Students Of The Quarter Honored November 16, 2018
Landisville Middle School has announced its Students of the Quarter for the fourth quarter.
The eighth-grade Patriots Team honorees were Haley Thompson, daughter of Ann and Jim Thompson of Lancaster, and Gavin Chamberlain, son of Vanessa and Marc Chamberlain of Lancaster. The eighth-grade Pioneers Team honorees were Maya Garcia, daughter of Lisa and Joaquin Garcia of Landisville, and Will Mahoney, son of Natalie and Steve Mahoney of Lancaster.
The seventh-grade Knights Team honorees were Leah Schmitz, daughter of Karen Slivovsky and Jeffrey Schmitz of Lancaster, and Jack Sanchez, son of Dr. Kimberly and Victor Sanchez of Landisville. The seventh-grade Nobles Team honorees were Kylie Delp, daughter of Stephanie and Greg Delp of Landisville, and Logan Harelson, son of Tami and Steve Harelson of Lancaster.
L-S Students To Continue Athletic Careers November 16, 2018
On Nov. 14, a dozen Lampeter-Strasburg student-athletes took advantage of Early Commitment Day to pledge to their schools of choice.
The students, as well as their sports and colleges, are as follows: Aaron Snyder, baseball, Canisius College (Division I) in Buffalo, N.Y.; Kelsey Kimmel, lacrosse, Penn State University (Division I) in State College; Ezra Mellinger, track and field, Duke University (Division I) in Durham, N.C.; Kristen Herr, track and field, William & Mary (Division I) in Williamsburg, Va.; Brittney Zameroski, lacrosse, Campbell University (Division I) in Buies Creek, N.C.; Noah Patterson, lacrosse, Wagner College (Division I) in Staten Island, N.Y.; Mary Peticca, lacrosse, the University of Massachusetts Lowell (Division I) in Lowell, Mass.; Abigail Thorius, field hockey, Kutztown University (Division II) in Kutztown; Austin Lauver, golf at Millersville University (Division II) in Millersville; Emma Gochnauer, basketball at Holy Family University (Division II) in Philadelphia; Brynne Baker, softball at Messiah College (Division III) in Mechanicsburg; and Paige Weidman, lacrosse at Ursinus College (Division III) in Collegeville.
NCAA National Signing Day will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.
Students Honor Veterans November 15, 2018
Manheim Central Middle School held a Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 12 in the auditorium.
The program featured retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tad Oelstrom as the keynote speaker. The program also included a slideshow, poetry, and a question-and-answer time.
Additionally, the school's Meistersingers performed. The group includes Hannah Hostetter, Leah McMurry, Haley Pogue, Kaitlyn Beachy, Lexi Groff, Emmy Weaver, Samara Bucher, Debbie Showers, Linsay Insyxiengmay, Makenzie Arment, Heidi Enterline, Katelynn Haugh, Ava Graff, Payton Snyder, Helen Slacik, Cailey Hoover, Hailey Kowalski, Julianna Lindberg, Kate Haldeman, Heaven Irish-Fyke, Belle Bonanno, Reagan Ibach, Julia Rohrer, and Katy Holsinger.
DHS Posts Summa Honor Roll November 15, 2018
Donegal High School (DHS) recently posted its first-quarter summa honor roll.
