Senior High School
Students at the Ambridge Area High School performed Disney’s The Little Mermaid on March 5-8, 2020. Great job to all of the cast, stage crew, and directors! Some of the lead roles were played by Piper Dunlap (Ariel), Reed Fisher (Prince Eric), Noah White (King Triton), Grant Scheidemantle (Grimsby), John Barnhart (Scuttle), Ryan Krokonko (Sebastian), Carlina Powell (Ursula), and Fiona Ozenich (Flounder). The production was directed by Jessica Patterson. Thank you to Joe Indovina for the pictures, Jeff DeSantis for conducting the orchestra, AAHS Stage Crew, and a special thank you to the production staff!
Impact Guard Apprenticeships – Four Ambridge high school students are participating in a paid-apprenticeship program through Impact Guard. Seniors Dylan Bellinger, Ethan Hertneky, and Ethan Henry as well as junior Kory McKenzie blended schedule which permits them to work as well as take classes during their school day. All of these students have the opportunity of obtaining full-time employment upon graduation.
Americorps students preparing the beehives for Old Economy Village. Four Ambridge high school students participate in a community-based program through Americorps. Junior Kyle Seibert and sophomores Michael Shoats, Noah Siebert, and Randall Allison have a blended schedule in which part of their day is involved in assisting the community. These students are mentored by John Laudenslager through Americorps’ grant. These students have also assisted the Beautification Committee of Ambridge by building a sitting area by the Police Station public gardens. The Americorps students also assist the Ambridge Chamber of Commerce.
Ambridge high school students participate in various field trips regarding the trades. These students have toured McKamish, Sippel Steel Fabrications, and Impact Guard. Exposing students to the various employment opportunities and post-secondary schools thought the trades is a focus point for the district.
The Technology Education department is pleased to announce the results from the Technology Student Association (TSA) Regions 1 & 6 Leadership Conference. Twenty-eight members of the local Ambridge Area Chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) captured Thirty-Five individual and team awards. The conference was held at Blackhawk High School January 18, 2020.
Please congratulate the following members for their accomplishments:
1st Tyler Stickles, Amelia Freed, Matthew Kowalsky, Blake Gibson, Noah Szymoniak
Board Game Design:
3th Dinah Bailey, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Madeline Smith, Naomi Husted, Jordan DeWeese, Natalie Garrison
4th Michael Husted, Tori Hermann, Fiona Ozenich, Joy Jun, Emily Lyon, Leah Fritch
Computer-Aided Design - Architecture:
2nd Jacob Taupman
4th Blake Gibson
Computer-Aided Design - Engineering:
4th Blake Gibson
6th Noah Weedon
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM):
1st Dinah Bailey, Tori Hermann, Amelia Freed
1st Zoe Setzenfand
2nd Tyler Stickles
3rd Samantha Farah
4th Danielle Carpenter
Essays on Technology:
3rd Gabrielle Milcoff
2nd Xander Dowlin
Future Technology & Engineering Teacher:
1st Jordan DeWeese
3rd Michael Husted, John Barnhart, Leah Fritch
On Demand Video:
1st Amelia Freed, Tori Hermann, Blake Lavagla
4th Dinah Bailey, Kyla Fitzgibbons, Jordan DeWeese, Madeline Smith, Zoe Setzenfand, Natalie Garrison
1st Samantha Farah
2nd Zoe Setzenfand
3rd Emily Lyon
1st Dinah Bailey
Structural Design & Engineering:
5th Tyler Stickles, Matthew Kowalsky
1st Tyler Stickles, Matthew Kowalsky, Xander Dowlin
3rd Kyla Fitzgibbons, Dinah Bailey, Fiona Ozenich
5th Noah Weedon, Hunter Albring, Daniel Carpenter
Technology Problem Solving:
2nd Natalie Garrison, Michael Husted
1st Naomi Husted, Haley, Hogue, Leah Fritch, Lindsay Stickles
Chapter Team - Written:
3rd Natalie Garrison
4th Kyla Fitzgibbons
6th Amelia Freed
Technology Bowl - Written:
6th Michael Husted
10th Amelia Freed
3rd Tori Herman
6th Dinah Bailey
For more information on TSA and the many STEM opportunities for students 5-12, please visit the national website at tsaweb.org or the PA site at patsa.web. Thank you for supporting our program and the interests of the students!
