State Street Elementary hosted the District Sixth Grade Spelling Bee on Friday, February 24, 2017. One student from each homeroom represented their school. Economy Elementary representatives were Julia Bennett, Bobby Godfrey, Molly Green, and Collin Kloos. Highland Elementary representatives were Tyler McKnight, Haley Johnson, Carmen Sylvester, and Hunter Morrison. State Street Elementary representatives were Lily Park and Naomi Pedigo.
The runner-ups were Nathan Bosh, Josh Hohman, Caison Holland, Brendan Jones, Madison Mahalic, Trusten Carter, Jason Harvey, Tessah Cheran, Sarah Firich, and Harley Turner.
Congratulations to all of our participants. The first place winner for the district was Lily Park of State Street Elementary. The second place winner was Julia Bennett from Economy Elementary and the third place winner was Naomi Pedigo from State Street Elementary. Lily will advance to the county bee in May 2017 at Western Beaver.
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Dmytri Rakovan was one of approximately 60 college and high school students that had the opportunity to sing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale with guest conductor Jack Everly in the presentation of Broadway Standing Ovations. The stage tunes from musicals included Oklahoma!, Camelot, South Pacific, West Side Story, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. Dmytri was excited to be given such a wonderful opportunity to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Student Chorale Director, Christine Hestwood.
Independent Swimmers Tony Kraus, Senior & Sarah Doncevic, Freshmen will be representing Ambridge School district in Mid Western Athletic Conference Swim Championships ( M.A.C) at Moon High School on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 am.
The M.A.C. swimming and diving championship include schools/ teams from the Western Pa that are just west and northwest of Pittsburgh. Kraus will be competing in the boys 200 Yard IM ( seed time 2:07.35) and boys 100 yard breaststroke ( seed time 1:05.73). Doncevic will be competing in the girls 100 yard backstroke ( seed time 1:04.49.)
Both swimmers qualified WPIAL Swimming Championship at that will University of Pittsburgh Trees Pool on Thursday, March 2, 2017 and Friday, March 3, 2017.
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Congratulations to the January Student of the Month and Extra Effort award winners!
Student of the month:
9th Haley Racioppo
10th Leuca Hanish
11th Dimitri Niaros
12th Lizzy Sterling
9th Grant Scheidemantle
10th Tommy Holcomb
11th Michael Mellor
12th Julianna Detrick
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as Sept. Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: GAVIN HISIRO, CADEN ILICKI, HAYDEN SHUPE, COURTNEY THOMPSON, CLAIRE MARCHIONDA, MILEENA UNSWORTH, EMMIT OLENIC, AURORA KELM, ELI HARTMAN, TAYLOR THOMPSON, COLTON HISIRO, PRESTON HARPER, KARSON MERLINA, JUSTIN LAUFFER, ALAYNA KAST, LUCAS GUNTHER, BRIANNA SMITH & BRENDAN JONES. Missing from the picture are: MAKAYLA SHUPE & NATE THOMAS.
Congratulations to all!
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as Jan. Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in picture are the following students: MEADOW HERNANDEZ, ROBERT JAMEN, EMILY WISSNER, BRANDON KEENAN, LUCAS HOPKINS, TREVOR GRABSKI & SARAH FIRICH.
Congratulations to all!
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Emily Gruca, 14-year-old Ambridge High School freshman joined 2,500 teenagers from 30 countries to attend Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit in DC.
The summit happens every four years and is designed to empower next generation leaders as they continue on their journey toward realizing the power of their potential.
Gruca was originally nominated by her junior high school teacher, Anthony Amadio, to attend the Envision STEM Camp in the summer of 2016 at Loyola University in Chicago.
"Emily is a highly self-motivated individual that involved herself in her school activities while maintaining a high level of achievement" said Amadio. "I felt after my time with Emily in class and watching her participate in her extracurricular activities, that she was the type of young adult for this type of program."
Amadio added " I wanted to empower her to explore her interests and gain critical learning experiences beyond our classroom."
"The Presidential Inauguration only happens every four years, so being able to witness it was truly amazing" shared Gruca. "I also had the privilege to meet kids my age from all over the country, and I even made friends with a girl from New Zealand."
During the five day program, Summit scholars were given the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts and work together in small-group breakout delegations to generate solutions to 21st-century challenges that the next president and next generation leaders will face.
Gruca had to tackle one-of-six topics that were given; she choose would impact her most in their future. The final topics are in the areas of healthcare, technology, the environment, foreign relations, human capital and women in leadership.
"I learned more about current global issues, such as the lack of women’s leadership and the role it plays in world peace" shared Gruca. "This was something I found particularly interesting to learn about, since we aren’t normally made aware of issues like that in school. I also improved my public speaking skills, and I learned how to better communicate and collaborate with others."
Gruca's future goal is to graduate as valedictorian from Ambridge, enroll at Stanford, majoring in Astronomy. "Ever since the fourth grade, I have had a passion for trying to explain the origin of extraterrestrial objects and their evolution, as well as studying the planets, moons, stars, and other galaxies" added Gruca.
"I recognize, however, that my dream college and career are subject to change in the next four years. Until then, I plan on going to more camps that will broaden my knowledge of careers and interests."
Originally Posted by The Ambridge Connection : http://www.ambridgeconnection.com/local-news/ambridge-freshman-attends-presidential-inauguration-leadership-summit
On Saturday, February 4th, ten students from the Junior High School participated in the MathCounts competition at Penn State - Beaver. Rhiannon Bosh, Jonathan Ciani, Xander Dowlin, Connor Finnegan, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Jeremiah Giordani, Ezra Hanna, Joshua Hovan, Marissa Kennedy, and Elliott Powell competed against students from 8 other Beaver County schools. Four of our students placed in the TOP 10 after 3 rounds of competition. Connor Finnegan came in 10th, Xander Dowlin in 7th, JeremiahYou Giordani in 6th, and Jonathan Ciani 2nd. This qualified Jonathan to compete at the state level MathCounts competition in Harrisburg on March 11th. In addition, each school selects a 4 person group for the team round. The teams compete for a spot in the state competition with only the 1st place team qualifying. The Ambridge team earned 1st place! Congratulations to Jonathan, Xander, Kyla, and Elliott for being able to represent the Junior High and Beaver County in Harrisburg. Please join us in congratulating all of the students and wishing our state competitors good luck!
Growing up, Samantha Giordani was an active child, playing soccer. After a cancer diagnosis sidelined her a few years ago, Giordani turned to track, where she's found success as a sophomore at Ambridge. Click the link below to read the full article on The Times Online
Photo taken by Joe Sabella
After functioning as more of a role player for Ambridge basketball as a freshman, Kara Haslett's sophomore season looked like it was going to be her breakout year. Instead, Haslett spent the year watching her teammates from the sideline.
Playing in an off-season shootout tournament in November 2015 at Seneca Valley, Haslett drove to the hoop, jump stopped and felt her knee pop. The diagnosis was severe: a torn ACL.
To read the full article writtern by Jeremy Tepper on The Times Online, click the link below.