The 12th-grade honorees are Mackenzie Allessie, Austin Bailey, Elizabeth Barrick, Morgan Biesecker, Kyle Bitting, Adriana Black, Ashleigh Blackwell, Dylan Bowers, Mason Bradfield, Trinity Breneman, Janell Brinser, Rylan Brooks, Adam Burkholder, Elliot Burnette, Kyler Carnes, Christopher Cole, Bailey Crager, Morgan Creek, Gabriel Cressman, Christopher Dacenzo, Alexandra Daly, Darlene David, Aaliyah Davila-Smith, Anita Distasio, Brendan Donough, James Douglas, Karli Dunn, Kyler Enck, Katie Flores, Zion Gibbs, Madison Godsey, Mitchell Goshen, Tyler Groft, Ruby Hartley, Elizabeth Henriques, Brandon Hess, Jenna Hottenstein, Chelsey Houser, Maxfield Iobst, Matthew Jackson, Aliza Johns, Addison Jones, Gwendolyn Jordan, Owen Kauwell, Joel Keener, Daniel Keyton, Kristen Kitch, Elisabeth Kreider, Leigha Lehman-Funk, Francis Licopoli, Cheyenne Livelsberger, Amber Lookenbill, Ryan Lutz, Dylan Martin, Hannah McNece, Nathan McNece, Skye McNece, Reign Medina, Jessica Melhorn, Abigail Mellberg, Emily Miqueis, Catherine Moran, Sophie Morrison, Clark Mummau, Mary Murphy, Gavin Murren, Rhiannon Myers, Quintanna Nahalea, Syeda Naqvi, Logan Nauman, Leah Nissley, Kyra Perkins, Kaylee Pfeiffer, Joseph Piatt, Kerstin Rapp, Regina Redinger, Aryonna Rivera, Rodrigo Rivera, Jayden Robertson, Aaron Rugh, Zachary Runkle, Ethan Salem, Andrew Salvatore, Isabelle Santiago-Vega, Luke Saufley, Lindsey Sellers, Benjamin Shaffer, Madison Shenigo, Mackenzie Shirk, Zoey Sites, Rachel Snyder, Summer Steffy, Lauren Stwalley, Ella Warburton, Anika Weaver, Hunter Williams, Savannah Williams, Safari Witmer, and Trinity Young.
Juniors named to the list include Brayton Alkinburgh, Emily Ashley, Kira Barrett, Taylor Barton, Kiera Baughman, Drew Bechtold, Katiana Bonhomme, Zachary Brown, Nathan Brubaker, Brandon Buckius, AbbyRose Dannecker, Ryan Dearborn, Ella DeBruin, Lydia DeBruin, Brooke Diehm, Sarah Dukeman, Zachery Emswiler, Marissa Farmer, Connor Flory, Avery Ford, Joseph Fox, Payton Frederick, Hailey Fry, Rachel Fuhrman, Grace Haas, Kaci Halbleib, Madelyn Heidlauf, Carrie Hess, Austin Hollinger, Ryan Horst, Jacob Houck, Jaymee Hynes, Eve Jeffries, Filipp-Remy Kanegene, Corey Kendig, Sarah Leidich, Vicky Liu, Jessica Louv, Aydan Miller, Lydia Miller, Megan Myers, Julia Mylin, Timothy Overmeyer, McKenna Palmer, Lexington Reed, Stephanie Reider, Connor Ruhl, Marina Saad, Benjamin Sanders, Morgan Saunders, Kristen Scheuing, Katelyn Schwab, Mitchell Scordo, Emma Shelly, Olivia Shenk, Emily Shreve, William Small, Jaina Spatola, Talya Spenla, Peter Steinkamp, Sklar Storey, Claire Stoviak, Matthew Wallace, David Weems, Hannah Werner, Aedan Wilkinson, Michael Zettlemoyer, and Ryan Zuch.
Students in 10th grade who received the honor are Kate Barrelle, Hayley Bauer, Daniel Bhatti, Shyanne Binder, Garrett Blake, Danielle Brady, Liberty Breneman, Hailey Brown, Alayna Brubaker, Xavier Cannon, Kyla Collins, Kinsey Custer, Joanne Dancause, Ainsley Elkner, Sydney Erb, Rachel Fernald, Madisyn Frederick, Amanda Fry, Jessica Geary, Aysha Gibbs, Madeline Gohn, Isabella Hain, Sean Haines, Chelsea Halterman, Ashtyn Hess, Hailey Hess, Sarah Hinkel, Jonathan Holden, Lydia Homsher, Avery Houser, Deegan Hughes, Ryan Kong, Emily Kreider, Kirsten Kriner, Micah Kurtz, Heather Lauver, Trysten LeBlanc, Devin Lorio, Alison Martin, Cayden McCabe, Jordan Miller, Noah Morrison, Myra Naqvi, Ashley Nolt, Rachel Oster, Brock Overlander, Madison Parduski, Jordynn Park, Madison Reisinger, Joseph Rhoads, Kaitlyn Rice, Joshua Schwartz, Ethan Seidel, Jordyn Shank, Haley Shaub, Levi Sites, Laura Smith, Carolyn Snyder, Carlee Stankiewicz, Evan Stehman, Emily Stoe, Milligan Straub, Emily Stuck, Jennifer Waldron, Catie Weber, Owen Weber, Aaron Wentzel, Julianne Wheeler, Desiree Whitcraft, Angel Williams, and Reagan Witman.
