A salute to the kids from Upper Darby High

A lot of people believe kids at Upper Darby High School get a bad rap. They're often splashed across the pages of the newspaper, and not necessarily being depicted in the best light.

That's why I'm always looking for positive stories about young people in general, and in particular those from Upper Darby.

So I was pretty delighted when I received an email from a woman in Upper Darby Saturday afternoon telling me that the Upper Darby High School drumline team had just captured a national championship. Not Delco. Not District 1. Not Pennsylvania. This was a nationwide competition.

And the kids from Upper Darby turned out to be No. 1.

Were we interested? You bet we were.

We teased it off Page 1 on Sunday, and we were there last night when the team returned triumphantly to the high school on Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill.

They also found a spot on Page 1 again today.

You can read all about it here.

Well done, kids! Music to my ears.!