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6/5/09

The Avonworth School District will award diplomas to 102 graduating seniors tonight.

6/5/09

Some 113 seniors received diplomas at the Northgate HIgh School commencement ceremony last Monday night.

5/29/09

Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania has presented Taylor Henzler the Gold Award, the organization’s highest recognition of achievement.

The recent presentation ceremony honored 44 scouts for projects focusing upon helping others in their communities and schools.

Taylor’s project addressed the need to provide extra academic assistance for Avonworth High School students. She structured “The Café,” an after-school tutoring and mentoring program held twice a week in the school cafeteria, where students seeking extra help can stay and work with teachers or other students.

5/29/09

In musical and dramatic productions, there’s work backstage and onstage. Backstage, running the lights and the sound, building the set. Onstage, performing. In Avonworth High School’s recent production of “Into the Woods,” senior Shannon Knox managed to experience both sides of the curtain, performing as Cinderella’s stepmother while at the same time creating set pieces as student scenic designer.

3/27/09

History comes from any number of sources -- good teachers, good books, the History Channel. And sometimes it comes directly from those who lived it. Students in Jeff Boggess’s U.S. History classes at Avonworth High School recently completed a project that made them the historians as they interviewed individuals who experienced World War II, both as civilians and as military personnel.

Now in its fourth year, the project parallels class study that includes discussion and debate of the more controversial aspects of the war, such as the dropping of the atomic bomb and Japanese internment.