Ninth-graders on the list include Lydia Alkinburgh, Maude Barlett, Samantha Beckman, Ryan Bedi, Brian Breedlove, Ian Brown, Vianna Brydon, Tressa Burger, Victoria Burton, Emma Caszatt, Michael Clark, Reagan Clark, Jaidyn Coley, Katherine Cook, Levi Dannecker, Jack Dearborn, Amy Diaz, Andrea Dyer, Christine Emswiler, Jacob Erb, Morgan Ferree, Jorge Figueroa, Luke Fountain, Vincent Fulvio, Thomas Garner, Hunter Gehman, Isabella Gruber, Megan Harlacher, Brooke Henry, Michael Hindes, Anne Hollinger, Colin Hottenstein, Kyle Huncher, Conner Hyle, Aubree Jones, Connor Kauwell, Aiyana Kibler, Isabella Lapp, Isaac Lloyd, Gerson Malave Cortes, Sariah Marrero, Kaylee Marshall, Rita McKain, Charlene McNally, Tierani Melhorn, Paige Miller, Morgan Mullhausen, Ian Mummau, Diavionne Musser, Hannah Mylin, Dylan Nolt, Sophia Ortiz, Olivia Paul, Alexandra Peachey, Karolina Perez Relova, Julia Piatt, Nadia Rivera, Samuel Rothstein, Serenah Rush, Hunter Seifert, Joseph Sentz, Jessica Shaker, Hadley Shoaf, Lucia Skirboll, Kevin Slattery, Andrew Small, Tristan Stark, Mia Steffy, Lillian Stehman, Nicholas Stewart, Cody Stough, Iris Thomas, Gabbriell Troutman, Joseph Turbedsky, Sonia Wagner, Jayden Walker, Allison Wallander, Alyssa Werner, Rowan Willing, Randi Witman, Kathryn Wolf, Meg Zell, and Ellen Zern.
Marching Band Wins Championship November 15, 2018
The Hempfield Marching Knights had a successful 2018 competitive season culminating in winning the Cavalcade of Bands Yankee Open Class Championships for the second year in a row. This year's field show was titled "Puppet Master" and was conducted by senior Michael Banks.
The Marching Knights were under the direction of new band director Matthew Ceresini, who joined the Hempfield High School music department in June. Ceresini came to Hempfield from Big Spring School District.
High School Posts Distinguished Honor Roll November 15, 2018
Palmyra Area Senior High School has recognized students who were named to the distinguished honor roll for the first quarter.
Seniors receiving recognition include Brianna Lynn Alberto, Hunter Elisabeth Anderson, Holly Elizabeth Balchunas, Nicholas Thomas Blouch, Desiree Nicole Brown, Alexander Michael Buchle, Tea Marie Ceresini, Mitchell Patrick Devine, Paige Taylor Drnevich, Priscilla Lee Fake, Morgan Cassidy Felty, Mandy Nicole Flickinger, Casey Renee Funck, Devin Michael Gearhart, Caoimhe Groves-Smith, Grant Schofield Haus, Katie Weston Hollen, Alexis Nicole Johnson, Mallory Joanne Lachance, Jamison Alexandra LaPine, Eugene Lee, Krystal Sarah Leung, Taylor Nicole Lowe, Rachel Faith Ludwig, Vivian Amandeliss Ly, Kelsey Erin McConaghy, Alana Renee Moro, Daniel Patrick O'Meara, Kayla Starr Ortiz, Elizabeth Rose Pease, Adaline Chante' Ramirez, Olivia Grace Richardson, Aaron Kenneth Rinehart, Joseph Graham Rode, Spencer James Sattazahn, Nathan George Schmidt, Ryan Michael Shaffer, Nicole Janelle Shank, Amber Marie Shomper, Benjamin Paul Slusser, Hailee Ruth Smith, Conner Jeffrey Soderstedt, Grant Alexander Whitney, Spencer Charles Young, Jiaying Yuan, and Grace Elizabeth Zaccarelli.
