RAMS Breakfast Honors 52 Outstanding Students

The first R.A.M.S. Breakfast of 2018 at the high school was a huge success on Dec. 7, with 52 students in grades nine through twelve recognized for academic or social excellence during the first semester.

R.A.M.S. is an acronym meaning "Recognizing Achievements and Meaningful Success." Three more breakfasts are planned through the end of the year.

The idea for a R.A.M.S. Breakfast was created over the summer in 2017 when the administrative team was discussing ways to recognize students for their successes in school. They didn’t want to limit the criteria to only academic success so they asked the faculty to recommend students who show excellence in academics, trustworthiness, initiative, empathy, service, perseverance, kindness, dependability, building self-esteem and by demonstrating acceptance.

This is no small achievement. Each department was only allowed to nominate one student per grade. For example, there is only one student out of 605 12th graders nominated to receive the award from the English Department.

A new category this year is the Assistant Principal's Award. Each of these students has made a significant contribution to the school community or experience tremendous personal growth.

Art Award Winners

4 Art Award Winners

From left: Prince Nicholson, 9th; Phoebe King, 10th; Brooklyn Coughenour, 11th; Gabrielle Davis, 12th.

Business Award Winners

3 Business Award Winners

From left: Nathaniel Lutz, 9th; Daniel Haughey, 10th; Paul Croyle, 11th.

Student with Assistant Principal

Connor Chenard, 12th grade, with Assistant Principal Ray Ott.

English Award Winners

4 English Award Winners

From left: Emma Pecharo, 9th; Devin Marsh, 10th; Hope Glendenning, 11th; Austin Bishop, 12th.

Family & Consumer Science Award Winners

4 Family and Consumer Science Award Winners

Hannah Trautner, 9th; Claudia Jalosinki, 10th; Alyson Mayers, 11th; Kathryn Romeo, 12th.

Health & Physical Education Award Winners

4 Health and Physical Education Award Winners

From left: Heidi Swartley, 9th; Taryn Ritter, 10th; Quinn Johnson, 11th; Thomas Geiger, 12th.

Mathematics Award Winners


From left: Claire Mundell, 9th; Isabelle Bratina, 10th; Zoe Hollahan, 11th; Katrina Janeczko, 12th.

Upper Bucks County Technical School Award Winners

Upper bucks Tech School Award Winners.

From left: Taylor Moore, 9th; Angelina Ruiz, 10th; Tyler Atkinson, 11th. Not pictured: Nicholas Hill, 12th.

Music Award Winners


From left: Rachel Wilson, 9th; Carly Levy, 10th; Delaney Nichols, 11th; Nolan Jameson, 12th.

Science Award Winners

4 Science Award Winners

From left: Kate Hockman, 9th; Jovanna Peppelman, 10th; Gabrielle Sharp, 11th; Marco Grenda; 11th.

Social Studies Award Winners

3 Social Studies Award Winners

From left: Carly Levy, 10th; Katherine Ivashchyshyn, 11th; Alyssa Woodruff, 12th. Not pictured: Dakota Smith, 9th.

Technology Education Award Winners

4 Technology Education Award Winners

From left: Kayla Weise, 9th; Braden Phillips, 10th; Jack Pauly, 11th; Zachary Tarburton, 12th.

World Language Award Winners

4 World Language Award Winners

From left: Thomas Roell, 9th; Timothy Grindle, 10th; Joshua Tripoli, 11th; Jocelyn Tripoli, 12th.

Assistant Principal Nomination

3 Assistant Principal Nominations

From left: Roberto Wallace, 9th; Gabriel Bustos, 11th; Jonathan Post, 12th. Not pictured: Tiffany Plenderleith, 10th

Principal Staff Nomination

PHS Principal Gina DeBona, four assistant principals and teacher ob Gombar.

Bob Gombar’s primary role is working in our Life Skills classroom but he is our SWISS ARMY KNIFE.  During his time at Pennridge, Mr. Gombar has overseen SAT, ACT, PSAT and AP testing. He has also worked with home-bound students, served as a tutor and run Instructional Coaching. The administration can’t thank him enough for all he does for our students.