Kennett High closed after legionella found in boiler

KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett High School was closed Friday after school officials found legionella bacteria in the school’s hot water system during routine testing, according to a letter shared with the school community. The legionella bacteria was behind the 1976 outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease during an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. The water-born bacteria can cause...

KHS Robotics team makes winning pitch for Kennett funding

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett High School Demon Robotics team member Molly Hunter and mentor Christina Gorman gave a presentation about the team to request funding from Kennett Township for competition support. KENNETT TOWNSHIP – Kennett High School’s Demons Robotics team were big winners at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors, securing...

So. Chester Co. Police seek missing juvenile

Daniela Hetzel Rojas-Bergara has been missing since the afternoon of March 3. The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department is investigating a report of missing juvenile who is a voluntary runaway. On March 6 at 9:22 a.m. police responded to the juvenile’s residence located in the 500 block of Church Road, New Garden . The parents of the juvenile, Daniela Hetzel Rojas-Bergara who is...

Kennett’s Feliciano scales new heights in pole vault

By Hannah Christopher, Running Editor, The Times Xavier Feliciano at the Pennsylvania Indoor Track Carnival at Lehigh University. Xavier Feliciano is an extraordinary person who is a senior at Kennett High School.   His pole vaulting coach Paul Eyanson is also extraordinary, and the two of them together have accomplished great heights.   Literally and physically the team of these two have made...

John Finfrock (sitting middle) was surrounded by his parents, Mark Finfrock (sitting left) and Claire Finfrock (sitting right), as well as by (standing from left) principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz, coach Mr. Mike McConomy, athletic director Mr. Sean Harvey, and former coach Mr. Sean Tischler as he signed his National Letter of Intent recently at Kennet high School. KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett High School...

Nine KHS students named Commended in National Merit Scholarship Program

Nine Kennett High School students (from left to right) Kerry Tomasetti, Austin Maxwell, Kate Doroba, Olivia Donia, Lydia Pelby, Victoria Gallivan, Molly Adelman, Delaney Chaffin, and Charles Shattuck have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. KENNETT SQUARE — Kennett High School announced that seniors: Kerry Tomasetti, Austin Maxwell, Kate Doroba, Olivia...

Hrenko named a National Merit Scholar

Zachary Hrenko KENNETT SQUARE — Kennett High School announced that one student has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Senior Zachary Hrenko was among approximately 1.6 million juniors who entered the 2017 National Merit Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) that served...

Kennett High soccer players work with underprivileged youth

Kennett High School soccer players work with youths as part of the MVP360 program. KENNETT SQUARE — This September, Kennett High School’s boys’ soccer team traveled more than 60 miles to share their passion for sports with underprivileged students through the MVP360 Program in North Philadelphia. MVP360 is a program that offers youth who would traditionally be excluded from organized sports...

Kennett first grader to serve as honorary football captain, Friday

Grayson Savery will serve as honorary captain for the Kennett High School football team, Friday night. KENNETT SQUARE — When Kennett High School’s varsity football team takes the field for its first home game of the season on Friday, September 2, a very courageous little boy will lead the charge. On Halloween 2012, when he was two years old, Grayson Savery was diagnosed with a form of pediatric...

Kennett High School graduates Class of 2016

A fond farewell to a class remembered as ‘family’ Kennett Consolidate School District Board of Education President Kendra LaCosta presents diplomas to graduates of Kennett High School, Friday night. By Kelly O’Hara, Correspondent, The Times KENNETT SQUARE — In keeping with the honored tradition, Kennett High School held it’s 125th graduation on the front steps of the school. Class...