Honored juniors are Nicholas Michael Blouch, Daniel John Bonawitz, Margaret Rosalie Boyer, Scout H. Bucks, Sky Leona Byrem, Angelo Alonzo Civello, Andrew Conner Cleck, Faith Mercedes Coburn, Francesca Rosemarie Falvo, Peter James Frazier, Matthew Brenneman Garman, Christopher Chaney Geist, Alec Scott Haldeman, Alaina Kay Heberling, Lily Hernandez Arevalo, Matthew Todd Hines, Madelyn Joy Hoke, Mia Noelle Julian, Christina Kauffman, David Michael Keller, Jacob Steven Kern, Jason Alan Klinefelter, Christian Matthew Kreiser, Daniel John Leach, Austin Douglas Lefever, Brianna Lynne Michelson, Andrew Christian Mintonye, Chad Donald Moody, Keannah Orlene Morgan, Noah Quinn Thomas Pardon, Matthew Tyler Radle, Katherine Lynn Schoenbaum, Molly Rae Sherman, Rachel Renae Silkman, Zachary David Snover, Tyler Edward Sonder, Jessica Leah StClair, Ryan Joseph Talalai, Molly Claire Trautman, Brandon Odom Vann, Jessica Sue Vanscoy, Evan Patrick Wasilefski, Erin Nicole Williams, Madelyn Marie Woodley, Trevor Michael Yocum, and ZhiWei Zhang.
Students in 10th grade who were named to the list include Grace Mae Aplin, Jacklyn Lee Baker, Katarina Noelle Bauer, Katelyn Miriam Becker, Sophie May Beidler, Benjamin Reilly Bistline, Noah Addison Bistline, Megan Marie Brant, Sophia Grace Bruce, Annie Elizabeth Carter, August Nelson Clements, Emma Dallazia Cook, Sean Ryan Cook, Joseph Harrison Cornett, Brandon Thomas Davidsen, Betty Nova Davidson, Olivia Grace Devine, Fiona Elizabeth Donnelly, Jakolby Kayden Fackler, Abigail Lynn Franchina, Kate Hee Jin Fulginiti, Sarah Kathleen Galvan, Kaia Rae Garcia, Molly Elizabeth Gearhart, Elizabeth Ann Guttendorf, Alex James Halvin, John Russell Hanosek, Abigail Mae Hart, Sara Renee Heckman, Anh Hai Hoang, Jayden Leigh Hoke, Colin Andrew James, Wyatt Christopher Kane, Mason Bernard Kepler, Steven J. Klinefelter, Jake Stephen Klucinec, Arianna Camila Knipe, Katherine Therese Knol, Madelyn Elizabeth Kohr, Makenna Jean Koyack, Emily Rose Kreider, Liam Joseph Kushner, Connor Benito LaTour, Sydney Mae Lim, Kelly Anna Serena Lucas, Genieva Evelina Martin, Sierra Renee McHugh, Nicholas Benjamin McNally, Jiana Noelle FuHuinan Merkert, Sarah Elizabeth O'Donnell, David William Palmer, Emily Elizabeth Pavusek, Laura Nicole Petrasic, Jaclyn Rose Price, Sarah Emily Quigley, Abigail Marie Rinehart, Claudia Elise Russek, Jaden Rose Scott, Ainsley Hunter Shyk, Courtney Madison Smith, Laura Kate Soghomonian-Paine, Matthew David Soto, Morgan Marie Spagnolo, Rebecca Ann Stroup, Katlyn Thai, Stephen Nathanael Valvo, Abby Grace Weaver, Hope Elizabeth Webb, Cameron Lee Wehr, Allison Qiaowei Yap, Liza Caroline Yeaney, Catherine Josephine Zampedri, Grace Ella Zellers, and Angaleena Jane Zimmerman.
Recognized ninth-graders are Lukas Radman Bartek, Nathan Daniel Berarducci, Octavian Tiberius Bohr, Larissa Gwyn Burger, Ashly Gissel Calix Melgar, Nicholas Joseph Cesari, Abigail Faith Coughlin, Madelyn Lainie Elizabeth Field, Kasy Stephen Frederick, Caitlin Paige Gallagher, Morgan Arianna Gates, Hannah Michelle Gorrell, Samantha Liseth Gurian, Conner Joseph Holzman, Samuel Richard Kern, Maxwell Nicholas Klipa, Mallory Raley Margut, Aidan Charles Mark, Abigal Rebeca Mateer, Brynna Elyse McDonald, Renna Celeste Guo Qingfang Merkert, Anna Faye Miller, Marissa Anne Mull, Katerina Victoria Neri, Daniela Mary Offner, Taylor Ruth Orlando, Misha N. Patel, Hannah Victoria Rohrer, Raquel Lucia Russek, Isaac Daniel Schaeffer, Roman Kershaw Schelhorn, Nora Clare Simmons, Brenden Charles Smith, Alexander James Stake, Breanna Nicole Teets, Jacob Adam Wagers, Owen Scott Wasilefski, Delaney Rose Wenger, Slate Colton Wenger, Noah Craig Werner, Maya Scarlett Wildasin, Alexander Joseph Wolford, McKenna Grace Wolford, and Laney Elizabeth Yocum.
