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Harlacher Wins First Place June 22, 2017

Joanna Harlacher of Mount Joy won first place in the Senior Individual Website category at the national finals for the National History Day Contest. Her project was titled "Beyond the Cardigan."

Harlacher, a member of the Class of 2017 at Donegal High School, was presented with the honor on June 15, the day celebrated as #NationalHistoryDay. The first-place award is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and each recipient receives the designation NEH Scholar.

More than half a million students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and international schools in China, Korea, and South Asia competed in the 2017 National History Day Contest. Middle and high school students created documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites based on the theme "Taking a Stand in History." The top entries from the contest in each state/affiliate were invited to the national contest held at the University of Maryland, College Park, on June 11 to 15.

To create their projects, students spend hours researching, writing, editing, and using analytical thinking skills. This fall, students around the world will begin creating entries for the 2018 contest, themed "Conflict and Compromise in History." For more information on the contest and how to enter, readers may visit


Booster Club Plans Run With The Donegal Indians 5K/10K June 22, 2017

What sets the Run With the Donegal Indians 5K/10K apart? According to race organizer Holly Willing, its location along the beautiful Susquehanna River makes it a great event for participants of all ages and ability levels. The third annual event is scheduled to take place rain or shine on Saturday, July 29, at Riverfront Park, 551 Vinegar Ferry Road, Marietta. "The trail is paved, so you have the feel of a road race under your feet, but the natural surroundings provide you with the feel of a trail race without the rocks, roots, and hills," Willing explained. "It's really the best of both worlds."

Interested individuals may register at by clicking on Calendar/Apps/Online Reg, selecting Race Calendar, and clicking on Run With the Donegal Indians 5K & 10K Race. A direct link to the registration page is available at the "Donegal Boys Soccer 5k/10k" page on Facebook. Online registration is available until Wednesday, July 26. Participants who register prior to Saturday, July 8, will receive a discounted rate and be guaranteed to receive a race T-shirt and goodie bag. After that date, T-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed to entrants while supplies last.

Registration, along with race number and goodie bag pickup, will be available on race day beginning at 8 a.m., at the Riverfront Park pavilion. Participants and spectators may also enter a giveaway to win a three-month family membership to a local athletic club.

Both races will step off at 9 a.m. Walkers are welcome.

The 5K and 10K will begin at Riverfront Park but head in opposite directions along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. The 5K will start out going south or down river, and the 10K will take off to the north - with both routes proceeding to a turn-around point and back. Willing described the courses as flat and fast. "The vast majority of the path is wooded, with bits of open field to one side here and there," said Willing. "There are also a couple stream crossings."

Water stops will be set up along both courses. Willing said that last year's race was very hot, and organizers encourage individuals to drink plenty of fluids, be cautious and listen to their bodies, and slow down if necessary.

Post-race refreshments and beverages will be provided. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers and to the first- and second-place male and female finishers in several age categories. Special recognition will be given to all participants age 12 and under.

This year's awards will be wooden medals engraved with the Donegal Indians 5K/10K race logo and created at Elkwood Arts in Ridgway, Pa. Elkwood Arts is a nonprofit program that provides vocational opportunities to adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Folks may visit for more information.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Donegal Boys' Soccer Booster Club in its efforts to support the Donegal School District soccer program and players. Members of the Donegal High School boys' soccer team help with race preparations and promotions in addition to volunteering on race day. Willing extended thanks to the local businesses and organizations that have donated money and resources to supporting the race. "This is truly a community-supported event," stated Willing.


87th Annual Legion Award Presented June 22, 2017

Each year on the last day of school, Alan Noll, retired Marine Corps staff sergeant, Vietnam veteran, and commander of New Holland American Legion Post 662, presents the American Legion Award to an eighth-grade boy and girl at Garden Spot Middle School (GSMS). This year, the award presentation was made during an all-school assembly on June 9.

Noll said that he feels honored to present the award, which has a long history in New Holland. "As commander, it is my privilege to present the annual American Legion school award to a young man and woman," he said. "We are proud of the recipients and their accomplishments." Noll went on to list the qualifications a student must possess to receive the award. "The award (is) given to a student who possesses the qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship, and service, which are necessary for the preservation and protection of the fundamental institutions of our government and the advancement of society," Noll said. "(Receiving the award) should be considered a building block in the foundation of the character of the recipients and serve as an indication of their future status as outstanding members of the community."

Noll then announced the names of the two students who would receive the medallion and accompanying certificate. Johanna Holmes, daughter of Jim and Lynne Holmes of Denver, and Joseph Sharp, son of David and Beth Sharp of New Holland, received the 2017 award.

