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Be My Valentine: AID Annual Valentine’s Day Sale

Freshmen Maya Golden, Kyler Bowers and Alex Blum organize the AID flowers to prepare for the distribution on Valentine’s Day. Students at PAHS purchased  the flowers throughout the month of January. “The AID valentines take a lot of organizing and help from both the members and Ms. Coleman,” Bowers said.

Madison Wright, staffer

February 17, 2020

Friday, Valentine’s day, AID sold and distributed flowers and cards purchased by students at PAHS. Every year AID sells cards attached to a flower for one dollar.  AID is a sorority-based club that uses fundraisers to help out people and charities in our community. This year the profits go toward...

Mengle’s Book Release at Pressed

Barista Timothy Mengle explains the hardships of writing his second poetry novel to freshman Samantha Woodford. Mengle talked about his experiences with his success in the small town of Pottsville.

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

February 13, 2020

Plays on words and tiny twists mean much in a poem. In “When The Soul Meats Itself,” his mesmerizing second collection of poems, author Timothy Mengle makes us wonder: “Isn’t it amazing where life can take you? It’s like drifting in a river stream, it takes you where it wants. Sometimes we se...

STC Students Qualify for DECA State Competition

Senior Hattie Ebling, senior Halia Bachman, and sophomore Jenisis Rodriguez will be competing in the DECA state competition after they placed well in the district competition on December 6. If each win states, they will make it to the national competition in Nashville, Tennessee. “Although I am very sad that this is my last time competing, I can’t wait to go to states and compete in February at the Hershey Lodge,” said Bachman.

Tanya Johnson, Staffer

December 20, 2019

Pottsville STC students senior Hattie Ebling, senior Halia Bachman, and sophomore Jenisis Rodriguez had the opportunity to attend the DECA district competition December 6. DECA is an acronym that stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America. Before attending the competition, competitors take...

Ugly Sweater Contest Held Before Break

Junior Laura Hunt shows off her holiday ugly sweater ensemble. Many students who entered the contest coordinated entire outfits to complete their looks. Hunt said, “I'm a very festive person during the holidays, so I use this as an opportunity to show my spirit!”

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

December 20, 2019

With winter break taunting students, the PAHS PBIS committee decided to help everyone get in the holiday spirit by hosting an ugly sweater contest for students to participate in. The competition was held on Thursday December 19. Freshman Kintay More said, “I’m glad our school is planning things...

Another year of the Christmas Band Concert

Students participating in the annual Christmas concert play their instruments. The concert will take place on Thursday December 19,2019. Freshman percussionist Zowie Zokuskie said, “My favorite song is Holiday Piece [by Jay Dawson] since I have a feature in it.”

Alex Maley, Staffer

December 17, 2019

“Slap!” is one of the many sounds the audience will hear at the annual Christmas concert presented by The Pottsville Area School District Music Department. The percussion section is featured in the popular song “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson, which includes the slapping sound of the whip and...

PAHS Hosts Concert Choir

Members of the PAHS choir sing during their concert on December 12, 2019. They learned challenging songs this year to impress their audience. “I looked forward to making people happy and proudly singing with the choir,” said Junior Christina Huff.

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

December 17, 2019

The PAHS concert choir practiced since the 2nd week of school for their Holiday Concert on Thursday December 12. Before 2019, this annual concert opened with the freshman choir, but this year the freshmen have joined the upperclassmen in the concert choir to make it bigger. A small group of students...

JSC Students Rewarded at the Library

Nadine Popper, a school librarian and author, engages with students from Mrs. Barr’s class. Popper is the author of “Randall and Randall” which she read to the students. “I enjoyed that the author let the kids participate in the program,” said third grader Kennedy Holden.

Carly Mohl, Staffer

December 4, 2019

Last Thursday, students from John S. Clarke Elementary School were rewarded for their good behavior by having the opportunity to meet Nadine Poper, an author and school librarian, at the Pottsville Free Public Library. Poper, who was born near Cressona, wrote the books Porcupette and Randall and Randall....

Gabriel Youth Orchestra is in Treble(Clef)

The Gabriel Youth Orchestra celebrates their 10 year anniversary. This group is one of the only orchestras in Schuylkill County. “Orchestra is a great opportunity to meet people from Schuylkill County that care about music just as much as you, and you are bound to learn many important lessons about music and life,” said sophomore Crystal Mease.

Tanya Johnson, Staffer

November 26, 2019

Screech. Screech! This is a common sound before the start of an orchestra rehearsal. String instruments often sound squeaky and screechy as they tune. However, these sounds are becoming fewer as not many string players are participating in the ensemble.  Every year, there are fewer string players j...

Students get Inducted into National Honor Society

National Honor Society Inductees stand on the courtyard stairs after their induction. 36 juniors and seniors were admitted into the society that honors academic excellence. Inductee junior Jake Montgomery said, “Always put your best effort into your work while not overdoing your limits.”

Alex Maley, Staffer

November 25, 2019

PAHS students who excel in their classes were rewarded as they were inducted into the National Honor Society. National Honor Society is a group of 36 juniors and seniors who excel in academics, follow the P.R.I.D.E rules, and do more than expected. Inductee junior Jake Montgomery said, “National...

Hoodie Season?

Two students walk down the hallway at PAHS while wearing their hoodies with their hoods up. The Pottsville Area School District has had a strict ‘no hoodie policy’ since May 13 of 2009, and now has taken a next step to confiscate any hoodies worn during the school day. “I’m not a big fan of the hoodie policy, but if a teacher would say to take it off, I do. But if it’s very cold, I usually go through the day with the hoodie,” sophomore Justice Lewis said.

Josh Daubert, Contributor

November 22, 2019

‘Tis the season to dress warmer. Hoodies seem to be the mood during this time of year, but there is a time and place for them. One of those places is not in school during the school day. At the end of October, PAHS has announced that they will be confiscating the hoodies of students for the whole school...

Thanksgiving Preview was Rather Filling

Featured students enjoy their Thanksgiving meal provided by the PAHS lunch staff. This lunch excited some students for the upcoming holiday. Sophomore Evan Woodward said, “I appreciate how the school adds variations to the lunches such as the Thanksgiving preview.”

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

November 21, 2019

Ding! Ding! The timer goes off for the oven as you sit at the table. The scent of turkey and stuffing reaches your nose as you breathe in the soothing aroma of homemade food. Looking around, you see smiling faces and decorations- the table in front of you full of delicious food and surrounded by people w...

“Bawl and Brawl” at Martz Hall Benefits Leiby

On Sunday evening, freshman Dalton Monger attempts to pin teammate, junior Sammy Sterns. The proceeds from the event benefited the family of Jaden Leiby in paying for his medical bills. Teammate sophomore Bryce Shappell, who also wrestled that night, said, “It felt good to wrestle for a great cause.”

Carly Mohl, Staffer

November 20, 2019

Sunday evening, the community rallied together in support of the injured North Schuylkill quarterback, Jaden Leiby, for a “Ball and Brawl” at Martz Hall. Members of the wrestling team, as well as both boys and girls basketball teams, scrimmaged one another in quick, half hour increments. The proceeds...

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