Middletown Area Middle School earned a fifth-place trophy at the annual MathCounts regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Penn State Harrisburg.
Eighth-grade students Morgan Kennedy and Jared Knaub and sixth-grade students Dane Ebersole and Chloe Erb were members of the team, which competed against 16 other schools.
Middletown sent eight students and an alternate to the competition, which drew about 130 students. All eight competed as individuals, while four also competed as a team.
Originally, 15 MAMS students were chosen to participate in MathCounts, staying after school on Tuesdays or Thursdays to practice solving complex math problems. In December, the students took a test to see who would represent the school in the competition.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 19:51
A Lower Swatara Twp. ice skater won two gold medals in the Keystone State Games PA Figure Skating Championships on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at the York City Ice Arena, York.
Megan Rose Burghdorf won the free skate title and the intermediate ladies’ short program title. Burghdorf is a sixth-grader at Middletown Area Middle School.
She has been skating since she was 4 years old, and currently skates for the Hershey Figure Skating Club.
Burghdorf trains with Doris Papenfuss and Christian Newberry of Hummelstown.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:16
Two Elizabethtown Area School District students were chosen to perform in the prestigious Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Band Festival on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Lancaster Mennonite High School.
Stacie Savoca, a clarinet player, and Kyra Lancaster, a baritone saxophonist, were chosen as two of the 145 high school musicians picked for the ensemble, which was conducted by Willis Rapp, professor of music at Kutztown University.
Musicians had to audition for seats in the ensemble.
For Savoca, it marked the second time she has been chosen for the ensemble. It was Lancaster’s first time with the ensemble.
“Stacie has continually improved her musicianship and is one of the hardest workers that I have had as a student,’’ said Steven Barraclough, director of Elizabethtown’s band program. “Kyra almost made the ensemble last year and I am so happy for her that she is getting the opportunity to be in district band as a senior. She is a wonderful musician.’’
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 20:07
Middletown Area Middle School has announced its Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second marking period:
Distinguished Honor Roll
Grade 6: Nicole Altland, Macy Appleby, Johnicia Badgett, Madison Baumgardner, Ean Benner, Daniel Brenner, Paige Burger, Megan Burghdorf, William Cleland, Austin DiPofi, Jordyn Dupes, Dane Ebersole, Chloe Erb, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Cayla Garman, Alexis Habbershon, Hailey Hockenberry, Timothy Kleinfelter, Zachary Malay, Madalyne McGovern, Garrett Miller, Haven Miller, Jaden Miller, Anna Shank, Joseph Spear, Sara Starliper, Angelina Torres, Raymond Truntz and Justin Yohn.
Grade 7: Hayli Akakpo-Martin, Ryan Berstler, Edward Evans, Stephanie Finsterbush, Mason Garza, Terrance Jefferson, Alexandria Kennedy, Kaitlyn Knaub, Benjamin Knisely, Edgar Lopez, Aayushi Patel, Ian Pirkey, Jade Senior, Aiden Sessa, Abigail Wisniewski, Noah Yeich and Lexi Zimmer.
Grade 8: David Alcock, Donovan Brady, Isabella Fegley, Sarah Fluke, Madison Garber, Adrienne German, Blake Jacoby, Morgan Kennedy, Jared Knaub, Alexcia Kolish, Thomas Lee, Keely Lombardi, Shelby Luther, Ivianna Martnishn, Steven Mosher, Jerrod Myers, Desia Perry, Marissa Redline, Jacob Spear, Alayna Thomas and Gabriel Wisniewski.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:47
tudents at Seven Sorrows BVM School collected more than 400 pairs of socks for the needy during the school’s Crazy Sock Day on Monday, Jan. 27.S
The socks were donated to the Interfaith Shelter, a Harrisburg shelter for homeless families.
The drive was a service project held in observance of Catholic Schools Week.
Students brought in new pairs of socks, and wore crazy-colored socks to class.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:48