Monday, August 31, 2015

Making a Difference: September 2015

Kristine Tassanapark and Ashley Humphries

Kristine Tassanapark and Ashley Humphries love Upper Darby High School, and it shows in the work that they do with The Royal Revolution. The Royal Revolution emphasizes to students at the high school the importance of pride in the high school and pride in each other. These upperclassmen epitomize what it means to be an Upper Darby Royal and encourage their classmates to do the same. The high school continues to be a better place because of their efforts and leadership.

Monday, August 17, 2015

UD Preseason Kicks Off and a word with Coach Gentile

As we end summer and near the school year, preseason for fall sports has kicked off, today, Monday August 17th. All fall sports are meeting at UD today to check in and get started.

Although today is the official start of the preseason, some teams have been working throughout the offseason. I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Gentile, head coach of the football team, about the offseason and more.

Gentile stated the team has been working out in the weight room since February, and around the first week of June started helmets and shoulder pads practice, 3-4 days a week.

In regards to being prepared Gentile said "We have a great group of seniors this year that did very well on the offensive side of the ball, and we are ready to get things moving."

Gentile has also been working the past few months on some new strategies, on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. "We're working on subtle changes in order to improve, polishing off certain plays, adding in some new ones, and making the game interesting.

My final question for Mr. Gentile was "What would you tell UD's student section, and all of the crowd for that matter to expect for this season?"
"Expect a very exciting and successful season, and we [the team] also ask they [student section] be there every game possible to support and help the team in tough games, because it's people like them, their enthusiasm and excitement, which helps motivate the team."

Lastly be sure to follow UD Football on twitter @UDFootball for updates on games and team activities. 
***Additionally YOU are deciding who this season's student section General is, log onto UD Football's twitter page and retweet who YOU want to lead us, voting ends Sunday, August 30th.

What fall sport team would you like to hear about next? Please contact me at or on twitter @KyleJohnson00

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Meet Your Authors!

For the 2015-2016 school year, I've recruited a hand-full of authors to help write for the Voices of Royalty blog. I would like to thank them immensely for helping during the upcoming school year(s), I wouldn't be able to do it without them. So, without future ado, here are your authors!
  • Kristine Tassanapark, class of 2016
  • Yosibeth Torres, class of 2017
  • Trang Nguyen, class of 2016
  • Grace Muldoon, class of 2018
  • Annie Loeliger, class of 2016
  • Stephanie Ho, class of 2017
  • Ashley Humphries, class of 2017
  • Kyle Johnson, class of 2016
I look forward to working with them during this upcoming school year, and we all look forward to continuing to spread the good name of Upper Darby throughout our entire community. We'll talk to you soon!