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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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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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Students of the Month: Middletown Area High School for April


lewisphoto4 8 15Madison Lewis


Madison Lewis and Dagen Hughes were named Middletown Area High School’s Students of the Month for April.


Madison Lewis, daughter, of Tim and Kathy Lewis, is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, PRIDE Club, Mini-THON Committee, Link Crew and chorus. She has been named to the Honor Roll during all four years of high school.


In the community, she has volunteered at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.


She plans to attend York College to study nursing.


“I greatly appreciate being selected by my teachers to receive this recognition,’’ she said. “The support I received from my family, friends and teachers contributed to my success at Middletown and helped me get to where I am today.’’


Dagen Hughes, son of Chris and Leslie Hughes, is a member of the soccer, baseball and basketball teams, National Honor Society, Student Council, the Mini-THON Committee, Link Crew, PRIDE Club, TV production and the staff at radio station WMSS.


hughesphoto4 8 15Dagen Hughes


In the community, he has volunteered for the Middletown Interfaith Food Pantry, Royalton, and the Little Dribblers youth basketball program.


He is employed at Moe’s Southwest Grill and Cumulus Media.


He plans to attend Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.


“I am humbled to receive this honor,’’ he said. “I would like to thank everyone who has helped me to achieve this goal.’’


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MEET RAMOS: Locker of the future earns LD students second place in contest


nanolinepic4 1 15Submitted photo -- Posing with RAMOS, their Nanoline contest project, are, from left, Lower Dauphin students Collin Swartz, Ronak Patel, Lucas McCanna, Nick Moosic, Lucas Knoll and Vinny Pravazzo



A team of Lower Dauphin High School students placed second in the Nanoline contest sponsored by Phoenix Contact with their project, RAMOS – the student locker of the future.


This year’s presenters included Ronak Patel, Collin Swartz, Vinny Pravazzo, Lucas Knoll, Lucas McCanna and Nick Moosic. Other students on Lower Dauphin’s Nanoline team included Eric Rhodes, Brandon Rossi, Clyde Tamburro, Dominic Pendolino and Noah Schofield. They are coached by Nancy Kiscadden.


Their project was designed and created to participate in the annual Phoenix Contact German-American Automation National Contest.


RAMOS stands for Robotically Automated Miscellaneous Organizational System. Through their project, students can interact with the locker by phone through texting, an Android App or built-in touch pad.


Students’ supplies are stored in boxes on shelves inside of the locker and are dispensed according to the school’s regular bell schedule or on demand. The schedule can be changed to meet the two-hour delay schedule or take the unit offline for weekends and holidays.


The Nanoline contest gives students the opportunity to showcase their talent and technical skills by designing and building an automation project. It provides students the opportunity to work in a team environment enhancing not just their technical skills, but also their personal skills and project management skills as they work together to finalize their entry.  


Teams use the Nanoline and nanoNavigator software to build a working automation system. Nanoline is an intelligent and compact controller that automates multiple basic tasks. It is programmed with the intuitive nanoNavigator software, and no previous programming experience is necessary.


A team of Lower Dauphin students won the national competition in 2011.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:41

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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.


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