The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard took second place in its eight-band division at a USBands competition at Towson University in Towson, Md., on Saturday, October 17.
Performing their program “Pharaoh’s Legacy,” the Nighthawks tied for first place with Pennsylvania’s Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School in the preliminary rounds before ultimately falling to them in the finals.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, shared a brief update with the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, October 6, about this week’s visit to Newtown High School by representatives for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
“I remain very positive that the end result will be a celebration within that building,” said Dr Erardi, after explaining the NEASC representatives had arrived on Sunday, October 4.
Newtown High School 2015 graduate Alec Hersh is set to have his appearance on ABC's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire air this Thursday, October 1.
Alec is now a freshman at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn.
He auditioned for the chance to be on the show last spring, and filmed his participation with the game show on Friday, July 31. He and his friends, Alec said, and family have been waiting to watch the episode ever since.
The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard is set to host its annual 100 Family Tag Sale this Saturday, September 26, in the high school cafeteria, 12 Berkshire Road, from 9 am until 2 pm.
Goods available will include office partitions and work stations, filing cabinets, bunk beds and more furniture options, electronics, yard and power tools, house wares, sporting goods, holiday decorations, clothing, books, toys, and bikes.
All items are priced to sell, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the NHS Marching Band & Guard.
Former WCW and WWE wrestling champion Marc Mero offered presentations for students during the day and an evening presentation for parents and community members on Wednesday, September 9, at Newtown High School.
The Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Prevention Council, and the NHS PTSA arranged the presentations, which shared a message of hope and inspiration.