Local middle school places in PA Chess Championships

 

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West York Middle School Chess Team members from left, Augie Citrone, James Ye, Elizabeth Arbogast and Jack Citrone, display their trophies from placing 4th in the Pennsylvania State Scholastic Chess Championships.

 

 

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West York Middle School 6th graders Augie Citrone and Jack Citrone are shown with their individual trophies. Augie won 4 of his 5 matches, finishing in 5th place; and Jack also scored 4 victories, winning 3rd place.

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Students compete in chess championship

 

 

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From left, West York Middle School Chess Team members, Jack Citrone, Augie Citrone, Jason McSherry and Jacob Landis won 2nd place in the middle school junior varsity division of the Greater Baltimore Scholastic Chess Championship on Dec. 14. Augie Citrone also won an individual 3rd place trophy by winning four of his five matches.

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Superintendent gets award

 

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Emilie M. Lonardi, superintendent, West York Area School District, center, was named Pennsylvania’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators. She was also was recognized by, from left, Chris Reilly, York County Commissioner; Kevin Schreiber, State Representative; Doug Hoke, York County Commissioner; and Seth Grove, State Representative.

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Middle school students participate in chess tournament

 

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West York Middle School students from left, Augie Citrone and Jack Citrone, grade 6; and Jacob Landis, grade 7 competed in the Maryland Chess Association’s Susquehanna Scholastic tournament Nov. 9. The team place 3rd in the team competition. Augie, won 1st place in the individual competition, winning all five of his matches.

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West York Homecoming Court

 

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Front row, from left, Kasey Miner, Sarah Ketterman, Skylar Beard, Megan Cintron, Lia Breeden, Alexis Hartnett, Taylor Schlemmer and Eliza Jermyn.

Back row, Bobby Bollinger, Kevin Rice, Kyle Narber, Ely Zeigler, Noah Cable, Parker Weekly, Brady Lucas and Clayton Frey.

 

West York High School homecoming events include, Parade and Pep Rally, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16; Coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the stadium, followed by the West York Football game at 7 p.m. The Homecoming dance is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Information: 792-2796.

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Students named to DreamWrights board of directors

DreamWrights welcomed three teen advisors and three adults to its 2013 board of directors. They are, from left, Kim Graffin, of Graffin Associates; Allison Ruman, a ninth-grader at West York High School; Lauren Bass, an eighth-grader at Northeastern Middle School; Allison Meckley, of YTI, Lancaster; John Blecher, of York Traditions Bank; and Noah Schmitt, an eighth-grader at West York Middle School.

DreamWrights welcomed three teen advisors and three adults to its 2013 board of directors. They are, from left, Kim Graffin, of Graffin Associates; Allison Ruman, a ninth-grader at West York High School; Lauren Bass, an eighth-grader at Northeastern Middle School; Allison Meckley, of YTI, Lancaster; John Blecher, of York Traditions Bank; and Noah Schmitt, an eighth-grader at West York Middle School.

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Kid Scoop: Superbowl Scoop

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Star of the Game

I would play soccer! My special moment will be to score a goal in The World Cup! — Matthew Smyser, Grade 2, Roundtown Elementary, Mrs. Kelly

I would play soccer, and I would score 20 goals in the first half of the game, and I have 64 goals at the end of the game. That would be my moment. What’s yours? — Madison Dicely, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

If I were a professional athlete, I would be a rally racer. An amazing moment in my career is in my first race. It would be neck and neck at the finish. He gets a little ahead of me but I catch up. At the finish, I get ahead by a teeny bit and win. That would be my amazing moment in my career. — Dominique Ullrich, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I could be a professional athlete, I would be a swimmer. One time that was awesome in my swimming career was, when one of my teammates was being drowned by unconsciousness, I dived down and grabbed her hand and pulled her up. Pretty Cool! — Jara Mumma, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

It’s the 4th quarter, the score 38 to 33. We’re on our 15-yard line and I’m the quarterback. I call a Hail Mary. Hike…the play starts. Nobody’s open. Then my wide receiver jukes his guy. I pass it and it’s a perfect one. “TOUCHDOWN,” boomed the announcer. — Garrett Moore, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would play basketball, and my amazing moment would be if I got the ball in the hoop 32 times. — Gabby Messenger, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

Softball pitcher! I was in the last inning, pitching. The crowd was so silent that you could hear your own heart beating. The batter walked up to the place, ready, focused and fierce. I took a deep breath. If I didn’t strike this person out, the other team would score and we would lose. My team would be devastated. “Foul,” yelled the umpire as the pitch flew off the bat. “Foul,” he yelled again. I took one more deep breath. “STRIKE!” he yelled. He was out. We had won. — JoAnne Grosskopf, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would like to play NFL football. One game I dived for the ball in the back of the end zone and I caught it one handed. — Jaden Henline, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