The recipients are chosen based on nominations from their eighth-grade classmates. After the students' nominations are tallied, the names of the top three boys and top three girls are sent to faculty and staff, and winners are chosen.

Once the winners have been selected, the school notifies each student's parents and asks the parents to keep the information a secret from the student until the ceremony. Johanna's mother said that when she got the call two weeks before the presentation, she was surprised. "It was hard (to keep it quiet)," she admitted.

Joseph's mother said that she was also surprised and that she and her husband shared the secret and then worked to keep it quiet until the presentation. "We are very surprised, excited, and proud," she said.

Johanna said that she was surprised to receive the award and that when she saw her parents onstage, her first thought was, "Don't cry." At GSMS, Johanna plays percussion in band, jazz band, and World Beat Ensemble. She has taken part in the Science Olympiad, played soccer, and been a participant in track and field.

Joseph said he was surprised to learn he won the award. "I was happy that my classmates picked me," he said. At GSMS, Joseph has played soccer and basketball, and he has participated in track and field. He is a member of National Junior Honor Society.

Noll charged the recipients to continue to display the qualities the award represents. "On behalf of the American Legion and Post 662, we wish you success in all your future endeavors and ask that you continue to uphold the principles for which this award is given," he said.


Foundation Holds Golf Event June 22, 2017

More than 100 golfers turned out for Penn Manor Education Foundation's (PMEF) annual Charity Golf Scramble on June 13 at Meadia Height Country Club. The event included a round of golf, hot lunch, beverages, and a buffet dinner. Participants also took part in a drawing that included restaurant gift certificates, golf outings, and lessons at several area courses.

With a low score of 55, the team of Don Mowery, Phil Hiestand, Mike Higgins, and Matt Burkhart took home the traveling cup.

The event raised more than $10,000 for Penn Manor students and families. Proceeds will be used to fund classroom venture grants, scholarships for Penn Manor students, and programs to benefit Penn Manor families experiencing financial hardship.


CV Renames Middle School June 22, 2017

The Conestoga Valley (CV) school board recently passed a resolution that renames the CV Middle School after retiring CV superintendent Dr. Gerald G. Huesken.

The current middle school will now be known as the Gerald G. Huesken Middle School. Since the district is currently studying potential construction and renovation projects, the resolution also stipulates that should a new middle school be constructed in the future, the name of that school will be the Gerald G. Huesken Middle School.

The resolution was passed at Huesken's final board meeting, where he also received the board's Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding employee performance.

Huesken has spent most of his 38-year career serving the students at CV. He started in 1984 as the high school assistant principal and later served as junior high assistant principal, high school principal and assistant superintendent before taking on his current role as superintendent in 1998.

While serving as CV's superintendent, Huesken oversaw numerous improvements and changes in the district, including a consistent focus on communications, programs that stress the individualized needs of all students, and expanding the use of technology. He has also grown the district's partnerships with the community, township and Intermediate Unit, and has overseen the creation of parent, student, and staff advisory councils. Under Huesken's leadership, the district added full-day kindergarten and prekindergarten, implemented a bullying-prevention program, strengthened its focus on standards, assessment data and accountability, reduced the dropout rate at the high school, added a school resource officer, and increased instruction time at the elementary level.

Huesken has served as CV's superintendent for 19 years. His last day with the district will be Thursday, June 29.


FBLA Members To Compete Nationally June 21, 2017

Seven members of the Oxford Area High School (OAHS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter will attend the organization's National Leadership Conference from Thursday, June 29, to Sunday, July 2, in Anaheim, Calif. The conference will bring together 5,000 FBLA chapter members from across the United States who will participate in a week of workshops, competitions, sightseeing, and social events. The OAHS chapter adviser is Kim Webber.

The chapter members qualified for the national conference based on their performances in business-related competition at the 66th annual Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Hershey in April. Qualifying for the national conference were Class of 2017 graduate Maggie Walsh, second place in the Future Business Leader event; the team of Class of 2017 graduates Rachel Hannum, Sarah Johnson, and Emily Quesenberry, third place for Social Media Campaign; the team of Class of 2017 graduate Zibby Harvey and rising senior Sarah Wilkinson, third place in the American Enterprise System event; and Class of 2017 graduate Gabrielle Murphy, sixth place for Job Interview. Zibby also qualified for the National Leadership Conference by placing fourth in the Client Service competition.

Twenty-eight Oxford students were among the approximately 4,000 FBLA chapter members from high schools across Pennsylvania who attended the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference. The students qualified to attend and compete at the conference after placing first through fourth in competition at last fall's Pennsylvania FBLA Region 9 Competition.