Eight AAHS students have distinguished themselves by their induction into the Tri-M Honor Society, chapter 3967 at Ambridge Area High School. John Barnhart, Rhiannon Bosh, Amelia Freed, Natalie Garrison, Marjorie Jarsulic, Fiona Ozenich, Elisabetta Pucci, and Zoe Setzenfand were inducted on December 3, after meeting all of the required criteria for membership. This criteria includes: maintaining an “A” average in all music classes and a “B” average in all other classes, participation in at least two music ensembles, teacher recommendations, and a public performance in either a solo capacity, or a small group.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 4,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M was founded in 1936 by Alexander and Frances Harley, incorporated and renamed Modern Music Masters in 1952, and in 1983 recognized as the Tri-M Music Honor Society, a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
The 14th Annual Winter Olympics were held Friday December 20th at the high school. Competition among the grades in grueling events like the Obstacle Course, Soccer and Hockey. The exhilaration of victory and the pain of defeat as the students cheered for their classmates.
Sixteen AAHS band and choir students, and five MS band students had the honor of being chosen to participate in the Beaver County Band and Chorus festival on November 20 and 21. Hunter Hogue, Joshua Hohman, Leah Fritsch, Claire Matzie, Elisabetta Pucci, Naomi Husted, Kylee Bobak, and Jai West represented the HS Band. Mackenzie Morrell, Emma Diakiwsky, Noah White, John Barnhart, Grant Scheidemantle, Marc Ross, Kayla Raynak, and Lily Vignere represented the HS Choir. Anthony Scott, Emma Wenum, Anthony Speicher, Pietro Pucci, and Chase Fetterman represented the MS band. The nearly 300 students rehearsed at Beaver HS with students from all over Beaver County, concluding the festival with a public concert featuring the ensembles performing a variety of patriotic music, concluding with the combined high school band and chorus performing “Armed Forces -- The Pride of America.”
During a special signing ceremony this afternoon, five Ambridge Area High School student athletes signed commitment letters to their respective colleges. Congratulations to the following student athletes:
- Liam Buck, Volleyball, Lewis University
- Daniel Yetsick, Wrestling, Davidson College
- Brooke Lively, Girls Soccer, Slippery Rock University
- Brandie Nauman, Girls Soccer, Slippery Rock University
- Gretchen Oslick, Girls Soccer, Gannon University
Six Ambridge Area High School student athletes attended the 2019 WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Heinz History Center & Sports Museum in Pittsburgh. It's the 11th year in a row the WPIAL has hosted the summit, which is designed to present and discuss topics relating to sportsmanship.
About 600 student athletes from Western Pennsylvania attended the event. Keynote speakers included Bernie Colbert, Lead Educator for Coaching Boys into Men and Karen Hall, a former WPIAL athlete and current ESPN3 color analyst for women's college basketball.
On October 29, the Ambridge Area School District held its 3rd annual Technical Trade Expo. This event is designed to promote industry and trade related prospects to students in the 11th and 12th grade. Many opportunities are currently available to those choosing the non-traditional, four-year collegiate route; it is here where students were able to partner with local organizations including Almatis, Impact Guard, Pennaflame, O'neal Manufacturing, American Subcontractors Association and Sukup Structures allowing them the ability to train and start careers directly from high school making a substantial salary.
In addition, Judge Ross, a pioneer for unions in the Beaver County area, came to speak with representatives to alert students of the countless jobs becoming available in their industries. Thank you to all who made this day a great success. We look forward to next year and building community partnerships for our students! If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Mrs. Santini or Mrs. Brewer.