Alumni News & Updates
IN THIS ISSUE
NEHS Alumni Review 2017
A publication of the Northeast High School Alumni Association
Alisha Levin Memorial Walk
On September 17th, 2016 the annual Alisha Levin Walk to Remember was held. This year the Levin family moved the walk/run from Abington to Northeast High School. More than 200 students, community members, alumni, and Levin supporters gathered at the NEHS stadium at 10AM for the annual event. Runners had a police escort for the race through the neighborhood around NE totaling over 3 miles, while walkers completed the mile long walk around the school. Everyone finished back in the stadium where refreshments were provided and trophies were handed out. Additionally, participants had the opportunity to head over to the SPARC Wing of the building where the new Alisha Levin Memorial Science Lab was open and students and teachers were conducting lab experiments for guests to see and do. It was a beautiful morning and a great reminder of all the good work that has been done through the Levin Foundation. The science lab is making a true difference in science education at NE with its’ modern up to date equipment and lab materials. This year new projects, scholarships, and materials are planned for NE that will continue to benefit the NE school community for years to come. SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th 2017 for the next Walk to Remember! Come out and have fun supporting the Levin Foundation and all that it contributes to education at Northeast.
NORTHEASTER of the YEAR
The Northeaster of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual(s) for dedicated service to Northeast High School. This year’s recipient is Carole Niemic, Class of 1979. Carole has three children: Ashley, Adam, and Andrew graduate of NEHS. She started as a parent volunteer in the Robotics Division of the SPARC Program when her oldest child, Ashle, came to NE. She has continued for 10 years, even though her boys graduated four years ago. Carole come to school every Tuesday to volunteer her time and energy to make sure that our robotics team, the N.E.R.D.S. (Northeast Robotics Development Specialists), continues to participate in city-wide and regional robotics competitions. The team competes in the FST and MATE competitions and often places among the top teams qualifying for the next level of competition. Carole holds fundraisers, plans meetings, handles the paperwork, and guides the 40+ students in this important year-long extracurricular activity that brings math, science, engineering, and creativity to life in the form of robots. Thank you Carole for all your valuable contributions to the Robotics Team through your decade of service. Northeast is thankful for you!
The 2016 football season was very successful. Following a 12-1 record in the 2015 season which saw the Vikings lose the championship, they returned to crush an undefeated Central team 38-7 to win the 6A Public League Championship. The 2016 Graduation rate for football players will be 100%, with a 5 players receiving college scholarships. Jaquan Amos, one of the top defensive players in the state is accepting a full scholarship to play at Villanova in September. GO VIKINGS!!!!
This year Thanksgiving Day game vs. rival central was full of excitement. The Viking quickly jumped out to a 28-0 lead with both the offense and defense scoring 2 touchdowns a piece. The Vikings took a 24-6 lead at the half. The second, half saw Central close the lead, but the game was halted with 1:15 to go when Central’s Defensive coach had a heart attack on the sideline. Thankfully the coach is okay, and the Viking won, which how every Thanksgiving Day should end.
The boys varsity soccer team had another successful year at Northeast High. They finished the public league regular season 11-0 and took that momentum with them into the playoffs. After a heavy defeat of Franklin Town Charter, 6-0 in the semi finals of the public league championship, the boys took on Central High in the finals. After a slim margin of 1-0, Northeast prevailed over Central clinching their 3rd public league soccer championship in a row. What a great way to cap a terrific regular season! Congrats Boys Varsity Soccer on having a fantastic 2016 season.
The Northeast Girls Lacrosse team opened their 2016 season with a tough 7-6 loss against Girls High School. With good coaching and hard work, the team was able to bounce back and go undefeated for the rest of the season, winning 13 straight games. The team faced their biggest competitors and the defending champions, Franklin Towne Charter High School, in the Public League High School. Northeast girls were up by 4 goals made by Camila Fernandez. Franklin Towne started to tie up the game and forced a sudden death. The game ended with a tied score taking the team into a triple overtime where Linda McHale was able to secure the win with her game-winning goal. This was very significant as it marked the first time in Northeast history that the girl’s lacrosse team was able to bring home a championship. The team is continuing to work hard in the 2017 season and is currently holding the 1st place position as they look to defend their championship title and go back to back.
Sport Marketing and Management CTE SLC
Sports Marketing and Management is a three-year CTE program that introduces students to various careers available in the sports and entertainment industry aside from being an athlete. Students learn the role of marketing, advertising and promotion in the sports and retail industries. Emphasis is placed on business concepts, sports, retail, and entertainment marketing and sports management. Internships and student projects are also an integral part of the program.
One of the components of the program is that the students have to participate in DECA, Distributive Education Club of America. Students participate in competitions at the district, state, and national levels. This year we had 100 members, 50 of which participated at the district level. Those students won a total of 22 trophies ranging from 1st to 5th place. At the state level 35 students participated with students bringing home 30 state medals. We will have 4 students participating in Anaheim, California in late April at the International DECA Conference.
Arts Academy at Northeast High School
The Arts Academy at Northeast High School provides rigorous academic and arts programs that provide an avenue for students to develop and showcase their talents in school and in their community. Arts Academy majors choose a major avenue of study in their sophomore year and then take elective classes in one of four majors over the next three years. The four major areas of study that students have to choose from are: band/orchestra, choir, theater and visual arts. Students who have a love of the arts but do not want to limit their experience to one particular major become part of our General Arts Academy and can take elective classes in a combination of areas. Arts Academy students participate in many extracurricular activities during the course of the school year. Some of these activities include: the annual Spring musical, the Winter Concert, the District 8 Spring Concert, Senior Pin Night, Senior Convocation, All City Choir and All City Band and Orchestra. Our visual arts teachers have programs that partner us with resident artists from around the city. These programs allow our visual arts students to visit local art centers and museums, participate in classes with the artists and create murals and art work that eventually adorns our hallways and class rooms. The Alumni Association is instrumental in many of our projects providing the needed funding that is not available elsewhere. This financial support allows our students to have experiences that enrich their lives exponentially. One of the many opportunities that the Alumni support is our Spring Musical. This year we are performing Pippin. All are invited to attend one of our performances on May 11th , 12th or 13th. A special invite is extended to class 153. That’s the year NEHS last did Pippin. Come to the show and compare this year’s performance to that of the cast of June of 1994! Tickets are available through the main office.