Bethany Christian School Dedicates Family Life Center November 15, 2018
When Bethany Christian School in Oxford held its annual fundraising banquet on Oct. 19, the evening's program included a special surprise.
"We celebrated a lady by the name of Kitty June Shepherd, who contributed so much to our school," explained development director Kelly Cudicio. "(The banquet) was part fundraising and part dedication of the Family Life Center in her honor."
Shepherd was one of the founding members of the school, which was started as a preschool in 1980 in the basement of Bethany Presbyterian Church. As children grew, new grades were added until the school included classes through eighth grade, as it does today. The school moved into its own building in 1996.
One of the members of the first graduating class was a granddaughter of Shepherd, who was a physical education teacher in the early years of the school and a volunteer throughout her life.
Shepherd passed away in March of this year, but her connection to the school lives on.
"She was such an important part of Bethany Christian School, and we felt it was awesome to honor her memory and give her a lasting legacy so that everyone knows, when they come to Bethany Christian School, that Mrs. Shepherd had a very important role in the school and left a legacy," said Katie Arter, social media coordinator. "Her husband, Bill Shepherd, was extremely honored to have that."
Shepherd was particularly known for her volunteerism. "She holds the record for most volunteer hours," Arter said, noting that Shepherd helped establish the foundation for what the school has become today.
Shepherd was also known as a devoted member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church. "Everybody knew her, and she knew everybody. She had a heart for God and a heart for children," Arter said. "There's not many people on this Earth like her, and she's left such a legacy. Everybody who knew her too seems to have a lit piece of Kitty in their heart."
The Family Life Center, now known as the Kitty June Shepherd gymnasium, also serves as a gathering place for the community. Added to the school building in 1997, the space was in need of updating.
Contributions from last year's fundraiser enabled the school to install a new floor, update lighting and sound systems, paint and add new basketball hoops, a scoreboard and bleachers.
Deb Bakelez, one of the foundation teachers of the school, paid tribute to Shepherd during the fundraising banquet, concentrating on Shepherd's desire to serve at Bethany. A dedication plaque was revealed, followed by student performances and a banquet dinner in the newly refurbished gym.
Arter made the financial appeal during the dinner. Proceeds earned this year will be allocated for education enhancements, such as textbooks, whiteboards and classroom materials.
The school also announced that it will hold a Christmas program on Thursday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, located at 2483 Baltimore Pike, Oxford. The public is invited to attend.
Bethany Christian School is located at 1137 Shadyside Road, Oxford. For more information or to schedule a tour, readers may call 610-998-0877. More information about the school is also available at www.bethanychristian.org and www.facebook.com/BethanyChristianSchoolOxfordPA.
Charter School Opens Bike Trail November 15, 2018
Avon Grove Charter School (AGCS) is striving to make sure youngsters have fun and get exercise while they learn lifelong skills.
Oct. 26 was the grand opening of a new bike trail at the charter school's Early Learning Center (ELC) at Kemblesville, which is for kindergarten through third-grade students.
The idea for the bike trail came from AGCS head of school Kristen Bishop. "I was at a park, and I saw kids struggling to ride their bikes," she said. "A couple of parents had said to me, 'Can the gym teacher help kids learn to ride their bikes or have bike safety lessons?' We didn't really have enough pathway for that to happen," she noted.
"I also saw the need for (children who need to develop) fine motor skills, (those with) occupational therapy/physical therapy issues and kids that need to blow off some steam," she continued. "Sometimes riding a bike and being at the gym helps your mental state."
