Chester County Briefly: April 5


Fox Rothschild

The Exton office of Fox Rothschild held another successful clothing drive to benefit “Operation Easter Outfit,” a program founded by Partners in Outreach, which works with local organizations, businesses, parishes, and schools to collect outfits and supplies for children in Chester County and surrounding communities.

Through the drive, coordinated by Fox partner Stephanie Nolan Deviney, attorneys and staff collected outfits, as well as gift cards and monetary donations, that will be delivered to families throughout Coatesville, Phoenixville, and West Chester.

Since 2003, Partners in Outreach has conducted an annual Easter collection to help local children celebrate with new and gently used springtime outfits, as well as gift cards to Payless Shoe Source stores.

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Great Valley High School

Lord Alfred Tennyson, Pinocchio, and the American Civil Liberties Union were just a few of the answers tossed around as Chester County’s top academic teams competed for the title of county champion. The March 28 championship match featured teams from Conestoga, Great Valley, and Unionville high schools.

After a match that, after three rounds of competition led to an intense tiebreaker match, Great Valley left with the trophy, bragging rights, and a spot in the Pennsylvania State Academic Competition on April 28. Final score: Great Valley 140, Unionville 135, Conestoga 105. All three teams received scholarships from the event’s sponsor, the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

“I am excited for my guys; they’ve work hard all year, and put in a lot of hours to get here,” said Great Valley coach Bernard McCauley. “I have a really great team, and this win is a testament to all of their hard work.”

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From left: Corey Spies, Brianna Parsons, Talia Wong, and Molly Klores.

Penn Vet

Molly Klores, Brianna Parsons, Corey Spies, and Talia Wong received Penn Vet’s prestigious Student Inspiration Awards for 2017.

Launched in 2008, the award is presented annually to Penn Vet students who demonstrate the potential to significantly advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine and expand the profession’s impact on the well-being of animals and society.

“It is incredibly encouraging to see our students champion such important issues for the betterment of society,” said Joan C. Hendricks, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

“Our students are always good-hearted and creative, but this year I am really struck by the sophistication and attention to sustainability beyond the time of their engagement. Both of these projects have genuine potential for significant lasting impact. The future of veterinary medicine is very bright.”

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