake Kent (Fred Pickett Award), Tyrone Gordon (Football), Richard Myers (Football), Kevin Thomas (Basketball), Charles Thompson (Lawson Showell Special Service Award) , and Raymond Strickland (Basketball)

Concordville, PA – Sunday, November 06, 2016, the Chester High School Athletic Hall of Fame held a special ceremony for their 25th anniversary. The Athletic Hall of Fame was the brain child of Dr. Dexter Davis former Superintendent of Chester Upland School District, Jay Francis, and Albert Francis who were original committee members along with Fred Pickett, Lawson Showell, Angelo Tiburzi, and Keddy Harris. The first ceremony was held in 1992 at the old Eyre YMCA in Chester, PA. The ceremony has been held at the Concordville Inn since 1997. There have been 345 athletes inducted in the hall of fame. 

This year’s inductees are:

Tracey Johnson-Spence, Basketball 1982-1984 played 4 years of varsity, 1st Team All Delco in 1984, Second Team All Delco in 1983, and Honorable Mention in 1982.

Stacie Hall-Hardy, Softball 1987-1991 played 4 years, 2 for JV and 2 for varsity, and named All Delco Honorable Mention.

Kristen Miah, Basketball 2001- 2005 played 4 years varsity, 2 times 1st Team All Delco, 2 times Del Val Champion and Del Val MVP, and 3 times 1st team All Del Val.

Richard Myers, Sr. Football 1980-1984 played 3 years of varsity, 2nd Team All Delco (linebacker) 1st Team All Del Val, Co-Team Defense MVP, and Team Captain 3 year Scholar Athlete Awards: PIAA Scholar.

Kevin Thomas, Basketball 2000-2004 played 3 years of varsity, and 1st Team All Delco 2004. 

Eugene Pinder, Football 1984-1988 played 3 years Varsity, Outstanding Defense Player as a member of the 1986 Del Val Championship Team, and named to the Hero Bowl All Star Game in 1988.

Walter Hartshorn, Football 1984-1988 played 2 years Varsity, 2nd Team All Delco, and Hero Bowl 1988.

Michael Jackson, Football 1984-1988 played 2 years Varsity, 2nd Team All Delco in 1988, All Delco Honorable Mention 1987, Team Captain 1988, and Team Co-MVP 1988.

Raymond Strickland, Basketball 1996-2000 played 1 year of Varsity, All Delco Honorable Mention 2000, 3rd Team All Del Val 2000, and integral part of the Clippers’ 2000 State Championship Team.

Tyrone Gordon, Football 1980-1984 played 3 years of Varsity and 1st Team All Delco Lineman.

Wilson “Kent” Drake, Jr., Fred Pickett Award Recipient, owner of Just Pizza and extensive community involvement in Chester.

Charles Thompson, Lawson Showell Special Service Award Recipient, President and founder of the Chester Panthers Youth Football Team, and 13 years serving over 200 youth.

Special recognition in memory of Robert Crawford who recently passed, “You will be missed but not forgotten. You were one of the crew members who guided the Clipper ship, Sail on Sail.”

Selection Committee members Mark Freeman, Keith Taylor, Darren Pearsall, Tamika Friend, Derrick Spence, Eric Jones, Carlton Gordy, Adrien Harper, Larry Yarbray, and Darren Laws.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Must Fight Boxer Quadir Albright represents U. S. A

Quadir Albright before the fight (dsbpix)

In a bout at the Clarion Hotel in Essington on Friday night, boxer Quadir Albright, age 17 and 141kg, representing the USA fought against Teo Allen, age 20 and 141kg, representing Ireland. This was an event put on by the Must Fight Boxing Club. There were 22 boxing matches for the night ranging from pee wee to heavyweight boxers including men and women.

Pep talk from trainer Dan Mullarkey (dsbpix)
Albright a welterweight boxer started boxing in 2012 at the West Philadelphia Cobbs Creek Recreation Center then later joined Must Fight Boxing Club in 2015 where he has been in training with Dan Mullarkey. Albright is in the 11 grade at Chester High School. After high school he is planning to continue the boxing profession. He plans to continue training for the 2020 Olympics. Albright said, “I feel as though it’s a great opportunity to travel the world and have fun while doing so.” 

After the fight (dsbpix)
Albright put on a good fight in the 3 rounds boxing match in a very close call for the win for his opponent. Although Albright was disappointed with the loss, he will continue to fight another day. See the You Tube video HERE