The ELC school campus was undergoing an addition and renovation project at the building, which provided new classrooms and offices as well as a new playground area. Bishop said that this made it a perfect time to install a paved bike trail adjacent to the playground.
Students use bicycles from the school, which were purchased with the help of parent and community donations. At the moment, there are about 30 bikes of various sizes, including strider bikes and bikes with training wheels. The school also provides helmets with disposable liners, or children may bring their own helmets.
"This is a very unique program, one that we hope will take precedent throughout all schools to help promote a healthy lifestyle," said Andy Lowe of LoweRiders Bike and Boards, whose firm provided bikes at cost. "The height of the child determines the size of the bike, and there are strider bikes to help build up their balance."
While some students may already know how to ride a bike, it is a totally new experience for others. All children at the school took part in a new unit added to their physical education classes to teach bike safety, rules of the road and bike riding skills. Every child was required to pass the class before he or she was permitted to enjoy the bikes at recess time. For those children who need more help to learn to ride a bike, one-on-one instructional time is available.
Each class also gets a chance to ride once a week during recess, always with adult supervision. The students are divided in two groups with each group getting a turn. This way there are no more than 12 or 13 bicycles on the path at any given time.
"The kids are really excited," principal Maggie Johnson said. "They look forward to their time on the bikes. It's really well organized. It really helps kids. (It's) not just to have fun on a bike. This is teaching them fine motor skills, (and) it's good exercise."
Avon Grove Charter School's Early Learning Center at Kemblesville is located at 1769 New London Road, Landenberg. For more information about the school, readers may call 610-255-5325 or visit www.agcharter.org. More information is also available by searching for "Avon Grove Charter School" on Facebook.
Lions Club Honors Student November 15, 2018
The Stewartstown Lions Club recognized Kennard-Dale High School senior Bryce Baliko of Fawn Grove as its September Student of the Month, representing the fine arts department.
Bryce is the son of Alex and Heather Baliko of Fawn Grove.
Bryce has been involved in the following activities: soccer, marching band, jazz band, sax quartet, Students for Christ, pit orchestra, vocals, men's ensemble, Future Business Leaders of America, and men's leadership club.
His work and community activities include Company of Praise SUMC, Stewartstown Music Theatre, and volunteering at SpiriTrust Lutheran in Shrewsbury.
Bryce plans to attend college to major in music.
Middle School Sets Honor Roll November 15, 2018
Eastern York Middle School has announced its distinguished honor roll for the first marking period of 2018-19.
Grade eight honorees are Chrisslyn Abreu-Smith, Matias Andia, Blake Atkins, Dylan Avery, Donnelly Bankowski, Austin Bausman, Amya Best, Rowan Biedelman, Austin Billet, Aidan Boll, Olivia Byers, Shariah Carr, Ethan Clites, Rachel Conley, Cassidy Crean, Maddox Crumling, Lisa Davis, Alec Evans, Hunter Eveler, Katlyn Eveler, Kendall Felix, Olivia Feltenberger, Kaheya Fochtman, Lauren Galentine, Leah Galentine, Jordan Gipe, Jayla Gomez, Nathan Guillaume, Owen Heckert, Savannah Helton-Urbassik, Kendal Hengst, Sophia Hoff, Landen Hoffman, Sydney Horton, Joshua Houseman, Kya Hubler, Jayden Huckenberry, Josephine Kelley, Austin Kelly, Dakota Lake, Mia LaPorte, Brooke Lehman, Allysan Levinsky, Tatum Livelsberger, Caroline Luong, Jacob McCarthy, Breanna McSwine, Rylee Mitzel, Ciana Morris, Richard Nance III, Maxwell Ness, Kari Paules, Adam Pritts, Marley Reinhold, Jessica Rose, Ethan Roura, Madelyn Runkle, Jordan Sawor, Hanna Sellers, Kamryn Shaffer, Jillian Shank, Ethan Shimmel, Brady Singel, Owen Sitler, Daniel Slater, Mason Smeltzer, Kelsea Storm, Christian Strausbaugh, Amelya Tomey, Jack Weaver, Kadyn Wertz, Ethan Windon, Haley Witman, Cameron Wolf, Emilee Woodring, Abigail Zumbrum and Julie Zutell.