Placing in the top 10 of their event in Hershey but not qualifying for the national conference was the team of juniors Grace Tipton, Sarah Robinson, and Meghan Pitney, who earned eighth place in the Community Service Project category.

Zibby Harvey qualified for her second straight national conference; however, she will be unable to attend, as she will begin her first year of service at the U.S. Naval Academy. At last year's national competition in Atlanta, she advanced to the finals of the Job Interview competition and placed 14th. This year, she placed first in the state for Job Interview.

Zibby and Sarah Wilkinson began planning for the American Enterprise Week event last summer. During American Enterprise Week, they organized events at the high school and gave presentations to younger students and community members about the American enterprise system. They also created a Twitter account for their project, and they wrote a 12-page photo-illustrated report, which they submitted to the state FBLA. They then created a PowerPoint presentation for the state competition.

Gabrielle Murphy will attend the national conference for the third year in row and the second straight year as a participant in the competitive events. This year, she qualified after placing first for Job Interview at the FBLA Region 9 competition held in December at Oxford Area High School and sixth at the state competition, after which she was bumped up to nationals.

Maggie Walsh made her first trip to states after four years in FBLA, finishing second in the state in the Future Business Leader event.

For the Social Media Campaign event, Sarah Johnson, Emily Quesenberry, and Rachel Hannum were required to promote an original TV show or movie through social media. The team came up with a subscription channel they called fblaTV, where they would air a reality series called FollowAlongTV, and filmed trailers for each episode.

All five graduates plan to continue their education after returning from Anaheim. In addition to Zibby's service at the Naval Academy, Maggie will enter the Smeal School of Business at Penn State's Main Campus, Gabrielle will study international business and political science at Olivet Nazarene University, Emily will study nursing at Liberty University, Sarah will attend Stanford University to study math or science and play field hockey, and Rachel will attend either Penn State or the University of Pittsburgh.


Distinguished Honor Roll Set June 21, 2017

Dallastown Area High School recently announced its third trimester distinguished honor roll. The distinguished honor roll is achieved by earning a GPA at or above 4.0. Students in grades nine through 12 were recognized for their academic achievements.

Freshmen who earned placement on the distinguished honor roll are Abigail L. Alex, Isha Amin, Isaiah A. Asah, Elise N. Baer, Gunnar A. Bakke, Macy E. Barker, Wyatt E. Bateman, Adam J. Beach, Marisa G. Beach, Grace E. Bernadzikowski, Ella J. Bernstein, Julia R. Beyer, Aaron L. Billings, Sarah E. Borger, Casey A. Brady, McKenna N. Brodbeck, Kyle F. Bruner, Gabriel L. Buenaventura, Katelynn F. Clegg, Matteo Conigliaro, Skye M. Conners, Katherine M. Conroy, Matthew R. Conroy, William F. Cuculis, Brynn M. Darr, Kathryn S. Deitch, Emily M. Delp, Isha N. Dev, Samuel E. Druck, Megan E. Dubien, Tyler D. Dubien, Antonio C. Dumnich, Joel A. Dunnigan, Ethan Eckert, Katelyn N. Fares, Blake E. Feeney, Jacob S. Feiser, Katelyn E. Figdore, Luca C. Fimmano, Cade M. Fry, Kingston Gearhart, Kanann Gemmill, Abrianna M. Gentile, Georgi K. Georgiev, Bisman K. Gill, Abigail G. Godfrey, Adam C. Golden, Isabel N. Grove, Elizabeth M. Gunter, Shelby G. Hallett, Abigail L. Herbert, Brandon G. Herrin, Liana Hoffman, Jacob S. Horning, Jack A. Hotem, Benjamin Howell, Daniel Howell, Siena C. Howie, Julie A. Hulbert, Mary H. Joyce, Kristopher A. Kniess, Russell L. Knight, Abigail F. Kowalski, Christine N. Kwon, Alexis Lee, Katherine M. Leidy, Donghang Li, Ethan J. Lilie, Jilani E. Lilly, Jack Lynam, Lauren D. Maher, Brady P. Maitoza, Edward L. Mattiko, Aeryn McClain, Nicholas R. McGlynn, Hannah N. Miller, Kristen E. Miller, Olivia M. Mumma, Allison C. Myers, Erin S. Nelson, Clare O'Brien, Ella K. Paraskevakos, Amani D. Patel, Audrey E. Peri, Kayla J. Peters, Michael E. Pierce, Elijah X. Pison, Tyler D. Rakerd, Dylan J. Rexroth, Ashley N. Robinson, Amelia K. Romig, Kathleen M. Ronald, Taylor M. Rubino, Karin M. Ruser, Sami A. Saarinen, Meghan B. Salaga, Isabella M. Scarcelli, Emily M. Schuler, Chloe Seace, Brian S. Sebring, Tianna J. Seitz, Danielle M. Setzer, Lilah J. Shenberger, Michael S. Shirey, Jack E. Shuchart, Karissa A. Silar, Jocelyn E. Simpson, Olivia K. Smeltzer, Haley A. Smith, Ryleigh Sowers, Joel T. Staub, Sara N. Stoolmaker, Brady P. Strathmeyer, Alexander J. Suit, Hunter D. Sweitzer, Tyler M. Sweitzer, Claire N. Teyral, Abigail G. Trauffer, Joshua D. Trout, Nicole A. Turbutt, Kade A. Warntz, Collin Willett, Taylor P. Witmer, Carson P. Wolf, Gabriel D. Wunderlich, Jacob D. Yoder, Jordyn L. Yoder, and Garrett L. Zeigler.

