Students qualify for Physics Olympics
HERMITAGE – The following students have qualified for participation in the 2014 Physics Olympics competition by taking first place in the Hickory High School, Hermitage, competions. They are:
• Mousetrap racer: Justin Peidle with 8.05 meters. The purpose is to transport a 500 gram slotted mass the greatest horizontal displacement using as the sole source of propulsion the stored potential engery of a standard commercial mousetrap.
• Hot water makign project: Amanda Bartko and Andrew Bianco with 8 degrees Celsisu in 1.0546 minutes. The purpose is to heat 300 grams of water by mechanical means in such a way that the greatest change in temperature is attained in the shortest time.
Hermitage students place in Linguishtiks
HERMITAGE – The Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV sponsored a Linguishtik Academic Games Tournament for schools from Butler, Mercer, Lawrence, Venango, and Crawford counties on Dec. 4 at Slippery Rock University.
In Linguishtiks students demonstrate their knowledge of grammar by writing a sentence that illustrates specific demands such as kind of sentence, part of speech and function of that particular part of speech in the sentence. The game helps students to improve their writing, grammar and vocabulary as they formulate their sentences.
The following Hermitage School District students placed:
• High school division:
First-place team, 11/12 grade division – Jacob Hall, James Dorko, Sarah Harris (a combined team with Laurel School District).
Undefeated player, Jacob Hall, qualified for the Tri-Bowl and national tournaments. James Dorko and Sarah Harris have qualified for Tri-Bowl.
• Middle school division:
Sixth-place team, Team Lord of the Lings – Molly Piso, Kayci Flickinger, Michael Delehanty, Alysha Platteborze and Ben Branch.
Ben Branch was undefeated in three rounds of competition. He has qualified for Tri-Bowl.
Tri-Bowl will be held in March at Grove City College. The national tournament is April 25 to May 1 in Knoxville, Tenn.
Hickory High students sing at choral festival
HERMITAGE – The following Hickory High School, Hermitage, students performed in the 2014 PMEA Distrcit 5 Choral Festival held Jan. 8-10 at Sharon High School. They are:
Olivia Schmidt, alto, chair one; Gerald Koledin, tenor one, chair three; Christopher McCown, tenor one, chair four; and Erin Hoffacker, soprano one, chair six, all qualified for regionals. Marissa Works, soprano two, chair nine, is an alternate for regionals.
Regional choir will be held Feb. 12-14 at Blackhawk High School with guest conductor Paul Head from Delaware University. A concert will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 14.
Hickory High students play in district orchestra
HERMITAGE – The following Hickory High School students participated in PMEA District Orchestra on Jan. 22-24 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. They are:
Sophmore: Ryan Dzurinda, viola.
Juniors: Billy Blaze, cello; Rachel Haney-Myers, violin; Sarah Harris, French horn; and Rachel Mistretta, violin.
Seniors: Courtney Hull, flute; Lauren Nogay, string bass; and Erin Warren, viola.
Students qualify for Physics Olympics
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Kyle McDonough earns Civil Air Patrol recognition
Cadet Maj. Emily Conroy, cadet deputy commander of Civil Air Patrol’s Youngstown ARS Composite Squadron, recently presented the Wright Brothers Award and promotion to Cadet Staff Sgt. Kyle McDonough of Hermitage.
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Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for Michael Funera
An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Michael Funera, son of Mike and Melinda Funera, Hermitage, on April 6. Michael, 17, is a junior at Hickory High School, Hermitage.
Supervisors OK Springfield Commons development
Springfield Township supervisors have approved the developers’ agreement for Springfield Commons, with one official dissenting, citing “too many technical issues.”
Very special art
Grove City College and the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV have teamed up again for the Very Special Arts Exhibit, which is on display at the college through Wednesday.
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40th Frontiers Club event Saturday
Dr. Diana Campbell Jones will speak at the 40th annual awards luncheon of the Mercer County Frontiers Club at noon Saturday in Park Inn by Radisson, Shenango Township.
Student teams excel in global competition
Hermitage School District students competed in the 2013-14 Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) Competition. Nearly 600 teams from some of the top high schools around the globe participated.
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