During the weekend of Jan. 17-19, DDCC of April School of Dance traveled to Pittsburgh toÂ take classes and compete at the DanceMakers, Inc. convention and competition. The company earned adjudication awards as well as overall awards for each of their 22 dances choreographed byÂ artistic director Jennifer Blankenship of KaneÂ and her sister Chelle Blankenship.Â The judgesÂ picked three dancesÂ out of 250 performances they wanted to see danced again. DDCC's "Lemonade" was awarded a "Dance AGAIN" andÂ was performed at the convention's WrapIt Ceremony.
In an effort to protect students, visitors and school property, St. Marys Area School District looks to their network of security cameras in tracking daily activity within the schools and a recent donation of two new 50-inch televisions to St. Marys Area High School has played a role in significantly enhancing the visibility of the cameras' footage.
Military markers dot the landscape throughout the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. One is located adjacent to each veteran's grave indicating the conflict in which they served.Â
These men and women served in the armed forces throughout the country's history, and Beimel shared a few of their stories during a tour of the cemetery earlier this year.Â