Category Archives: Education

Summer Jobs: Career and Workplace Readiness Camp at South Western High School

At South Western High School in Hanover, PA, the Career Department and the Hanover Chamber of Commerce created and sponsored the Career and Workplace Readiness Camp. This summer, the camp directors were business teacher Kathy Miserendino and career counselor Lisa … Continue reading

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Paper vs. online: Teens talk about Keystone tests

  By Shaniece Holmes-Brown The Keystone Exams are a standardized test of Pennsylvania to public schools for biology, literature and Algebra 1. A law that was recently passed will postpone the Keystone Exams, as a graduation requirement, until 2019. State officials … Continue reading

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Finding the route to your roots

One could say seventh grade social studies teacher at Southern Middle School, April Melato, is catching up with lost time by teaching her students a very important lesson: genealogy. In the April of 2015 Melato launched a genealogy project for … Continue reading

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York 2.O

State Rep. Kevin Schreiber set the tone for the recent “Fixing York” meeting by saying, “Fixed means something is wrong. Something is broken. This should be more than anything a constructive dialogue.” Schreiber spoke during a panel discussion organized by … Continue reading

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Students, teachers work together to balance homework

Recently, the great debate over the amount of homework given to students has started once again. The opinions on this topic seem to roll around at the beginning of every school year. The general rule-of-thumb is 10 minutes a night … Continue reading

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Tips for balancing time between school, activities, and social life during high school

High school presents a variety of classes and activities, but sometimes they can become overwhelming. How do you balance your time between homework, sports, friends, other extracurriculars, and possibly a job? Entrepreneur Magazine, Unigo.com, Collegeboard.org, and Lifehack.org all give good suggestions on … Continue reading

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Moving from middle school to high school

  Some say high school is the best four years of your life. It’s where you grow and decide your future. That might seem scary to think about when you’re an incoming freshman who’s already nervous about high school, but with some … Continue reading

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The life of a first generation American student

Many students have to search deep into their family tree to see where they originated. But for Amy Zhong, a sophomore at Dallastown High School, she does not have to look too far. Zhong is a first generation American student. … Continue reading

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Are the Libraries of York County the Volunteer Spot for You?

Volunteer work is an important part of a teenager’s life. Whether it’s due to a requirement imposed by school, or simply because of an urge to give back and get involved with the community, most teens end up volunteering sometime … Continue reading

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Great advice to aspiring writers from an inspired writer: Author Peggy Santamaria

Great Advice to Aspiring Writers from an Inspired Writer Author Peggy Santamaria   Peggy Santamaria is a self-publishing author living in Hanover. Her writing fits into the genres of historical and paranormal. She focuses on the spirits of the past. … Continue reading

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