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Spaghetti Dinner for Leevi Steele Focus News 

Spaghetti Dinner for Leevi Steele

On February 18th, the Student Council hosted a spaghetti dinner for a brave little boy. Five year old Leevi Steele has been battling brain cancer early in his young life. He resides in Hopewell and his parents are Dave and Beth Steele. Senior Jayda Diehl proposed the idea to Mr. Barton and the rest of the Student Council. The idea was considered and approved overwhelmingly by the members.  Once the idea was approved, the students ordered food for the event from Delgrosso’s and the high school cafeteria. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad,…

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Junior High Girls Basketball News Sports 

Junior High Girls Basketball

The 2011-12 season was a successful one for the Junior High Lady Panthers. The team was coached by Mrs. Moyer. The team earned a record of 11-5 behind the scoring and leadership of the lone freshman on the team, Jennifer Bertoldi. In addition, six 7th graders and four 8th graders were on the team. In addition to Coach Moyer, the three assistant coaches were Coach England, Coach Barton, and Coach Vasas. “I thought we were much better than expected,” said Coach Moyer. “They had to adapt to us as coaches…

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Chorus Arts 


This year, NBC chorus members have been involved in many different performances, showcases, and competitions to show off their vast musical talents. Students had the opportunity to attend county chorus and district chorus, participate in the TriTones and Men’s Ensemble, as well as perform in concerts and community events. Ms. Hull works all year long with the chorus to bring the community captivating musical numbers from dedicated students and we hope to continue that tradition for years to come. County chorus took place on November 21st and 22nd at Hollidaysburg…

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TGIP: Thank God It’s Pi Day News 

TGIP: Thank God It’s Pi Day

Over the years, math teachers and enthusiasts throughout the world have celebrated Pi Day on March 14th. The reason the celebration occurs on this day is because the mathematical equivalent to pi is 3.14; March 14th can also be represented as 3/14. The creator of Pi Day, Larry Shaw, first celebrated it on March 14th, 1988. Pi (π) is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi is an irrational number; its value cannot be expressed exactly as a fraction. Its decimal representation…

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Northern Bedford Youth Leadership News 

Northern Bedford Youth Leadership

Each year Youth Leadership Bedford County (YLBC) looks for students who strive to further their knowledge in leadership skills and learn more about Bedford County.  On average, YLBC takes three to four students from each school in the district. Every year, Daily Chandler will come to all the schools of the county and tell the freshman students about YLBC and distribute applications to all of them. This year, Northern Bedford will have their annual meeting with Chandler on March 21, 2012. The YLBC curriculum is based on one book entitled…

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Varsity Boy’s Basketball Sports 

Varsity Boy’s Basketball

Varsity Boys Basketball By: Heather Litzenberger             The Varsity Boys’ Basketball team had a spectacular season this year.  They finished off the season with a record of sixteen wins and eight losses.  Barry Crawford leads as the head Varsity coach, Jason Free takes the Junior Varsity coaching position, and Taylor Leach manages the team. For our team we have fourteen players sporting their NBC jerseys this season.    We only have one senior that will be leaving the team next year, and that is #22 Brandon Oswalt.  Most of the team…

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Junior High Wrestling Roundup Sports 

Junior High Wrestling Roundup

NBC Junior High Wrestling Roundup By: Heather Litzenberger             This year’s Junior High Wrestlers had an exceptional season.  They ended the season with an undefeated record of 17-0, with 26 guys on the team.  This was a very memorable time for the team, for the coaches, and for the history of Northern Bedford Wrestling.  As a team, they had 294 individual wins, 123 pins, 105 forfeits, five tech falls, 18 major decisions, 42 decisions, and 1597 total team points. For the team’s roster, we had nine freshmen that will be…

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Marching Band Sports 

Marching Band

The 2011 Black Panther Marching Band, after going through a difficult season last year, has come back stronger than ever. The 2011 marching band season, or as Mr. Berry calls it, “The Year of the Do-over”, has allowed the band to forget about the past mishaps and move on. The marching band has played a variety of songs to figure out what kind of attitude they wanted to portray this year. The band started out their shows with the song Domino, by Van Morrison. Domino was the marching band’s parade…

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Jake Stern Signs a Contract! Features 

Jake Stern Signs a Contract!

You see him on the diamond, swinging to victory; he’s Jake Stern. Jake Stern is the son of Doug and Luella Stern. Jake recently signed with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to play Division I baseball. He is very excited about his college decision and the opportunity to play college sports.                 During Jake’s freshman and sophomore years on the team, the Panthers were District Champions. He has started as shortstop in every game for the last three years for the varsity team. Jake set the school record for…

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FFA Pig Roast News 

FFA Pig Roast

Every year the FFA gears up for its annual pig roast. The pig roast is a yearly celebration for the members and their families in honor of the members’ agricultural achievements.                 The pig roast kicked off with a home cooked meal, with the main dish, a pig prepared and cooked by some of the FFA members, Barb Morris and Carolyn Smith. FFA members who attend the pig roast were asked to bring a dish, either a side or a dessert. In addition to the pig, the FFA provided some…

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