Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Operation Royal Pride: October

The staff at Upper Darby High School recognized 60 students on October 23rd at our Operation Royal Pride Ceremony.  Operation Royal Pride is an initiative that was designed to promote positive school culture and to recognize student role models at Upper Darby High School. Teachers nominate students who exemplify what it means to be ROYAL.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

October's Rotary Students of the Month

Congratulations Kristine Tassanapark and Kyle Johnson for being announced as October's Rotary Students of the Month. Keep up the great work, we can't wait to see what great things you'll be doing during the rest of your senior year!


At yesterday's competition the Marching Royals accomplished something unbelievable: their competition score jumped NINE WHOLE POINTS! With lots of hard work, they were able to go from the 85.15 they earned last week, to a solid 94.00 this week, earning them the highest overall score in their division for the whole region! The energy coming off the field was contagious, and the whole crowd jumped to their feet to give the Marching Roysls a standing ovation! The Royals have two more weeks to clean and polish their show before their next competition at Hatboro Horsham. Please come out and support these lost souls as they continue their journey this season.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Upper Darby Cross Country Take Central League Champs

This Saturday the Upper Darby Girls' and Boys' Cross Country teams went at it again at Rose Tree Park for the 2015 Central League Championships, facing eleven other schools including Springfield, Harriton, Radnor, etc. It was a brisk day, but that didn't discourage the two teams. The day resulted in numerous personal bests, season bests, as well as course bests.

Congratulations to the Girls' Cross Country Team in receiving the Central League Alumni Girls Cross Country Sportsmanship Award for the second consecutive year! 


Girls' Varsity 7
Left to Right: Blya, Dootleen, Diamond, Awa, Alycia, Jasmine, Tanti
Dootleen Joseph ran a season best of 19:58 and proudly represented Upper Darby by receiving a plaque for 7th place finisher in the Girls' Varsity race. Jasmine Cisco followed quickly behind with a course best of 21:39. Congratulations to Diamond Williams, and Alycia White with their personal bests of 23:19 and 24:24! 

The first finisher of the Girls' JV team was Jess Trotter with a personal best of 25:30 followed by Elaine Li with a season best of 26:11. Congratulations to Nyah Spencer, Rose Lauria, Nthabi Carroll, and Katrina Cwiertniewicz with finishing with personal bests. Way to finish off the central league season!


Junior Syed Shah finished first of the UD Varsity team, as well as ran a great race and medaled 17th place with a time of 17:18. Following quickly behind was senior Amir Goodwin with a time of 17:43. Congratulations to Sim Shihmar and Jake Waldman with personal bests of 18:17 and 18:37. 

First of the Boys' JV team finishers was senior Evens Mercure who ran a time of 18:55, followed by sophomore Phillip Hua with a personal best of 19:47. Additional congratulations to sophomore and freshman Nhon Pham and Ghandi Leveille with personal bests of 21:26 and 21:27. Keep up the good work! 
Boys' Cross Country Team

Syed Shah receiving 17th place medal
Dootleen Joseph receiving 7th place plaque 

The Marching Royals win again!

The Marching Royals performed their full show for the first time at their competition on October 17, and dominated the Patriot Division. Not only did they win with a high score of 85.15, but they also got High Auxiliary  and High Percussion in their division! Better yet, they won the traveling trophy for high overall percussion!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Girls Cross Country take 7th Place at Delco Champs!

Dootleen Joseph leading the girls' varsity race

This Saturday the Girls' and Boys' Cross Country team traveled to Rose Tree Park to compete in this year's Delco Cross Country Championship, which consisted of twenty-two other schools residing in the Delaware County area. Stakes were high as the beloved UD teams faced off with their rival schools such as Bonner/Prendie, Cardinal O'hara, Haverford, etc.

The chilly weather took no toll on the teams as they pushed through to complete the difficult, muscle tiring Rose Tree course of 3.1 miles.  


The Girls' Cross Country team finished the day with numerous personal bests and season bests. The first girls' UD JV team finisher was junior Blya Krouba, who was quickly followed by sophomore Alicia White. 
Dootleen Joseph led the Varsity team and ran a speedy time of 20:13, finishing 12th place out of over one hundred-fifty girls. 

Girls Varsity 7 


On the JV boys team sophomore Nitharul Bhuiyan ran a time of 19:50, being the first finisher of the collective eight that ran that day. Followed by Kenneth Turner running a 20:09. 
First finisher of the UD Varsity boys team with a time of 17:47 was sophomore Jarnail Dhillon, followed by junior Ebenezer Akande with a time of 18:37. 

Pictured: Ebenezer Akande
Pictured: Jarnail Dhillon

After a long day at Rose Tree Park, the Girls' Cross Country team take 7th place overall at this years Delco Champs. Congrats to all runners and may the rest of the season be great!

Dootleen Joseph receiving plaque for 12th place finisher 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Bleed Purple, Sweat Gold

What a great show of royal pride at today's pep rally at Upper Darby High School! Congratulations to our seniors, class of 2016, for capturing the spirit flag!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Two Consecutive Wins for the Marching Royals!

This weekend, the Upper Darby Marching Royals earned first place at their competition at West Chester East. They earned a score of 79.65, but were penalized two points for being under time. However, they crushed their competition, Garnet Valley, who had a score of 71.9. The Marching Royals show concept this year is lost souls! Members enter the field in long, dark black cloaks, and are trying to discover where they belong throughout the show. Please come support them at the football games during half time!