Shamus Fitzgerald, a sixth grader at State Street Elementary won second place in the Jackie Robinson Poetry Contest. He won four tickets to a pirate game and will be recognized on the field on April 18th. Great job, we are proud of you!
Jack Pumphrey a sixth-grader at Highland Elementary School won first place in the Beaver County PASR Sixth Grade Spelling Bee . Jack is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sobona of Ambridge and Mr. Philip Pumphrey of California Jack is very involved in the community, he is a member of the Boy Scout Troop 498 in Ambridge, and he plays soccer for the ABE traveling team. Jack is involved in the school band and chorus and plays the piano. Out of school, Jack is an alter server and is in the youth group at his church. Ambridge Is very proud of Jack for this is only the second time our district has received this great honor. ambridge will host the 2015 Bee and Jack will return to give the opening words. Great job, Jack!!!
Julianna Kelly 5th grader at State Street won 1st place for Beaver County in The Sons of the American Revolution poster contest. Julianna will be recognized on April 12 at the Wooden Angel Restaurant in Beaver. She will advance to the state competition. Congratulations and good luck, Julianna!
Author and professor at Butler Community College, Alex Gladis presented a fossil program to State Street 6th Graders. The students learned about how Pennsylvania was partly underwater, a jungle, and what it looks like today. They were able to touch various samples that were many millions of years old and got their very own fossil to take home. Assisting him was his wife and former principal, Sandy Gladis. The students answered questions and received an A+ with a score of 15 out of 15. A great time was had by all.
Dr. Zurchin read the book "Oh, The Places You'll Go" to the State Street Elementary sixth-graders. This was in conjunction with Dr. Seuss's birthday. This book encourages young people to follow the right path and to move mountains. Thank you Dr. Zurchin!
Also pictured are the Dr. Seuss contest winners at State Street!
State Street Elementary hosted the Ambridge Area School District 6th Grade Spelling Bee, February 21, 2014. Students from all three elementary buildings participated. The Economy representatives were: Ashli Anzio, Aracely Chase, Emily Gruca, Mason Kovach, and Emily Russo. Representatives from Highland were: Marek Gamble, Jack Pumphrey, and Braeden Young. Finally, State Street was represented by Dylan Castro and Alexandra Peters.
The children diligently worked at spelling the words asked of them. The third place winner was Dylan Castro of State Street. The runner-up was Braeden Young from Highland. This year’s 2014 Ambridge Area School District Champion was Jack Pumphrey from Highland. Jack will advance to The Beaver County Spelling Bee in April. Congratulations, Jack! Bring home a winner!!!!
Thank you to Dr. Cynthia Zurchin, Mrs. Megan Mealie, Mrs. Aphrodite Galitsis, Mr. Tom McKelvey, and Mr. Nick Tisak for attending and supporting our participants.