Back in Norristown, I (and many other students) had to carry the infamous Norristown reputation on our shoulders and it was heavy. People would stereotype me because of the school I went to. I’m sure most of you have felt this. But at college no one knows about your high school (out here in Chicago, no one could even place Norristown on a map) and that reputation is lifted off your shoulders. So my advice to you all is to leave. Get out of Norristown, go to college, experience the world, be amazing. And when you’re ready, come back and inspire others.
I don’t usually like sequels but this one will be better than the first. After the success of the Norristownian Art and Music Extravaganza, Makeba Robinson, Yesenia Bello, and Anthony Bui are putting on another showcase of Norristown’s young talent. Walla Fest will be held in the Centre Theater on July 10th. Don’t miss it!
Morgan Purcel ! She's a freshman and my brother talks about how smart she is and she did really well in DECA for a first year. She made it to nationals! [ I'm pretty sure she made it to nationals, that or states, but either way it's good for a first year DECA member, especially as a freshman. ]
Isn’t she also in Reading Olympics and the Gifted program? From what I can tell this girl works hard.
Congratulations to the students featured in this week's Eagle News Student Spotlight!
Viridiana Rojas, Latifah Williams, Linette Armas, Matt Jennis, Kelly Williams, and Bianca Brown have been entered into a drawing and one lucky student will win $100!
I am a big fan of the Student Spotlight. It’s nice to see that the school cares about all the hard work students put in and the many things they accomplish. I hope this program will continue for years to come.
“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”—
John Green (Looking for Alaska)
Yes, it’s good to have dreams. But they shouldn’t just sit in your mind to keep you going through life. You have to put in work to make your dreams a reality and that is how you find success. Imagining the future can keep you going but hard work will get you there.
i just have to say i love this blog. i hate how norristown has such a bad repuatation. finally its showing people that the school isn't bad and people that graduate from there actually go somewhere in life!
Thank you! It is our goal to show just how hard working Norristown students are.
Another angel-voiced singer from Norristown. Her voice is BEAUTIFUL! Her acting is GORGEOUS! She is so incredibly creative and is a big part of the NAHS art scene. She’s worked hard to shape her talents. She cares about being better and she’s always pushing herself to work hard. I can’t wait to see where her future will take her. I’m sure every major art school will be banging on her door.
Esta Chica! She is incredibly driven and incredibly smart. She works so hard to improve our school and she truly cares. Every time I see her, she’s working on a new project. You know she just took a job to translate video for UPENN? That’s pretty amazing. Selenia plans to go to West Chester in the fall. Felicidades!
Norristown’s own little soulful songstress! It’s incredible how much voice comes out of her little body. When she opens her mouth, it’s absolutely mind blowing. AND she can play the ukelele! Remember when she sang at the Mr. Norristown 2011 competition? AMAZING! We have so much pure talent at our school. Keep doing that Mariah Carey, girl.
Unfortunately, doesn’t have any photos on the internet. You’ll just have to call her name out in the hallways until you find her. Anyway, Grace is a SUPERSTAR! Reading Olympics. Key Club. Star Pupil. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CLASS OF 2015. Yes you read that correctly. Miss Waweru will be attending the Ivy League University of Penn. This just proves that hard work does pay off. There’s a very small number of N-town graduates who attended Ivy League schools so Grace deserves a BIG round of applause.
If you haven’t guessed already, ^this is a pretty important moment for Mr. Tyler Smith. He’s signing on to attend Georgetown in the fall. But how did he get there? Hmmm maybe because he’s the fastest kid in all of Pennsylvania? Maybe because he’s maintained decent grades? Well it’s both. And not only is he going to Georgetown but he’s also going for FREE! Please clap it up for Mr. Smith. This kid is going far fast.
DJ. Deca Goon. Great Student. Great Singer. This kid is talented. Especially with music. I heard he tore the roof off at Junior Prom. It’s good that the juniors chose someone within our school to DJ their Prom. Let’s use what talent we have. Also he went to Orlando for DECA Nationals. That in itself is an accomplishment and it should be applauded. And if you were at Mr. Norristown, then you of course heard his amazing voice. Keep up the good work, Mr. Gassanja.
"Fifty students from teacher John Brady’s Personal Finance Class participated in the NFCC in the first week of April. The scores were very positive overall, but in some cases, were extraordinary. Overall, NAHS students scored above the national average, out ranking on average over 84,000 students nationwide who participated in the challenge. Twelve Norristown students scored in the top 20% of the country."