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    2018-2019 Updates
    (Gifted Website updated 1-14-2019)
    Recently added pages:
    Short Story Contest Win $60-$220
    (About Something Hidden)
    For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which someone or something of importance to the story is hidden in some way from at least one important character. It is entirely up to you whether the person/place/thing that is hidden is ever found/revealed/unhidden.
    Due on or before 2-28-19
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    Interview a Female Mathematician

    Win $$$, see web page for details

    (You can interveiw a relative)

    This contest is open to boys and girls

    Due January 31, 2019 

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    Go Green
    Solve Real Life Problems about Energy
    Teams of 2-- You must register
    Create a PowerPoint with your idea
    Win a Trip, Ends May 25, 2019
    (Updated 1-14-19)
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    PA Society for Biomedical Research Essay Contest
     
    750 Words Cash Prizes will be awarded

    Be sure to focus on one specific biomedical breakthrough. Investigate the process of biomedical research, including the role of animals in that research, that leads to the development of new treatments and cures. This will allow you to learn how medicines, medical devices, and/or surgical procedures are developed with the help of animal models and human clinical trials. Be sure to consider the wide range of topics available including human and veterinary treatments. 

    Cash Prize Due 3-17-2019 (Upd 1-14-19)

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    PA Society for Biomedical Research Poster Contest
    Themes:

    • 3 R's: Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
    • Advancements in Biotechnology
    • Animal Research Saves Lives
    • Careers in Biomedical Research
    • Veterinary Advancements: Animal Research Helping Animals

    Win $50 Cash Due 3-17-2019
    (Upd 1-14-19)
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    Embracing Our Differences (Diversity) Art Contest
    Win $1,000--No entry fee
    Interpret the theme: "enriching lives through diversity."
    Due on or before 10-15-2019

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    PennDOT's Innovative Challenge, 500 Words or Less. 
    What cost-effective, innovative solution can be developed in the next five to 10 years to get drivers to slow down in work zones?
    DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1-25-19
     (Upd 1-7-19)

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    National Youth Leadership Forum: Law, CSI
    (NYLF)
    Recommended for 11th and 12th graders
    Limited Space- Deadline 3-4-19 or when spaces are filled
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    National Youth Leadership Forum Medical Program (NYLF)
    Summer Program at John Hopkins in Baltimore
    Recommended for 11th and 12th graders

    Limited Space- Deadline 1-25-19 if slots are filled enrollment will close
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    Embracing Our Differences--
    Submit a Quote 20 Words or Less
    See Theme- about Diversity
    Deadline: October 8, 2019
    Cash Award $1,000 (Up 1-4-19)
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    Project Yellow Light

    Create a 25 second or a 55 second video, to prevent distracted driving

    Open to 11th and 12th Graders

    Win $5,000, $2,000, $1,000
    Due: 4-1-2019

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    Project Yellow Light

    Create a 20 second radio advertisement, to prevent distracted driving

    Open to 11th and 12th Graders

    Win $2,000

    Due: 4-1-2019
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    Project Yellow Light

    Create a billboard to prevent distracted driving,
    Open to 11th and 12th Graders

    Use 7 words or less
    Win $2,000

    Due: 3-1-2019
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    Civics Essay

    Cyber bullying & the 1st Amendment
    Win $1,500, $1,000, $500

    (1,000 Words Maximum)

    Due 1-22-19 
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    Tell Us About Your Passion (2 Minute Video)
    Taco Bell Live mas Video Scholarship Contest
    $1 million in prizes
    Due: 2-21-19 (Upd 1-2-19)
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    Computer Based Media Art Poster Contest
    Theme: "Thrive"
    Due 5-15-2019 (Upd 1-2-2019)
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    Ocean Awareness Contest
    Art, Poetry, Prose, Film, or Music

    Groups or Individuals can compete

    Prizes: $1,500, $1,000, $500, and $250
    Due 6-17-2019
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    NASA Space Settlement Art Challenge,
    Individual or Team Competition
    Win $5,000
    Due 2-15-19 (Upd 1-2-19)

     

