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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.

Wilson Celebrates Sesquicentennial with Weekend of Festivities

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Wilson College threw itself a birthday bash last weekend to celebrate homecoming and recognize its Sesquicentennial anniversary.

Mercersburg Academy to Move Beyond Advanced Placement

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Mercersburg Academy is taking steps to move beyond the Advanced Placement (AP) designation.

Unity Rally Brings SU Students, Borough, Township Residents Together

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Shippensburg University students, faculty and staff joined the larger community last Thursday at Shippensburg Station unity rally.

$2 million Gift To Improve SU Athletic Facilities

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Shippensburg University President Laurie A. Carter announced a gift of $2 million for the construction of a new SU football locker room. It will be built at the rear of Seth Grove Stadium.

Penn State Mont Alto Announces New 2019-20 Advisory Board Members

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Abel Castro, Douglas C. Harmon, James Junkin, and Timothy L. Mussmon are new members of the Penn State Mont Alto Advisory Board for the 2019-20 academic year.

Wilson College Commits To Youth Leadership Program

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Wilson College has committed $8,000 to the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation to fund the 2019-2020 Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth Program.

Senator Recognizes Community ‘Kindness’ Custodian

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Outside, it was cold and wet, but inside this small community’s elementary school the atmosphere was warm and cheery. And filled with kindness.

Lurgan Teacher To Attend Technology Innovators Summit

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Snoke is a creative, innovative teacher who embraces best practices and technology integration in her classroom.

CASHS NJROTC Gets Navy Funding, New Standing

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The NJROTC program at Chambersburg Area Senior High School is changing this year, but most people won’t notice the difference.

Former NASA Administrator to Honor 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Mission

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Lesher will share his experience as NASA’s assistant administrator for technology utilization from 1964 to 1969.

PSUMA to Host DementiaLive Simulation

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From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Oct. 7, Penn State Mont Alto will host a DementiaLive simulation, facilitated by AGE-u-cate and Penn Cares in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC) on the University’s campus.

Wilson College Enrollment Up For Sixth Year

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Wilson College continues to buck the higher education trend of declining enrollments. Enrollment at the local private college increased 8% this year, college officials said.

Career Closet Provides Professional Attire to Students

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Penn State Mont Alto Career Services will hold its fourth annual Career Closet in the Wiestling Student Center from Sept. 24 to 26, offering free professional clothing to Mont Alto students for interviews, internships, and job placement.

Penn State Mont Alto Continues Planning for $13 Million Allied Health...

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Plans are underway for a new $13 million allied health building at Penn State Mont Alto. The proposed facility will house the University’s nursing, physical therapist assistant and occupational therapy assistant programs.

Mount Aloysius Announces Fall Open House

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Mount Aloysius College invites prospective students and their families to visit the 193-acre campus for an Open House on Sunday, Sept. 29th.

Campus Symposium to Explore Gender Equity as a Constitutional Right

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A panel at Penn State Mont Alto discuss gender equality and the Constitution on Monday, Sept. 16th, 2019.

Literacy Month Brings Clifford to CASD Kindergarten Classes

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Dr. Dion Betts has a goal this month. It’s Literacy Month, so he wants to read to every Chambersburg Area School District kindergarten child, all 750 of them.

Bomb Threat Triggers Heightened Security at SASHS

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Parents were notified about a bomb threat against Shippensburg Area Senior High School by way of social media tonight.

Penn State Mont Alto Fall 2019 Colloquy Series

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Penn State Mont Alto will host three Faculty and Staff Colloquy Series talks this fall in the Mill Café.

STEM Students to Get Wilson Scholarships as Part of $1 Million...

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Local STEM students will benefit from a nearly $1 million National Science Foundation grant to Wilson College for a groundbreaking new program to recruit area students.

CASHS Assistant Principal Stresses the Importance of Creating Connections

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Dr. Lisa Schoenleber, CASHS assistant principal, published an article in the spring 2019 edition of the Pennsylvania Administrator Magazine entitled, "Creating Connections."

Betts: CASD Will Shift Focus From Buildings to the District’s Children

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Local residents want the focus in their schools shifted from buildings to children.

Wilson, Montgomery College Partnership Announced

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Wilson College is partnering with a two-year Maryland college to help its students transition to bachelor degree programs.

New Art Exhibition Celebrates Wilson Sesquicentennial

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An art exhibition celebrating the 150-year history of Wilson College opens Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Wilson library's Sue Davison Cooley Gallery.
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