May 2016

Salisbury Top Ten Student – Catherine Kenyon

by Lynn Fuini-Hetten on May 31, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 7.57.22 PMThis post was contributed by Catherine Kenyon.

What accomplishments at SHS make you the most proud?
I loved many aspects of Salisbury, but being a part of the Salisbury Debate Team will definitely stick with me as I move forward. We made it to finals both my junior and senior years, and I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful or funny group of people to get us there. Being at school at 6:30 in the morning pays off!

What was your most memorable learning experience at SHS?
There are so many experiences that it’s hard to choose! I guess tenth grade was the most memorable learning time for me, if solely for the reason that it was my first year in the high school. (I missed freshman year due to a bad concussion). Mr. Barna, the American Cultures II teacher, spun history into stories, which made his class so much fun. We also acted out different historical events, including the Kennedy assassination and Kent State … those moments are unforgettable.

What are you doing after graduation?
I am heading off to Massachusetts to attend Wellesley College in the fall.

What goals do you have for your future?
I’m not yet sure what I want to study, but I’m interested in international relations and genetics. I would like to minor in a language –– probably Spanish, although I’m also considering Arabic –– and be able to travel abroad during my studies. As of right now, working for the government or the UN would be a dream for me, but I also know my plans will probably change as I move through college. So, right now, my only concrete plan is to graduate from Wellesley and work my way forward.

How has STSD prepared you for that future?
SHS is such a small community. It means that everyone knows everything about everyone –– which can be a little weird –– but it also forces you to be a better student because your peers and teachers have expectations for you that are hard to avoid. In Salisbury, you are never a faceless student … people will push you, and that personal interaction and instruction has made my time at Salisbury very important.

What advice would you offer future seniors?
As stressful as this whole time can be –– applications, passing classes, tying up loose ends –– make sure to take time to enjoy the process. It’s really hard to do so (I rarely took a breather!), but it’s worth it if you do. It’s your last year of high school. You may never see some of these people again. Remember that.

Salisbury Top Ten Student – Chrystina Obleschuk

by Lynn Fuini-Hetten on May 31, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 7.56.10 PMThis post was contributed by Christina Obleschuk.

What accomplishments at SHS make you the most proud?

I am proud of not only myself, but also my friends for our hard work and dedication to every project, quiz, and test we have faced in our high school career.

What was your most memorable learning experience at SHS?

This is an easy question. By far my most memorable learning experience at SHS was the GAPP exchange. I was able to travel to a foreign country and also make friends with students halfway across the world.

What are you doing after graduation?

I am going to attend Muhlenberg college.

What goals do you have for your future?

I know I want to have a successful career, and also a happy family life.

How has STSD prepared you for that future?

Many of my teachers have pushed me to become a better student than I ever thought I could become. My teachers have supported me and given me the tools necessary to exceed beyond high school. I have not only grown as a student, but also as an individual.

What advice would you offer future seniors?

As much as you may think you are immune, senioritis is contagious. There are three simple steps to keeping yourself safe. One, do your homework. Two, pay attention in class. Three, leave time in your schedule for fun and relaxation.

Salisbury Top Ten Student – Samantha Perkins

May 31, 2016

This post was contributed by Samantha Perkins. What accomplishments at SHS make you the most proud? I’m most proud of trying out and being a part of the plays and musicals at SHS, especially The Importance of Being Earnest. I am also proud of keeping my grades up and keeping my place in the 2016 […]

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SHS Media/English Teacher Receives Recognitions

May 30, 2016

It has been a busy month for Salisbury High School media/English teacher Kelly Wetherhold, who was recently recognized as both a Keystone Technology Innovator and a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Mr. Wetherhold was among a select group of 45 teachers across Pennsylvania to be named as a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. This distinction recognizes: […]

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A Thank You Message from Pedro Rivera, PA Secretary of Education!

May 27, 2016

As we come to the close of the 15-16 school year, please see below for a thank you message from Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera!

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Food Service Update

May 17, 2016

Recently, the Food Service Department was reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for compliance with federal regulations. The Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 requires the State Agency to conduct Administrative Reviews of schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program These reviews are conducted every three years to determine whether the district […]

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