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Current Issues Remembers 9/11 Features News Special Events 

Current Issues Remembers 9/11

On Monday, September 11 2017, history teacher Andrew Barton and his Current Issues class took a field trip to the Flight 93 memorial in Somerset County, and had the opportunity to hear Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Tom Wolf, and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speak.   The trip fit in with the class’s current topic of terrorism and also memorialized the victims of the attack that occurred on the same day 16 years earlier when Al Qaeda terrorists attempted to hijack Flight 93. However, due to the bravery…

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The Amazing Art Addition Features News 

The Amazing Art Addition

There is a new addition to the Northern Bedford family this fall, Coryn Snyder. As the beloved Mrs. Lowery retired, the school has gained a new art teacher. Reigning from East Freedom and graduating from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Mrs. Snyder, and not the English teacher, is Northern Bedford’s newest art teacher. Mrs. Snyder was born and raised in the Cove and spent much of her time with family. “I grew up in Roaring Spring; I remember playing outside often. My brother…

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Intercepted Scholarships Features News Sports 

Intercepted Scholarships

Sunday, March 12th at the 20th annual Central Pennsylvania National Football Foundation dinner, 45 high school football players were awarded. One of these players was Northern Bedford’s very own, Jacob Dasher. Dasher is the son of Keith and Trish Dasher, and was awarded for his work in the classroom, in the community, and on the field. Past recipients of this award from Northern Bedford include Willie Sollenberger, Andrew Cronrath, Blake Over, Aaron Batzel, and now Jacob Dasher. He has stated that this organization “is great and has helped student-athletes forward…

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Maddie Cottle: The Beauty Arts Features News Special Events 

Maddie Cottle: The Beauty

Madison “Maddie” Cottle is a sophomore at Northern Bedford County High School. She will be playing the role of Belle in our school’s production of Beauty and The Beast. Maddie says she wanted to try out for the musical because she has a really strong love for music and singing and felt that it would be a lot of fun. The most challenging thing about having to play Belle for Maddie was memorizing all the lines, but she says that after she got them down, it was an easy ride!…

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Mito Maniacs Spread Awareness Features Focus 

Mito Maniacs Spread Awareness

For many kids, getting to run around and play outside is the easiest thing to do, but for seven-year-old Mckenna the simplest action such as walking around the house can be a challenge.   Kenna was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease at birth and has had complications ever since. At birth, she was unable to tolerate feedings and vomited constantly, which was very acidic. It would constantly burn the skin on her face, neck, chest, and pretty much anywhere the vomit would touch.   Kenna also suffers from slow motility of…

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Jacob Dasher: Jake of All Trades Features Focus News 

Jacob Dasher: Jake of All Trades

  Jacob Dasher, a junior at Northern Bedford, is taking advanced classes such as honors chemistry,  physics,  and honors English.  His claims favorite subject is history stating that, “I enjoy learning about the wars and all the famous people from our nation’s past.”  Jacob also participates in football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and baseball in the spring.  He plays sports because he loves the competition.  He is also in his school’s charity program “Interact club” as well as being a part of the National Honors Society. Jacob…

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New Gym Teacher Promotes Positive Outlook on Physical Education Features 

New Gym Teacher Promotes Positive Outlook on Physical Education

  You see her in the mornings standing in the hallways in athletic pants and a collared shirt. With a smile on her face, she is excited to take on another day as the new gym teacher of Northern Bedford middle school and high school. Ms. Brianna Hart, otherwise known as Ms. Hart. She was hired in the summer of 2016 to take the place as Mrs. Bowser.   Hart was raised in the NBC community where she graduated in 2010. After high school, she attended Frostburg State University for…

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Senior Project Brings Hope Features News Tech Time 

Senior Project Brings Hope

Senior Xiara Long created a local buzz on September 29 when she presented a new arm to Bedford County girl Rayana Fetters. Long manufactured a prosthetic arm using Northern Bedford High School’s 3D printer. Long said, “She kind of just looked up at me and just the look of pure enjoyment spread over her face. That is when it became more than just a graduation requirement. It was just something I could do to help that little girl sitting across the table.” The arm was 3-D printed and put…

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A Community Coming Together Features Focus News 

A Community Coming Together

Local businesses in the Altoona area are “Sophia Strong.” On August 18, Sophia’s parents wanted to make it known to the public that they were having trouble paying off hospital bills. Businesses immediately took action. They were making t-shirts, bracelets, and donations to support Sophia.   At age 7, Sophia Taylor was diagnosed with a disease known as Neuroblastoma. “She had been to a point where she could no longer eat. She vomited a lot because her body just couldn’t hold anymore,” Sophia’s mother said. $14,025 has been raised so…

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Chris Benner Details His Busy Senior Year Features Music News 

Chris Benner Details His Busy Senior Year

As an active member in band, National Honors Society, soccer, show choir, Scholastic Scrimmage, Interact Club, and reading competition, senior Christopher Benner knows how to keep himself busy. Aside from all of his school related activities, Chris also takes piano lessons and plays with the Brethren Bass. Benner finds it easy to balance all of his interests because they occur during different times of the year, however he still gets worn our but enjoys the exhaustion because he is doing things he loves. One of the main activities he participates…

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