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    2019 PA Shakespeare Acting Challenge at DeSalle University (Register by 2-8-19)

    Event- Saturday, March 2, 2019

    $15,000 in Scholarships will be awarded. (Updated 12-19-18)

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    PA Governors School of Sciences (PGSS) Summer Residential Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, 5 Week Program,
    from June 30-August 2, 2019
    Application Deadline is 1-31-19
    Only 11th graders can apply.
    This is a Free Program!
    (Updated 12-18-18)
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    Pueblo Español Summer Program
    Practice speaking Spanish in Spain for eight days.
    (Updated 12-17-18)
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    Luzerne-Wyoming Counties System of Care Art
    (LOGO) Contest

    The Luzerne-Wyoming System of Care is looking for a student to design our logo for:
    Luzerne-Wyoming Counties 2019 Children’s
    Mental Health Awareness Day.

    Art must be submitted by January 11, 2019.
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    CELEBRATING ART CONTEST
    Enter: painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, etc. (Take a picture of your artwork and upload it). Win $25.00
    Deadline: April 6, 2019 
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    Civil War Essay Contest
    Sponsored by Gilder Lehrman Organization
    Win $1,000, $750, or $500
    1,500-1,800 words
    Over 10 Writing prompts
    (Listed below are the general topics).

    1. The Coming of war

    2. Opinion

    3. Impacts

    4. Local Effects

    5. Women's Roles

    6. African American Experience

    7. Military Issues

    8. Politics and Government

    9. International Impact

    10. The War Remembered
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    Spanish American War
    George Watt Prize, 2010 Essay Contest
    $250.00 Prizes
    You can enter academic papers, Fiction, Non-Fiction and/or Poetry on the Spanish American War 
    Contest Deadline: July 1, 2019
    (Updated 12-11-18)

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    World Historian Student Essay Contest

    Theme: In what way has the study of world history affected my understanding of the world in which I live? 1,000 words
    Win $500 Due May 1, 2019
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    myCollegeOptions Scholarship Search
    New page added to the Gifted Website
    Very easy to use search engine to find scholarships!
    Freshmen to Seniors can use this site. 
    Please let me know if receive any scholarships from this search engine. (Updated 12-06-2018)
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    19th Annual Northeast PA Brain Bee
    Registration is now Open
    Event Date is Saturday, February 2, 2019
    1:00-4:00 PM
    Snow/Rain Date Saturday, February 9, 2018
     
    Loyola Science Center, Rm 133 
    The University of Scranton
    Registrations will close after January 31, 2019

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    "Minimum Wage" Video Contest. Watch a short film and create a 1-3 minute video. Win all all-expense paid trip to NYC and $1,500. Additional prizes will be given away.
    Due 2-25-19 (Upd 11-29-18)
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    "Minimum Wage" Essay Contest. Watch a short film and write a 500-1,000 Word Essay. Win an all-expense paid trip to NYC and $1,500. Additional prizes will be given away.
    Due 2-15-2019 (Upd 11-29-18)
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    CELEBRATING ART CONTEST
    Enter: painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, etc. (Take a picture of your artwork and upload it). Win $25.00
    3 Deadlines: December 6, 2018,
    April 6, 2019 and August 23, 2019
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    Hazleton Jewish Community Council (JCC)
    2019 Holocaust Essay Contest
    Win $200, $100, 400 Words or less
    Due: Friday, March 15, 2019 (Upd 11-14-18)
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    Jane Austen North American Essay Contest 2019
    Book: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
    Win: $1,000, $500, and $250,
    6-8 pages MLA
    Due 6-3-2019
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    Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership **Attention sophomores HOBY applications are available in the guidance office. The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program is an opportunity for a selected student to make a difference and become a catalysts for positive change in their home, community and school. Deadline for applications is Nov. 30th. Please see your school counselor for an application and details

