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2017 Primary Election Results – Octorara School District

Konnecker / Hurley team K.O.s incumbent Timothy Alexander. In a locally debated contest, the numbers for voting in Octorara’s District III (including Parkesburg Borough, Highland and Londonderry Townships) confirm that area voters realize the real issues


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Cierra Runge Update

Cierra Runge, a lifelong resident of Cochranville, PA and a member of Octorara Area High School Class of 2014, spoke to SwimSwm about her decision to transfer to Wisconsin and train for next year’s Summer Olympics


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Octorara Contemplates Diving Into Aquaponics

Octorara Area School District leaders are splashing local headlines with talk of making their already-strong agriculture programs even better by diving into a new aquaponics adventure. “This will be a step above what other schools are


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A Closer Look At Octorara’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

By Jack Mariano The Octorara Area School District Board of Directors recently approved a new contract with the Octorara Area Education Association with a 9-0 vote.  The agreement is for four years retroactively, starting July 1,


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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Production This Weekend

Octorara High School Performance Arts Department’s production of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will be staged this weekend.


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Parkesburg’s Got Talent

This rendition of The Temptation’s hit ‘Build Me Up Butter Cup’ sung by a quartet of unnamed Octorara High School students on Valentine’s Day a few weeks ago, was posted to YouTube by Meridith Norris. Unfortunately,


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Two New Names To Octorara’s Emerging Swimming Legacy

Two days after Octorara alum and Cal Berkeley Freshman Cierra Runge broke the NCAA Record in the women’s 500 free with a time of 4:31.90, beating the previous record set last year by over .63 of


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Octorara High School Schedules African American Read-In

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Runge’s College Swim Team Jumps To Second In National Poll

SwimSwam, which bills itself as the “world’s most popular swimming content site,” issued its college rankings yesterday noting the role Octorara grad and UC Berkeley Freshman swimmer is playing keeping school’s women swim team ranked 2nd in


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Octorara Senior Earns Eagle Scout Award

Tyler Morris, a member of Atglen-based Boy Scout Troop 20 and a senior at Octorara High School, achieved the rank of Eagle, the highest award in Boy Scouting. Tyler is the son of Charyl Cazzille Morris


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