JACKSON TWP – Twenty-one students from the Seneca Valley Band have been selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 5 Music Festival at New Castle Area High School on January 27-28.
Based on the results of the auditions, 18 Seneca Valley students, including Alaina Althouse, Paityn Armstrong, Emma Conrad, Bekah Heltzell, Elizabeth Hixon, Leta Hixon, Trey Hixon, Peter Ko, Katelyn Livorse, Katie Mack, Colton Marley, Maggie Monahan, Sreya Padamati, Jackson Scherzer, Katie Sylves, Sydney Thompson, Zachary Tolleton and Ray Walker will perform at the PMEA Region 1 Band Festival taking place at Mt. Lebanon High School later this month.
Butler Catholic School hosted the state Rep. Marci MustelloR-11e, at school on March 1 for a special visit with the second graders.
In honor of National Reading Day across America, Rep. Mustello read the Sesame Street book “I Want to Be President” to Rosemary Watson’s class and Shauna Hohn’s class.
Before he began reading, Mustello spoke to students about the United States Capitol, the President’s Office, and major executive events, such as the State of the Union Address. The students also discovered the capital of Pennsylvania.
At the end of his visit, Mustello handed out state wildlife coloring books and other learning materials to the students.
She also presented BCS Librarian Krissy Wissinger with a copy of “Woodrow for President: A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections” by Peter Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes. The book will be part of the school library.
ADAMS TWP – Several Mars-area middle school students participated in the Academic Games League of America Current and Thematic Events Academic Competition on February 23 at Slippery Rock University.
Participants included eighth graders Sarah Arnold, Julian Coquelet, Alexa Everhart, Grace McCarty, Olivia Miller, Brody Slavicek and Clarke Wickland; and seventh graders Sabrina Ruiz-Gonzalez, Brett Kelly, Jackson Kotula, Grace Nam, Luke Reinhart, Elizabeth Schwartz and Brynn Williams.
As part of the news competitions, students competed in two Q&A rounds – a flash round focusing on the following topics: people in the news, sports, entertainment, disasters, science/ technology and business/economics; and, a Wager Round, which asked questions about national and international news and politics. For the themed contest, students were asked to research the Golden Age and answer questions related to the period in American history between 1876 and 1912.
The contest, open to students in grades 4 through 12, featured 49 students from Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties.