Thursday, October 20, 2016

Girls Soccer Senior Night

 The lady royals had their Senior/Breast Cancer night on Tuesday the eighteenth. In the first half Freshman Gabby Liberio scored off an assist from Junior Jaclyn Castell, the flawless goal put the girls up one against Ridley. While everyone played hard defense, the Raiders scored three lucky goals  to secure their win. Junior Sarah Jordan said, "We played a tough game but we all played together as a team, we communicated and played hard. Not only did we play for our senior but playing for 'pink' made us extra motivated." "Ana Santos was a first year player, being new she impressed me with her footwork.  She was a great fit to our team from day one and is a hard worker. We lost some leadership from last year, we started with no seniors but the returning players stepped upped, many players were asked to play new positions. Throughout the season everyone improved, and the incoming freshman added a lot to our team. They work hard from day one, and I'm looking forward to working with the 17 out of 18 returning players!" Coach Tara Burke said. Also shout out to the girls for their big win against Pottsgrove 3-2 on Monday!  Go out and support them tonight at Bonner Prendie as the take on the pandas.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Early Risers of the UD Arts and Education Service Club

Early Risers of the UD Arts and Education Service Club 

This Sunday the UD Arts and Education Service Club met at the 69th Street Terminal at 5:30 in the morning to commute to the annual AIDS Walk/Run in Philadelphia. Upper Darby is proud to have students who are willing to give up their time to help and cheer on others. Thank you for your hard work, and continuing UD's good name and reputation! 


Students: Join the UD Service Club! Meeting are after school on Wednesdays in Room 251 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

UD School Board Student Representatives Take Harrisburg!

UD School Board Student Representatives Take Harrisburg! 

On Thursday, October 13th, Upper Darby School Board Representatives Ghada Ayad and Joe Vizzarri attended the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in Harrisburg, our state capital!


The duo stayed overnight, and the focus of the conference was to work with students in groups from other school districts in the Pennsylvania area. Each group was provided with a controversial topic, and were instructed to create a policy on their topics; then present them as a mock school board trial to attempt to pass their hypothetical policy.

Ghada Ayad's group: Social Media 

Ghada and her group were able to pass their policy! 

Joe and Ghada were also named Rotary Students of the month in Upper Darby for the month of October! Upper Darby is nothing but proud to have such vocal and strong leaders to represent our district. 

Proud of Our Cross County Girls and Boys!

Proud of Our Cross County Girls and Boys! 

This past Saturday our Royal Girls and Boys Cross Country teams traveled to Rose Tree Park to compete in the annual Central League Champs. Our athletes raced their hearts out for the sport they love, as well as enjoying each other's company.


These boys knew exactly what they were doing as senior Syed Shah led the team, finishing in 5th place with a time of 16:33. Then, Tim Huynh in 55th with a time of 18:28, Ghandi Leveille 68th with 19:17, Nate Sizemore 72nd with 19:29, Patrick Behan and Abdul Hafiz 74th and 75th with 19:51 and 19:55.

Senior Tim Huynh 
Left to right: Patrick Behan, Abdul Hafiz 

Syed Shah with fifth place plaque


Junior Tanti Boduo led the Girls' Varsity team this week as the 24th finisher with a time of 21:36, followed by Alaysha Jones in 39th with a time of 22:18, Gianna Mazza 41st with 22:36,  Megan Cook 54th with 23:32, and Alycia White 69th with 25:34. 

Megan Cook
Tanti Boduo
Alaysha Jones
Giana Mazza

Good luck at Districts Girls and Boys Cross Country Team!!