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2013 Octorara Grad Earns Baseball Conference Rookie Award

From Penn State Altoona’s NOW (Now On The News) site on Pat McHenry, a 2013 Octorara alumni and last year’s Most Outstanding Octorara Athlete, being named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Newcomer of the Year: McHenry Named


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Community Conversation Focused On School Security This Week

Following last year’s Sandy Hook school shooting, Octorara School Board members have been engaged in a protracted conversation about school safety and campus security. Since January, the conversation has been centered on a safe schools state


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Octorara PTO Looking For “Gently Used” Books


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Octorara Sophomore Earns Eagle Scout Award

Boy Scout Christian Jaq “CJ” Huntsinger, a member of Boy Scout Troop 20 sponsored by Penningtonville Presbyterian Church in Atglen and Octorara 10th Grader, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest honor last month. The full


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Runge Finishes in Top Four at National Swimming Meet

Octorara senior Cierra Runge finished fourth in the 200m freestyle event at an Arena Grand Prix event in Mesa, AZ Friday. Cierra’s 1:59.99 time was several seconds slower than first place finisher Katie Ledecky, who finished at


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According to LancasterOnline, the event, “will feature a science fair, mobile agricultural science lab, vendor tables with free gifts, a petting zoo, music, art and student work exhibits, and demonstrations of student projects.  Hay rides and food


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Octorara Superintendent’s Parkesburg Town Hall Tonight

Octorara Superintendent Dr. Tom Newcome will host town hall meetings at the Parkesburg Baptist Church at 103 Wesrt Street next to the Library tonight at 7:00 PM Residents of Parkesburg or any Octorara municipality may attend


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Octorara’s Got talent

Deborah Ward, the Octorara Junior High School art teacher, posted several hand camouflage paintings created by her eighth grade art class to her blog last week. More paintings from her class here.


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Octorara Band Boosters Offer ‘Class of 2014’ Yard Signs


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Octorara Board Rejects $40K Campus Security Grant – Updated

Debbie Wygent, local reporter for LancasterOnline, has a good article on Monday’s school board work session in which the board concluded their months long debate over whether to accept a $40,000 state grant to hire a


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