Honorees in grade seven are Briggs Allison, Ty Anderson, Emma Berndt, Hannah Bieniasz, Sophia Bleacher, Bryce Bolton, Hunter Brady, Zoe Burton, Lillian Cichocki, Robert Conrad, Madysen Cross, Mackenzie Deaner, Megan DiBerardino, Vivian Donnelly, Aiden Evans, Gabrielle Ferry, Carter Foote-Renwick, Hunter Frysinger, Lauren Galvin, Kendall Gibbs, Allison Good, Kailee Gray, Kennedy Gray, Alex Guillaume, James Hammel, Rory Hengst, Alexis Kirkessner, Katy Knaub, Trey Kunkle, Kaden Leitzel, Talim Leschke, Emma Livelsberger, Abigail Livingston, Tracy McCoy, Addison Miller, Ryan Moore, Ashlyn Mueller, Coltyn Myers, Emma Nace, Talon Pauling, Kandra Perry, Faith Prinz, Isabelle Roe, Mariah Rohrbaugh, Stella Rohrbaugh, Johnathan Rose, Taylor Sawmiller, Mason Saxman, Benjamin Scritchfield, Arianna Seitz, Jacob Shaffer, Tyler Shimmel, Owen Shupp, Isabella Slater, Riley Smeltzer, Abigail Solihin, Kaydence Strange, Molly Townsley, Robert Tustison, Kiera Young and Logan Youtz.
Grade six honorees are Abdullah Adinolfi, Landon Altamirano, Kaylee Anderson, Larry Bailey III, Draven Becknauld, Sophia Benjamin, Brecia Bentley, Maximiliano Blanco Murphy, Jesse Boyd V, Caden Boyer, Noah Brady, Annelies Brenenborg, Emma Brister, Jack Callahan, Hayden Carver, Seth Conover, Jaxon Cooke, Gavin Corwell, Izabella Crespo, Noah Cunningham, Miles Davis, Jenna Eberly, Nicholas Elfner, Saige Ernst, Allen Estep III, Mikayla Fake, Noah Fauth, Leah Flinchbaugh, Aaron Fox, Ava Gambler, Madilynn Gohn, Chloe Good, Ethan Grim, Levi Hall, Brianna Harris, Alivia Haugh, Aubrey Haugh, Madison Haugh, Landon Heiland, Eva Heistand, Blake Heller, Tenley Hinkle, Layton Hjelmen, Gracie Hoffman, Laney Hose, Keely Huber, Keagan Hubler, Melanie Jacobson, Liam Jensen, Kora Johnson, Reece Kreeger, Kirk Lavetan Jr., Adalyn Leber, Meghan-Alene Lee, Brennan Lehman, Colten Leiphart, Ava Leisure, Jozlyn Levitan, Dillon Liebgott, Zachary Lutz, Neala Malloy, Tyson Massenburg, Salome Materia, Madisyn McCleary, Addison McGuckin, Macy McNatt, Aiva Mercer, Isabella Miller, Joshua Miller, Zoe Mitchell, Savannah Moody, Anson Morcos, Kiley Myers, Mariam Nabih Hana, Madison Nace, Zoey Olson, Adriel Ortiz-Gomez, Owen Osterberg, Emma Porta, Katelyn Reiff, Noah Reinhold, Khloe Richardson, Brynn Rishell, Joela Rittenhouse, Nicholai Robinson, Coleton Runkle, Easton Saylor, Olivia Schuster, Braeden Seitz, Mya Shaffer, Sophia Shank, Chase Sinclair, Kiernan Snyder, Grace Strausbaugh, Hannah Strausbaugh, Parker Strayer, Evan Tanner, Andrew Taylor Jr., Maya Thomas, John Torres Jr., Tyler Trout, Logan Wilson, Brenden Wrightstone and Matthew Zerbe.
Local Teacher Receives Grant November 15, 2018
Climate science research, 3-D coral reefs, solar-powered robots, and urban gardening experiments are just some of the innovative and forward-thinking projects students will tackle throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania, thanks to the PPL Foundation's Empowering Educators grants. Since the grant program's inception in 2003, more than $230,000 has been awarded to more than 165 teachers.
The PPL Foundation announced grants to 25 middle and high school teachers to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities in their classrooms. Each teacher will receive a grant of $1,000 to spend on equipment and materials for projects.
Among the recipients is local teacher Janet Caley from Conestoga Christian School in Morgantown. Caley will use the grant for the supplies needed for special education students to build a solar-powered hydraulic robot, teaching them hands-on lessons in engineering and technology.
