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Most people do not know how they are going to die. Kevin Avery, also known as Freak from the novel “Freak the Mighty” by Rodman Philbrick, was not so fortunate. He was born with Morquio syndrome, a rare syndrome which affects the metabolism. The disease occurs when the body is missing or doe…

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Huntingdon County CareerLink has provided a great opportunity for students at Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS). They will be offering a career development class at the school once a week, beginning within the next couple weeks for a select amount of students. These students will complete t…

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CCA students Timothy Nearhood, left, and Samantha Montoro, right, met with speaker Darrell Scott after learning about Rachel’s Challenge at Mount Union Area High School recently.

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Calvary Christian Academy recently high school students had the opportunity to learn about the tragic shooting that occurred at Columbine High School April 20, 1999.

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At the start of this school year, JV technology director Josh Wakefield launched the new broadcasting club, something he had been dreaming about for a while. So far, he feels that his team has been tremendous in their work ethic. “The members of the broadcasting crew have been working hard w…

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Beginning Friday, Nov. 16, Huntingdon Area High School will officially begin its 2018-19 winter sports season. However, many teams have been practicing throughout the entire offseason. Winter sports at HAHS include girl’s and boy’s swimming, girls’ and boys’ basketball and wrestling.

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One ailment. Two chemotherapy medications. Five consecutive days of chemotherapy treatment over many weeks. 700-plus supporters. At the Southern Huntingdon County High School (SHCHS), students and teachers have set aside their daily endeavors to support Joel Snyder, a math teacher and local …

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Solomon Ortiz insisted, “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” This year Mount Union Area High School welcomed a new teacher who hopes to do just that. Haley Myers is teaching 11th and 12th grade English.

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For the 2018-2019 school year, New Day Charter School (NDCS) has a new assistant principal and a new director of special Education, but they aren’t strangers to the school.

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Many people across the community were very aware of the elections that took place Nov. 6. This election is important since new U.S. Senators were elected. As the people in Huntingdon prepared to vote, people try to be as politically informed as possible, and in a small town like Huntingdon, …

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Eight students from Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) had original artwork accepted into the Scholastic 144 art exhibition at Shippensburg University. Their pieces are being displayed in Kauffman Gallery at Hubert Art Center from Nov. 3 through Nov. 17.

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The music departments at Juniata Valley has always been highly regarded as a prestigious program full of talented and dedicated students. In recent months, the department has undergone extreme changes. The choral and band departments welcomed new directors and, although they are new to the j…

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It is always exciting seeing one’s name in print, especially when inspiring to be a dedicated and passionate journalist. “I love seeing so many young writers submitting their articles and participating in Press Club,” said Kayla Handy, a staff writer for The Daily News and Press Club judge f…

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As a four-year-old, dinosaurs spark a sense of curiosity and eagerness to learn. Leanne Kile’s four-year-old kindergarten class had a dino-themed day for her class of seven Oct. 26. Each child was very enthusiastic about each activity, learning basic elements along the way.

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Oct. 22 marked the first day of Red Ribbon Week, an annual event, at Tussey Mountain High School. The organizers of this program are Tussey’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) team, a group of students grades seventh to 12th. The actual event is a national campaign all over the c…

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Homecoming week in Juniata Valley has always been one of the busiest weeks of the year. The preparations for homecoming are always done by the JV student council. Signs, themes and props are most of the time handcrafted by the students.

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In a world full of PSSAs, SATs, ACTs and other standardized tests, it is widely believed that a high school education will not contribute to one’s future career, but instead only prepare the students for tests. The thousands of graduates from Southern Huntingdon County High School (SHCHS), h…

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John F. Kennedy once pronounced, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”Mount Union’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officers gained insight on the truth of this statement Oct. 23. These leaders joined officers from Elk County Catholic, State College and Juniata…

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Being a part of something agriculture related is almost a must for a large portion of the students who attend school at Juniata Valley. FFA at JV is an organization where students can express themselves through their love of agriculture and attend various events throughout the entire year.

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Sixteen new members of the Southern Huntingdon County High School John F. Kennedy Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) took a prestigious oath Oct. 24 at its annual induction ceremony. For many of these students, taking this oath and lighting one of the four trait candles (character, …

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Despite the rain and the cold, the Southern Huntingdon County High School (SHCHS) population and local communities came to the last home football game of the season clothed in pink to support the “boys of fall” Oct. 26, two individuals of the community, Joel Snyder and Sawyer Werner, who are…

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Juniata Valley High School was crawling with more than just crowds Oct. 20-21 at the second annual Haunted School event. Customers of all ages supported the project as they endured a night of horrifying events set up throughout the building.

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Nothing beats good food and good company, and that’s exactly what was offered up at the Mount Union’s First United Methodist Church. By joining the energies of a celebrated church congregation and several of Mount Union Area High School’s finest students, the First United Methodist Church wa…

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Last school year, the Huntingdon Area High School Performing Arts department took a break from theater production.

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From art exhibits, sporting events that give back to the community to utilizing local creeks for course work, there certainly was a wide variety of stories from which to choose for week four of The Daily News press club, according to Press Club editor Kylie Hawn.

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Would you ever want to stand before a group of depressed, nihilistic teenagers and try to teach them a subject they most likely have no interest in? No? Well, those few brave souls who do are called teachers, and one of those teachers is Sarah Horner, the new choral instructor at Mount Union…

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The entire staff of the Juniata Valley School District experienced their own version of a field trip at a recent Act 80 day. The faculty spent the day at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center focusing on being in and learning about nature as well as team building Oct. 8.

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When it comes to spiders, most want to smash, squash or otherwise smear them before these arachnids can make a move. Why else would they be such a favorite decoration for Halloween? Approximately 4 percent of the global population suffers from arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders. This fear…