Two CSY students win spelling bee

Nathan Clark and Sean Graybill

Christian School of York students Nathan Clark, Grade 5, and Sean Graybill, Grade 7, won their division competition on Nov. 7 in the Association of Christian Schools International’s Central Pennsylvania Spelling Bee.

The annual event, held at Church of the Open Door, drew 117 fifth through eighth grade students from 14 schools. It was chaired by Kevin Hofer, headmaster of Christian School of York.

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Eat and shop at CSY’s annual fund raiser

Christian School of York’s fourth annual auction and dinner gala, Walk in the Light, will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at Church of the Open Door, York.

The event features dinner and a dessert bar for $35 per person or a dessert bar only for $15 per person.

For more information, call Kelly Boatwright at 767-6842, ext. 251, or email

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Brown’s names Sept. Teacher of the Month

From left are Elliott, Miss Chronister and Dave Brown, vice president of Brown’s Orchards.

Director of marketing,
Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market

York, PA : Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market surprised Christian School of York second-grade teacher, Miss Chronister, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in her classroom with a Brown’s gift basket and apples for her students. Miss Chronister is Brown’s September Teacher of the Month. She was nominated by student, Elliott Kruth, who wrote, “My teacher is great because she lets us read books.”

Each month Brown’s receives nominations from students throughout York County for their Teacher of the Month promotion. One name is pulled in a random drawing at the end of the month. Brown’s surprises a teacher each month with a visit to the classroom and presents them with a Brown’s gift basket as well as apples for everyone in the class.

To nominate a teacher students can send an email with their name, teacher’s name, school and one sentence to explain why their teacher is the best to

For more information, visit

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Fine Arts night is May 14 at CSY

Christian School of York, 907 Greenbriar Road, invites the public to attend Fine Arts Night on Saturday, May 14.

The event will feature dinner and music, drama and art by first- through 12th-graders. It will also serve as an opportunity for prospective families to get a glimpse of what the school has to offer.

Dinner will be a chicken leg and thigh, a baked potato, applesauce, a roll, a drink and a cookie for $8 or pulled pork, a baked potato, applesauce, a drink and a cookie for $7.

Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. The doors open at 5 p.m. to view artwork. The program schedule is 5:30 p.m. for elementary; 6:15-7 p.m. for the secondary choral program; 7-7:55 p.m. for special presentations; and 8-9 p.m. for secondary bands and senior music students recognition.

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CSY fifth-grader wins poetry contest

Nicole Terrell

Christian School of York’s fifth-grade class recently entered works in the Pennsylvania Poetry Society’s contest for the 2010-2011 school year. The students entered category 1, which was to write a poem on any subject, in any form, using 24 lines or less.

“Poetry is ordinary language raised to the nth degree.” — Paul Engle. CSY’s own Nicole Terrell is reaching for the nth degree in her poem, Nature’s Art, which took first place in the competition.

Nature’s Art

All the flowers cover the land,
The reflecting water covers the sand.
The moon shimmers over the trees,
The sun reflects off the seas.

Snowflakes dance across the sky.
The bright, shining sun sparkles up high.
The stars are shimmering so, so bright,
The sun is going out of sight.

Deer and rabbits cross the river,
The beavers in the water shiver.
Nature is a wonderful thing.
It makes me want to walk and sing!

Nicole Terrell Grade 5
Christian School of York

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