I’m a softball player. Two outs. It’s the bottom of the 7th inning. I’m pitching. Bases loaded. We’re up by one. Pitch one…she hits it! It’s foul. Pitch two…strike. Pitch three…strike! She’s out! We win! — McKenna Baker, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I don’t like sports, but if I were a good golfer, I’d get a par. — Cayden Healy, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

As a pro-lacrosse player, I would make the last goal. The score is tied 7 to 7. One more point and we would win. Halfway down the field someone would pass me the ball. I would shoot and miss with 30 seconds still on the clock. Someone would pass me the ball. I would shoot. I made the last goal to make our team win. Everyone would cheer and clap. We had won the game! — Jordyn Altland, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would swim because it’s refreshing and very fun. That’s why I would swim. — Patrick McCullough, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

The sport I would play is field hockey! I would make an amazing goal and win the game. Everyone would yell “Yay” or “Go, Alyssa!” It would be a perfect win. That’s my amazing moment. — Alyssa Conaway, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I were a pro athlete, I would be a pro athlete in cheering. A good moment that happened in my pro sports career is when I won a trophy for the best cheerleader. — Mia Christensen, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

This is the X-games. I have to pull off something great. “Jordan Flander,” the loud speakers called. I pulled my BMX bike up and dropped down the quarter pipe. I flew off the ramp and did a double tail whip into a grinding pull and did an icicle grind down it. I got a score of 10 and won first place in X-games BMX!!!! — Jordan Flanders, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

In my baseball experience, I had one amazing experience. I had 99 runs. I ran and touched the base and I got 100 runs. — Everest Robinson, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

If I were a professional football player, I would be on the Pittsburgh Steelers. I would be a left side receiver like Troy Polamalu. It is 27-26 against the Ravens. They’re at the 5-yard line about to get a touchdown. They hike it. I tackle Ray Lewis. There are only two seconds left in the game. It was over. The Steelers have won. Whopee! — Kia Andrews, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would play football. It is fun. A great moment would be to get to win the Super Bowl and get the MVP Award. — Trevor Henderson, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

“Go, Go, Go, Go!” shouts the crowd. And Olivia Hanlon wins the race. Everyone shouted and whistled and cheered. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m a professional track and field star. The biggest moment in my career would have to be this one, winning my first race just barely. Well, bye. I’m off to claim my prize. — Olivia Hanlon, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I were a professional athlete, I would be a cheerleader. The best moments I’ve had so far in cheerleading is getting my running round-off backhand spring tuck. I could never have done it without the support of my friends. — Caylynn Beinhower, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

It’s the first time my cheerleading squad entered a competition. We go through the routine one last time before it’s our turn. It was perfect except for the last part – the stunts! We only had two weeks to practice the whole routine and every time we tried we failed. The coach mixed us up with different people. They called our names and we were very scared. We stepped out on the mats. One little mistake and my team goes back a level, so far so good. It’s time for the stunts. The crowd is screaming our names and the judges look impressed, time for the stunts. The first one is okay, but the back one is perfect. Everyone in the crowd is cheering! — Grace Couse, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

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K-garten registration opens Feb. 1 for WYASD

West York Area School District kindergarten registration will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Charles B. Wallace and Grace E. Loucks elementary schools.

To be eligible, children must be 5 before Sept. 1, 2012. Bring the child’s birth certificate, record of immunization dates and two proofs of residency. One form of residency must be a current tax bill, original mortgage, agreement of sale, lease, or rental agreement, signed by both parties, proving residency at the district address. The forms must list the correct address in the parent or guardian’s name. For the second proof of residency, photo ID is preferred. Acceptable documents should be one of the following showing the identical name and West York Address: a valid driver’s license, valid vehicle owner’s card, current utility or tax bill, a bank statement or paycheck stub.

Kindergarten and first grade classrooms for the district are located at Loucks and Wallace Elementary Schools. You may register a child for first grade at either Wallace or Loucks Elementary Schools. To be eligible for first grade, the child must be 6 by Sept. 1.

For more information, call Loucks Elementary at 843-6631 or Wallace Elementary at 764-6869.

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Ms. Swope earns Outstanding Teacher Award

A West York Area School District teacher was honored at Shippensburg University’s 25th annual Outstanding Teacher Luncheon on Oct. 13.

Jenifer M. Swope, a learning support teacher at Lincolnway Elementary School, was selected as a 2011 Outstanding Teacher and a participant in the Guest Lecturer Program.

Swope coordinates instruction and develops individualized education plans in order to meet the cognitive and behavioral needs of learning support students in resource and inclusion settings.

From left are Melissa Appnel, Lincolnway principal; Carol Powell, district assistant superintendent; Swope; Nellie Cyr, Shippensburg associate dean; and Emilie Lonardi, district superintendent.

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