Friday, January 31, 2014

Mayor’s Annual Scholar Awards Dinner

“Recognizing Academic Excellence, Community Service, and Collegiate Attainment”

Purpose, Award Categories and Criteria

The Purpose of this awards dinner is to recognize those students in Chester, who in addition to academic excellence, have demonstrated diverse talents through their contributions and service to their community and school. To qualify for an award, students in grades 8th thru 12th must be Chester Residents, enrolled in Chester Upland School District or attend a Charter, Private or Home School in Chester.
* Note, students who live in Chester, but are enrolled in public, private, charter or home schools outside of Chester, are not eligible for this award.*

Eligible students must also meet one of the three criteria areas.
Students in grades 8th-11th may apply for more than one criteria area.
Senior may only apply for criteria area (3).
Please carefully read through All Criteria.

Criteria (1) Academic Honor’s
Grade Point Average : 3.2 (or higher) for two consecutive quarters (Please provide proof) 

Letter of Recommendation: Typed recommendation letter from a teacher, guidance counselor, community leader, mentor or spiritual leader. (Letter should be addressed to: City of Chester Scholarship Committee)

Criteria (2) Community Service
Proven outstanding service in the community, school or likewise. (Submit documentation from your service site(s) outlining the number of hours served and the type of service.) 

Letter of Recommendation: Typed recommendation letter from a teacher, guidance counselor, community leader, mentor or spiritual leader. (Letter should be addressed to: City of Chester Scholarship Committee)

Criteria (3) Scholarship (High School Seniors Only)
Grade Point Average : 3.2 (or higher) for three consecutive quarters (Please provide proof)

Letter of Recommendation: Typed recommendation letter from a teacher, guidance counselor, community leader, mentor or spiritual leader. ( Letter should be addressed to: City of Chester Scholarship Committee) 

Proven outstanding service in the community, school or likewise. (Submit documentation from your service site(s) outlining the number of hours served and the type of service.) 

Proven acceptance into a 4 year college/university, to begin in the fall semester of 2013. (Submit documentation of acceptance) 

Typed single spaced essay (500 word or more) on your career aspirations, and how you plan to impact your hometown, with the skills you acquire through college.

All application materials need to be submitted no later than 4:30 pm Friday, May 9, 2014.
Please submit all information to the attention of: Joy Clark, City Hall, 1 Fourth Street, Chester, PA 19013.

Please call Mrs. Joy Taylor at (610) 447-7724 with any question.
For Application Click Here

Clippers Boys Basketball Sailed Pass Glen Mills

Terry Thomas Report

Chester's senior combo of  Mahir Johnson and Tyrell Sturdivant combined for 41 points as the Clippers sailed past the Battlin' Bulls 69-40 at the Clip Joint. With the win Chester improved to 13-3 overall and 4-1 in league play. Junior Keyonte Watkins joined his teammates in double figure with 12 points; scoring in each quarter. This marks the third time in the last five games that Watkins has come off the bench to reach double figures. Sophomore Marquis Collins, the Clippers 6'7" wing, came off the bench to lead the team in rebounds  with 11. This marked his first double digit rebound game since his 14 rebound game in December.

After a slow start Chester would lead 11-6 at the end of the first quarter and that would be the closest Glen Mills would get the rest of the contest. Johnson would score 6 of his 19 points as the Clippers outscored their opponents 17-11 in the second for a 28-16 halftime advantage. In the 3rd quarter, Sturdivant dropped 9 of his game high 22 points as Chester stretched their lead to 22 points with the score at 52-30. Chester used five different players to score their final 17 points in the 4th. The other Chester points came from Conrad Chambers (5), Marquis Collins (4), Khaleeq Campbell (3) and Gabe Adesina & Brewster Ward each contributing 2 points. Sophomore Khaleeq Campbell also produced a career high with 5 steals.

The Clippers will return to action on Friday, January 31st for their final regular season home game at the Clip Joint with the Chichester Eagles come to visit. This is the game that was rescheduled due to one of our snow storms.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Professional Boxing at Harrah’s in Chester

I would like to invite you and your friends to join me for an action packed night of professional boxing. Witness fighters putting everything on the line. You will definitely want to be a part of this pugilistic excitement. The ticket prices are: $50.00 General Admission, $70.00 Ringside (2nd, 3rd,4th & 5TH rows), and $100.00 VIP (1st row).  
Place: The Harrah’s Casino 777 Harrah’s Blvd Chester PA
Event: Professional Boxing
Date: January 31, 2014
Doors open @ 6:30 p.m

If you have any questions I may be contacted at 215 726-7685. Thanks for your consideration.
Johnny L. Gibbs (Boxing's Ambassador)
Coordinator of Affairs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Clippers Boys Basketball vs. Penn Wood

Terry Thomas Report

The Clippers keep alive their goal of maintaining the Del Val Championship with a 59-54 win over the league leading Penn Wood Patriots at the Clip Joint. With the win the teams have split the season series and are now co-leaders in the league. Chester record now stand at 12-3 overall and 4-1 in League action.