Students in grade 10 named to the distinguished honor roll are Andrea E. Alessi, Keira L. Andrews, Dennis M. Andrus, Niharika Arora, Marissa L. Ashley, Emma G. Ashlin, Christina N. Baker, Kelsie Barber, Paige O. Barlow, Stosh E. Beeler, Lauren D. Beharry, Emily L. Bender, Henry A. Bernstein, Samuel F. Betz, Alexandria M. Bielecki, Alec Bogash, Taylor D. Brackett, Liam C. Bradley, Ashleigh H. Brady, Makayla L. Braham, Ryan C. Breighner, Kelly E. Brosey, Travis M. Bubb, Halle D. Burkindine, Kiley N. Buser, Kylie B. Calloway, Tatum M. Cassidy, Melody A. Chilcoat, Mitchell Clapsaddle, Haley E. Conrad, Grace E. Coyne, Emmary R. Craun, Valarie A. Cruse, Kristine Dadufalza, Caroline E. Dallmeyer, Kamryn A. Delaney, Samuel J. Dolinger, Vignya Dontu, Michael G. Dugan, Yael N. Eiben, Jamal S. Evans, Matthew R. Eyler, Jarrett Feeney, Edwin E. Filpo Diaz, Alexa P. Fisher, Peyton N. Fox, Savannah L. Frankovitch, Isabella C. Fredo, Katie Fureman, Carly B. Gable, Kaylah Gant, Ryan P. Getz, Emily A. Girouard, Julia M. Hagen, Allison J. Hameier, Brianna R. Harris, Margaret L. Helmer, Ashley N. Henry, Austin J. Herbst, Gabriel C. Hiestand, Jacob R. Hogan, Brandon L. Hole, Sydney A. Hoover, Malachi Hughes, Marissa L. Hunt, Helaina J. Imhoff, Olivia A. Jackson, Kelsey M. Jacobson, Lillian P. Jamison, Samuel D. Jeffers, Kristina J. Jenkins, Taylor M. Jones, Alexandra A. Kalligonis, Necla E. Kara, Nevin E. Kara, Morgan N. Kistler, Holden K. Koons, Jenna K. Krieger, Ashan M. Kumar, Elizabeth S. Kurian, Dylan Lawson, Jordan F. Lese, Isaiah A. Lewis, Paul D. Lipinski, Benjamin G. Little, Ian C. Loughlin, Carter I. MacDonald, Alissa MacNeal, Maha Madapoosi, Michel J. Malda, Tatiana Matuszewski, Alexzander J. Mauler, Aaron S. Merriel, Madison M. Miller, Natasha M. Milner, Hannah C. Moose, Caroline D. Muth, Connor M. Myers, Olivia J. Myers, Parker F. Naugle, Amaya J. Nolet, Karoline A. Nyland, Natalie A. O'Dell, Kush Patel, Jacob T. Plowman, Gabriella K. Pollak, Macaylie Potter, Nylani L. Powell, Mary C. Price, Adam B. Ratz, Rebecca E. Rehrey, Aaron J. Reisinger, Joshua E. Reyes, Abigail R. Rinehart, Lillian M. Ritz, Jasmine M. Roman, Maximos J. Sacarellos, Vanessa J. Saravia, Emily N. Sarro, Nicole A. Sartalis, Emma R. Schmitt, Darren L. Sciortino, Zachary W. Scott, Joshua D. Sebastian, Cameron T. Smith, Lauren Smith, Morgan P. Smith, Jan A. Smolinski, Joshua Stefko, Jordan E. Striebig, Lydia C. Stump, Alexander D. Tolerico, Lyndsay R. Torkar, Donovan A. Trauger, Cindy Tsai, Cael J. Turnbull, Alana R. Urban, Jonathan M. Vasold, Vincent A. Villani, Charlotte M. Weinstein, Emily M. White, Isaac D. Wilkins, Meghan L. Williams, and Eva L. Wolfe

