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MAMS student takes 9th place at state Geography Bee

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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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Lower Dauphin High School Students of the Month for March 2016

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Katie Spanos and Chad Ray were named Students of the Month for March at Lower Dauphin High School.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 11:53

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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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