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Students honored for musical achievements

midbandphoto3 25 15Submitted Photo -- Middletown Area High School musicians who were chosen to perform with Honors, district, regional and Dauphin County bands and choruses this school year are, from left to right: front row, Shannon Reese, Alyson Marshall, Jesse Abbott and Samantha Altland; middle row, Jessaca Rusnov, Serena Rizk, Fabiola Hernandez, Rachael Rusnov and Kyra Rizk; back row, Christian Nordai, Brett Altland, Joshua Alcock, Nathaniel Gingrich, Aaron McDevitt and John Ponnett III. Not pictured: Megan Burghdorf and Meaghan Nelson.




Middletown Area High School musicians were chosen to perform with several Honors, district and regional bands and choruses this year.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:18

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This music class has STRINGS ATTACHED: At Steelton-Highspire Elementary School, an Internet fund drive raises money for guitars and keyboards for students

teacherandstudent3 25 15Press and Journal Photo by Eric Wise -- Music teacher Gail Romanofsky, right, teaches Errion Wydell, a student at Steelton-Highspire Elementary School how to play the guitar. Romanofsky raised money for instruments through an Internet site.


Gail Romanofsky wanted to put functional instruments in the hands of her general music students at Steelton-Highspire Elementary School to allow them to learn some basics of playing guitars or keyboards. Her school had a limited supply of guitars and keyboards that had been used for many years and were in poor condition. 


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:46

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MAHS to hold 'Raiders Run for a Cure'


If you like to run – or just walk – here’s how to turn your fleet feet into cash to support a good cause.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, a 5-kilometer “Raiders Run for a Cure” to raise money for the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital will be held at Middletown Area High School. The event will also include a Mile Fun Run.

All proceeds from both events will go toward the Middletown Area High School Mini-THON, which benefits the Four Diamonds Fund at the children’s hospital.

The 5K will start at the high school at 8:30 a.m. Walkers will start at 8:45 a.m.

The Mile Fun Run will start at the high school track at about 9:30 a.m. All students who take part in the Fun Run will get medals and goody bags.

You can register now online by going to or register the day of the event.

The Mini-THON is a smaller version of Penn State’s THON, which also supports the Four Diamonds Fund. Considered the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, THON has raised more than $114 million since 1977.

Middletown Area’s Mini-THON raised $16,720 last May.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 16:45

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MAMS announces Honor Roll


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 15:47

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First-time voters get helping hand

While many young, first-time voters took to the polls to vote with parents and relatives, a group of students at Steelton-Highspire had a unique opportunity to go together.


The district offered transportation and guidance for students eligible to vote for the first time.

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