Charles Thompson (center-left), Chester Panthers Director and LaDontay Bell (center-right), Head Coach of Chester Clippers Football met with coaches from both teams to join forces to cultivate the youth in Chester. This meeting was to “bridge the gap” of Chester Football. They will work alongside each other to mentor, educate and coach youth football players. Chester Clippers and Chester Panthers placed the missing piece of the bridge by positioning Coach Dennis Shaw as the 14 and under Head Coach and feeder program for the Clippers. Their collaborative effort should strengthen the football programs.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
|WPCS graduation photo and information provided by Mary Allen|
Widener Partnership Charter School promotion ceremony for 40 eighth graders was held on Thursday, June 8th, 2017.
Bryant GreeneIn addition, during the ceremony Dr. Shawn M. Fitzgerald, Widener professor and chair of the WPCS Board of Trustees, announced students who were promoted at the ceremony, and who later meet the criteria for admission to Widener University, will be eligible for grants of $25,000 per year for four years, to pursue their undergraduate educations full time at Widener.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Congratulations to the 306 graduates of Chester High School and STEM Academy on celebrating the June 16, 2017 graduation. The 143rd Commencement was held in the Mirenda Center at Neumann University joining delco schools which has come to the same conclusion others have practice for years, location, location, location. The school district reported that the change of venue was because of safety concerns. But it wouldn’t be graduation without the C-Pride crowd which exuberantly cheered on their own. Giving the commencement address was Dr. Jocelyn Mandigo a 1996 graduate of Chester High School. The Salutatorians were Deborah Ekwala from Chester High School and Triana Pena from STEM. The 16 year old Ekwala recounted her humble beginnings in Nigeria and her now efforts to fight for women’s rights. Valedictorians were Katina Outterbridge from Chester High School and Octavia Reed from STEM. The emphasis of the addresses were “don’t give up” and “believe.” Outterbridge teared up as she spoke about her single father who raised her and her siblings. Scholarships and awards ranged from $200 to $12,000 for recipients. Graduates will be attending over 70 colleges and universities around the country. Good luck to all the graduates in their higher learning and careers. See graduation video HERE
Thursday, June 15, 2017
|Zion's mother Nailla participating in ceremony|
A hug from Coach Bell
|A tribute for Zion|
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
A show of love from Chester High School to Zion's mother Nailla
A Limb has fallen from the
Grieve not for me
Remember the Best Times
the laughter, the song
the good life I lived while I was Strong
In large service of family and friends, school district officials, teachers and staff, Zion Abdullah was laid to rest today. Zion so full of life was unexpectedly taken too soon. Most of us are still in shock from the recent traumatic and tragic events that took place on Friday, June 2nd when we lost another of our own to gun violence. We share in the sorrow of all those suffered to loss.