By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A watch party is planned tonight at a Philadelphia private school that has three of its students on Taney’s Little League World Series team.
“We can’t help but feel a certain pride and ownership in this team,” says Springside Chestnut Hill Academy principal Dr. Priscilla Sands. That’s because three Taney players will be eighth-graders there when school resumes next month.
Sands says star pitcher Mo’ne Davis, Scott Bandura, and Jahli Hendricks are bright and, above all, humble students, so she doesn’t expect any teen jealousies when classes resume.
“They went into this experience so popular and so well-liked. They’re funny, they’re smart, they do well in school,” she notes. “So I think if anyone can handle this, they can.”
And while the school is undeniably proud, Sands says there will be no ceremonies acknowledging the Taney Three.
She says school should be a safe haven — and for them she hopes to provide a return to normalcy.