Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s senior Kennedy Reardon was named the winner of the Triangle Club’s 2019 Dannehower Award. The prestigious award, which includes a $3,000 scholarship, is presented annually to one public or private high school senior in Montgomery County based on accomplishments in athletics, academics and community service. Reardon is the fourth Plymouth Whitemarsh High School student to win the award in its 55-year history. and the first since 1996.
“First and foremost being recognized with the other students was an honor in itself,” Reardon said. “I am so humbled and impressed by all that they have accomplished. Secondly, I am honored to be able to represent PW for this award, and I am grateful to have such a strong support system from our entire community.”
Reardon has found success in the classroom and on the field. She is a Distinguished Honor Roll student, Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, and a member of the National Honor Society. She also is an officer of the Class of 2019, a member of Doctors Without Borders, the Photography Club and the UNICEF Club.
Athletically, Reardon is a two-time All-State field hockey player. A midfielder, she scored 17 goals and added nine assists last fall. She helped lead the team to a 17-2 record, their sixth straight Suburban One League American Conference championship and a berth in the District 1 playoffs. In addition to field hockey, Reardon played lacrosse at PWHS and was a member of the swimming team.
After graduation, Reardon plans to continue her academic and athletic careers at Indiana University.
Photo: Colonial School District – (L to R): Head Lacrosse Coach Ellen Reilly, Head Field Hockey Coach Charise Halteman, Kennedy Reardon, former Field Hockey Coach Marianne Paparone and Assistant Lacrosse Coach Michelle McLoughlin.