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    How to write a screenplay.
    Step by Step Instructions
    (Updated 11-6-18)
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     PA Media and Design Competition 2019 
    (Formerly LIU-18 PA High School Computer Fair)
    New Categories, Projects must be turned in before 3-1-19
    All projects must be registered.
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    The C-Span Page has been updated
    with new resources on - Veterans Day and Election Day information (Upd 11-5-18)
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    Rachel Carson (Environmentalist)
    Intergenerational Contest 
    Enter a Poem, Essay, Poem and Photograph, and Essay with Photograph
    Deadkine 11-16-2018
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    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    Essay Contest, Multiple Prizes 4- $1,000,
     

    Select 1 of 5 prompts
    Open to Juniors and Seniors (Ages 16-18)
    Due on or before 4-15-19 (Upd 11-1-18)
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    2019 Engineering Fictional Writing Contest
    "Stories Engineered to Inspire" (1,500 Words)
    The main character must be female.
    Win $500, $250, $300
    Due on or before 2-1-2019 (Upd 10-30-18)
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    We the Students Essay Contest
    Only 500-800 words

    $5,000 Top Prize, multiple cash prizes
    Due 2-14-19 
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    Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest

    Entry Deadline: April 25, 2019

    OPENT TO:
     11th and 12th GRADE

    Select from 3 Prompts

    1ST PLACE $10,000 1 Winner 
    2ND PLACE $2,500 3 Winners

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    Ayn Rand Anthem Essay Contest 

    Grades 8-12
    Multiple Cash Prizes, 3 writing prompts to select from
    $2,000 top prize,
    No fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200
    Due April 18, 2018 (Upd 10-24-18)

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    2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest 
    Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth. The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or international level. Use at least 4 varied reliable sources.
    Due 1-18-2019, $10,000 top prize and a trip to Boston. Multiple lower prizes. maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700,
    Due 1-18-2019 (Upd 10-24-18)

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    2019 Library of Congress
    Letters About Literature 
    (write to favorite author- living or dead)
    Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. CALL FOR STUDENT ENTRIES!

    Win $1,000, $200

    Pennsylvania State Deadline: 
    January 11, 2019 (Updated 10-24-18)
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    American Foreign Service Essay Contest,
    Amazing Prizes: Win a trip to Washington, DC,
    Cash Prizes and win a Semester at Sea (Go to college for one semester on a cruise ship and see the world). This prize is very valuable.
    Minimum 1,000 word essay.
    Due 3-15-19 (Upd 10-24-18)

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    NASA's Scientist For A Day Essay Contest
    (Only 500 Words) 3 different writing prompts 
    Due 2-8-2019 (Upd 10-24-18)
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    C-Span Student Resources
    Updated 10-24-18
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    Teens Dream 2019 Video Competition
    DEADLINE: January 13th, 2019      
    Maximum Time: 2 minutes

    Are you a teen? What's your dream?

    Top Prize: Trip to Washington, D.C. and $500 Cash 
    Deadline: January 13, 2019 (Upd 10-17-18)

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    Princeton University HS Poetry Contest
    (for 11th graders only),
    Prizes $500, $250 and $100
    Final day for submission 11-30-18,
    You can submit up to 3 poems. 
    (Upd 10-15-2018)
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    Drive Smart Short Video $10,000 top prize,
    A Random $100 weekly prize will be given.
    Video needs to be only 15- 60 seconds

    Theme: Warning of teens about distracted driving
    Deadline January 6, 2019 (Upd 10-15-18)
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    PennDOT's Innovative Challenge, 500 Words or Less. 
    What cost-effective, innovative solution can be developed in the next five to 10 years to get drivers to slow down in work zones?
    DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1-25-19
    (Upd 1-7-19)
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    C-Span Student Resource Page
    (New page on the gifted website)
    Provides both Political and Literature Resources
    Student Password Provided (Upd 10-11-18)
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    2019 Holocaust Art & Writing Contest:
    Art, Film, Poetry, or Prose 
    Amazing Prizes: Trip to California and money
    Due 2-1-19 (Upd 10-10-18)

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    Science Olympiad 2019
    activities are now listed on the gifted website.
    (Upd 9-27-18) 
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    Congratulations
    the following students were the top scorers in the September Trivia Challenge:
    Frederick (Ricky) Blase
    Liam Katz
    Francine Lamasko
    Ethan Mariano
    Carl McHugh
    Landon Wolk
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    Speak Truth to Power 2018 Student Video Contest
    (3-5 minutes in length)
    Create a movie about Human Rights activism