The Clippers led from the opening basket and while the Patriots stayed close they were never able to gain the lead or control of the game. Sophomore Khaleeq Campbell led the way in the opening period scoring all seven of his points as Chester led 14-7. Tyrell Sturdivant kept the Patriots at bay with 5 of his 7 points in the 2nd quarter and Chester held  a 27-22 lead at intermissions. Gabe Adesina the other half of the Clippers version of the 'Twin Towers' made his presence felt in the 3rd quarter scoring 7 of his 9 points as the Patriots cut the Clippers lead to 2 points 42-40 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The senior back-court of Conrad Chambers and Mahir Johnson came up big in the final quarter with Chambers scoring 5 of his 11 points and Johnson dropping 9 of his game high 19 points. Coming out of a Penn Wood timeout with 48 second left in the contest and Chester holding a 56-54 lead, Mahir connected on his only two foul shots to give the Clippers a four point cushion. Khaleeq dropped 1 of 2 for the final Clippers points. With the 'Towers' in foul trouble, 6'8" junior Maurice Henry played crucial minutes and finished with 2 points, 1 blocked shot and 5 rebounds. Junior Keyonte Watkins added his name to the scoring column with four points.

Chester will enjoy the confines of the Clip Joint on Thursday, January 30th with the Battlin' Bulls of Glen Mills visit for another Del Val League contest.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Video Highlights from Chester-Coatesville Girls Basketball Game

Chester Lady Clippers vs. Coatesville game at Chester High School on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Clippers Boys Basketball Victory Over Capital Christian Academy

Terry Thomas

The Clippers (11-3) needed everyone of senior Mahir Johnson's career high 36 points for their come from behind 78-72 victory over the Capital Christian Academy Warriors. Mahir's heroics earned him game MVP honors. Mahir scored Chester's first five points followed by a free throw from sophomore Khaleeq Campbell and a trey from senior Tyrell Sturdivant and the Clippers were out to a 9-1 lead when the Warriors called for a timeout. The Warriors responded by outscoring the Clippers 8-4 to close out the quarter. Clippers - 13, Warriors - 9. The Clippers must have run aground in the opening minutes of the second quarter as the Warriors were able to capture every loose ball and every missed shot which resulted in Chester on the short end of a 16-0 run. When Chester called timeout at the 5:12 mark they found themselves trailing 13-25. Out of the timeout the Clippers began to attack the basket resulting in free throw attempts. Mahir hit on 3 of 4, Khaleeq went 2 of 2 along with a trey and freshman Jamar Sudan also went 2 for 2. One more free throw from Sturdivant and the Clippers had cut the deficient to four at the intermissions. Chester - 26, Capitol Christian Academy - 30. The Warriors Marcquise Reed got hot in the 3rd quarter scoring the final 12 of his team high 21 points as they doubled Chester's 13 points. The Clippers were now looking up out of a 17 point hole at the end of the third quarter. Clippers - 39, Warriors - 56. The Warriors were so confident at this point that they did not spend any time in discussions during the break between quarters. They went to the bench area (never sat down) and just as quickly returned to the floor. The teams matched baskets and the Warriors called for a timeout at 5:44. Chester - 45, Capital Christian Academy - 62. The Clippers responded with a 7-1 run over the next 1:13 when Chester calls for a timeout at 4:31. Clippers - 52, Warriors - 64. Over the next 3 minutes and 38 seconds it was all about the Clippers. They increased their defensive intensity forcing 6 turnovers and total domination on the board. During this stretch, sophomore Marquise Collins contributed four points, Sturidvant added the final 8 of his 17 points and Mahir did the rest. When Coach Yarbray called his final timeout at 0:53, the Clippers now trailed by just four points 72 - 68 with momentum on their side. Out of the time, the Warrior were called for consecutive traveling violations resulting in a trey and a short pull-up by Mahir. The Warriors called timeout at 0:14 on the clock and the Clippers back in front 73-72. Over the last fourteen seconds, Chester ended up with 3 possession and connected on 5 of 6 free throws to complete the scoring. Over the final 53 seconds of the contest Chester finished with a 10-0 run. The sharp shooting Johnson ended up with 22 points in the final quarter; outscoring the entire Warriors team who had 16 points. The real end results was a more enjoyable ride back up I-95.

Chester returns to action on Tuesday, January 28th with the Del Val League Championship on the line when league leading Penn Wood visits the Clip Joint. A win by the Clippers would put them in a tie with the Patriots for first place.