Students represent their school district at convention

Marissa Freed, a 5th grader from Dillsburg Elementary School’s K-Kids, and Olivia Keyser and Caitlin Tern from Northern Middle School Builders Club represented Northern York County School District at the Circle K convention in Hershey March 29. The girls each gave a speech at the Kiwanis family breakfast to a room filled with Circle K members and Kiwanis dignitaries. Pennsylvania Kiwanis Governor, Mark Mishinski, stated that the future of Kiwanis and service in our community is in good hands with young people like these girls.



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Shown from left, Marissa Freed, 5th grade K-Kid at Dillsburg; Elissa Hill, Governor of Key Club; Caitlyn Tern, member of NMS  Builders Club; Mark Mishinski, Kiwanis Governor; Olivia Keyser, member of NMS Builders Club; and Katie Auwaerter, Governor of Circle K.




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From left, Emily Reed, Marissa Freed, Pat Franko, Dillsburg Elementary Principal.

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An afternoon of conservation

Second-graders from Dillsburg Elementary recently visited the home of teacher Victoria Wonders for an afternoon of conservation activities including composting, recycling, and making homemade paper in four activity stations set up in her yard. The afternoon concluded with students participating in a recycling relay race. Pictured, from left, students Lako Haller, Jaden Jovanelly and Zachary French sieve compost through wire mesh to prepare it for the garden.

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Envirothon students tour first York County LEED project

The fifth grade Envirothon teams from Dillsburg and Wellsville elementary schools recently toured the first LEED registered commercial retail project in York County, the First Capital Federal Credit Union.

The tour was conducted by the CEO, Dennis Flickinger. In the parking lot students saw bike racks and special parking for energy efficient cars. In the basement they observed how the rain water capture system filters and reuses the water for flush toilets and irrigates the landscape. The lobby had special “solartube” skylights as well as wall coverings made from sunflower and wheat stocks. This tour helped the students learn about alternative energy, which worked in well with the current events part of Envirothon.

From left, first row, Angelica Sharp, Ashley Hannon, Gracen Smacher, Mady Clark, Taylor Heckman and Carlee Kubistek, and back row, coach Susan Hoover, Cora Bubb, Zach Hoover, Eythan Mealey, Aric Mealey and First Capital CEO Dennis Flickinger.

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D-burg 5th-grader wins art contest division

Acacia Sachs, a fifth-grader at Dillsburg Elementary, recently won the elementary division of a statewide art contest sponsored by the Pa. Art Education Association.

Students in grades K through 12 designed art for a 3 x 5 flag to represent the state of Pennsylvania in conjunction with Youth Art Month.

Acacia was named runner up to the grand prize winner, who hails from another part of the state.

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