Sunday, April 22, 2012
The event was organized by the Students Against Destructive Decisions, a group that encourages their peers that they don't need drugs or alcohol to have a good time.
Friday night, we checked in on the annual William Tennent Lock In. Hosted by the school's Students Against Destructive Decisions, the event offered a wide array of games and entertainment to celebrate the idea that drugs and alcohol are not necessary for a good time. The students were invited between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. to enjoy some live music, battle it out on a large, wrecking ball bounce house and have some pizza and other refreshments courtesy of local restaurants. Video courtesy Metra4.com
Friday, April 13, 2012
A “particularly sweet” prom proposal took place at William Tennent on Friday.
When William Tennent student Matt Kelly asked classmate Liz Orfe to senior prom Friday, it was simple, but public, and “particularly sweet,” the school’s assistant principal Dr. Michael Devitt said. In the school’s cafeteria, as students took their seats and gathered their meals for first period lunch at 10:40 a.m., country music superstar Reba McEntire’s 2009 hit “I Keep on Loving You” began to trickle out of the loudspeaker and fill the room. Students looked around, confused, but some had an idea of what would come next. Out of a side room, Matt stepped into the cafeteria with a smile, bouquet of fresh red roses and a handmade poster board sign that read: “Prom?” Many students stood and watched, some even whipped out their cell phones …
Friday, April 6, 2012
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Saturday, March 10, 2012
The annual competition ended with games and dance routines in the high school gymnasium.
It all came down to the final event as the White Avengers took home victory in this year's Black and White Night competition at William Tennent High School by winning the Tug of War contest Friday night. Gym Night was a rowdy event as students, teachers and parents filled the stands of the gymansium to cheer on the Black Jedi and White Avengers as they took on challenges such as the Obstacle Course, Speed Pyramid and Volleyball.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The high school auditorium had a game show atmosphere as each team tried to outsmart the other.
It's not every day you see a crowded auditorium filled with teenagers cheer ferociously over a game of chess. When the player for the Black Jedi scored a checkmate in the speed chess round, his teammates erupted as if he had just swished the game-winning shot. Every point counts during the three-day Black and White Night competition at William Tennent High School, and victories like these will help the Black Team repeat as champions. "That's the great thing about the academic part of Black and White Night," said Brian Bassler, an English teacher at Tennent. "Students who aren't on an athletic team get to hear their names chanted. It's a great feeling to experience." Before the students flex their muscles on Pool Night and Gym Night, they …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The annual three-day competition tests the mental and physical prowess of William Tennent High School students. We decided to give one of the Gym Night challenges a try.
Before Survivor, before the Amazing Race, before Minute to Win It, there has been William Tennent High School's Black and White Night. What started 47 years ago as one day in the school gymnasium has exploded into a three-day, competition-laden extravaganza preceded by five weeks of planning and preparation. Divided alphabetically into two teams, black and white, the participating students will face each other head to head in various challenges that will test their minds and bodies. Wednesday morning is the academic portion, featuring game-show style trivia rounds. Thursday night, the action moves to the pool for various aquatic challenges. Finally, Friday is Gym Night, where athletic contests and dance routines wrap up the week-long …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Members of the school board disputed reports that the added changes pushed the project $4 million over budget.
With a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Centennial School Board Tuesday night approved of $167,532.66 in various change orders for the ongoing construction of the new William Tennent High School. The orders included approximately $19,000 in additional structural support for the planetarium dome, approximately $13,000 to replace a chair lift wall that was deemed unsound and $46,000 for additional laborers to complete classroom additions. It was reported Tuesday afternoon in Upper Southampton Patch that the cost of the approved change orders would put the overall construction and renovation of the new high school over budget by $4 million. School board director Mark Miller strongly disagreed with the article Tuesday night and asserted that the …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Tennent and Neshaminy boys' basketball teams took to the court again, with Tennent coming out on top.
Neshaminy started slowly scoring only three points in the first quarter off a Bobby Marterella three pointer. The Redskins slowly fought back to go on top 39-38 with just seconds to go at the end of the third quarter. The score bounced back and forth in the fourth quarter until William Tennent went back on top 53-51 with just four seconds left. The Skins' Tyler Katz drove to the hoop and put up a shot that just didn’t go in to end the game. Tennent beat Neshaminy with a final score of 53-51.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Neshaminy comes away with the 50-45 win in a close game that tied several times in the fourth quarter.
Neshaminy comes away with the 50-45 win in a close game that tied several times in the fourth quarter. Despite the Neshaminy teachers' strike, Neshaminy High School administrators worked to ensure that most student activities and athletics would go on as scheduled for the duration of the strike.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Demolition of the former high school is underway.
Tennent graduate Chrissy Bonaccorsi has also been documenting the schools demolition on Facebook, click here to see the photos.