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Mr. Barry King, Principal / Ms. Janice Zupsic, Principal

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TSA State Conference Winners PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kristin Holmes   
Monday, 27 April 2015 13:07

The Technology Education department is pleased to announce the results from the 37th Annual Technology Student Association (TSA) PA States Leadership Conference.  The conference was held April 15-18, 2015 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA.

We are pleased to inform you that forty-four members of our local Ambridge Area High School Chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) placed in the top ten and captured seventy-two individual and team awards! There were 1740 total students in attendance; a total of 1145 high school students from 84 high school chapters from across the state competed alongside 44 middle school chapters bringing 595 students.

Sophomores, Korryn Zanella’s and Megan Huey’s, qualifying entries in the PA-Biomedical Essay Contest were awarded cash prizes.  Zanella won a check for $50 for her first place entry and Huey won a check for $35 for her second place entry.  Additionally, Huey was a state finalist as she placed tenth for her essay.

Seniors, Jesse Karshin, Noah Hartman, Mitch Brewer and junior, Jon Munk, each won a $750 Scholarship from Johnson and Wales University for placing second in the TSA VEX robotics competitive event. Senior, Alexandra DeMarco won a $750 Scholarship from Johnson and Wales University for placing second in the promotional graphics competitive event.

Click "Read More" to view winners and additional photos.

Ambridge Sophomore selected as National Youth Delegate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Neil Tkatch   
Monday, 20 April 2015 06:43

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.

Congressional Art Contest - Please VOTE! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Ivanisin   
Monday, 13 April 2015 08:31

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.

To cast your ballot log on to www.rothfus.house.gov/art-competition-voting . Vote for your favorite piece!  However, if you would like to vote for our Ambridge students, our entries are as follows:

1.  1st untitled abstract piece by Addison Johnson

2. “Plumview” by Max Yingling

3. “I am Me” by Nadia Waddell

4. “Space Adventures” by Jessica Ames

5.  Untitled w/ red& blue balloons by Kayla Cafrelli  

6. “Memorial to my Pap” by Madison Padgett

Students of the Month / Extra Effort Winners PDF Print E-mail
Written by Neil Tkatch   
Friday, 10 April 2015 13:38
The high school guidance office is proud to announce the Student of the Month and Extra Effort Winners for March.  Congratulations!

Students of the Month
9 - Rachel Pawlawski

10 - Brooklyn Kotula

11 - Miranda Budaszewski
12 - Veronica Ammer
Extra Effort Awards
9 - Musinga Bayingana
10 - Thomas Quinn
11 - Chloe Trimbur
12 - Artie Ammon
VEX Robotics Competition at Ambridge High PDF Print E-mail
Written by K.Holmes   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 13:00

Design. Create. Team Work. Problem Solve That is what one-hundred and twenty five middle through high school students were excited to do as they showed off their robots in a VEX Competition at Ambridge Area High School.  The competition took place on Thursday, March, 26, 2015 in the high school gym.  Schools from the local area and neighboring states registered to compete.  There were 10 high school teams present:  Ambridge HS (3), BioMed Science Academy, OH (1), Central Catholic (4), Liberty High (1), and Shaler (1). There were 15 middle school teams: Ambridge (3), Central Valley (6) and North Allegheny (6).

The High school challenge was the VEX Skyrise.  Teams had to design and build their robot to be no larger than 18” x 18” to start and then be able to remote control it for 2 mins. The object is to score points by placing the cubes and yellow skyrise sections in scoring areas.  Each team was able to play 10 matches, randomly paired alliances. The results from the competition are: Ambridge 5014H, Ambridge 5014Z, Liberty High 9502, Ambridge 5014T, Central Catholic 6995, Central Catholic 6995B, BioMed Science Academy 926, Central Catholic 6995D, Shaler 1175S, and Central Catholic 6995C.

The Middle School Challenge was the VEX Highrise. Teams had to design and build their robot to be able to move or pick up blocks and place them in scoring areas.  Extra points were scored by the teams (two randomly paired robots) that could make towers of colored-blocks within the 60 second of gameplay.  The individual teams were able to challenge others about 10 times throughout the day.  The results are:  North Allegheny 200B, North Allegheny 10673, Ambridge A, North Allegheny 10840A, Central Valley B, North Allegheny 10673B, Central Valley E, Central Valley F, Central Valley A, Ambridge B, North Allegheny 200A, North Allegheny 10840B, Ambridge C, Central Valley D, and Central Valley C.

The event was hosted by Ambridge Area High School Technology Education/TSA teachers, Mrs. Kristin Holmes, Mr. Benjamin Holmes and Mr. Jason Roos. This was the 2nd VEX event hosted at Ambridge. It is simply great to see the kids excited about robotics and helping each other along the way! Many of these teams will be competing at Seven Springs Mountain Resort April 15-18, for one last time at PA TSA (technology student association) States.  Good luck teams and hope to more teams next year for more VEX robotics fun! For more details on vex robotics please visit the Vexrobotics.com website!

Ambridge High School teams:

(1st) 5014H:  Jesse Karshin, Noah Hartman, Jon Munk, Mitch Brewer

(2nd) 5014 Z: Loren Wesche, Ruthann Weedon, Nadine Bosh, Nadia Waddell, Jeff Sarver

(4th) 5014 T: Matt Eger, Josh Johnson, Bryce Underwood, 


Ambridge JH teams:

Ambridge Team A

(3rd) Lance Bordeaux, Josh Peters, Thomas Swaney,Shane Killen ,Rocco Niven, Corey Shaffer

 Ambridge Team B

(10th) Ethan Ramirez, Zach Astorino, Jesse Verner, Jacob Bailey

Ambridge  Team C

(13th) Nathan Erickson, Xavier Albring, Zach Ochman, Jacob Shoup, Morgan Igles

Congrats again to all the teams!  

Summer Health Career Academy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Neil Tkatch   
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:16

A Southwestern Pennsylvania Summer School of Excellence for Academically Inclined Ninth and Tenth Grade Students....a unique opportunity for high school students interested in health careers.

When: July 20-24, 2015

Where: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Cost: $150

*Scholarships available upon request.

*Applications are in the high school guidance office.

*All applications must be received by April 30, 2015. 


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Senior High Events

Tue May 26
School In Session to make up February 20th
Tue May 26 @08:00AM -
Keystone Exams
Tue May 26 @05:00PM -
High School Prom
Wed May 27
School Picnic at Kennywood
Thu Jun 04
Thu Jun 04
Last Day for Students
Fri Jun 05
In Service Day