Tag Archives: William Penn High School

Of a potter’s field, mass exhumation and a Figian cannibal’s reburial

Before York High School could be built at the turn of the 20th century, a cemetery for the indigent – Potters Field – had to be moved. So that exhumation project became what was probably the biggest such removal on York County, Pa.’s, record.

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Bruce Arians part of a short list of big celebs, achievers with York County roots

Bruce Arians, a William Penn High School graduate, is seen here in 2007 after his promotion to offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has since received yet another promotion: to head coach of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He is among a slew of achievers from York County, Pa., who played big on the national stage.

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Can you locate where this photograph of York City was taken?

Linked in below: Codorus St. Reunion/Roger Williams’ visit/Front pages Many people are unfamiliar with this view of York City, seen in distance baking from the heatwave this week. But it’s popular on Sundays and on a certain holiday each year. … Continue reading

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Police at York High initially quelled school spirit in 1970 but later led to understanding

School violence struck York High in 1970, and the assignment of city police to York schools followed shortly afterward.

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Unthinkable in Newtown: York County can – and must – connect with grieving Connecticut community

Feeling Newtown, Conn.’s pain, York County has seen two major cases of school violence since 2000.

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Adding to the long list of York County’s greatest athletes

Add Donna McLain Vitacco, Connie Shorb and Bill Schmidt to the list of best athletes coming from York County.

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The greatest athlete ever from York/Adams? The NFL community votes for Chris Doleman

Today, Chris Doleman will be the only athlete from York County to make a major sport’s hall of fame.

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How will history remember this moment in York City schools?

The York City School District and community leaders are looking to the talents of Supt. Deborah Wortham, left, to provide leadership in very difficult financial times. Here, the superintendent is cheering on students and alumni playing William Penn High School … Continue reading

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York County has produced several star NFL players

William Penn High School grad Chris Doleman was one of several York countians to score success in the NFL. In fact, more success than anyone. He was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2012. Background posts: Lineup full … Continue reading

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