Distinguished honor roll students in the junior class include Dylan A. Aegbuniwe, Kimberly N. Allen, Hannah K. Bachism, Sarah E. Baker, Rumaysaa O. Balleth, Jordann A. Beach, Madison Beard, Ellen E. Beechey, Taylor R. Bemisderfer, Brooke A. Bergman, Spencer M. Bertok, Eli A. Bitner, Brian J. Bixler, Alyssa M. Blouse, Ashley N. Bowers, Sadie A. Bowman, Justine N. Boyle, Claire L. Brenneman, Ryan W. Brown, Blake T. Bruner, Brittany Burns, Rebecca M. Conroy, Michael V. Cucchiara, Cade M. Curran, Dalton J. Daugherty, Sarah V. Deller, Kaitlyn A. DeStefano, Xavier P. Diaz, Rebekah E. Dodson, Ryan T. Dodson, Chase A. Donelson, Nathan L. Downey, Marlena J. Dunnett, Katherine L. Easterday, Mary L. Emami, Mason E. Figdore, Lydia J. Fimmano, Jasmine M. Floyd, Robert W. Fogle, Gavin R. Franz, Bryce J. Gable, Christian Gideon, Carsyn N. Gold, Zachary B. Grant, Aaron D. Graser, Sarah L. Groetz, Victoria Gruen, Nathan W. Guess, Daniel J. Hanuska, Zachary A. Hartman, Katelyn N. Herrin, Shane M. Hobbs, Allison G. Holt, Dennis R. Hopper, Anna S. Howie, Garrett R. Johnson, Abby L. Jones, Paige C. Jordan, Cali L. Kiessling, Kyle B. Kline, Elyse G. Kohler, Hannah E. Langmead, Olivia G. Leiphart, Alyssa M. Magness, Anthony Manzo, Clay W. Markey, Hannah G. Marshall, William J. Mathias, Chase A. Matthews, Andi N. Mazzarella, Abigail L. McDermott, Brandon M. McGlynn, Ryan A. Menchey, Jonah C. Miller, Jordyn N. Miller, Moriah C. Miller, Thaddeus K. Miller, Ross A. Murog, Kevin D. Myers, Megan E. Myers, Wyatt A. Myers, Neeharika Nallapati, Neilly C. Ndjee, John J. Noone, Julianna H. O'Brien, Mark J. O'Rourke, Lindsay T. O'Rourke, Carlos Ortega, Riyana A. Owens, Kirsten E. Pace, Noah M. Pak, Nicholas J. Parker, Madeline C. Patton, Sydney M. Phillips, Ethan A. Pickett, Nicholas J. Polli, Sara K. Preller, Georgia I. Prindle, Robert G. Pugh, Divya L. Rajachandran, Shreya J. Rajachandran, Michael V. Raucci, Gabriella M. Ream, Rachel L. Rehmeyer, Nathaniel B. Renner, Mia B. Rexroth, Alyssa N. Ritz, Caidan M. Rowe, Lauren E. Russell, Caleigh E. Rutledge, Jonathan W. Salvatore, Seth M. Schuler, Rebecca L. Schweitzer, Wesley A. Sechrist, Brandon Secret, Jordan T. Shaffer, Steele G. Shaffer, Christopher D. Shears, Robert E. Shue, Quinten B. Slyder, Brett C. Smith, Ian M. Smith, Kyle A. Smith, Violet E. Spahr, Sarah A. Stager, Chad M. Starner, Zachary A. Stauffer, Daniel A. Stayer, Conner A. Stevens, Zachary T. Stomberger, Emma E. Stoolmaker, Hannah C. Strathmeyer, Haley M. Stump, Emily M. Swartz, Keyra N. Swope, Nicholas R. Tabb, Julia W. Thornton, Amy L. Trauffer, Trevor N. Trout, Kenneth B. VanDoren, John F. Wang, Benjamin M. Ward, Megan E. White, Laura N. Willis, Adara S. Wilson, Isabella H. Wise, William M. Wise, Benjamin A. Writer, Cambrie E. Wynegar, Alyssa L. Yoder, John R. Zardus, and Amy Zhong.

