Last Friday, CADES celebrated the 10th anniversary and rededication of its “All Abilities & Access” playground. “A decade ago, CADES’s ‘village’ — including staff, parents, board, friends, family and neighbors — had the insight to use a U.S. Department of Labor grant as the foundation for fundraising and bringing the playground to fruition,” CADES Executive Director Julie Allman said. “Our current village has continued their support and encouragement to keep the playground vibrant and growing.” State Senator Tom McGarrigle and State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky presented citations to CADES for its continued excellent work in serving adults and children with a wide variety of disabilities.
Maddy Cunningham (Strath Haven ‘13) graduated cum laude with a B.S. in biology from St. Joseph’s University on May 20. Maddy is off to San Francisco to do a year of service in a prenatal clinic, then on to medical school. Maddy is pictured here with her brother, Aidan (Strath Haven ‘18), who is playing Hugo Peabody in the current YPTW production of Bye Bye Birdie at the Swarthmore Players Club. They are the children of Beth Camagna and Mayor Kevin Cunningham of Rutledge.
Rosanna Heidt of Swarthmore and Ryan Cooney of Wallingford have been named to the dean’s list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the spring semester.
Timothy McCullough of Rose Valley graduated magna cum laude from York College with a bachelor of science degree in early elementary education.
Michelle Zoch of Wallingford has been named a member of the Beta Kappa Chi honor society this spring at Alvernia University. Michelle is studying nursing at the university.
Kevin Morris of Wallingford was recently inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society for AACSB Accredited Business Programs at Widener University.
Jamie Morris of Wallingford earned the Graduate Award for Excellence in Service from Alvernia University’s Holleran Center for Community Engagement. Jamie is in the nursing program at the university.
David Henderson of Swarthmore, a graduate student at Saint Joseph’s University, was inducted into the national business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma, during the spring semester.
Sean M. Gillham of Swarthmore earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Gabriel W. Cole of Wallingford was been inducted into the St. Lawrence University’s chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the international honorary society for philosophy.
WES librarian Martha Lambertsen and the Wallingford Elementary School community welcomed children’s author Sara Pennypacker, who spent a full day recently at WES, presenting her work, answering questions, signing books and talking with students. Pictured here with Mrs. Lambertsen and Ms. Pennypacker are (l. to r.) Leah R., Caroline R., Carly T., Anna K., and Kailey S. Her newest book, Pax, has been on the New York Times bestsellers list for the past year, joining her many other smash hits including The Summer of the Gypsy Moths, the Clementine series, and Flat Stanley. At WES, Ms. Pennypacker spoke with audiences of 1st through 5th graders about how her experiences as a child shaped her into the author that she is today, and emphasized that the best books aren’t necessarily written by celebrities, but rather by storytelling enthusiasts. Ms. Pennypacker signed and personalized each book that was ordered from sponsor Children’s Book World by the many avid readers at WES.
Strath Haven High School’s boys’ tennis team won its first round match at the 2017 PIAA Tournament on Tuesday, May 16, only to fall in the Class AAA quarterfinal round to Unionville last Friday. Led by head coach TJ Adams, this is the first time in 16 years that Haven has represented the Central League and District 1 in States. The senior-led team is pictured here after their Tuesday win, left to right and back to front: Harrison Hotham (senior), Dylan Taylor, Finn L’Armand, Jacob Knauer (senior), Ben Troutman (senior), Ian Terry (senior), Michael Lu, George Steinke, Justin Snyder (senior), Xandy Hammitt (senior), Clay Gaieski and Cole Wirth. Photo courtesy of Jean Steinke.
The Strath Haven Middle School’s 8th Grade baseball team finished off their undefeated season with a 12-5 win over Paxon Hollow. This group was also undefeated as 7th graders. Back row (l. to r.): Coach Matt Lucas, Gabe Federico, Luke Edwards, Simon Bolinger, Koll Peichel, Luke Jacobson, Alex Hemmingway, Robbie Guilday and Ian Connell. Front row (l. to r.): Brage Davis, Jack Ryder, Christian Thack, Chris Willette, Chris Felder, Evan Schmidt and Marc DeCarlo. Not pictured: John Francis. Photo courtesy of Tracy Federico.