Tuesday, November 20, 2018

JROTC Drill Competition Included Eleven Teams from Four States

Owen J. Roberts NJROTC hosted a drill competition here at the high school on November 3rd. There were eleven units with more than 300 students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Southern Delaware. The day-long competition included inspections, armed/unarmed marching drills, and athletic contests. 

Athletic competitions included Troll Under the Bridge
The final competition involved all 300 cadets on the floor for individual competition. A drill sergeant called commands and each cadet must exhibit skills of discipline, bearing, snap, command, and control to follow each command and in order to remain in the competition. The competition continues until only one cadet remains standing.

Knockout Drill

Monday, November 19, 2018

Record PMEA Placements

Combined Chorus and Instrumental Auditions

Held Saturday, November 17, 2018
Bayard Rustin HS, West Chester

Congratulations to the following students:

CHOIR: As a result of successful scores at the PMEA District 12 Choir auditions on Saturday at Bayard Rustin HS, the following students will be representing OJRHS at the PMEA D12 Choir Festival from February 7-9, 2019 at West Chester University:

Michael Maher, 1st Place - Tenor 2
Isabelle Moes, 2nd Place - Alto 1
Joshua DiMarino, 4th Place - Bass 1
Lily Leighton, 6th Place - Soprano 2
Robin Mailum, 7th Place - Tenor 2
Jillian Birkbeck, 14th Place - Soprano 1
Wyeth Casperite, 14th Place - Tenor 2
Katarina Bobo, 16th Place - Alto 1

Hundreds of students auditioned.  The top 20 in each vocal part qualify for the District 12 Choir.  

ORCHESTRA: As a result of successful scores at the PMEA District 12 Orchestra auditions on Saturday at Bayard Rustin HS, the following students will be representing OJRHS at the PMEA D12 Orchestra Festival from January 10-12, 2019 at Ridley High School.

1. Devyn Engle - Horn
2. Matilde Heckler - 1st Violin
3.Rebecca Kucharik - Percussion
4. Lane Magness - Bass
5.Jack Pezzillo - Horn
6. Samuel Turley - Trombone
7. Anya Winemiller - 2nd Violin

BAND: Eleven students qualified for PMEA District Band Festival this year which will be held here at OJRHS from January 24-26, 2019.  This is the most students that OJR has ever sent to the festival and a tremendous honor for them and for all of us here at OJR.  The students are:

Noemi Bender – Clarinet
Cullen Buettler – Trombone
Devyn Engle – French Horn
McKinley Frees – Contra Clarinet
Michael Kronengold – Trombone
Dan Kucharik – Percussion
Dylan Monteiro – Tenor Saxophone
Jack Pezzillo – French Horn
Kelly Smolik – Flute
Sam Turley – Trombone
Matilde Heckler – Piano
Owen J. Roberts had more high school students in total qualify for district band, district orchestra, and district chorus than any other participating PMEA District 12 competing high school!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Board Recognitions for Nov. 2018

At the regular business meeting for the Owen J. Roberts Board of School Directors, several student athletes were recognized. Owen J. Roberts had a stellar fall season with four PAC Team Championships and PAC Championship in Doubles Tennis!
Girls Cross Country

Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams for winning the PAC Championships and qualifying for the PIAA District 1 Championships.
Congratulations to the boys cross country team and Hannah Kopec for qualifying for the PIAA State Championship.

Girls Cross Country Team: Boys Cross Country Team:
Alicia Avello Largo
Caroline Deviney
Ava Esterly
Linette Fogwell
Emily Glasier
Kelsie Hansell
Olivia Harmanos
Sarah Karaman
Hannah Kopec
Mackenzie Kurtz
Charley Lustig
Meghan McLean
Fiona Murray
Mikayla Niness
Hannah Pugh
Emma Torak
Calista Vandruff

Linus Blatz
David Brunton
Andrea Cambiati
Thomas Damiani
Joshua DiMarino
Daniel Duffy
Vincent Fennell
Quentin Heise
Michael Kronengold
Julio Pinedo Vargas
Eric Shanahan
Quinten Sherwood
Cole Smith

Thanks to Head Coach Tim Marcoe and Assistant Coaches Richard Hampson and Tracy Muthler for their dedication to these teams.

