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GJCTC HOSTS WASD APPRECIATION EVENT

Greater Johnstown Career & Technical Center hosted a Windber Area School District Appreciation Event on Tuesday, March 19th. Windber students who attend GJCTC, along with their parents, and the WASD Administration and School Board were invited to this event.
A wonderful pasta bar was available for dinner. Following the dinner, the students in attendance gave a presentation about the program they are involved in at Vo-Tech. They shared their experiences in their fields and expressed their appreciation for being able to get a jump start on their careers. We thank Mr. John Augustine, Administrative Director and GJCTC for inviting us to this fantastic event. The regularly scheduled meeting of WASD School Board was held at VT last night.
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PARENT SESSION: DANGERS OF VAPING - MARCH 25TH

Monday, March 25th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Windber Area MS/HS Auditorium - Twin Lakes of Somerset County will be holding an informative session to provide parents awareness of the Dangers of Vaping & to better understand the signs & symptoms of vaping use, health risks, and current data trends of vaping.
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HIGH SCHOOL FORENSICS REGIONAL & STATE RESULTS

Congratulations to the High School Forensics Team for an excellent performance at States:

A Huge congratulations to Veta Piscitella for placing 6th in the State in Poetry Interpretation and to Riley Page and Peyton Betcher for being State Runners Up (2nd place!!) in Duo Interpretation (and only TWO POINTS behind the State Champions!) We are so proud!
Dyllan Panetti was also a State Semi-Finalist (top 12) in Prose Interpretation.

Congratulations to the High School Forensics Team for another great performance at their Regional Tournament.
The following have qualified for Nationals in Milwaukee in May:
Dyllan Panetti- Regional Champion(1st place) in Prose (for the 2nd straight year)
Veta Piscitella- Regional Champion in Poetry
Peyton Betcher and Riley Page- 2nd place Duo Interpretation
Charlotte Marx and Baylee Wojcik- 5th place Public Forum Debate

Congratulations to the following for placing as Finalists and Semi-Finalists
Finalist:
Emma York- 4th place Dramatic Interpretation

Semi-Finalists:
Kailyn Thompson- Poetry
Caleb Bean- Extemporaneous
Connor Page- Extemporaneous
Sommer and Jacklyn Bloom- Duo Interpretation
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Girls Junior High Volleyball Against North Star

By Veronica Crum & Ashley Floyd
The Girls’ Junior High-Varsity volleyball team was close to winning in their second match in their season so far but fell short two points in a hard-fought first set. The next set, the team wasn’t able to turn it around. The team had many good defensive and offensive plays, but fell short in the long run. The final score of the first set was 26-24. The final score of the second set was 25-9.
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GIRLS VBB HEADED TO STATE PLAYOFFS

The Girls Varsity Basketball team has advanced to the 1st Round of the PIAA Playoffs. The girls will play Bellwood-Antis on Friday March 8th @ Hollidaysburg High School. Tip off is set for 5:00pm.

A pre-sale of tickets will be held in the H.S. office beginning Tuesday and ending Friday at 12:00pm. Ticket prices are $6.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Students.
**All tickets at the gate are $6.00
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MS MVP STUDENTS 3/8/19

Congratulations to the following MS Students for being named MVP Students:
This week's recipients who have been caught being KIND!!
Our MVPs for the week:
VERONICA CRUM
NATHAN BLOXSOM
JADEN HARR
MAHLON HORNER:
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MS History Bee Qualifiers

Congratulations to the Middle School National History Bee (REGIONAL) Qualifiers!! They will compete March 30th at Windber!!! Eleanor Altimus, Cecilia Bean, Laurel Bean, Paige Bennethum, Lukas Betcher, Zack Betcher, Dom Bifano, Jordyn Bobak, Cassandra Boysza, Nicholas Brown, Saarah Bryant, Angelo Campitell, Talia Chippie, Veronica Crum, Michael Curry, Grace Curtis, Parker Flanagan, Travis Fye, Lauryn Gephart, Gage Gindlesperger, Ammon Glass, Jill Haberkorn, Isabella Harris, Emma Hawes, Noah Hrivnak, Logan Hunter, Garrett Kirkwood, Hannah Knappenberger, Logan Lamb, Colin Marx, Jonathan Mattis, William Minahan, Aiden Molnar, Jonah Oyler, Sam Penrod, Taylor Plunkard, Gabe Ramach, Nick Russo, Ryan Russo, John Shuster, Emma Stasiak, Shannon Tokarsky, Jacob Vargo, Lakin Williams, Luke Woodley, Mrs. Blackburn
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ELEMENTARY HISTORY BEE QUALIFIERS

Congratulations to the Elementary History Bee Qualifiers: (left to right)
Back row - Lulwa Bryant, Mayson Oyler, Aubree McClain, Marco Flori, Mrs. Hershberger (coach), Dylan O-Roark, Lena Bennethum
Front row - Logan Lysinger, Adeline Miller, Heath Miller, Dylan Woodruff, Cole Mash, Olivia Stasick
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