    Win a trip to NYC, meet celebrities and have your film shown at the Tribeca Film Festival
    Due: 2-17-18  (upd 9-20-18)

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    Elks Student of the Month.
    Do you want to be student of the month? Please complete the attached form on the gifted website and give to Mrs. Billet (ASAP). Only a limited number of slots. (This is open only to seniors.)
    (Upd 9-17-18)

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    ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics) presents
    DNA Day Essay Contest,
    only 700 words, Top Prize $1,000.
    Due on or before March 8, 2019 (Upd 9-14-18)
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    International Aviation Art Contest,
    see webpage for this year's theme
    Artwork can be watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, indelible marker pens, felt-tip pens, soft ball point pens, indelible ink, Crayola or any similar indelible medium.
    Due: January 18, 2019 (Upd 9-7-18)
                                                                                        

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                                 Congratulations to                                           the 2018-2019 Gifted Students                 

     

    Good Luck!
    Verina Gad (11th grader)

    has entered the

    Library of Congress 
    Letters about Literature

    Verina wrote a letter to her favorite author, Ms. Angie Thomas, the author of The Hate U Give.

    Good Luck

    Good Luck!

    On 12-17-17 the following students will be competing at FBLA:

    Kittrick Danzeisen
    Haley Drumheller
    Donald Veglia
    Landon Wolk
    Kyra Zabretsky
    Ava Zions-Smith

    Good Luck

     

    Congratulations!
    The following students were the top scorers on the December Math League Questions Series:

    First Place:

    Alice Banks
    Mosiah Bennett
    Jefferson Casado Felix
    Marin Dremock
    Joey Halcisak
    Francine Lamasko
    Ben Sabatos
    Molly Znachko

    Second Place:

    John Ashton
    Zach Baran
    Brian Bartal
    Ricky Blase
    Verina Gad
    Kevin Horinko
    Alexis Kulish
    Evan Matyas
    Megan Novak
    Brian Rigotti
    Kyra Zabretsky
     

     Gold Cup

     

     

    Gold Cup

     

    Gold Cup

    Congratulations!
    The following students were the top scorers on the November Math League Questions Series:


    First Place:

    Jefferon Casado Felix
    Brinn Gammer
    Molly Znachko

    Second Place:

    Nick Biasi
    Kittrick Danzeisen
    Amaury Fernandez
    Ian Kramer
    Evan Matyas
    Steven Santana

    Third Place:

    Jasmine Beiler
    Tristen Adams
    JT Cherko
    Verina Gad
    Max Hsiao
    Amanda Houser
    Avery Jacobs
    Alexis Kulish
    Francine Lamasko
    Evan Matyas
    Julia Mrochko
    Megan Novak
    Lily Nowak
    Ty Palmieri
    Brent Pesotine
    Tommy Pollock
    Ben Sabatos
    Shaunjae Suarez
    Tessah Sudziarski
    Kyra Zabretsky
    Tommy Ziegler

     

    Gold Cup Gold Cup

     

     

    Gold Cup

     

     

    Gold Cup  

    Congratulations!

    Jefferson Casado Felix and

    Kyra Zabretsky,

    they were the top students representing our school at King's College Math Competition.

    Also, competing at the competition were:

    Alice Banks

    Zach Baran

    Ava Calabrese

    Kittrick Danzeisen

    Avery Jacobs

    Liam Katz

    Alexis Kulish

    Gianna Labert

    Ethan Mariano

    Megan Novak

    Lucy Olander

    Peyton Perchansky

    Franchesca Sanchez

    Isabelle Seratch

    Shaunje Suarez

     

    Gold Cup

     

    Gold Cup

     

    Gold Cup

     

     

    Congratulations!

    Mosiah Bennett  (10th grader) placed first in the 

    Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade Essay Contest. 

    Mosiah and his family attended the Wyoming Valley Day Breakfast where he read his essay
    "Why we should commemorate the end of World War I?"

