Alumni News & Updates

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NEHS Alumni Review 2022

A publication of the Northeast High School Alumni Association

President’s Message

Dear Alumni,

I am Lynn Dubin Newborn, Class of June 1965 and your Northeast High School Alumni Association President.

I hope this letter finds you in good health and great spirits as we enter the Fall of 2021.  It is a great honor to represent the Alumni of Northeast High School and continue the proud tradition we carry forward.

Our Alumni Association is one of the best in the country. I am thankful for the support of our Board of Directors, our office Manager, Judy Chant, and our dedicated volunteers.

If you are not involved with our Alumni, please make it a point to get involved. You will gain a great deal of satisfaction and joy by returning to Northeast High School and helping to make a difference in the next generation.

Our Annual Alumni Day will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022. Please make it a priority to attend Alumni Day. It is our annual fundraiser, which helps us provide the gifts and scholarships that we continue to award to our deserving students.  Additional information will be posted on this website. We look forward to seeing you.

Hail Northeast!

 

Lynn Dubin Newborn, June ‘65

Alumni President

Principal’s Message

Greetings Northeast High School Alumni!

It is with great hope for the future and greater pride in the now that I address you as the proud principal of Northeast High School for a fourth year!

From politics to pandemics, shutdowns to outbreaks, our school, our family has had to navigate a gauntlet, the end of which is not yet quite in sight.

Through the uncertainty and fear, our focus has never shifted from the health and welfare of every member of our school family, the high-quality education of our students, and preserving the rich history and traditions of Northeast High School, a commitment highlighted by our annual drubbing of Central on Thanksgiving!

Despite the universe’s best attempts to stifle our progress, we have had so many successes worth celebrating:

  • Our Natural Resource Management program the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens Network Grant for $2,500 to allow our students to build Hydroponic Gardens in the hopes of becoming a CSA provider for the local community.
  • The Arts Academy produced our annual Winter Arts Festival, our first in person concert in over 2 years. It was very well-attended and a smashing success!
  • Students in our Fitness and Wellness program are actively pursuing certifications in CPR and Personal Training and several seniors have been offered scholarships to Penn State, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Towson University, University of Tennessee, and Temple University.
  • The Northeast Chapter of the National Honor Society continues to excel with 120 students from the junior and senior classes being active members of this highly recognized organization. For the second year in a row, last year’s NHS president received a full scholarship to Stanford University in California.
  • The following teams won fall Championships: Girls Volleyball, first championship, Field Hockey, 3rd championship in a row, Football, 5th championship in a row. Our Northeast High School Special Olympics team won the All-City Champions title for Bocce. They were invited to go to Hershey to compete at the state level.
  • The Northeast High School Viking Cafe secured a grant from the Levin Foundation to enhance our blended program for Life Skills and Learning Support students. The grant provided us with new appliances and storage options, which allowed us to expand our menu offerings.
  • Students in our genetics class successfully worked with Dr. Dina G. Markowitz, PhD, who teaches at the University of Rochester Medical Center, to field test a lab: Engineering a Living Medicine.
  • Senior Pin Night is a long-standing tradition at Northeast High School. To help our 9th Grade students commit to their goals of Graduation and to foster a sense of community within the school, we held a 9th Grade Pinning Ceremony. Students were given a graduation year pin to proudly display on their school tie which serves as a symbol and a reminder of their educational Goals.
  • Students in our Sports Marketing and Management program had an outstanding performance at the DECA district competition at the beginning of December. Our students dominated their categories and more than half of our participants qualified for the state competition.
  • The NEHS Health & Physical Education department hosted the US Army Fitness Challenge at Northeast for the 6th time with over 900 students participating in the annual event. We are now an “Army Fit Certified School”
  • Our Academic Language Program has partnered with Temple University to allow college students to get real-world teaching practice with our experienced teachers.
  • Despite Covid, we have set an all-time high mark for our AP Scholars with 81 scholars which means that 81 students have already earned college credits before ever stepping foot on a college campus.
  • We are third in the district for our percentage of AP students with college eligible scores on their AP tests and we are second in the district for the number of AP classes offered.
  • We are one of only two schools currently in the district to have students earn AP Capstone diplomas.

The list is so much longer, but I hope you find it as exciting as we do! At a time when the world seems like one tumultuous ocean, these are the buoys to which we cling until the calmer waters come.

Thank you for your continued love and support of Northeast High School and we hope that our passion and the events above inspire you to come out often to future events and to find ways to connect and reconnect with the one place that will always hold a place for you at the table.

Stay well, Viking Family!

Sincerely,

Omar Crowder

Principal


Wall of Fame Honorees

Linda Toph Noble

Ralph Triboletti

Pat Gallen


Gary Sterling

 


Scholarships

 

On a rotating basis, the NEHS Alumni Foundation presents a 4 year full-tution scholarship to one student to the following universities:
  • University of Pennsylvania – Dr. Andrew Morrison Scholarship
  • Temple University – Stanley and Fleurette Lang Scholarship
  • Temple University – Stanley H. Lang Scholarship
  • West Chester University – William Kassimir/Mark Jacob Scholarship

How else does the NEHS Association and it’s Foundation help students?

Approx. $80,000 given in 2021 in graduation awards, Financial assistance for needy students, established Wall of Fame to honor illustrious graduates, a memorial garden to honor graduates who served in the Armed Forces, Annual Alumni Day Program, Annual newsletter to Life Members.    For more infomation call: 215-400-3200 or email NEHSalum@gmail.com