The Girls XC team had a perfect 5-0 record. The girls team has now extended their dual meet win streak to 14 in a row over the last 3 seasons. There were numerous runners throughout the dual meet schedule who contributed to the second straight undeafeated regular season. The team capped off their undefeated season by winning the second consecutive PAC Championship. Their first place score of 44 points at the championship meet was lead by six runners finishing in the top 21.
The Boys XC  team also had a perfect 5-0 record for the regular season. THere were numerous runners who contributed to the undefeated record. The team capped off their undefeated season by winning the PAC Championship for the first time since 2006! Their first place score of 44 points at teh championship was lead by five runners finishing in the top 21. The boys team carried that momentum to the District meet where they qualified for their second straight PIAA State Cross Country Championship after a District 1 sixth place finish. The boys team finished the season with a 13th place team finish in the AAA State race.

Girls Soccer

Girls Field Hockey
Congratulations to the girls field hockey team and girls soccer team for winning the PAC Championships and qualifying for the PIAA District 1 Playoffs. 

Congratulations to the girls field hockey team for winning the PIAA District 1 Championship and qualifying for the PIAA State Playoffs.

Girls Field Hockey Team: Girls Soccer Team:
Rory Cahill
Madeline Capaldo
Hannah Clay
Molly Fedick
Natalie Fuertsch
Bridget Gallagher
Mary Gautreau
Eloise Gebert
Emily Himmelreich
Cayden Jarvis
Maggie Kilgallon
Jenna Kirby
Madeline Koury
Julia Lamb
Olivia LeClaire
Makenna McCourt
Caitlin McGee
Kendall McNeff
Hannah Moloney
Sophia Murray
Raina Smolij
Amanda Turner
Madison Wisen
Mia Baumgarten
Brinley Beveridge
Caleigh Bold
Sophia Bono
Shaylan Cobb
Hannah Delahaye
Paige Dinius
Gretchen Harken
Samantha Hughes
Bailey Hunt
Mckenna Johnson
Simone Karustis
Sarah Kopec
Olivia Kqira
Kylee Macleod
Sophie Marks
Kenzie Milne
Veronica Roach
Mya Sanders
Emily Sands
Cassidy Skilton
Morgan Weaver
Avery White
   Thanks to Head Coach Amy Hoffman for for her dedication to the field hockey team.

   Thanks to Head Coach Joe Margusity and Assistant Coaches Bridget Mellon and Stacey Machalette for their dedication to the girls soccer team
The Field Hockey team finished with an overall record of 22-3 this season, as well as 13-2 in the PAC league. The team battled back from two regular season overtime losses against rival Perk Valley to eventually beat them in the PAC Championship game. The team then earned the 4th seed in the District 1 tournament and made it to the championship game where they again faced Perk Valley. The team was able to beat PV again to become District 1 champions! With their wins in the District 1 tournament, the team qualified for the PIAA State Tournament, but lost in the first round against Hershey HS to end their season.  

The girls soccer team went undefeated with a record of 19-0-2. They were undefeated PAC Champions scoring 71 goals and only giving up two. Twelve different players scored goals. The two goals given up is a new PA state record for a season. The teams "goals against" average for the season was also a new PA record. The team had 19 shut outs which puts them in the top ten for shut outs in a season for PA! Nine seniors will move on to play in college. They are only 1 of 7 teams to have an undefeated regular season in the history of PA girls soccer.
Tennis coach Jerry Styer with Jacey Caplan and Elaina Lee

Congratulations to Jacey Caplan and Elaina Lee for winning the PAC Championship Doubles.

  Thanks to Head Coach Jerry Styer and Assistant Coach Mike Fritz for their dedication to the team.
Elaina Lee and Jacey Caplan have both played singles tennis for four years. This year they were both 9-2 in the league. They played together in doubles for three seasons with two District appearances. The first year together they played in the 9th grade, then as juniors placing second in the league. they played two rounds at districts. In their 3rd year, they won the league and played two rounds at districts. In the final match, they were down 2-5 and in the second set, came back to foure a tie breaker but came up short against Central Bucks East. In the leagure tournament, they defeated Methacton in finals and won in a three set match.  The Methacton team qualified for the state tournament with a 2nd place state finish, a testament to how good Jacey and Elaina have become. Jacey will attend Millersville and play tennis. Elaina will also play collegiate tennis but is undecided.