On Saturday, February 1st 2020, ten students from Ambridge Area Middle School attended the Beaver County MathCounts Competition at PennState Beaver sponsored by the Beaver Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Coached by teachers Ashley Simpson and Glenn Freed, attending students were Camden Mawhinney, Brayden Reeves, Aidyn Iorfido, Kylie Dreyer, Chloe Castro, Carter Catalano, Andrew Crofoot, Joseph Pugh, Cody Roper, and Anthony Speicher. The event featured over 50 students from 6 schools in Beaver County. Students competed in Sprint, Target, and Team rounds during the morning and then a head to head Countdown round after lunch to determine the top 10 individuals. After the countdown round, the top 10 students were ranked and the Bridgers earned 5 of those spots. Ambridge 8th grader Brayden Reeves placed at 10th overall, 7th grader Anthony Speicher placed at 9th overall, 8th grader Chloe Castro placed 8th, 7th grader Cody Roper placed 3rd, and 8th grader Camden Mawhinney earned 1st place. Thus Cody and Camden both earned their way to the state competition in Harrisburg on March 13th and 14th. At the end of the awards ceremony, Ambridge found out that the team placed 2nd overall. The team consisted of Brayden Reeves, Camden Mawhinney, Aidyn Iordido, and Kylie Dreyer. Congratulations and best of luck to Camden and Cody in Harrisburg!
Congratulations to Ambridge Area Middle School Eighth Grade student, and Riverhounds Soccer Academy star, Jason Simms! Jason was selected to participate in the id2 Training Camp in Chula Vista, CA - December 5th-8th. The US Club Soccer’s id2 National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity for the country’s top youth soccer players to be identified and developed in an elite training camp with top players from throughout the country, while also being scouted for possible inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. For more about the id2 Program, please visit http://www.usclubsoccer.org/id2.
Ambridge Area Middle School students crafted entries for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's 2020 Calendar Contest. This year's calendar features the Spotted Laternfly.
The purpose of the contest is to educate students and their families about the importance of inspecting items prior to leaving a quarantine area. Students are required to learn details about the spotted lanternfly here, and then craft artwork that includes at least one fact about the invasive insect. Complete guidelines for submission can be found here.
Entries will be judged in four divisions: first and second grade, third and fourth grade, fifth and sixth grade, and seventh and eighth grade. First, second and third place winners will be named in each division, with a grand prize winner selected from the first place division winners. Each division winner will have their artowrk appear on a page in the 2020 Spotted Lanternfly Awareness Calendar.
Winners will be notified December 16-20, 2019 and announced at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show.