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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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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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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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MAMS announces Honor Roll


Middletown Area Middle School has announced its Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second marking period:


Distinguished Honor Roll

Grade 6: Nicole Altland, Macy Appleby, Johnicia Badgett, Madison Baumgardner, Ean Benner, Daniel Brenner, Paige Burger, Megan Burghdorf, William Cleland, Austin DiPofi, Jordyn Dupes, Dane Ebersole, Chloe Erb, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Cayla Garman, Alexis Habbershon, Hailey Hockenberry, Timothy Kleinfelter, Zachary Malay, Madalyne McGovern, Garrett Miller, Haven Miller, Jaden Miller, Anna Shank, Joseph Spear, Sara Starliper, Angelina Torres, Raymond Truntz and Justin Yohn.


Grade 7: Hayli Akakpo-Martin, Ryan Berstler, Edward Evans, Stephanie Finsterbush, Mason Garza, Terrance Jefferson, Alexandria Kennedy, Kaitlyn Knaub, Benjamin Knisely, Edgar Lopez, Aayushi Patel, Ian Pirkey, Jade Senior, Aiden Sessa, Abigail Wisniewski, Noah Yeich and Lexi Zimmer.


Grade 8: David Alcock, Donovan Brady, Isabella Fegley, Sarah Fluke, Madison Garber, Adrienne German, Blake Jacoby, Morgan Kennedy, Jared Knaub, Alexcia Kolish, Thomas Lee, Keely Lombardi, Shelby Luther, Ivianna Martnishn, Steven Mosher, Jerrod Myers, Desia Perry, Marissa Redline, Jacob Spear, Alayna Thomas and Gabriel Wisniewski.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 15:47

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