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Sommers is new Wilson VP for enrollment

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He starts his new job at Wilson July 1, replacing David Boisvert. Boisvert served as an interim vice president in the role for three years.

JROTC cadets on a roll

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Chambersburg’s JROTC cadets are on a roll. In what has already been a banner year for the Chambersburg Area...

Wilson’s commencement rescheduled

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The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the college’s traditional commencement ceremony this year, so graduates will get a virtual ceremony now and a formal ceremony this fall.

G-ASD stages a prom

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One Franklin County school and community pulled off an amazing porch prom while maintaining social distancing! Next up, plans for Class of 2020 Graduation!

Tough year for graduating seniors

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It's been a tough year for the county’s graduating seniors. But local seniors have dug in, completed assignments online and even gone...

Young writers go ‘rogue’

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A social entrepreneurial enterprise built on pivoting the power of the pen to influence the world, Ghost Writer established the contest to provide a creative outlet for young people and to support local businesses

It’s official: No school rest of academic year

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Education Secretary Pedro Rivera said a few months of review and enrichment by districts such as Chambersburg’s is not enough to make sure kids are prepared for the next academic year, however.

Wilson Adds NCEA Equestrian for Fall 2020

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The addition of the NCEA Equestrian team for hunt seat competition is a significant and positive development for Wilson’s program

Pennsylvania school districts want to suspend cyber charter school enrollment

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By Christen Smith | The Center Square Pennsylvania school districts want public education officials to suspend cyber charter school enrollment...

School Closures Extended Through April 6th

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Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera said his decision to close all schools for the additional period aligns with the governor’s stay-at-home directive announced. Franklin County schools will remain closed into April as state officials battle a spreading Coronavirus threat. The numbers of new cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly across the state.

‘Smart Talk Road Trip’ Comes to Wilson College

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WITF’s Smart Talk is taking its show on the road. The Harrisburg-based public radio station hosts Smart Talk Road Trip: Celebrating Women’s History and the Right to Vote

FCCTC Students to Host 3rd Annual Road Show at CAMS South

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Students from the Franklin County Career and Technology Center will visit CAMS South next week for the 3rd Annual Careers Road Show.

SU Business Class Raising Money To Name a Seeing Eye Dog...

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Students in the Strategy Implementation class in the John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University want to show their Raider pride this year.

Local Student Representing Waynesboro as a National Youth Correspondent

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Kathryn Chiarizia, a student at Waynesboro Area Senior High School, has been selected to represent Waynesboro, PA as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2020 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

CASHS NJROTC Cadets to Represent Pennsylvania at the Navy National Championships

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February 15th, 2020, will be remembered as a landmark date for the Cadets of Chambersburg Area Senior High School’s (CASHS) Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NJROTC) Program.

Local Schools Get Safety Grants From State

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State legislators representing various parts of. Franklin County announced Wednesday that school safety grants will go to six local school districts, plus Franklin County Career and Technology Center.

Wilson International Student Club Hosts Dinner, Performance

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The Muhibbah Club, Wilson's international student organization, will host a dinner featuring dishes from around the world March 7.

Wilson Student Newspapers Now Searchable Online

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Nearly 1,700 issues of the Wilson College student newspaper are now online and searchable. A grant has allowed the college to digitize the papers and make them available to researchers on and off campus.

Wilson College Receives Citation Marking 150th Anniversary

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Mastriano presented Fugate with the citation at the senator’s downtown Chambersburg office last week.

Stevens Elementary Staff, Students Praised for ‘Distinguished School’ Status

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It takes a village... so the saying goes. Tom Knepper, Stevens Elementary School principal, credits the entire Stevens community with the success of its Title I program.

Chambersburg Cadets Visit Congressman John Joyce in Washington

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Seven graduating Cadets from the Chambersburg Area School District Navy Junior ROTC Program spent a day on Capitol Hill recently, touring the Nation’s Capital and learning more about the Federal Government.

Cathy Dusman Speaks Out About Exit From CASD

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Cathy Dusman was “extremely surprised” to hear her contract with Chambersburg Area School District was not going to be renewed when first told about it a few days before it appeared on a school board agenda last month.

Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School Designated a Title I Distinguished School

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Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School has been designated a Title I Distinguished School for the 2019-2020 school year.

AG Shapiro: ‘Safe2Say Something’ Reaches 40,382 Tips in First Year

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On the one year anniversary of the Safe2Say program, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said “Safe2Say Something PA” has reached over 40,000 tips from across the Commonwealth.

Foundation Seeks Leadership Franklin County Youth Class Applications

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Current ninth-grade students seeking to develop leadership skills and learn about their community can apply for Leadership Franklin County's Youth class of 2020-2021.

Santa Visits Stevens, Bringing Local Kids an Early Christmas

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Santa made an early visit to Franklin County Friday to bring gifts to 295 students at Steven's Elementary School.

Penn State Mont Alto Helps Make Holidays Bright For Families

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Penn State Mont Alto embraced the season’s spirit Thursday by wrapping more than 350 presents for needy Franklin County families.

CASHS Senior Wins December Kindness Challenge

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At the December 17th regular board meeting, CASD Superintendent Dr. Dion Betts recognized Haley Rohm, CASHS Senior, as the winner of the CASD December Kindness Challenge.

Santa To Pay Special Visit To Stevens School

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A special treat is in store for students at Stevens Elementary School Friday, just in time for the Christmas holiday.

Chamber Foundation’s High School Business Challenge

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The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation's High School Business Challenge is back for 2020!

Employability Partnership Announced to Bring Leadership Academy to Town

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A Leadership Academy for Logistics is coming to Franklin County. The academy is a partnership between the Community Education Coalition/Employability, the Partnership for Career Development/SCPaWorks (PCD) and Penn State Mont Alto.

Penn State Mont Alto to Offer American Mathematics Competitions

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Attention, young mathematicians. Penn State Mont Alto is hosting the American Mathematics Competitions in February. You are invited. You could go far, perhaps all the way to national completion.

Giving Tuesday, and Making a Difference

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Mark your calendars and plan to support Penn State Mont Alto’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips during this year’s #GivingTuesday challenge. Through their ASB experiences, students learn that every individual matters and each person can make an impact in the lives of others

CAMS North Celebrates 100% Academic Growth Rating

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Chambersburg Area Middle School (CAMS) North is celebrating this week. The school achieved a 100% growth rating from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PA Value-Added Assessment System or PVAAS) in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science.

Wilson, Penn State Students To Pitch Business Ideas, ‘Shark Tank’ Style

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College students from Wilson and Penn State Mont Alto will pitch their ideas for business startups next month in a low-stakes version of a popular television show.

Pennsylvania National Guard Association names Mont Alto Campus ‘Guard Friendly’

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The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) recently recognized Penn State Mont Alto as a “Guard Friendly ” school.

Shippensburg University Honors Its Veterans

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The Shippensburg University community joined together on Veterans Day to honor the service and sacrifices of America’s military.

SU first in State System to offer Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows...

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Shippensburg University signed a new agreement this week to include its Master of Social Work in the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellow Program.

Wilson College Gets A New President

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Wilson College announced on Monday that Dr. Wesley R. Fugate will become the 20th president in the 150-year history of the college early next year.

Penn State Mont Alto: Making College Affordable

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Eligible students living in neighboring states can now save up to $26,000 at Penn State Mont Alto.

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