Please see the documents below for important information regarding graduation, including a timeline, rehearsal dates and more!
Congratulations to members of our Boys Tennis Team who placed third in the state championships last week!
Front row: Abhineet Srivastava, Soumil Patel, Vishruth Madam
Back row: Rohun Gargya, Abhiraj Srivastava, Ashwin Natarajan, Shrihan Madam
Congratulations to William Pan on being named a Presidential Scholar! The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
Today, Friday, May 12, DASD is hosting their first Track and Field Meet for ALL Special Olympics athletes at Kottmeyer Stadium on the DHS-West campus. Principal Hurley sent the DHS-East participants off with words of encouragement and we have no doubt this team of "already winners" will do their best in the competition! Go DHS-East!!
On Tuesday, May 9th the following five students were inducted into the Société Honoraire Français during the torch lighting ceremony:
At the program we also recognized the following seniors with a SHF pin that they will wear at graduation:
Students in Mrs. Austin's Baking Classes participated in Cupcake Wars last week. Each group created and decorated their own cupcakes. Teachers judged the cupcakes based on taste, appearance and creativity.
The Downingtown East Masterworks Choir earned a Superior rating last weekend at Festival Disney, a national competition sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. They also finished 2nd in their AAAA Class, Mixed Choir Division and had the third highest score in the entire festival, across all divisions and classes, earning them a Bronze Award. There were 22 ensembles competing from all over the country in this festival that took place at the Contemporary Resort and at the Saratoga Springs Resort at Disney World in Orlando, FL. Senior choir member, Peter Naughton also took home a special achievement award as the outstanding vocal soloist. Our ensemble received critique and feedback from GRAMMY® Award winning conductor, Dr. Jerry Blackstone, from Dr. William Powell, director of choral activities at Auburn University, (pictured) as well as from his wife Dr. Rosephanye Powell, who is hailed as one of America's premier women composers of choral music. (Photo courtesy of Jen Flannery, choir parent)
Congratulations to senior Downingtown East Choir member, Alison Booth, who has qualified to represent our program at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Chorus. She will get to perform in the annual conference taking place in April at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos. The ensemble will be directed by Dr. Amanda Quist, from the University of Miami. Congratulations, Alison!
TCHS - Brandywine Campus "Students of the Quarter"
Congratulations to the following students:
Arianna Patterson: Commercial Art & Design Media
Harry Marks: Engine Technology
Joshua Lehr: Electrical Occupations
Angel Pelayo-Estrada: Criminal Justice & Police Sciences
Michael Eachus – Automotive Collision Technology
The Ladies of the Indian American Association treated Downingtown East to a luncheon celebrating Diwali. They introduced DE to the Indian foods and culture. A great time had by all!
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