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E-town Mini-THON raises $54,308

etownthonpic4 2 14Eizabethtown Area High School raised a remarkable $54,308 at its annual Four Diamonds Mini-THON or 155 percent of its $35,000 goal.

All proceeds from the 12-hour dance marathon benefit the Four Diamonds Fund to conquer childhood cancer.

Elizabethtown Area High School was proud to support this cause as the Four Diamonds story originated in Elizabethtown with a former student, Chris Millard, who battled childhood cancer while a student at Elizabethtown Area School District in the early 1970s.

“I continue to be amazed at the dedication and commitment of the students in all of the fundraising,” said Michele Balliet, superintendent of schools. “Fifty-four thousand, three hundred and eight dollars is fantastic news and I am so proud of the team of students, faculty, and staff members that took part in our Mini-THON.”

Similar to Penn State University’s THON, students were not be permitted to sit down during the event. The Mini-THON ran from 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28 to 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 29 and culminated with the unveiling of how much money EAHS raised. Almost 250 students participated.

This year’s theme was “A Night of Hope” and was for all E-town high school students. It included music, dancing, speakers from the Four Diamonds Fund and Four Diamonds Families, entertainment from The Penn State Alumni Association-Lancaster County Chapter, student entertainment, a talent show, a Mr. Mini-THON pageant, games, and much more.

Heading up the fundraiser were seniors Morgan Gizzi and Craig Miller. Supporting Gizzi and Miller was a team of student captains that included Molly Bartholomew, Zachary Berra, Jay Bomgardner, Nick Brown, Andrew Bush, Clarissa Dempsey, Jennifer Eurich, John Hernley, Aria Hess, Virginia Moyer, Kara Muesser, Mariel Torres and Courtney Warren.
Over the past three years, EAHS has raised over $106,000 for Four Diamonds.

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Middletown student chosen for all-state wind ensemble


tinyhernandezpic4 2 14Middletown Area High School sophomore Fabiola Hernandez, a clarinet player, was chosen to perform in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Wind Ensemble.


Hernandez, daughter of Moises Hernandez and Maria Arias-Nunez, of Middletown, plays the E-flat soprano clarinet in the school band.


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Lower Dauphin student performs with All-State Chorus


tinychrisbrian4 2 14Lower Dauphin High School junior Christopher Brian qualified to sing in the prestigious All-State Chorus on Saturday, March 29 at The Forum in Harrisburg.


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Seven Sorrows School announces Honor Roll


Seven Sorrows BVM School has announced its Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second trimester:


Distinguished Honor Roll


Grade 4 – Lucia Caretti and Michael Hindes

Grade 5 – None

Grade 6 – Evan Attivo, Anthony Larry and Colin Nemshick

Grade 7 – Catherine Lopez 

Grade 8 – Madison Nemshick and Adam Peifer


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Students of the Month for Middletown Area High School - April 2014


tinymiddletown students of the month april

Courtney O'Hara and Jeremy Shaver were named Middletown Area High School's Students of the Month for April.

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