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LD student wins Rotary essay contest


winnerphoto4 29 15Submitted photo -- Recognized by the Rotary Club of Hummelstown for outstanding essays are, from left, Emma Johns, Kevin Segura-Hernandez, winner Meredith Atkins and Karen Burk, Lower Dauphin English teacher.


A Lower Dauphin High School ninth-grader’s essay on a baseball program for special needs children won the Rotary Club of Hummelstown’s Four-Way Test Essay Contest.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 17:04

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MAMS announces Honor Roll (3rd Quarter 2014-15)


The Middletown Area Middle School has announced its Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third quarter.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 16:46

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Penn State Harrisburg breaks ground for new Student Enrichment Center

shovelsphoto4 29 15WEBPress And Journal photo by Eric Wise -- Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni, center, leads dignitaries in a groundbreaking ceremony that marked the beginning of the construction of Penn State Harrisburg’s Student Enrichment Center.

Penn State Harrisburg officials launched the construction of a $30 million Student Enrichment Center with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, April 14.

Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni and other dignitaries planted shovels into the ground where the 70,000 square foot center will be built.

The center will include a campus bookstore, a 375-seat auditorium, a convenience store, a soup and sandwich restaurant or cafe area, a career center, a spiritual center, student lounges and offices for student counseling and disability services, honors education, international student support services and international study programs.

Penn State’s Board of Trustees approved final plans, while the Lower Swatara Twp. Board of Commissioners have approved a subdivision and land development plan for the project. The university hopes to open the center in July 2016.

“The Student Enrichment Center will allow us to provide more comprehensive services to students in one central campus location, enhancing the living and learning experiences of our expanding student population,” Kulkarni said.

The project will be funded by a mix of sources, including reserves for capital improvement, an internal loan, operating funds, student facility fees and Housing and Food Services, according to the university.

In addition, Penn State Harrisburg received leadership gifts from the late Russell E. Horn Sr., a 1933 Penn State graduate, and William Lambert, a 1980 Penn State Harrisburg graduate, and his wife, Sandy, to support the project.

Horn’s gift is dedicated to two areas within the Student Enrichment Center: the Learning Center, which offers a range of tutoring services and fosters student collaborations, and a spiritual meditation center that will accommodate students’ varied religious and spiritual practices.

The Lamberts’ gift will support advancement of student advising services, the offices for which will be located in the new building.

“We are grateful for the generosity of Mr. Horn and the Lamberts and appreciate the important role their philanthropy has played in helping this project move forward,” Kulkarni said.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 15:59

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Students of the Month: Lower Dauphin High School for March 2015


yostphoto4 15 15Isabelle Worthen-Yost

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Lower Dauphin High School has named Isabelle Worthen-Yost as the Hummelstown Women’s Club Student of the Month for March and Rachel Bitner as the Rotary Club of Hummelstown’s Student of the Month.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 17:31

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Students jump rope to raise money for charity


jumppic4 15 15Submitted Photo -- Middletown Area School District elementary students, pictured with Scorch, the Harrisburg Heat mascot, who participated in Jump Rope for Heart are, from left to right: Adiel Lake, Hope Burger, Emily Dormer, Jayla Tucker, Payton Miller, Alexis Jackson, Michael Thompson and Dimitri Green-Kniss.


You probably don’t need to give kids a reason to jump rope – the joy of it is enough.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:35

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