The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in eastern and central Pennsylvania. To learn more, readers may visit www.pplweb.com.
School Provides Take-Home Learning Activities November 15, 2018
Middletown Area School District elementary schools are provided with a variety of teaching resources through Title I funding. Reading specialists at each school have a resource library full of games, activities, and manipulatives that children may use to practice a wide scope of reading skills. Students can sign out games for two weeks and select a new one when they return the borrowed item. By sending resources home, the school aims to help parents stay informed of what skills their child is learning at school and thereby strengthen the partnership between home and school.
The kindergarten teachers at Fink have taken this idea of partnering with parents a step further. April Hughes and Anastasia Cerritelli have created their own take-home packets that specifically cover reading skills for kindergartners. Activities include putting letters in alphabetical order and creating letters using a modeling compound. Hughes and Cerritelli plan to build their library of take-home activities throughout the year as the students' skills develop.
School Wins Donation November 15, 2018
Central York Middle School in the Central York School District recently benefited from the 10th annual fall voting campaign through Sonic Drive-In's Limeades for Learning program. Through Limeades for Learning, teachers from across the country can submit project requests to philanthropic partner DonorsChoose.org.
During the fall voting campaign, which took place from Oct. 1 to 28, members of the public could vote daily for teacher projects at www.limeadesforlearning.com. Each week, teacher projects that earned the most votes received a piece of Sonic's $1 million donation. Central York Middle School received a total donation of more than $1,145, bringing a variety of essential and enrichment learning materials to the school's classrooms.
For a full list of public school teachers whose projects were funded through Limeades for Learning, including those in the Central York School District, readers may visit https://storage.googleapis.com/offers.sonicdrivein.com/limeades/funded_projects.pdf.
Miss Solanco Pageant Slated November 15, 2018
The 64th annual Miss Solanco Scholarship Pageant will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Solanco High School, 585 Solanco Road, Quarryville.
Six contestants will vie for the crown of Miss Solanco 2019 and a $2,000 scholarship. The first runner-up will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and the second runner-up will receive an $800 scholarship. This year's theme will be "Hollywood."
Miss Pennsylvania 2018 Kayla Repasky will give a performance and serve as master of ceremonies at the pageant. The contestants include the following: Alta Brandenberger, daughter of Steven and Kelli Brandenberger of Drumore, sponsored by American Legion Post 603, talent - public speaking; Kelly Foose, daughter of Wayne and Lori Foose of Quarryville, sponsored by American Legion Post 603 and Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, talent - jazz dance; Victoria Phillips, daughter of Michael and Dawn Phillips of Quarryville, sponsored by Wakefield Lions Club and Ancient Order of Croaking Frogs, talent - contemporary dance.
Also, Jessica Richardson, daughter of Tim and Judy Richardson of New Providence, sponsored by Solanco Sportsman Association, talent - contemporary dance; Noelle Schneider, daughter of Joel and Christine Schneider of Quarryville, sponsored by Quarryville Lions Club and Farm Women No. 15, talent - harp; Skyla Townsley, daughter of Stacey and Robert Kershner Jr., Quarryville, and Justin and Ashlea Townsley of Quarryville, sponsored by Solanco Fair Association and Quarryville VFW Post 3575, talent - vocal.
Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Students Selected For Chorus Festivals November 15, 2018
Seven Penn Manor High School students have qualified to participate in the Lancaster-Lebanon County Chorus Festival, and three have earned a spot in the PMEA District 7 Chorus Festival.
Diane Imboden (soprano 2), True Herbert (bass 1), and Leilani Torres (alto 2) were named to District 7 Chorus after auditioning before judges. They were among the more than 700 students from schools spanning eight counties competing for spots. The students will perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators District 7 Chorus Festival, which will be held from Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 7 to 9, 2019, at Cedar Cliff High School.
The three students also qualified for the Lancaster-Lebanon County Chorus Festival, along with fellow Penn Manor students Janae Beiler (alto 1), Jordan Stum (bass 2), Adelyn Beans (soprano 1), and Briana Shyver (soprano 2). The seven students were selected following auditions before a panel of judges that evaluated students from throughout Lancaster and Lebanon counties. The students will perform at the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators County Chorus Festival at Donegal High School on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.