Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833

  
  

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Senior High School

909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge, PA 15003 | 724.266.2833 | f. 724-266-5056
Principal, Ms. Janice Zupsic x2287 | Assistant Principal, Mr. John Booher x2479

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It is with pleasure that we announce the Technology Student Associations (TSA) State conference results.

Twenty-seven high school TSA members attended the 40th annual TSA State conference.  The conference took place on April 18-21, 2018 and was held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Each student member competed in several individual and team events. There are over 80 different events to compete in, many of them involving public speaking, problem solving or STEM concepts. Ambridge took two 3rd place spots, one 9th, two 10th and several finalists (top 12). 

Semi-finalists are listed below with their events:

Systems Control: 3rd  Dinah Bailey, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Fiona Ozenich;  PA LOGO Design: 3rd Rocco Niven,Finalist: Gabriella Milcoff; Structural Engineering & Design: 9th Dimitrios Nairos & Riley Sas, Finalist: David Brock & Tom Swaney;  Chapter Team: 10th-Dimitrios Nairos, Madeline Smith, Jacob Shoup, Jordan DeWeese, Samantha Freed, Fiona Ozenich; Prepared Presentation: 10th Dinah Bailey; Sci-Viz:  10th Xavier Albring, Jethro Bell, Alex Elwell, Samantha Freed & Riley Sas; Digital Video: Finalists: Kyla Fitzgibbons, Dinah Bailey, Amelia Freed; Debating Tech Issues: Finalists:  Josh Peters & Madeline Smith.  


Please congratulate these members of the high school TSA chapter on their accomplishments.  There were over 1800 competing students from across the state in attendance at the conference.  High School Advisors, Mr. Ben Holmes, Mr. Jason Roos and Mrs. Kristin Holmes accompanied the students over the 3 days and extend congrats on their accomplishments.  We look forward to another successful year in 2019. Thank you!

For more information on TSA, check out the national website:  www.tsaweb.org.

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On April 12th MCJROTC had two guest speakers discussing the importance of American Citizenship. Mr. Les Szell, an immigrant and political refugee from Hungary, came to USA in 1957, at age 11, when his family escaped the communist Russian regime. He talked about freedom, opportunity and hope for the future by living in the United States. Mrs. Floriana Jones immigrated from Italy when she got married in 1977. Her mother was hidden in a wall when the German Soldiers went house to house looking for young girls when Nazi Germany invaded her country during WW II. She said to always stand up for your country and your freedom and that she owes the United States for a wonderful life! She quoted, “my freedom was bought by the blood of the American Armed Forces who liberated Europe.”

 

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It is with pleasure that we announce the Technology Student Associations (TSA) State conference results.

 

Twenty-seven high school TSA members attended the 40th annual TSA State conference.  The conference took place on April 18-21, 2018 and was held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Each student member competed in several individual and team events. There are over 80 different events to compete in, many of them involving public speaking, problem solving or STEM concepts. Ambridge took two 3rd place spots, one 9th, two 10th and several finalists (top 12).

 

Semi-finalists are listed below with their events:

Systems Control: 3rd  Dinah Bailey, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Fiona Ozenich;  PA LOGO Design: 3rd Rocco Niven,Finalist: Gabriella Milcoff; Structural Engineering & Design: 9th Dimitrios Nairos & Riley Sas, Finalist: David Brock & Tom Swaney;  Chapter Team: 10th-Dimitrios Nairos, Madeline Smith, Jacob Shoup, Jordan DeWeese, Samantha Freed, Fiona Ozenich; Prepared Presentation: 10th Dinah Bailey; Sci-Viz:  10th Xavier Albring, Jethro Bell, Alex Elwell, Samantha Freed & Riley Sas; Digital Video: Finalists: Kyla Fitzgibbons, Dinah Bailey, Amelia Freed; Debating Tech Issues: Finalists:  Josh Peters & Madeline Smith. 

 

Please congratulate these members of the high school TSA chapter on their accomplishments.  There were over 1800 competing students from across the state in attendance at the conference.  High School Advisors, Mr. Ben Holmes, Mr. Jason Roos and Mrs. Kristin Holmes accompanied the students over the 3 days and extend congrats on their accomplishments.  We look forward to another successful year in 2019. Thank you!

