Rachel Lynn Applegate and Justin J. Shaver were named Students of the Month for April at Middletown Area High School.
Applegate, daughter of Pat and Luanne Applegate, is president of the National Honor Society, captain of the girls’ volleyball team and the softball team, class historian, donations/sponsorship chair of the Mini-THON Committee and a member of the Link Crew.
She has tutored elementary, middle school and high school students in math, sciences and grammar.
She has won the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and was nominated for the John Travers Award.
In the community, she works at Kelly’s Sports and volunteers for various church activities.
She plans to attend Penn State and major in psychology and minor in Spanish, with the goal of becoming a clinical psychologist who works with children and families affected by disease.
“It is an honor to be chosen and know that my hard work has been noticed by not only the faculty, but also the administration,’’ she said. “I would like to thank my family for always supporting me and my teachers for giving me the tools, but most importantly the opportunity, to succeed thus far.’’
Shaver, son of Ray and Lisa Shaver, is a member of the football team, the wrestling team, the track and field team and the Link Crew and was a contestant in the Mini-THON Committee’s Mr. Middletown pageant that raised money for the Four Diamonds Fund.
He has been an Honor Roll student and a two-time all-star cornerback in the Mid-Penn Conference’s Capital Division. He won the Melvin Fager Sr. Memorial Award, presented by coaches and the Raider Club football boosters to the senior who best displays leadership, hard work, dedication, commitment and pride.
He plans to attend Harrisburg Area Community College and compete professionally in CrossFit, with a goal of opening his own CrossFit gym.
He said he was “very thankful to the teachers who voted for me as well as the one who have had an impact on me.’’
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:07
Written by Dan Miller
In 1962, a time capsule was placed in the current Middletown Area High School, which is about to be torn down. Now dozens of students have been working with teachers throughout the current school year to decide what to put in a time capsule that will go in the new high school now under construction on campus and due to open in August.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:58
Ja’lynn Burton-Jones and Laddie Springer were named Students of the Month for May at Middletown Area High School.
Burton-Jones, daughter of Jessica Jones and granddaughter of Pamela Spencer, is a member of the girls’ basketball team, Link Crew and yearbook staff. She has earned honors on the school’s Honor Roll during all four years at MAHS.
In the community, she volunteers for community service every Sunday.
She plans to study criminal justice and communications at Robert Morris University, Coraopolis, Allegheny County, and play for the university’s Division I women’s basketball team.
“I am honored to be selected as the Student of the Month,’’ she said. “I was shocked and I never thought I’d be selected. I am happy I was, though. Thank you all!’’
Springer, son of Christina and Laddie Springer, is a member of the track team, the cross country team, the Key Club and the TV production staff. He has earned honors on the school’s Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll during his high school career.
In the community, he works at Hardee’s.
He plans to study psychology at Millersville University.
“Wow, what an honor. The faculty and staff at Middletown are so great, and the first thing I want to do is thank the teachers who selected me as Student of the Month,’’ he said. “It means a lot to me. I also want to thank my family, friends and coaches who have supported me over the years. Without their support I wouldn’t be the man I am today.’’
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:58
Written by Eric Wise
Londonderry Elementary School and two other schools in the Lower Dauphin School District will hold an all-day kindergarten class this fall under a pilot program approved by the Lower Dauphin School Board on Monday, May 2.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 15:31
Middletown Area High School has announced its Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third quarter.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 15:16