Jacob Giles, a sophomore at Ambridge Area High School has been selected to represent Pennsylvania as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.
Giles joins a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study week-long of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Jacob was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.
George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo are excited to welcome the nation's youth scholars to Washington, D.C. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week-long program is held at George Mason University's state-of-the-art campus. The Summit will encourage and inspire young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.
The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be held June 28 to July 3, 2015.
Time to vote for the Congressional Art Contest sponsored through the office of Keith Rothfus. The winner will receive a $3000 scholarship and their artwork will hang for the year in the Capitol rotunda in Washington D.C. This year, 25% of the judging will be done through online voting.
Economy Elementary Physical Education Star Students March 2015
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as March’s Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best.
Along with Mrs. Parisi and the Principal Mrs. Galitsis in the picture are the following students Along with Mrs. Parisi and the Principal Mrs. Galitsis in the picture are the following students: Bailey Protulipac, Maren Uvodich, Max Redinger, Cooper Scheidemantle, Alissa Rose, Norah Marchionda, Cara Paxton, Justin Lauffer, Alaina Huey, Emily Gray, Jillian Laniewski, Kishawn Thornton, Addison Eisel, Taylor Kennedy, Lukas Sovich, Dakota Pritchard, Meghan Kinkade, Samantha Farah, Zachary Dewitt, & Andrew Steiner.
Missing from the picture are: Sheridan Olenic, Ronald Noullet, & Mona Indovina.
On Thursday, April 16, the Ambridge chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society had a ceremony to induct new members. The coordinator of this chapter is Mrs. Marie Dewar. Current members were also honored at the ceremony. These members are Valentina Powell (President), Veronica Ammer (Vice President), Arthur Ammon (Secretary), Nathan Wagner (Treasurer), Josh Bosh (Historian), Robert Jarsulic (New Member/Recital Coordinator) and Maria Pane (Public Relations).
Eighteen new members were inducted into Tri-M. New seniors included Aislinn Airhart, Lisa Huff, Kathleen Mallard, Joshua Shoup, Katrina Stanley, Abby Weaver, Noah Welter, Elizabeth Wisniewski, and Julia Young. The new junior members are Rachael Allen, Jordan Escamilla, Carrie Freed, Maddie Genre, Emily Hicks, Ryan Malatesta, Erynne Schoeneweis, Jason Shaffer and Emily Zbrzezny.
To qualify for this honor, students must be involved in at least two music ensembles, as well as have a certain grade point average and good character and leadership. Once an individual meets all these qualifications, they must perform a piece of music at the ceremony. This can be solo or in a group and can be anything from singing to playing an instrument or both. Mrs. Dewar stated, “This is one of my favorite performances of the year because the students can choose to do anything. Someone wrote a song, another wrote an arrangement and there are many genres. It is a very enjoyable performance to watch.” Four returning members also performed.
After the performances, the officers presented the three m’s of Tri-M: Modern Music Masters and explained what it means to be a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Then the new and old members said an oath to seal their membership and the new members were given pins and membership cards. “I feel honored to be a part of such a prestigious society,” senior, Lisa Huff explained.
Overall the ceremony went very well. It was a night for parents and guests to celebrate and enjoy each member’s musical talents. Congratulations to all new and returning members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society!