 

For more information on TSA, check out the national website:  www.tsaweb.org.

 

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The Ambridge Area High School National Honor Society had an awesome time at PNC Park on Wednesday watching the Pirates beat the Rockies!

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Ambridge Area High School students embraced the #ChooseKind movement with an activity designed to get them thinking about the value of being kind to classmates and standing up against bullying.

The event, which took place on Thursday afternoon on the "bridge" into the High School, was organized by student Marissa Hooks, who said she wanted to emphasize the power just a few kind words can have on others. Students who participated wrote messages of kindness on balloons and sent them to classmates. Anyone who received a balloon was then encouraged to include another message of kindness and launch the balloon in the community to help brighten someone else's day.    

Each balloon cost $1, and a total of 80 balloons were sold for the event.

High School Principal Ms. Janice Zupsic said she was extremely proud of the students for spreading a message of positivity. " Marissa brings a very positive message to the forefront with this activity. It is a great reminder to all of us that we should be helping to raise each other up rather than tearing each other down."

 

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Big Brother, Big Sister Organization. A full story on the event can be viewed on the Beaver County Times website here.

 

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Mrs. Bogati submitted essays to the Legion written by students in her class.  They were titled "What A Patriot Means To Me". Samantha Freed was awarded 1st place by the Baden American Legion Post 641.  Sarah Sipes was awarded 2nd place from the Ambridge Post. Both girls were invited to the monthly meeting held at the Baden Legion where each of them read their essay to members who were in attendance. Afterwards, they were presented with a check from the President of the Baden Post.

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On Tuesday and Thursday (March 20 and 22), over 35 Ambridge High School students registered to vote as part of Elias Shingleton’s senior project.

 

During registration, students chose their desired political party and whether they wanted to be a poll volunteer on election day. All students who registered got a button to show their support and spread registration awareness, and were entered into a drawing for a Sheetz gift card.

 

Along with Elias Shingleton, students Taylor Welling and Tyler Weil also volunteered their time to help ensure the drive was a success.

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On January 25, 2018, the Ambridge Area High School hosted students from across Beaver County for the Academic Games competition.

 

The competition included events from Greek Mythology and historic events reported in 2017 in the world-wide media, including entertainment, politics, sports, science, technology, space exploration and medicine.

Students from grades 5 – 12 were invited to compete. The event was organized by the Gifted Support team from Ambridge. It takes a team effort, as our High School staff; technology department; food services, along with our custodial and maintenance departments are significant contributors in preparing for this day. Our gratitude is extended to all of these department staff members for their time and effort.

 

The students planned and prepared for months in advance to retain the plethora of factual information needed to compete.

 

This year, the gymnasium and the LGI rooms were teeming with students who were ready to qualify in these games. If a student qualifies in two or more Academic Games throughout the school year, they are invited to the National Academic Games. This year, the National Games will be held in Knoxville, Tenn., in April.

 

We are proud of all the students who attend and  hope to see many Ambridge Bridgers in Knoxville!

 

Special thanks to Sandy Kowal and the Ambridge Area Federal Credit Union for providing breakfast this morning for October – January Student of the Month and Extra Effort Award Winners! Great job everyone and thank you for going above and beyond!!!

Student of the Month –January  

9th Brandon Lewis

10th Haley Racioppo

11th Marissa Hooks

12th Dmitri Niarios

December Extra Effort – January  

9th Mallory Barkley

10th Caleb Terrick

11th Leuca Hanish

12th Rachel Pawlawski

Student of the Month - December

9th Kyla Fitzgibbons

10th Nathan Ritchey

11th Riley Sas

12th Sarah Gazda

December Extra Effort - December  

9th Zach Massimani

10th Brooke Lively

11th Dalton Brandt

12th Coltin  Barker

Student of the Month – November

9th Jeremiah Giordani

10th Gabriella Miller

11th Dasha Jackson

12th Logan Dobson

Extra Effort  - November

9th Kierron Kelly

10th Ryan Racioppo

11th Hannah Minnitte

12th Elias Shingleton

Student of the Month – October

9th Elizabeta Pucci

10th Kyla Shingleton

11th Jacob Dunlap

12th Joshua Schmitt

Extra Effort – October

9th Logan Sullivan

10th Logan Erickson

11th Sydni Orlowski

12th Priya Runner

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