3 things to know for April 27: Girls Win Section Title, Volleyball, Prom Voting


1. Girls Win Section Title

The Derry Area girls’ Track and Field won their fourth section championship in six years with huge wins over section rivals Burrell, 94 to 56, and Ligonier Valley, 108.5 to 40.5. The girls finished 6-0 in the section and will await to see who they will face in the playoffs. Overall first-place finishers included the 4 by 800 relay of Alayna Williams, Sydney Williams, Emma Huber, and Jane Huss; Julia Omlor in the 100 meter, Huss in the mile and 800 meter, Regan Repak in the high jump after a jump-off, Sophia Mazzoni in the shot put and javelin, Mara Lewis in the discus, and Ashley Baker in the long and triple jump. Congratulations, girls! READ MORE

2. Volleyball Defeats Deer Lakes

In volleyball action, Derry Area beat Deer Lakes 3-1.  Scores were 21-25, 25-21, 30-28, 25-17.  Nick Allison led Derry with 12 kills.  Gabe Carbonara added 8 kills and Noah Berkhimer chipped in 6 kills.  Matt Rhoades had 35 assists and 9 digs.

Derry JV also won 2-0. Scores were 25-19 and 25-16.  Mason Beeman and Cam McNichol each had 5 kills.  Johnathan Shumaker had 14 assists.

3. Prom Voting

Attention Juniors and Seniors, please check email for a Google Form from Mrs. Markle to vote for your 2022 Prom King, Queen, Prince and Princess. Please cast your vote by the end of the day tomorrow, that’s Thursday! This year’s Prom King, Queen, Prince and Princess will be announced at the Prom on Friday! Vote today, don’t delay!


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We cannot sit idly by while books rejected by a few are removed from the library shelves for all.

Says Linda E. Johnson as teens and young adults across the country now have unlimited, free access to books that have been banned at their local libraries, thanks to a digital initiative from one of the nation’s largest public libraries.

New York City’s Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) took a stand against growing censorship and book bans in announcing its “Books UnBanned Initiative” recently, providing young readers access to the library’s full eBook collection


Meet the 118-year-old French nun living in a nursing home who was recently named the world’s oldest living person.