Seniors named to the distinguished honor roll are Noah R. Aldridge, Lyndee J. Anders, Carter J. Anstine, Shaleen Arora, Rachel N. Bacha, Kaitlyn P. Baldwin, Sophie J. Beeler, Anne K. Bobin, Haley O. Brown, Gianfranco Celario Sedano, Matthew Chen, Madison Conaway, Audrey E. Copello, Raelene N. Copello, Jennifer L. Crumling, Nicole A. Crumling, Brittany L. Davis, Alexis M. De Santi, Simon G. Demandante, Thomas P. Dias, Caroline S. Doll, Koby B. Duke, Elizabeth M. Eckert, Tamer A. El-Maghrabi, Lauren A. Eyler, Vivienne T. Feiser, Joyce M. Fernandez Rivera, Matthew C. Figdore, Krista M. Flemmens, Shaina M. Folk, Taylor L. Forrester, Christie M. Friedrich, Kiele S. Fullerton, Ryan P. Gant, Savannah M. Garrett, Jade R. Gipe, Rebecca P. Glusco, Justin A. Gonzales, Kristen D. Gross, Hanna M. Grove, Anya M. Grunewald, Julie C. Gunter, Alexis J. Hale, Alexis C. Hamme, Savanna L. Harrison, Joshua J. Holmes, Bryant K. Holtzapple, Dylanee P. Horn, Josiah D. Ilyes, Nicholas A. Istvanic, James P. Jacobson, Cora R. Jensen, Hunter A. Jones, Madison C. Kelkis, Joseph M. Kelly, Ryan D. Kelly, Kaylee A. Kline, Ashley E. Kratz, Abby J. Kuhn, Madeline A. Kunkowski, Andrew Kvasnovsky, Eric Lam, Dakota L. Lauer, Christopher B. Le, Jack Lehr, Lilian Liang, Tyler J. Lilie, Molly F. Lohss, Sarah N. Lynam, Margaret A. Lytle, Anna M. Mabry, Jamille K. Manganti, Emma A. Mason, Hector M. Medina, Kayli J. Mikita, Carter J. Miller, Josiah R. Miller, Raahi M. Modi, Ohanna R. Mohammad, Adam M. Mtimet, Michael J. Muniz, Ashley M. Myers, Anthony J. Nelo, Kali P. Nyland, Ashley R. Pechinski, Drake H. Pew, Madeline P. Pollak, Nylah K. Powell, Madison N. Reed, Collin J. Rehmeyer, Claire E. Reilly, Tessa M. Richard, Evan A. Robinson, Lauren N. Rusnak, Natalie S. Salerno, Alexis E. Sammon, Juan A. Sanchez, Omar A. Sanchez, Jade A. Schaefer, Mallory M. Schaffer, Ethan C. Schwartz, Kellen R. Scritchfield, Blake A. Sebring, Michael Shi, Miranda N. Skelley, Brianna J. Smith, Samantha R. Smolko, Rachel M. Snyder, Valerie L. Snyder, Kayla L. Spaeder, Hannah E. Stoner, Jacob G. Stoner, Sabrina M. Stough, Rachel L. Strayer, Lindsay K. Swanson, Avery B. Terroso, Sydney R. Terroso, Meghan C. Thompson, David B. Trimmer, Benjamin T. Trulli, James Tsai, Brianna N. Velez, Madison Vitz, Kyle A. Watkins, Leslie P. Watkins, Brady M. Williams, Skyler N. Wilt, Keegan P. Wolf, Caroline E. Wolfe, Eliza E. Zapata, and Ziyue Zhang.


Students Of The Month Honored June 21, 2017

Martin Meylin Middle School creative arts teachers recently selected the final Students of the Month for the 2016-17 school year. The students were the honorees for April and were chosen based on displaying characteristics of etiquette: politeness, manners, courtesy, and concern for the feelings of others.

The winners were as follows: Family and Consumer Science: Jordan Knisely. Technology Education: Addison Nickle. German: Owen Filson. Spanish: Brayden Smith. Art: Jasmine Thompson. Health: Jenna Istvanik. Fitness and Wellness: Sophia Subacz. Physical Education: Elizabeth Firestone. Physical Education: Jaiden Newton. Orchestra: Elizabeth Dworsak, sixth grade; Madison Malcolm, seventh; and Mary Torres, eighth. Band: Jonathan Wenger, sixth grade; Victoria Smith, seventh; and Dominic Brazzle, eighth.

Also, eighth-grade students Ema Hollinger and Jack Swarr received recognition as MUST Students of the Month.


