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Three Reid students win school Science Fair


sciwinners3 25 15Submitted photo -- The top three winners in each category of the 2015 Reid Elementary Science Fair are, from left to right: back row, Earth Science, Isaiah Rogers Keeney, third place; Hailey Herneisey, first place; Ian Sipe, second place; middle row, Physical Science, Alex Hess, first place; Cody Mutek, second place; Skylar Garza, third place; front row, Life Science, Kyleigh Messner first place; Jacob Thoman, second place; and Emma Mitchell, third place.


Three fifth-grade students won first-place awards in three separate categories of the Reid Elementary School Science Fair.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:28

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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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Students of the Month: Middletown Area High School March 2015


Madison Rios and Nathan Ocker were named Students of the Month for March at Middletown Area High School.


riosphoto3 18 15Madison Rios


Rios, daughter of Frankie and Kristen Rios, was captain of the field hockey team and a member of the Homecoming court. She is a member of the National Honor Society, TV production, the yearbook and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and is chair of entertainment for the Mini-THON. She has made the Distinguished Honor Roll during her high school career.


She works as a barista at Starbucks.


She plans to attend Penn State and major in film and cinematography.


“I am very honored to be selected by my teachers as Student of the Month,’’ she said. “It is a huge achievement for me. I am glad that hard work does pay off.’’


ockerphoto3 18 15Nathan Ocker


Ocker, son of Keith and Jodi Ocker, is the captain of the baseball team and served as captain of the football team. He is a member of Student Council, Link Crew and the yearbook, and has made the Honor Roll. In sports, he has won the Mel Fager Sr. Award and was chosen to play in the Big 26 Baseball Classic in 2014 and was named to the Patriot-News Big 11 all-star first team in 2014.


He works for Smith Tree Farm.


He plans to attend the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C. and study exercise science and business.


“I would like to thank my parents and faculty for their support in and out of the classroom,’’ he said. “Being selected for Student of the Month is an honor.’’


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:38

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S'mores + s'math = s'mirth

smoresphoto3 11 15WEBPhoto by Nancy Walter - Enjoying some s’mores are, from left, students Dimitri Hronis, Carter Nemshick and Joe Barb.

Is it possible that learning math – and practicing it – can be fun? Teachers at Seven Sorrows BVM School recently showed students and their parents how much fun it can be with games and puzzles – and s’mores, that gooey, melty marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker treat.

It was all part of the school’s “S’mores Winter Wonderland Math Night,’’ an evening of math and mirth capped by a s’mores treat.

matchgame3 11 15WEBPhoto by Nancy Walter - Seven Sorrows BVM School students playing a game of Snowman Memory Match are, from left, Chloe Cleland, Julia Nolt and Jess Barb.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 16:28

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