April 3, 2013
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Greg Campbell

Junior to attend summer workshop

ADAMS TWP — Mars junior Greg Campbell received a full scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC) Summer Leadership Workshop, to be held July 7 to 12 at Grove City College.

The workshop, open to active high school student council members, offers “hands-on” curriculum to aid in developing skills in communications, project planning, motivation, team building, conflict resolution and meeting facilitation.

Campbell, 17, son of Ronald and Rita Campbell of Mars, serves as secretary of Mars High School Student Council. He received the award at the 2013 PASC Region A Spring Conference, held March 22 at Leechburg Junior/Senior High School.

For more information, call 724-625-1581.

Student earns first in history contest

ADAMS TWP — Mars eighth-grader Michael Sutton received first place in the Junior Division of the regional National History Day Contest, held March 21 at Westminster College in New Wilmington.

Sutton, 13, son of Michael and Karen Sutton of Mars, received the award for his exhibit on “The Battle of Marathon,” which included an annotated bibliography and a process paper explaining his chosen topic and research methods. Theme of this year’s contest is “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.”

He will advance to the Pennsylvania State National History Day Contest, to be held May 3 and 4 at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg.

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Perfect attendance to be recognized

ADAMS TWP — Mars High School will hold a Renaissance breakfast from 7:52 to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday in the cafeteria.

The event will honor about 120 students with perfect attendance and positive school behavior during the third nine weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. Activities will include a free continental breakfast provided by Bob Evans of Cranberry Township, guest speakers and door prizes.

For more information, contact Dale Sleva Jr., Mars High School assistant principal, at 724-625-1581.

Students shine in academic contest

ADAMS TWP — Students at Mars Centennial School placed 17th among 23 Pennsylvania schools participating in the national “Knowledge Master Open” academic competition March 20.

The team also placed 99th out of 237 participating schools from across the United States and around the globe. As part of the program, members of the team, comprised of fifth- and sixth-graders, are asked to answer 100 questions on varying topics from current events to the fine arts.

For more information, contact April Whorf, gifted support teacher, at 724-625-2601.

School to offer annual talent show

ADAMS TWP — Mars Middle School will hold a “Twisted Tale” talent show at 7 p.m. Friday at Mars High School auditorium.

Eighth-grader Katie Olsen and seventh-grader Braeden Rawa will serve as emcees for the show, which will feature various acts including dance routines, student bands, vocal performances and other acts.

Eighth-graders Kelly Shaw and Olsen and seventh-graders Sean Connolly, Lindy Lee, Hannah Lyerly, Sean Mullen, Olivia Smith and Abby Stewart will each offer vocal performances. Seventh-grader Deepayan Patra will perform on piano and eighth-graders Ginger Best and Sabrina Shick will offer a dance routine.

Eighth-graders Lydia Campbell, Sydney Elder, Mitchel Skiles, Cecilia Smelko, Shaw and Shick along with seventh-graders Tomas Anderson, Sofia Avery, Jesse Caringola, Celene Kollinger, Hannah Leipner, Kaitlynn Mellor, Maggie Olshenske and Megan Romanski will present the skit, “Once Upon a High School.”

For more information, contact Kim Morris, event coordinator, at 724-625-3145.