Spicer will share his inspiring story on June 3 at Moorestown High School.
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Saturday, May 25, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Patch makes it easy to share your prom photos.
Moorestown High School's prom has come and gone, but you can relive the memories—and share them with everyone else—by uploading your photos to Patch. We've started the gallery by adding a photo from the 2011 prom—now all you have to do is click on "Upload Photos and Videos" below the photo and upload the photos from your computer. It's as simple as that. In case you need further instructions, here's a brief tutorial on how to upload pictures. Still have questions? Email local editor Rob Scott at email@example.com. Read our Patch 101 guide to find out more ways you can use Patch—from adding events to our calendar to finding a lost pet.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Space is limited for the Moorestown High School Class of 1973's 40th reunion—sign up now to attend.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see the interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Moorestown High School as the 474th high school in the country. (Click here to see how Moorestown fared in the New Jersey School Performance Reports, released last month.) For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Moorestown's ranking, and every other ranked high school, by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria, including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Moorestown High School's Project Graduation brings together the senior class for one big, all-inclusive send-off. Find out how you can support the celebration.
Danya George gets sentimental when she talks about Project Graduation. For her, it's not just an expensive party thrown for a bunch of spoiled kids—which is, she knows, the perception some may have. Unlike some other high schools, that have end-of-year events and celebrations for every grade level each year, Moorestown crams everything into that last week before graduation, George said. There's a class trip, but students have to pay for that and not all of them can afford it. Project Graduation, now in its 25th year at Moorestown High School, is a chance to bring all the students together for one last well-deserved send-off. "What happens at this is, nobody's excluded. This is the thing that brings them together," she said. "Nobody is …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Pete Kingston missed the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon by mere minutes.
As Moorestown alumni Pete Kingston neared the end of the Boston Marathon and saw his wife and infant daughter cheering him on from the sidelines, he considered walking the rest of it, perhaps even breaking the rules and rolling his eight-month-old across the finish line with him. Thankfully, he mustered up the energy and forced his exhausted legs into a slow jog. Kingston finished only minutes before a pair of explosions rocked the Marathon near the finish line, killing three and injuring more than 100. He and his family had just left the race and were roughly two blocks away, headed back to their hotel, when they heard the news. "It's a little unsettling to think if I had walked it, my timing would have been just about terrible," he said…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
'Now a kid who gets asked and who might not feel like they can say 'Yes,' can say 'Yes.''
MooreKids co-founder Maura Rafferty believes every child should have the chance to go to prom. Last year, MooreKids hastily put together a prom collection drive—dubbed "Operation Prom"—so it could provide tickets and dresses to Moorestown High School students who couldn't otherwise afford them. At the time, Rafferty only knew of five students in need, three of whom they funded. "We're pretty sure there's probably more than five kids who can't go to prom," she said recently. So this year, "Operation Prom" is a little more organized. Rafferty, president of MooreKids, said she's already collected about 20 dresses—all in one night, the result of a mass email—and is looking for monetary donations to buy prom tickets ($75 apiece last year), as …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Check out our photos from Moorestown High School's Colors for Causes charity event—and add your own.
Instead of holding another spring pep rally, Moorestown High School students last week split into teams based on color and battled against each other in a competitive fundraiser—dubbed "Colors for Causes"—to raise money for four different charities. The day revolved around two main activities—a 5K walk/run and a volleyball tournament—and each student participating sought sponsors to raise money for one of four charities: the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Cancer, the American Red Cross, the Ronald McDonald House and the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Central Pennsylvania. High school art teacher Toni Paparone took photos of the day's activities, including a visit from Jeff Yalden, the country's top youth motivational speaker. Did you …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Sure, pep rallies are fun. But a group of Moorestown High School students had a different idea.
Moorestown High School students could have settled for another spring pep rally. But somewhere in the planning process, they had a better idea. Instead, the students decided to organize a team competition organized by colors, with different grades mixed together (so still keeping some of the spirit of previous pep rallies), with each team raising money for a different charity: "Colors for Causes." "Living in a nice town like Moorestown, everyone pretty much was blessed with a really good life," said sophomore Brian Trainer, 16. "Instead of just giving us another rally like we do every year, I think it’s almost our duty to give back to the community." Colors for Causes will be held Thursday at the high school. The day revolves around two …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Philadelphia Union will host two youth soccer camps at Moorestown High School and Moorestown Friends School this summer. Sign up now.