    Following the breakfast he and his family  marched with the veterans in the Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade.

    He received the top prize of $250.00.

     

    Gold Cup

    Good Luck!

    Ava Zions-Smith
    will be speaking at the
    Hazleton Elks Veterans
    Day Presentation
    on 11/11/2018

    Ava will make a speech about
    "What Veterans Day means to me."

    Good Luck

    Congratulations!

    The following students were the highest scorers in the
    October Math League
    Question Series
    :

    First Place
    Kyra Zabretsky

    Second Place
    John Ashton
    Brian Bartal
    Ricky Blase
    Brinn Gammer
    Brent Pestoine
    Tommy Pollock
    Ben Sabatos
    Molly Znachko
     

    Third Place
    Tristen Adams
    Mosiah Bennett
    Ava Calabrese
    Marin Dremock
    Joey Halcisak
    Evan Matyas
    Julia Mrochko
    Megan Noval
    Jeremy Rossi
    Alex Schell
    Isabelle Seratch
    Shaunjae Suarez
    Donald Veglia
    Perla Villegas
    Ava Zions-Smith

    Gold Cup

     

     

     

     

    Gold Cup

     

     

    Gold Cup

    Congratulations!

    Shaunjae Suarez (9th grader)
    has received recognition as the Intermediate Unit 2018 PA Computer Fair Winner in Logo Design

    Gold Cup

    Good Luck!

    In November, 2018
    Mosiah Bennett (10th grader) has submitted an essay to the
    Wyoming Valley Veterans' Day Parade Essay Contest. 

    Mosiah wrote an essay on why we should commemorate the end of World War 1.

    Good Luck


    Good Luck!

    In November, 2018,
    Perla Villegas (9th) has submitted an essay to the Wyoming Valley Veterans' Day Parade Essay Contest

    Perla wrote an essay on why it is important to commemorate the end of World War 1.

    Good Luck

    Good Luck to:

    Frederick (Ricky) Blase
    Liam Katz
    Francine Lamasko
    Ethan Mariano
    Carl McHugh
    Landon Wolk

    They will competing in
    Round 3 against 
    Dallas High School 
    on November 11, 2018
    at WVIA Scholastic Scrimmage

    Good Luck  

    Good Luck to:

    Frederick (Ricky) Blase
    Liam Katz
    Francine Lamasko
    Ethan Mariano
    Carl McHugh
    Landon Wolk

    They will competing in
    Round 2 against 
    GAR High School 
    on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at WVIA Scholastic Scrimmage

    Good Luck

    Good Luck to:

    Frederick (Ricky) Blase
    Liam Katz
    Francine Lamasko
    Ethan Mariano
    Carl McHugh
    Landon Wolk

    They will competing in
    Round 1 against
    Tunkhanock High School
    on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at WVIA Scholastic Scrimmage

    Good Luck

     Congratulations to

    Amanda Houser (12h Grader)

    Kaitlyn Beiler (12th Grader)

    Jeremy Rossi (12th Grader)

    They represented their school in the "Lord and Lady Ceremony" at the PA Renaissance Faire.
    The students received the title "Lord" and "Lady"

     Gold Cup
    Congratulations
    to
    Perla Villegas (9th)
    she placed second in
    2018 PA Renaissance Faire
    Poster Contest
    Gold Cup
     Congratulations 
    the following students were the
    top scorers in the
    September Trivia Challenge:
    Frederick (Ricky) Blase
    Liam Katz
    Francine Lamasko
    Ethan Mariano
    Carl McHugh
    Landon Wolk
     Gold Cup
       
     
     
       
       
    Take a guess...   
    How many minutes will you spend in High School? 
    (pops a new window)
     TickTock
     
     
    Time is our most precious commodity.  Let's use our time together wisely...
      
       
    Mr. Michael Brennan
    Hazleton Area High School  (HAHS)
    570-459-3221 
    Mrs. Raffael Billet
    Hazleton Area Academy of Science School (HAAS)
    40 Azalea RD
    Drums, PA. 18222
    570-788-6367 Room 623 
     
      
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