Born at the right minute: 10:11 on 12/13/14

Leisha Campbell12-13-14 Montana Birth


At least two U.S. babies have birth times and dates that are easy to remember: 10:11 on 12/13/14.

Above at left, in Cleveland, 7-pound, 14-ounce Hazel Grace was born Saturday morning to Leisha Campbell and Shawn Zimmerman at Cleveland’s Fairview Hospital. Her family already knew she’d be born on Saturday’s special date. They didn’t know she’d get the minute right, too.

“Everyone is telling us we should play the lottery,” Campbell said. “We feel this is a lucky day and are excited to get family photos with Santa.”

Saturday’s Dec. 13, 2014, represented the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years, if you count Jan. 2, 2034, or 89 years if you choose to wait for Jan. 2, 2103.

Hazel was getting a visit from her three older sisters, Aubree, Adalynn and Josalyn, on Sunday. The family lives in Cleveland.

Meanwhile, in Billings, Montana, the time and date aligned for another baby girl, and the infant’s weight came close to making the event even more unique.

Quincy Kessler, shown above at right, was born at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings at 10:11 a.m. on 12/13/14.

Even more remarkable, her birth weight, at 7.84 pounds, almost aligned with the other numbers. A fraction of an ounce more, and she would have weighed 7.89 pounds.

The baby is the second daughter born to Trenton and Melida Kessler.

Melida Kessler tells The Billings Gazette ( ) that nurses in the hospital room noted around 10:05 a.m. that the 10:11 time might work out.

At that point, she says she started to push and Quincy came out at 10:11.

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Local middle school places in PA Chess Championships



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.




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



Greater Baltimore Scholastic

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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Team 225 TechFire finishes competition





FIRST Robotics Competition Team 225 TechFire finished the final competition of the 2013 season with a win at the Ramp Riot off-season robotics competition held at Wissahickon High School in Ambler.  Team 225 TechFire is a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) team based in York.  The students on the team represent various high schools from the surrounding areas of York and Lancaster.
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First Lego League event



York Country Day hosted a FLL scrimmage Nov. 9th. Seven local teams participated in the practice tournament. Shown are members of York Country Day School’s Lego Leaders team, representatives of the school’s after-school enrichment program: Coach Liz Charleston, Mia Arcieri, Eva Cihak,  Regan Spinner, Madelyn Glennon. The team is cheering after a successful robot maneuver.

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Adoption month


CHOY adoption staff at matching event


Children’s Home of York is celebrating National Adoption Month this November. Part of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN), Children’s Home staff actively works to match children who wait for families while living in foster care. Pictured left to right are Annie Beck and Rachel Warren along with the York Revolutions mascot, DownTown at a recent adoption matching event.


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Students finish marathon

Monica Cornett, center, rallied and triumphed nine of her middle school students in completing a half marathon (13.1 miles) recently.

Participants shown from left to right are: Parker Chance, Nathan Bishop, Jared Becker, Abbie Clendaniel, Monica, Hannah Cornett, Tanner Martin, Grant Franko, and Hannah Starner. In the back are Jerry Mattern and John Notte. Not pictured-Laila Hosni.


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Take Your Child to Work Day

The Wagman Companies (G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. and Wagman Construction Inc.) hosted a summer version of Take Your Child to Work Day. Employees were invited to bring their children and grandchildren to work. They participated in several activities such as building wooden toolboxes and bird houses. Shown are some of the participants.


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