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Highlights from “Night at the Phillies” 2014

The game this year had great attendance, beautiful weather and the Phillies defeating the NY Mets 6-5 in the 14th inning on Friday, May 30th.  Support for our 6th annual “Night at the Phillies” fundraiser included 500 tickets sold and we were again overwhelmed with the amount of generous donations received. As an added bonus, the Masterman School Foundation was designated by Phillies Charities, Inc. as one of the 50/50 drawing winners! 50/50 proceeds of $3,808.75 will be donated to the Masterman Recess Fund to provide recreation equipment due to school budget cuts.  This equipment will benefit all 1,200 students whether they are in middle school or high school. Our first pitch recipient was Jules Paoletti.  Jules received press from Inside Dentistry which released the following, Inside Dentistry: Henry Schein, Inc. Throws First Pitch at Major League Baseball Game 

Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support!

Marjorie G. Neff to Be Honored at the 2014 “Night at the Phillies”

Marjorie G. Neff, Principal – Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School

As a committed and dedicated educator for the past forty years, Ms. Marjorie G. Neff has directly impacted the lives of students from elementary through high school age, working tirelessly to influence the educational outcomes of those with whom she has worked.

Ms. Neff led the Samuel Powell Elementary School from 1997 to 2006 and then Julia R. Masterman School from 2006 to 2014. She has successfully engaged teachers and students in educational opportunities and has continued the tradition of academic excellence at the schools she has led. During Ms. Neff’s tenure at Masterman, she oversaw Masterman’s award as a Blue Ribbon School, its continued maintenance of being rated the Number 1 public school in the state of Pennsylvania, and its continued ranking as one of the top one-hundred schools in the nation.

Ms. Neff is the wife of Mr. Dan Winterstein and the proud mother of both Jacob and Mikah Winterstein.

U.S. News and World Report Ranking

In 2013, the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory & Demonstration School was ranked the #1 Public High School in Pennsylvania and # 76 nationally by U.S. News and World Report. Read more about this incredible achievement on the U.S. News and World Report. 
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/pennsylvania/rankings

2013 “Night at the Phillies” – First Pitch!

This year's first pitch recipient was Stephen Shutt , J. R. Masterman's chess coach.  Masterman's middle school chess team just won the National Scholastic Chess Competition, beating over 5,000 competitors from 49 states.  Steve was escorted onto the field by the "magnificent" seven, the students who made up this winning team! To read the full story, click on the links below.

Local Team Makes The Right Moves, Brings Home National Chess Title – NBC Philadelphia
Karen Heller: 'Mr. Shutt' guides Masterman's chess champions – Philly.com
Masterman Chess Team Wins National Title – Metro Philadelphia

2013 “Night at the Phillies” Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who came out to support the John H. Smyth Scholarship Fund 2013 "Night at the Phillies" event. We sold over 670 tickets and were overwhelmed with the amount of generous donations we received. We had beautiful weather to watch the Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2.

Stephen Shutt did an amazing job throwing the first pitch.

In addition to the first pitch, if you took any photos during the game you would like to see on the website, please email them to John at jsmyth@rpsdirect.com.

Phillies Ticket Release and First Pitch!

We have picked up the Phillies tickets! Our goal is to have all tickets distributed (either by hand or mailed) by the end of this week.

We are pleased to announce that this year's first pitch recipient will be Stephen Shutt , J. R. Masterman's chess coach.  Masterman's middle school chess team just won the National Scholastic Chess Competition, beating over 5,000 competitors from 49 states.  Steve will be escorted onto the field by the "magnificent" seven, the students who made up this winning team! To read the full story, click on the links below.

Local Team Makes The Right Moves, Brings Home National Chess Title – NBC Philadelphia
Karen Heller: 'Mr. Shutt' guides Masterman's chess champions – Philly.com
Masterman Chess Team Wins National Title – Metro Philadelphia

John H. Smyth Scholarship Fund Releases an Updated Website-Thanks to Supporters

On Monday, March 11, 2013, the John H. Smyth Scholarship Fund launched a newly renovated website. The new website would not have been made possible without the support of all family and friends. http://www.johnhsmythscholarshipfund.com/

U.S. News and World Report Ranking

In 2012, the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory & Demonstration School was ranked the #1 Public High School in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report. Read more about this incredible achievement on the U.S. News and World Report. 
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/pennsylvania/rankings

Masterman Has Highest SAT Scores in Southeast PA

On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Philadelphia Business Journal published a slideshow highlighting the school with the highest SAT scores in Southeast Pennsylvania.  Masterman is #1 with the Highest SAT Scores in Southeast PA!