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Overbrook High basketball great Kevin Washington inducted into Hall of Fame

May 16, 2017 by The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia TribuneKevin Washington, CEO and president of YMCA USA, was inducted into the Overbrook High School Hall of Fame on Friday. spt-kevin051617-02 ... Former Overbrook High standout Kevin Washington is a big part of the Panthers' basketball legacy going back to ...

Eisinger-DeFonzo, Joan Arlene (Zucker)

February 7, 2017 by Press of Atlantic City

Press of Atlantic CityJoan was born on January 22, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Philadelphia public schools and graduated in 1950 from Overbrook High School. She was united in matrimony to Louis Richard Eisinger in November 1953. This union was blessed with ...

Two schools: 15 miles and worlds apart

November 22, 2016 by Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Philadelphia Public School NotebookUpper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and Overbrook High School in Philadelphia are just 15 miles from each other. But they're worlds apart. Take the matter of water — that most basic element of human life. Upper Dublin's new high ...

Officials told Philadelphia schools need $5 billion in repairs

November 21, 2016 by

Philly.comThe Monday tour of Overbrook, a once-grand structure known as "the Castle on the Hill," was meant to give lawmakers who will distribute school-facilities money in Pennsylvania a grounding in just how vast the Philadelphia School District's capital ...

From Overbrook High to Baltimore's next mayor

November 15, 2016 by The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia TribuneAnd by her own admission, she didn't do anything to garner attention while attending Blankenburgh Elementary, Shaw Middle School and Overbrook High School in Philadelphia. “All I did, especially in high school, was go to school and go to work,” said ...

Overbrook High graduates to screen film at Cannes

March 1, 2016 by The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia TribuneTwin sisters Joyce “Eli” Bevins and Jean “Lu” Bevins, both graduates of Overbrook High School, recently learned that their short film, “My Dear Arthur,” will be presented at the prestigious 2016 Cannes Film Festival, taking place in the South of France ...

Alumni helps give students a fresh start at Overbrook High School

August 22, 2015 by

6abc.comWEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --. Volunteers at a school in West Philadelphia hope a fresh coat of paint will give students a fresh start for the new school year. Overbrook High School, built in 1926, has a special nick name. Principal Yvette Jackson tells ...

Overbrook High Alumni to host Hall of Fame banquet

May 5, 2015 by The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Tribune... an All-Public League selection at Overbrook High in 1951. In addition, he played basketball for the Central Stars, Philadelphia Colts and Paintarama. ... Leonard played shortstop in high school and was a great hitter. He played 14 seasons of Major ...

Watch: Philly-shot 'Brotherly Love' features Overbrook High School in first trailer

March 3, 2015 by (blog) (blog)In October 2013, stars like Macy Gray, KeKe Palmer, and Quincy Brown descended upon West Philly's Overbrook High School to begin shooting the upcoming basketball-centric drama, Brotherly Love. Now, that drama has a trailer, and Overbrook High may ...

Overbrook High School could have a biology teacher by Friday

February 9, 2015 by Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)

Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)Overbrook High School could have a biology teacher by Friday. by Dale ... He also released a chart comparing what is available to students in affluent West Chester with the resources at Overbrook, one of Philadelphia's troubled neighborhood high ...

UPDATE: Actually, Biology Is Offered at Overbrook High School

February 4, 2015 by Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

Philadelphia Magazine (blog)... refers to anything involving sex organs. And in Pennsylvania, passing the state's Keystone Exam in biology is actually a graduation requirement. But at Overbrook High School in the beleaguered School District of Philadelphia, no one is learning ...

Overbrook High School Gymnasium Gets A Facelift

August 23, 2014 by CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Overbrook High School gymnasium is getting a facelift, thanks to the work of the school's athletic director and neighborhood volunteers. “This area here, the paint was white and chipping off the walls,” said Overbrook Athletic ...

10 Students In Custody After Brawl At Overbrook High School; 3 Injured

November 19, 2013 by CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Investigators say 10 students were taken into custody after a massive brawl at Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia. The brawl, which was captured on cell phone video, allegedly began over a post on social media.

Insulting Tweets Lead to Girl Fight at High School

November 19, 2013 by NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC 10 PhiladelphiaSources tell NBC10 the conflict began after a Twitter account was set up naming the "hoes" of Overbrook High School. The brawl began on the third floor of the school around 10:15 Monday morning with just two girls fighting, according to Philadelphia ...

Students Arrested After Fight At Overbrook High School

October 22, 2013 by KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- Five students are being suspended from Overbrook High School and facing charges in connection with a fight in a first-floor hallway late this morning. School District of Philadelphia spokesman Fernando Gallard says the incident ...

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