Students that fought to keep Furness high school open


When students at Furness High School found out that their school was on the School District’s list of potential school closures, they were shocked.

This radio piece, produced by Furness senior Bernard Nesmith, features interviews with students and Principal Tim McKenna to shed light on how Furness High School rose to become one of the best neighborhood high schools in the city. This is also the story of how the Philadelphia Student Union Furness Chapter fought to keep the school open.


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