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Retired teachers, administrators, staff tour Middletown Area High School

webgroup5 4 11Former teachers, administrators and staffers who toured Middletown Area High School for a final glimpse are, from left to right: back row, Dennis Iezzi, William Stoffel, Glenn Rodgers, Robert Reid, Edwin McConaghy, Charlie Bowen, Charles Allwein, Lloyd Fasnacht and Steve Carson; front row, Lee Bloes, Gerald Cole, Lisa Valenti, Patricia Williams, Barbara Brunner (wife of long-time principal Edward Brunner), Cynthia Gardner, Doreen Beistline, Robert Kinsey, Rosemary Rowe, Linda Treher, Jane Robertson and Allen Sollenberger.

These retired teachers, administrators and staff toured Middletown Area High School one last time before the 52-year-old school is demolished this summer.

Administrators and staff arranged the special tour on Saturday, April 23, providing each participant with a section of the wooden bleachers from the gym as a remembrance.

A new school, under construction on campus, is scheduled to open next school year.

The MAHS Alumni Association is offering two tours for former students and community members from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7 and Saturday, May 14.

For more photos of the special tour – by local photographer Bill Darrah – check out our printed edition and eEdition.


Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 13:24

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MAMS student takes 9th place at state Geography Bee

What's next for Gabriela Przybylski? An appearance on “Jeopardy,’’ maybe?gabrielaphoto5 4 16

Przybylski, a sixth-grader at Middletown Area Middle School, finished ninth among 105 finalists in the Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee on Friday, April 1 at Harrisburg’s State Museum.

The winner qualified for the National Geographic Bee Championships on May 22 in Washington, D.C. The national geography competition is held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students.

Gabriela, daughter of Marek and Angela Przybylski, is the first female student to win her middle school’s Geography Bee.

She and other Pennsylvania school champions were required to take an online qualifying test to earn a spot in the state bee.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:31

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Penn State Harrisburg to award 680 degrees at spring commencement

davidblackpic5 4 16webDavid BlackPenn State Harrisburg will award more than 680 degrees during its spring commencement at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 8 at the Giant Center, Hershey.

The keynote speaker will be David Black, president and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp. Black served in several key roles for former governor Tom Ridge and helped create the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:20

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MAHS students break record at Mini-THON

thonphoto5 4 16SLIDEPhoto by Don Graham -- Middletown Area High School students reveal the record amount they raised at their annual Mini-THON.

Students at Middletown Area High School raised a record $31,575.28 at their annual Mini-THON for the Four Diamonds Fund on Friday, April 29, shattering the school’s previous record for donations raised for the charity.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 14:45

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Heroines unite at Seven Sorrows BVM School

castphoto4 6 16SLIDEPhoto by Diane Keyser -- Think Dorothy made it out of Oz and back to Kansas? Not in Brian D. Taylor’s play, “Dorothy in Wonderland’’ – she finds herself teamed with Alice in a journey through Wonderland to get back home. Seven Sorrows BVM School recently presented the play as its annual spring show. Eighth-graders who played some of the major roles are, from left; Grace Wert, the Queen of Hearts; Bethany Keyser, Dorothy; Hannah Arnold, Glinda; and Jessica Vanscoy, Alice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 17:14

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