OAHS Holds Senior Awards Night June 21, 2017

On May 25, Oxford Area High School (OAHS) held its annual Senior Awards Night for the Class of 2017. The graduates and their awards are as follows:

Daniel Alexander - Oxford Area High School Inspiration Award; Hayley Allport - Oxford Band Parents Association Scholarship, Sun East Federal Credit Union "People Helping People" Award, John Philip Sousa Award, and National Merit Commended Scholar; Samantha Anderson - Oxford Women's Club Scholarship; Mikael Axelsson - Oxford Area Education Association Best All-Around Senior, Oxford Area School Board Outstanding Senior, and American Legion School Achievement Award; Monzerrath Baeza Magana - Lighthouse Youth Center Scholarship; Nolan Benke - Senior Class Officers Recognition; Virginia Bradbury - Hopewell Scholarship, Edward H. James Memorial Scholarship, George and Georgiana Jackson Scholarship, Griffith Family Scholarship, Oxford Area Education Association J.W. McMullin Memorial Scholarship, Marion James and Anna Ressler Hess Memorial Scholarship, and Hearts in Action Scholarship; Jarvis Bryant - Second Presbyterian Church Community Outreach Award; Sarah Buckley - Lila P. Wilde Theatre Scholarship; Gina Burnette - Oxford Women's Club Scholarship; Destiny Butler - Second Presbyterian Church Community Outreach Award; William Byerly - Richard Beards Scholarship of the Oxford Arts Alliance, Laura Pattinson Memorial Scholarship, and VFW Gray Nichols Post 1779 Scholarship; Aaron Cahill - Frank P. Woolston Memorial Award; Nicholas Carter - Oxford PTO Scholarship, Ocklokonee Council 212 Scholarship, and Oxford Little League Scholarship; Brendan Chew - Senior Class Officers Recognition; Luis Cisneros-Guzman - Cameron's Ace Hardware Scholarship, Samuel J. England Memorial Award, Carol Glenn Memorial Award, and Widener University Leadership Award; Robert Civitella - Oxford Golden Bears Senior Award; Cameron Covely - Fraternal Order of Police Chester County Lodge 11 Scholarship; Dylan Coyle - Jeffrey V. Palita Memorial Award; and Morgan Curl - LEOs Club Athletic Scholarship.

Also, Sidney Dawkins - Society of Women Engineers and Highest Honor Award; Nysia Faber - Second Presbyterian Church Community Outreach Award; Lauren Florio - Helen Corson Peace Award from David Watkins; Josh Freese - Oxford Hornets Football Boosters Scholarship, and Octorara Chapter 463 Order of the Eastern Star Proficiency in Agriculture Award; Samantha Frick - Oxford PTO Scholarship; Natalie Giovan - Sara Manning Scholarship, J. Donald McLeod Rotary Memorial Scholarship, Alma Newlin Scholarship, and Senior Class Officer Recognition; Alondra Gomez Torres - Ocklokonee Council 212 I.O.R.M. Award; Anthony Gourdier - Chester County Secretaries in Government Award and Senior Class Officers Recognition; Sean Griffin - Sara Manning Scholarship and American Legion School Achievement Award; Eric Gundrum - Fraternal Order of the Eagles 2666 Brian O'Connor Music Award; Amanda Gunzel - Griffith Family Scholarship and Senior Class Officers Recognition; Madeline Hamilton - Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and Lila P. Wilde Theatre Scholarship; Ryan Hannum - Griffith Family Scholarship, U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, and Senior Class Officer Recognition; Cole Hartert - Oxford Hornets Football Boosters Scholarship; Elizabeth Harvey - Oxford Area School Board Outstanding Senior, FBLA Award, Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, Society of Women Engineers High Honor Award, and U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award; Hunter Hendrickson - Robert Treate Hogg Cabinetmakers Scholarship; Grace Hennessey - Oxford PTO Scholarship; Jaren Jackson - Second Presbyterian Church Community Outreach Award and Lighthouse Youth Center Scholarship; Callie Jaycox - Lila P. Wilde Theatre Scholarship, Oxford Little League Scholarship, and National Merit Commended Scholar; and Sarah Johnson - U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete.

Additionally, Benjamin Kalinoski - OAHS Class 1982 Award; Alexia Matos - Union Fire Company 1 Auxiliary Award; Jacqueline Maurer - Doris and Ellsworth McAllister Memorial Scholarship, Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau Scholarship, and E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation Award; Gillian McGuire - Society of Women Engineers Honor Award; Carrie McMahon - Mary S. McLeod Scholarship, Aveline Scholarship, and Oxford Band Parents Association Scholarship; Gabrielle Murphy - FBLA Award, Griffith Family Scholarship, and Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award; Bailey Myers - WGAL/WPVI-6ABC Best of Class and National Merit Commended Scholar; Cenual Rosado-Padilla - Fraternal Order of Police Chester County Lodge 11 Scholarship; Rebecca Poake - Ocklokonee Council 212 I.O.R.M. Award; Emily Quesenberry - Oxford Area Education Association Best All-Around Senior, American Legion School Achievement Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship, Eli Seth Matthews Scholarship, and Hearts in Action Scholarship; Andrew Robinson - Aveline Scholarship and Oxford Area Education Association J.W. McMullin Memorial Scholarship; Alejandro Romero-Diaz - Carol Glenn Memorial Scholarship and Samuel J. England Memorial Award; Kayla Root - Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau Scholarship and JLC Scholarship; Gisselle Rosa - Oxford Women's Club Scholarship; Rachel Shelley - Fraternal Order of the Eagles 2666 Proficiency in Business Award and Uttam Patel Memorial Scholarship; Charles Sisler - Oxford Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, Lighthouse Youth Center Scholarship, Ocklokonee Council 212 Attendance Award and U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence; Alexa Styer - Alma Newlin Scholarship; Matthew Terry - Richard Beards Scholarship of the Oxford Arts Alliance and National Merit Commended Scholar; Paige Troutman - Frank P. Woolston Memorial Award; George Tzanakis - Oxford Hornets Football Boosters Scholarship; Kayla Vining - Union Fire Company 1 Scholarship and Oxford Area Education Association's J.W. McMullin Memorial Scholarship; Margaret Walsh - Chip Lewis Memorial Scholarship, LEOs Club Academic Scholarship, and Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Scholarship; Linsday Washkalavich - Founders Award of The Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania Foundation; Kayla Weaver - American Legion School Achievement Award; and Kelsey Winters - Oxford Golden Bears Senior Award.

Also, the following students were recognized for earning college credit through the high school's dual enrollment program: Jason Byrd, Noah Chambers, Lauren Coalson, Amanda Cooper, Caitlyn Darczuk, Rachel Degler, Brooke Dillard, Gabrielle DiLossi, Rachel DiRosato, Alecia Dominguez, Lauren Florio, Raudel Franco-de-Santos, Samantha Frick, Sean Griffin, Melanie Guererra, Cole Hartert, Grace Hennessey, Sarah Hill, Andre Jackson, Callie Jaycox, Alexander Johnson, Sarah Kelly, Joshua Kinsey, Shane MacQuaid, Colton Magargal, Melissa Martin, Daniel Miller, Madeleine Rector, Alyssa Reyes, Eduardo Sanchez, Emily Shallow, Carly Stoltzfus, George Tzanakis, Kayla Vining, Grace Wadsworth, Sierra Wagner, Ian Williams, and Garbrielle Zabosky.

The following seniors received the President's Education Awards for Educational Excellence: Mikael Axelsson, Ginger Bradbury, Joshua Bunel, Lauren Coalson, Dylan Coyle, Morgan Curl, Riley Darragh, Sidney Dawkins, Lauren Florio, Natalie Giovan, Joshua Graff, Sean Griffin, Madeline Hamilton, Rachel Hannum, Ryan Hannum, Zibby Harvey, Callie Jaycox, Sarah Johnson, Nicolette Jones, Matthew Krivansky, Miranda Marchiani, Melissa Martin, Maggie Mayberry, Carrie McMahon, Bailey Myers, Andrew Robinson, Kayla Root, Nicholas Rubbo, Rachel Shelley, Sarah Shirk, Brandon Tomasulo, Daniel Torres-Garcia, Gabrielle Vattilano, Teresita Viveros-Ledezma, Grace Wadsworth, Margaret Walsh, Joshua Walters, Kayla Weaver, and Kelsey Winters.

The following seniors received the President's Education Awards for Educational Achievement: Hayley Allport, Jackson Bridges, Ryan Casey, Anthony Gourdier, Anthony Guzman, Hunter Hendrickson, Grace Hennessey, Andrew Stefanosky, and Matthew Terry.

Also, Andrew Robinson and Ginger Bradbury were recipients of the annual Good Citzen Award sponsored by U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan. The award recognizes high school seniors who display outstanding character and leadership by demonstrating an inspiring commitment to their school and community. Andrew will continue his education at Temple University, and Ginger will attend Millersville University.


Food Service Program Posted June 21, 2017

Middletown Area School District will participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Free lunches will be provided on weekdays, rain or shine, to children age 18 and under.

Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Middletown Area High School through Friday, Aug. 4, and through Friday, Aug. 11, at the War Memorial Field concession stand at Fink Elementary School. Lunches will also be available at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring St., Middletown, through Aug. 11 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

There is no need to register. Children may arrive at the location of their choice and join friends for a delicious, nutritious lunch.

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